posted on Aug, 5 2018 @ 10:14 AM
a reply to: Lightdhype
Maybe our collective 'I can' is why we are struggling today, at least for the younger generations. The older generations (which I am part of) have
allowed ourselves to be abused for material gain or power. We sell our souls because we have been told this is the good way, the right way, the
american way. Go get that huge house and fancy material objects.
Some posters appear to believe that climbing that corporate ladder is the only way to go. They measure their place in this reality by the accumulation
of wealth and power, never questioning if that in itself corrupts. They look down on the simple laborer with scorn because it goes against their
reality of self worth. They don't understand those that are content for they have yet to reach that spot. They look at the struggling poor, that takes
no handouts and provides for themselves, as dirt because to have compassion or critical thought would mean they will need to rewrite their reality.
These are the people that have said 'I can'. In the face of terrible management and supervisors, they go the extra distance to make up for the
shortfall, ensuring that bad management will never get better. Maybe even the company would have been better off for that worker to say, 'I can't,
'why don't you lead for a change', 'you pretend to pay me and I will pretend to work'. With the workers always going above and beyond, they are
hurting themselves and their coworkers.
Maybe instead of saying 'I can', we should be saying 'I'm content'. Instead of chasing wealth through investment vehicles that are closer to gambling
than anything else, maybe it is time to actually earn that money. That greed raises the level of wealth and money creation from these illusionary
gains that just makes everyone poorer, especially those that just want to honestly earn their paycheck instead of being rent seekers and leaching off
We have been brainwashed into always saying 'I can'. Hurrah boys and girls, never give up .. never give in. Never evaluate the situation to see if you
are being fair to yourself and those coworkers that you share an environment with. Maybe it is time for businesses to be concerned with the amount of
profits after expenses going directly to salaries of the people working in the corp instead of shareholders or management. Salaries should be
considered part of the business and not a pure expense.
But I have hope. I love what the new generations are doing. Not consuming. Getting brainwashed into huge student debt with no job prospects. Living in
their parents basements. Checking out. Evaluating the effort it takes to simply earn a dollar compared to the expense of that discomfort of working in
today's corporate world. They are not selling their souls. They are changing this world simply by saying 'I can't.
edit on 5-8-2018 by ClovenSky because: (no reason given)