reply to post by beta_2.0
Have you ever considered, and I mean this in the nicest possible way, that the reason life is so difficult for people is the very fact that (on the
whole) we are so gullible and easy to fool?
Politicians, Kings, Religions, Snake Oil Salesmen, Business men and woman of all stripes PREY on this credulousness. They sell us things and ideas
that are not in our best interests, they harm us, they divert monies that we could use to create a better life for ourselves down paths of illusion
and we not only allow it, we go out of our way to let them.
All someone has to do is claim to be an expert. "I am the worlds foremost expert on blah blah blah, and I say such and such..." and everyone falls
all over themselves to listen and then go buy the bottle of magic flying juice or whatever it is. (Or bomb Iraq, or buy some pill guaranteed to make
your boobs the size of watermelons or your pecker into a baseball bat, or both if applicable)
Our lives, in general, are so difficult because we, the average person, are like a dog with a million fleas sucking the blood out of it. We
collectively support in fine style a vast number of parasites whose only real contribution to the world is bull#. They sell us the lies we want to
hear. And that is our choice. If we want to pay for that, it is our right. But we should be honest about that. We should know and be honest, at
least with ourselves, that we are letting parasites who contribute no value to the world other than pretty lies live large at our expense.
If the general public ever once decided to throw off the useless dream merchants and create their own dreams, live their own lives instead of
vicariously through Paris Hilton or some other bimbo, (sorry Paris if you are an ATS member too) then our lives wouldnt suck. They wouldnt be so
hard. If we didnt spend what I would estimate at probably near 75% of the GDP on stuff that isnt necessary, doesnt work, and the salaries of those
who promote said useless worthless wars, programs, products, etc. We could have a mighty nice life.
Those who make their living off the gullible arent ever going to stop on their own. They drive Cadillacs or Mercedes, live in big houses, jet around
the world at our expense, why should they stop? What could be their motive to stop? It is up to the gullible to stop being so willing to be fleeced.
If our lives are so hard, then lets stop giving so much away based on so little.
Anyone who clues you into the fact of your own gullibility isnt hurting you. It may offend your image of yourself, but it is NOT hurting you. It is
helping you. Someone who really wants to hurt you tells you how smart you are and how ......... (insert ego stroke here) and then says for $29.95
they can tell you how to be even better, safer, slimmer, etc. knowing all the while that you wont have any of those things. The person who offends
you by pointing our your gullibility offers you the chance to actually BE smarter and safer.