reply to post by colloredbrothers
Too true. But it simply cannot work. Now if you had a society that was highly educated, they would give birth when there was a need. But on Earth,
now, what you say cannot work. It's as simple as that. There's too many people and too few jobs that people like. Now one could argue that this is
temporary until space travel. Indeed, within the THIS century we're suppose to have warp drives. And this will basically unlock limitless potential
for humanity, Without a closed planet, and with a whole universe open to us, there will be too few people for too many jobs. You WILL be able to do
what ever you want. But for now, at this point in time, the current system must continue until the above mentioned time. It's bad, it's really
really bad. But it's the best way to get from here to there. Here's the thing, most people statistically will not get the jobs they want. And in
turn they will become part of the system shown in the video. And in turn there will be a large number of people, roughly 10% of the population or
more, that will need social support systems because of the mistakes of the past. I don't claim to know the secrets to success, but I am heading
towards such a job, but it is a job I want to do, and I can be creative at, and thus far has brought me great success.
It is, in essence, career natural selection. Just like nature, you cannot have everyone on the same trophic level. It won't work in the career.
And really, you can't escape consumerism. There will always be people who don't do it, but people just do it because it's the only lot in life.
One could even argue it from a religious standpoint. In the end, the only point of life is to reproduce. Thus this life is not the important one. But
that's a whole other can of worms.
In the end, this is the facts. Consumerism is part of humanity. People buy. The argument is made numerous times that people were happy back in the
good 'ol days of the depression and 20s before the current system. But there's one thing everyone forgets. Back then everyone was dumb, quite
literally. How many people actually finished high school? Statistically the smarter you are, the more unhappy you are, and I will testify to that
unquestionable truth. So you can have one of 3 solutions:
1.) the current system, whereby people learn, work, reproduce, retire, and die. A pointless life of dread and nothing to look forward to other than
being old and sleeping more.
2.) everyone does what they want and are happy. The above system, only a trading game whereby everyone's in their lovely job. Humanity at it's
3.) Go back to the good ol days of dumb people and a few educated leaders. People buy locally and work their farms/factories until death. They get
basic education, and if their lucky, high school. And if they're really lucky, college. It's the days before ww2, and somewhat before ww1. It's
option 1 minus consciousness and knowledge of your situation. Ignorance is bliss.
Everyone would go to number 2, of course. Except that option is quite literally locked out until we can travel the stars. So you're stuck with 1 or
3. Most people would go with 1, and the rest would go with 3. Thus you have the world of today.
Indeed, life is a b*tch, then you die. And this cannot change, Doing what the video wants us all to do requires massive killings of humans and a
drastic reduction of the population so that there is room for people to do what they want to do. That's nothing anyone wants, at least I believe.
Oh what a woeful situation. The only way you can have all people have value today is if you first delete their value and exterminate a few billion.
Such is the human condition. All I can say is wait for the luck next generation who will have option 2.