posted on Jan, 1 2010 @ 03:05 PM
I think, that here in the west we all know a few things for certain
1. Sex Sells.
2. Time is Money
3. Money is power.
Lets break it down
1. Sex Sells
Sex sells because we have all been convinced that sex is everything we ever think about (thank you Freud), and so it becomes in a way, a self
fulfilling prophecy. We think about sex because we always see sex, and we always see sex because we always think about sex. I don't exactly know
which started the cycle, but it's clear from watching only a few minute of the television just HOW MUCH we are being bombarded with - skin tight
jeans, cleavage, tv shows like 'cougar', movies like 'american pie'. And the internet certainly hasn't helped in this regard. Sex is quite simply
everywhere on the internet, from 'penis enlargement' ads to 'lose weight and look sexy in just 30 days' ads, to straight up pornography (for
free!... or is there a price after all?)
Sex doesn't only make a huge amount of revenue, but sex also sedates populations. I can't really prove this, but imagine all the teenagers who are
nowadays, basically replacing real sex with ... erm... jerking off. Sorry to be so crude here, but just imagine if they didn't do that, how
frustrated and VIOLENT they would become! But, it's fine for now, because they have their internet porn to look at... which by the way, i think
raises the standards for what the average woman feels they ought to look like by... quite a margin. I mean, I'm not sure if any of you have watched
any porno lately (guilty...) but these women have monstrous proportions sometimes. I mean, it's unreal. I've heard of women getting 'ass jobs',
and boob jobs are just about normal in hollywood...
2. Time is Money
Have you ever seen a penny on the ground and picked it up? Well, If you get paid something like, 13 dollars an hour ( i forget the exact numbers and
i'm horrible at math) it wouldn't be worth your time to pick the penny up. If you, like me, work every day, 48 hours a week, think of how much spare
time you REALLY have
24 * 7 = 168, 168 - 48 = 120, if you sleep a normal 8 hours a day, thats 8 * 7 = 56
120 - 56 = 64, and then an hour or two to get ready TO work, and unwind FROM work, 1.5 * 7 = 10.5, 64 - 10.5 = 53.5, so that's only 53 and a half
hours that you have for yourself. Out of 168 hours, you don't even get half of that time to yourself!
Now, that's assuming you're an ordinary working stiff like me... you get 31.84% of time to yourself. Now, that doesn't seem bad until a few facts,
that I have learned from various books
It takes 10, 000 hours to become an 'expert' at any craft. thats 416.66 days of continuous 'work'. I am a musician, I play several instruments.
Have been playing for about 9 years now. I learned this fact from several resources but, the one I remember it from is "This Is Your Brain On Music"
by Daniel Levitin. Assuming that a person didn't work and spent time doing only what they loved, they could become a 'master' or 'expert' at what
they do SO MUCH faster! Think of a world where every body did what they loved, whether it be shoe making, music playing, joke telling, banking
(hahahaha), owning a store, making food, building, growing, farming.... whatever. I mean, I'm not saying it's really all that possible, because
there will always be demands for jobs that perhaps not everybody wants to do, but just imagine how much more we could get done, intellectually, if we
weren't FORCED to work. (again not saying its possible)
3. Money is Power
It's a widely believed notion that one can buy anything they want if they have enough money. Anybody with more than two brain cells to rub together
knows this isn't true. With enough money you can buy the man power to do whatever you want, but that doesn't always make it possible. Of course,
with new technology, comes increasinly high prices. There was a quote from some dude from IBM or something, when the very first computers were running
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