What is in your Backpack?


This is famous talk by George Cloony in the movie “Up in the Air”…

I love this talk…

Hope you will enjoy.I am sharing the script with you.

“How much does your life weigh? Imagine for a second that you’re carrying a back pack. I want you to feel the straps on your shoulders. Feel ’em? Now I want you to pack it with all the stuff that you have in your life. You start with the little things, the things on shelves and in drawers the knick-knacks, the collectibles.

Feel the weight as that adds up. Then you start adding larger stuff –

clothes,table-top appliances, lamps, linens…your TV…The backpack should be getting pretty heavy now. And you go bigger.Your couch, bed, your kitchen table.Stuff it all in there.Your car, get it in there.Your home, whether it’s

a studio apartment or a two bedroom house.I want you to stuff it all into that backpack. Now try to walk. It’s kind of hard, isn’t it? This is what we do to ourselves on a daily basis We weigh ourselves down until we can’t

even move. And make no mistake…moving is living. Now, I’m gonna set that backpack on fire. What do you want to take out of it? Photos? Photos are for people who can’t remember. Drink some ginkgo and let the photos burn.

In fact, let everything burn and imagine waking up tomorrow with nothing.

It’s kind of exhilarating, isn’t it?”

Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2tZEA55Y5U

from http://www.script-o-rama.com/movie_scripts/u/up-in-the-air-script-transcript.html

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