This clip reminds me of my marriage to wife number 1 as it was winding down. If you listened to my STBX. I was the cause of all the evil in the world . That global warming was my fault, the economy was my fault. That every negative thing and every ill that was ever bestowed on man kind could be traced back to my existence.
Little did I know that my mother pecking away at me and her death by a million cuts was a calculated and clever symbiosis between the two most evil people I have ever seen joining forces to bring down the evil they perceived as me. I sustained face through most of all of this but by the end I was so disassociated with normal life, that I really forgot where I ended and their bull shit began. American Beauty was released that fall as I was divorcing the wicked witch of the north. It really isn't hyperbole to say this movie saved my life. Here was this guy being blistered by a cheating wife and in the midst of a full on mid life crisis. I really related to this scene because in all the blaming of me for everything from the high cost of living to the hole over the ozone layer. It became apparent no one was giving me a second thought and no one really gave two shits about me. I knew exactly the problems I was causing the world and with them heaping blame on me I for got that I had a life and it had just as much value as the pack of wolves gnawing at my bones. I just lost sight of it for awhile.