I nearly always hear people say, when someone talks about a better societal system than we have now; "well if you have a better one I'd like to hear
it"... and no one has an answer and the discussion ends and the movement hits a wall. Well, here's my answer and it's pretty simple... and in many
places it's underway... right under our noses, even many of the people in it... don't know that they are.
Thought arises out of experience formulated by concepts and language in which to reason, ponder, and share as well as do things. Some things we do not
have to think about to do, these are autonomic... like blink, breathe and become hungry. This form we animate in order to maintain it's animation
requires survival... we do not need others to live once we figure out self sufficiency in obtaining fresh water, a food source, and shelter from the
elements... how simple our existence seems distilled down to those 3 basic needs... gathering them on a daily basis however without help is what seems
to be the struggle, unless one is very resourceful.
Your body can drive you to eat, of course you don't have too, you can starve to death after a week even the sight of food is laborious so make it a
week you'll have plenty of free will to curl up and die... if no one cares to notice and intervene, one can also give up the will to live and the body
will start to shut down... depression over oneself is a mechanism meant for survival so one reaches out for help, the sympathy garnered can be
addictive and become a habitual coping mechanism.
Works these days where it's not a matter of only the strong survive and the survival of the fittest, because we have been slowly evolving out of the
animal realm, where sympathy out of compassion and empathy are starting to rule the day.
Many think this is a weakness... odd because the same people usually form groups to support each other in this belief... so the extremist ideal of
sink or swim only applies when that person is able to carry their own weight, certainly happy to stick a hand out and remind others of all they did
for them when they could though yes? Makes a lot of conservative ideology pretty funny in that respect... this is where the idea of earned it, and
entitled to it come into the picture... you gotta pay to play. Well, in a society that requires pay to survive... it requires skill and education, so
by all means keep cutting education and expect something to change for the better... but don't want to teach people to fish so they become self
sufficient. So hey, lets try eugenics and other genocide ideas to kill certain groups off war is always a good one huh?
We have become co-dependent on each other, as a species with our packs turning into society. We've moved from craving the things that sustain our
bodies, to craving things to entertain it as well, this turned into commerce and trade... hey fisher person I haz some pretty shells... women love em
trade me for a fish or two? Separation of need to want is almost indistinguishable in society now.
This is making us co-dependent on the inanimate and if I may boldly say "the worthless mess that clutters our daily lives" over the people in it...
when someone isn't thirsty, hungry, and has shelter... and get depressed, if it isn't out of loneliness, or a chemical imbalance from poor nutrition,
lack of sleep, or being sedentary, it's over not having a hoard of clutter to distract oneself with or impress the other Homo sapiens with the made
up idea of status, and that some essentially worthless object is given worth somehow gives a person more worth... if you don't have it to expend on
wasteful materials you are seen as somehow of a lower standard... you've got a subcompact? Well, I've got a Bentley. Like that means something, if
both are operational as per standard? Then all you do is press that long rectangle and both will get you to the place you need to go. So the function
on the basic level is exactly the same, form is really moot unless you have to transport a lot of people or materials with it.
Those considered to be have not's, or trying to haves are really the driving force that keeps this perpetuating... you can't blame the 1% for the
99%'s buying practices now can you? True wealth is actually possessing this knowledge and not being driven by consumer culture, if your value and self
worth is driven by what you possess, in another's eyes? Then of course you are going to feel worthless.
Ice-T just released a song, saying all he wants or needs is his Xbox... it's quite possible and likely he was paid to write that product endorsement
by Microsoft so they outsell Sony's Play Station units. But, this clever "celebrity" marketing strategy, if it is one by paying someone to sell out
their own voice, to endorse someone else's voice to sell a product to the masses... had an interesting side effect, while he may be selling Xbox'es he
is also saying: I have a mansion, millions of dollars, and a trophy wife in my ideal form thanks to plastic surgery... yet all I want is an Xbox.
Which can be had for under 400 dollars and played anywhere there is a TV and power to plug it in... if this is not an endorsement and he truly has a
passion for this gaming device to that extent? Then he really doesn't require much to be happy or fulfilled in life to be happy does he?
Many people are running around spending all their excess income on the next in thing and keeping up with the Jones'es and trading one want for another
over and over because of this consumer driven culture... and people wonder why few are happy? It's because they are constantly told, what they love is
no longer cool and everyone wants to be cool and hip yeah? Status is a slave driver keeping people steadily at the machine. The opposite of this is
focusing on what one's passions are regardless of what anyone else thinks... you know someone out there is still rocking an Uncle Jesse mullet,
because they love it and it makes them happy to hell with what anyone else thinks. So in all honesty who's the real loser here? One trying to find out
what's new and following along supporting the 1% status quo? or the 1% saying I like day-glo Lycra, whether it's in fashion or not?
Self actualization, is when you can turn the hobbies you are passionate about into a career to survive off of easily... when you do not require
status, and can see the rectangle beyond branding and drive on. Of course someone may say... how many makers of leather goods do we need? Well, how
many people use leather goods in your area? Do you think one artisan could supply all of that? There's the hitch... only if they are a corporation
employing a bunch of low wage workers, that likely really don't care about leather at all, and go through life feeling unfulfilled. Hey, the major
corporations supplying leather goods... don't want the local artisans becoming competition though do they? So it is in their best interest in order to
live at their level of excess and status... that people don't make leather goods or try to squeeze them out like Wal-mart killed small business for
cheaply made stuff in slave labor conditions.
edit on 21-2-2015 by BigBrotherDarkness because: (no reason given)