Tuesday, August 7, 2012


On Youtube I follow a channel called LAHWF, which stands for Losing All Hope Was Freedom. It's run by a guy named Andrew Hales who I believe lives out in Utah. The line "Losing All Hope Was Freedom" is, to quote from the website, "a line from the movie/novel Fight Club and is derived from Buddhist wisdom meaning to just be content with life and not "hope" or worry about material things, other people's approval, etc."

Initially I started out just watching and enjoying the social-experiement-esque videos that break social norms and basically make many situations quite awkward. But once I found the website, it occurred to me that there was something much deeper behind all this. Andrew writes blog posts as well, and they often relate back to the movie of Fight Club, and the idea that losing all hope yields freedom to those who are looking for it. Even in light of the new Batman movie, Andrew relates it to the rope in the pit. (If you don't know what that means, go watch the movie, it's pretty good).

I thoroughly enjoy the blog and continue  to read all the time because it's really deep and quite profound. The posts make you think and there is always some sort of thought-provoking question at the end. I encourage you to check it out. You can watch the videos from the site, or on Youtube. Just search for LAHWF!

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting stuff, I came across that channel as well and I found myself exploring the meaning of that quote. Finding this post was helpful in the process :)
    Take care~


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