“Not even eat.”
While I won’t know if I enjoy the new crop of self destructive detectives offered up this season for quite a few weeks, I am certainly enjoying Vince’s first noteworthy quote. Hunger is a tough beast to wrestle with. It is the ugly cousin of ambition. When there is want and no patience.
It is the urge to stop at the KFC on the way to the grocery store. Both cure the desire but only one is satisfying. Hunger is blind to the future.
Delaying gratification. One of the hardest lessons to learn. Saving for retirement instead of buying the new car, spending an hour cooking dinner instead of ordering take-out, watching True Detective on Monday night instead of Sunday night for a sharper Monday morning. Small victories spread out over vastly different time scales with the same theme of weighing the promise of future fulfillment over the impulses of the now.
This formula payed dividends for the previous season of True Detective; getting to know Marty and Rust piece by mysterious piece over the first half of last season. Season two appears worth the investment so far… and I am hungry for more!