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Maybe lazy people are right?

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posted on Jul, 3 2017 @ 09:09 PM
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I am coming to the realization that we are brainwashed in the US. Brainwashed to work hard and commit to our careers. I talk to people from other places in the world who have moved to America for the name and have found life to be more stressful and dangerous here than their home countries in AFRICA! Yes! Some countries in Africa are safer and better places to live! Before you mention it I am currently putting in place a plan to move to Ghana, a place with a burgeoning telecommunications industry and a skills gap. I plan on helping them build the network backbone with my developing Cisco networking skills.

We work to hard in the US for far to little. High cost of living nearly 60-70% of many many many tens of millions of American's incomes. Mandatory insurance, everything taxed to the gills, lifelong property taxes and the list goes on and on and on and on and on.

We work for nothing.

Most countries have more vacation time, less working hours, lower rental cost, better health coverage, better social safety nets, higher incomes and it's really becoming a joke. Not only that but the US is quickly descending into one of the more dangerous places to live. I guess if you are reading this from the countryside or a gated community you might be totally unaware of it but if you live in any meotrpolitan area in the country you know exactly what I'm talking about.

So in my opinion, yes lazy people are right. We should be focused on enjoying life more and using technology to our advantage not having to deal with the stress of everyday life. Why are we doing this to ourselves?




posted on Jul, 3 2017 @ 09:34 PM
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Although I'm US citizen, I chose to continue to live outside the States. I was back a year ago in April to decide if I could make it on my small SS income. It only took me less then 48 hours to realize the great US of A is no longer a land of hard work and play in the streets, these are a thing of the past. I say this because that is what is was when I was a kid living in the midwest. I can only say one thing, the people I came across for the most part have something wrong with them. I saw it at the international airports. Also the eyes tell all. There is a look among them with fear, but I ask myself , what are they fearing? I don't have an answer yet. I'm afraid I just don't want to live in the States anymore. Here where we live, the family can get by, for how much longer, don't know, but we could probably and should actually sell the house and move into "decent and controlled" public housing. No gangs or yakuza can qualify for housing here, let alone a bank account. I always said, when the Chinese gain their freedom (which the rich have by the way) the great US of A will loose its freedom. Am I right on this? Appreciate your thoughts on this.



posted on Jul, 3 2017 @ 09:41 PM
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a reply to: musicismagic

How is China, I have heard good things about Shanghai?

Do they need network techs?



posted on Jul, 3 2017 @ 10:00 PM
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a reply to: toysforadults

I've lived overseas, and they loved American workers because we will work until we die.

I admire a solid work ethic, and I understand that it is a large part of what has contributed to the success of this country, but at this point, if you aren't willing to work yourself to death for almost no compensation people look down on you. There is a pervasive delusion that hard work will still equal success, and it just doesn't work that way anymore in the U.S.

I am lazy. I admit it. I don't see the point of working myself into the ground to barely survive.



posted on Jul, 3 2017 @ 10:00 PM
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originally posted by: toysforadults
a reply to: musicismagic

How is China, I have heard good things about Shanghai?

Do they need network techs?


Go to Hong Kong, first. There you can get the "real" employment data base you may be looking for.



posted on Jul, 3 2017 @ 10:01 PM
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a reply to: redhorse

We need a cultural shift to realizing our technology and allowing it to do the back breaking labor while we as a society reap the rewards.



posted on Jul, 3 2017 @ 10:16 PM
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"I'f you work for a living, why work yourself to death?" - Tuco Ramirez



posted on Jul, 3 2017 @ 10:21 PM
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And this is what is wrong.
Lazy people suck.


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posted on Jul, 3 2017 @ 10:22 PM
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a reply to: c2oden

And this is what is wrong.

People don't want to work themselves to death while watching others reap the rewards.



posted on Jul, 3 2017 @ 10:33 PM
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originally posted by: toysforadults
a reply to: c2oden

And this is what is wrong.

People don't want to work themselves to death while watching others reap the rewards.


I don't see anybody working themselves to death, but I see a lot of lazy people not working.
Guess who pays for those that don't work?
People who work.



posted on Jul, 3 2017 @ 10:36 PM
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originally posted by: toysforadults
a reply to: redhorse

We need a cultural shift to realizing our technology and allowing it to do the back breaking labor while we as a society reap the rewards.


The Venus project. A few more generations and we'll realise this for sure.
As long as the pathetic Kalergi plan doesn't continue on it's current path, if it does we can kiss goodbye to any good ideas like yours.



posted on Jul, 3 2017 @ 10:38 PM
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a reply to: toysforadults

Just wait, when the economy collapse, that's the time when people will stop focusing on their careers.



posted on Jul, 3 2017 @ 10:40 PM
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a reply to: starwarsisreal

I'll be in Africa where the # has already been hitting the fan forever.

Seems like they can only go up for them, maybe time to invest!



posted on Jul, 3 2017 @ 10:42 PM
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a reply to: toysforadults

Depends on what part of Africa. If it's South Africa and your white, good luck.



posted on Jul, 3 2017 @ 10:42 PM
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originally posted by: toysforadults
a reply to: starwarsisreal

I'll be in Africa where the # has already been hitting the fan forever.

Seems like they can only go up for them, maybe time to invest!


Good luck.



posted on Jul, 3 2017 @ 10:43 PM
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a reply to: starwarsisreal

Ghana, just made a friend from there.. doesn't sound bad.



posted on Jul, 3 2017 @ 10:43 PM
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a reply to: Breakthestreak

I think technology is pushing us into a new world and sooner than a few generations.



posted on Jul, 3 2017 @ 10:46 PM
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a reply to: toysforadults

Well in a total world wide economic collapse, technological advances will probably remain static in many places likely due to disruption of travel and people focusing more on survival than on advancing technology. So, technological advances probably won't happen until the world became stable once again.



posted on Jul, 3 2017 @ 11:10 PM
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a reply to: toysforadults

For years I have heard it said that hard work never killed anyone.
It is a lie!
Hard work has killed more people than all of humanities wars combined.
We work our selves until we are crippled or dead.
Many of us hate our professions, and is it any wonder, that decision was made by an 18 year old with very little concept of what the real world was like.
This clip really should be an eye opener for many.


edit on 3-7-2017 by RedmoonMWC because: Punctuation



posted on Jul, 3 2017 @ 11:35 PM
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a reply to: toysforadults

You are just figuring this out?

You work hard for a while to get ahead a little so you do not have to borrow money, then you go get a job doing something you like till you retire. The more you spend, the more you need to make to be in the same place.

It is easy to earn enough for your needs, it is hard to make enough for your wants. Make sure that you really need what you think you need, I see a lot of people saying they need things they really do not need.



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