Life is similar to walking down a dark alley full of muggers. At the start you are unsure of where you are going and where you will end up, you just sort of walk blindly. As you continue down the alley you seem to lose more and more of your money, before coming out the other end, tired and dazed, and wondering where both your time and your money disappeared to.
I want to paint a picture of the average life of Joe Bloggs. I want to see if the life we are told to live, the life we are encouraged to live, is actually beneficial to us. Are we rewarded for our endeavours? Or are we simply caged in the modern life? Is it true what Palahniuk says that “the things you own end up owning you”? Personally, I am not convinced that buying into this society, and this way of life, is of benefit to people. In order to express my point, let us look at Joe.