posted on Sep, 19 2010 @ 10:21 PM
I rarely have time to post on ATS anymore. Why? Because I have stepped out from under the wagon of unemployment and was "blessed", as some would
call it, with a job in this jobless society. It wasn't a job I liked, but nonetheless, it pays bills.
I have been working at this job now for about a month. It makes me miserable. Prior to this I was on unemployment for over a year. I found a new love
for the simple things in live, disowned my material possessions, and at least found a mild happiness in earning my keep as my own boss in my fledgling
small business. Now I make plenty of cash but don't feel like spending it, and my once promising business has taken the back burner to a measly 15
hours a week.
And so I stepped forward. I am a prominent speaker to my Facebook audience, using the the fanatical social networking site to spread news and my views
on society and the world. I spoke about how the world is enamored by money and how once all my bills were paid up, I would quit this job I was
"blessed" with and never enter the workforce under a baseless need again. I would not work at a job that wasn't benefiting anyone any longer, and I
would not work at a job that made me unhappy to be alive.
As I expected I was bashed and battered, claiming that I was lazy, people doubting my work ethic, and others causing me crazy for living in a pipe
dream. I'm not AFRAID or UNWILLING to work, I just do not want to support the corporate workhorse that rules the land. Because of the fact that I
believe in a system different than we have today, because I believe that people shouldn't have to work 40-80 hours a week just to put food on the
table, and because I believe society has become addicted and obsessed with material possessions to grant them happiness, I am the crazy one.
I spoke with one of my best friends the other night about the situation. He recently became unemployed himself and was complaining about not having
any money to "do anything" and just sleeping his days away doing nothing. I tried to explain to him that he should cherish the time he has, find
something he can do without money, and just try to realize just how good the situation is. Eventually it all erupted into argument and once again, I
was the crazy one.
A family member told me they absolutely hate the system we live in, and they are miserable with their job a lot of the time, "but is it ever going to
change? No." That is the comment I received. Is the system ever going to change?
Because no one ever wants to do anything to change the system. I'm the lazy one. I'm the crazy one. Yet everyone else is 100% sane for living lives
that they regret and feel miserable with the majority of the time. They buy into the system day after day, doing as is socially acceptable because it
is "the way things are" and "the way things are done."
People have become complacent. Society has become complacent. Even people on ATS; everyone wants to see change but most of them will never do anything
about it. I'm tired of it. I'm tired of living in this hypocritical, naive, and overly complacent society.
I feel so alone. Maybe it is because of my area and there are just no other free thinkers and doers around, but I feel incredibly alone in this
Does it takes someone that is crazy to finally step back and EXIT the system, making a stand and trying to prove a point that IT CAN BE DONE and that
it doesn't HAVE to be this way?
Damn it, I feel like I am talking to a wall here. Am I the only one that sees a problem with the world? Am I the only one that will absolutely REFUSE
to take part in the problem? Amy I crazy or is it the rest of the world?
Someone please back me up here.