Created by doublezeta 21 days ago for
Eric Weinstein
Eric Weinstein
What astounds me is not that they push back, but that the quality of the push back is so shitty!
 Bret Easton Ellis
Bret Easton Ellis
It's just a reflection of their way of thinking, it's pure ideology!
 Bret Easton Ellis
Bret Easton Ellis
I'm creating this idea about my memories and what I was attracted to about fashion.
 Bret Easton Ellis
Bret Easton Ellis
And contrasting it negatively to what it is now, because it's not as interesting!
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Created by doublezeta 21 days ago for
 Bret Easton Ellis
Bret Easton Ellis
The beef was: I don't believe in inclusivity in the fashion world.
 Bret Easton Ellis
Bret Easton Ellis
Meaning exclusivity was what made it so erotic and alluring.
 Bret Easton Ellis
Bret Easton Ellis
They read it as "I'm a racist, I'm a body-shamer!"
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Created by doublezeta 21 days ago for
 Bret Easton Ellis
Bret Easton Ellis
I've realised I really don't care what Millennials think about me, or what I think about them.
 Bret Easton Ellis
Bret Easton Ellis
The overreaction to "Generation Wuss" I thought was a perfect example 
 Bret Easton Ellis
Bret Easton Ellis
It was a snarky, Gen X way of looking at Millennials, and it was intended as comedy.
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Created by doublezeta 21 days ago for
 Bret Easton Ellis
Bret Easton Ellis
I don't apologize to them. I've never written an apology and I've never defended myself.
 Bret Easton Ellis
Bret Easton Ellis
Because the argument just isn't worth responding to.
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Created by doublezeta 21 days ago for
 Bret Easton Ellis
Bret Easton Ellis
Irony was a key part of our generation. It was how we expressed ourselves and dealt with things.
 Bret Easton Ellis
Bret Easton Ellis
Very rarely was music this declaration of myself, and how I'm feeling.
 Bret Easton Ellis
Bret Easton Ellis
But that lack of irony takes away shading and humanity, because nothing is exactly as it seems.
 Bret Easton Ellis
Bret Easton Ellis
And if you look at the world that way, then every thing you don't like becomes racist or rapey.
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Created by doublezeta 21 days ago for
 Bret Easton Ellis
Bret Easton Ellis
The guiding principle in the Millennials is shame, it's a huge motivating factor.
 Bret Easton Ellis
Bret Easton Ellis
I don't think Gen X can relate to that, it was never as powerful in terms of self-expression.
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Created by doublezeta 21 days ago for
 Bret Easton Ellis
Bret Easton Ellis
This notion that you can see 2 things in a sentence or an opinion.
 Bret Easton Ellis
Bret Easton Ellis
Fitzgerald's "The only smart people are the ones that can see both the beauty and horror in a rose."
 Bret Easton Ellis
Bret Easton Ellis
You need to be able to see both to be an artist
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Created by doublezeta 21 days ago for
 Bret Easton Ellis
Bret Easton Ellis
I don't meet anybody anymore who reads serious adult fiction.
 Bret Easton Ellis
Bret Easton Ellis
I really do believe that reading that kind of fiction encourages empathy.
 Bret Easton Ellis
Bret Easton Ellis
To step into other people's shoes and to see the world from 2, 4, or 8 different angles.
 Bret Easton Ellis
Bret Easton Ellis
That to me is the purest example of getting that experience!
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Created by doublezeta 21 days ago for
Eric Weinstein
Eric Weinstein
You said you wouldn't choose novels again, what would you choose?
 Bret Easton Ellis
Bret Easton Ellis
A webseries, a TV show. I think adult literary fiction has slipped down.
 Bret Easton Ellis
Bret Easton Ellis
We've lost about 13% of the readers since 2013. That's over a loss of a billion dollars!
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Created by doublezeta 21 days ago for
Eric Weinstein
Eric Weinstein
This desire for radical transparency has to do with people who feel very cut out of society.
Bret Easton Ellis
Bret Easton Ellis
I think it's because people don't read anymore, they don't read fiction anymore!
Bret Easton Ellis
Bret Easton Ellis
It's a strange lack of empathy, even when everyone says warm, fuzzy things to each other.
Bret Easton Ellis
Bret Easton Ellis
It's just virtue signalling. Feeling you're virtuous and being virtuous are very different things.
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