Originally posted by Libertygal
The one thing you have to keep in mind. The daily grind is what is required to get by in this world. Whether it be a 9-5 job, or a 3-11, or a 7p-7a.
We all have to make a living. Mkae it something you really enjoy.
I understand your logic, your reasoning, and the words written that have come from invaluable experience. However, as you know, I will have to
respectfully disagree with you.
Originally posted by LibertygalAbove all, and I ask this in the most sincere manner possible, what make you think that you above anyone
else, should not have to do the same thing we all do? Just who is it that you would consign to work to pay your way through this life, and how will it
benefit them? Why are you so special that you are outside the box?
I am not, in any manner, above any single person. I am as special as everyone else. No one stands a head taller than anyone else in the grand scheme
of reality. It is a fact that everyone will discover sooner or later, it is something we must all come to learn.
Who will provide the labor? Who will provide the funds? Well, there are quite a few options. One that I have come across in the past few years has
come from a dubious individual. However, the idea was sound and stable (though the individuals background is obviously quite false). There are many
variations of this idea that are prevalent amongst many in our modern day culture. To progress towards the point, the idea is that of auto labor.
Machines produce everything from clothing to automobiles. The items are produced at such a pace that they become as rare as a blade of grass in a lush
and green plain, making the costs little to nothing. The individuals of the state receive a stipend due to the machines replacing them. The citizens
will have enough funds for survival, entertainment, and travel. If the stipend is not enough for the individual there are many jobs that machines will
never be able to take, so the individual can work and receive pay plus the stipend if they enjoy the idea of a very luxurious lifestyle.
Similar to the small scale operation in Alaska dealing with the oil drilling. The Alaska Permanent Fund. Imagine that except on a larger, grander
Is it possible now? Is our technology advanced enough to do so? Yes. The truth is yes, we can easily achieve this state of true freedom with our
current understandings of science and robotics. However, there is again a stump in the road preventing the carriage from moving forward. There are
individuals, powerful individuals who would rather not have this occur. So, the idea becomes merely feasible due to this road block. Therefore, we no
longer have to discuss this due to the fact that the obstacle obstructing such a society is one that must remove itself.
What I provided you with was simply one example of a method in which we can free the economic bonds that tie the hands of our society. My overall
point was that the current situation can not remain intact for much longer. Citizens can only continue to work like they are machines void of life for
so long. My generation, as I have learned is the first projected to make less than the previous generation in our whole lifetime. I am two years away
from my Bachelor's degree and I have to tell you, a BA today is the equivalent of a High school diploma twenty odd years ago. We must seek education
after the traditional four years simply to stand out more. You understand what that implies, do you not? We will have that much more debt upon our
shoulders. The cost of living has risen as well. The fact remains that the system can no longer support itself, nor the generations to come anymore.
The economic stability of the world is also caving from this overly capitalistic ethic that has been adopted by all. Something is going to have to
However, I have avoided interjecting conspiracy in my response. Even without the conspiracy you can clearly see change is coming one way or another,
or the system will snap. Look inside of yourself, you can feel it. Something is coming our way, something that I can not explain. I do not believe in
any doomsday prophecy but I think...I truly do believe that intervention of some sort will occur, something that is so out of the normal that it
changes how people will see things for a long time. Such a scenario is not a must for myself, believe me. I have my profession mapped, and a talent in
which with enough daily practice (and good ideas) will definitely produce monetary funds. However, again, I can not shake the feeling of something
heavy approaching. I do not know what it is, but something tells me that it will have a positive effect on humanity.
Thanks for the advice though, it will not go unheeded.
[edit on 7-1-2010 by TheOneElectric]