posted on Apr, 9 2008 @ 01:06 AM
Please pardon me for not reading the entire thread,and possibly not commenting on other replies...But,when I was young,I lived in the country,and in
smaller towns.I remember that most things people needed were to be found in their town where they lived,Market,corner store,barber shop,plumbing and
auto repair places,hardware store and lumber yard....When I was aroung 16 yo ,it occurred to me that things were changing away from this type of more
"self contained" type of town,had moved to the city with my parents and noticed that neighborhoods in cities were self contained like the small
towns where I had lived earlier in my life by the way...
It appears to me that everything has been centralised ,not for convenience,but to make it necessary for one to own an auto to get around and collect
what one needs to survive,kind of like a "petroleum conspiracy",Which,In reality,is what I believe has happened.
Not so centered on the thread is this post I realise...But this does have an effect on the price of eggs,yes?,you would think they would cost less in
reality,since the mom and pop stores have been all but eliminated,there would be far fewer locations to deliver to...
It is early am and I must prepare for work,but it has become clear to me that something is not right over the years,most of these things that we look
upon as things that would make us more independent,in reality make us more dependent and helpless to control any aspect of our lives,and it is getting
worse by the day.
I made changes in my life to counter the fact that wages are basically frozen in my field of work,but not driving is becoming increasingly
difficult.And I am not wealthy enough to buy my own property,and produce things to sell on ebay,grow my own giant garden,get set up with solar power
for everything...which is my ambition in life,that is to be independent.
It is not normal to be independent in this day and age,but most think they are,when in reality,most are virtually helpless to control any aspect of
their lives in any real way...
Just my 1.5 cents worth,can't afford 2 cents worth anymore...