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I have been sensing a change in this country towards fear - fear of speaking freely, fear of doing the job one wants, fear of having hobbies, fear of having fun, fear of thinking for oneself, fear of truth, fear of making a better tomorrow. Those once loved and repsected values have been replaced by a sense of duty. Duty to go to work, duty to excercise, duty to learn. That is terrible. We have essentially become slaves.
Originally posted by Novise
It's not just the liberal arts. It's most any field. Most professors are 100% certain that the field they are teaching in is the highest cause for them to be involved in. They almost have to approach it with that sort of "passion" just to land the job. They have to be brainwashed to that extent. My own business professors were certain that we could solve the worlds problems with ethics and efficiency. What do those two things provide in truth (edit: in a field position, in a microcosm that 99% of grads will be in)? More money for the stockholders, inevitably, the elite.
You were sold a false dream just like everyone else. That said, I rarely see a life that is a waste. Even selfish types generally have a more focused sort of love for their family and close friends.
If you are a human being who acts out of kindness or any higher prespective and learns from your life, then I'm sorry to burst everyone's bubble but you are NOT wasting your life. What are we going to do when all the 60k+ a year jobs are gone? Are we all going to be worthless? lol. Will we then have no source of dignity? I think a lot of reality checks are overdue, too many people think their fellow man is worthless if he doesn't make bank.
[edit on 11-6-2010 by Novise]
Originally posted by NWtoHide
reply to post by darkbake
You described EXACTLY how I feel about the world today. NO ONE here even realizes what a waste their lives have become. Right now I must work a full time job to afford my small apartment and what little fun I get to have with the few people I have found that really still live.
We are being forced to work our lives away, how did it come to this? How do you get out from under their thumb?
I can't wait to put away a small amount and move somewhere to live in peace.