posted on Feb, 12 2011 @ 11:02 AM
So... from what I've seen so far, with the OP it sounds like it was just a whiny complaint about life kicking sand in your face after building a
magnificent sand castle. Not looking towards YOURSELF, but why society picks on the hard workers.
Even in this world where corporatism reigns supreme, jobs seem scarce, the government can'tmake up their mind and runs around... you ARE still in
control of your life.
I would never allow myself to fall prey to working in a factory for 25 years... how could you do that to yourself? Degrade yourself, or allow society
to do it for you to where you think you're only good enough for ONE repetitive, mind-draining task every day?
I've been working and supporting myself since I was 16, lived completely on my own since I was 17. I've always had my passions and interests. I love
technology, everything about it. I made the decision a long time ago that was my guide to life.
I'm now 19, still live on my own, bounce between jobs every 6 months or so and trying to survive. It's damned hard, don't get me wrong. There's a
lot I can't do that I would like to, but I still live day to day with a smile on my face. And I always have to look forward and positive.
Now I've also experienced work for a small company, and then in the last 2 years I've gotten a great dose of how corporatism rules our lives, and I
will do everything I can to stay away from it.
I quit my last job, because I was feeling the way you were. I did not mind the work at all (was awesome at it), loved my co-workers... but couldn't
bring myself to come into work. Why? That glooming, evil entity holding a giant fist over your head even while you're doing everything right, you're
threatened. To work without the fruits of your labor, forced into doing something you are personally against, not be appreciated... THAT is what is
against our human nature, is so degrading and distracts the good worker from providing their services and abilities to becoming a robot.
We are still human, we are animals, we are nature. We've found an 'alternative' way to living off the land -- by working for those that did all the
'hard work' for us already! You'd honestly have a much, much harder path as others have mentioned living purely off the land. You don't like your
12 hours day at the office to make your $3,000... but when it comes down to working 3 days straight through the snow and rain, 20 hours a day trying
to build a shelter for yourself and your family... then spend the next 3 months 12 hours a day in the blistering sun hoping you grew your crops right
to be able to feed your family. Hope you can get enough money to buy a good quality, healthy cow. Oh no! Now you need to grow MORE crops to sell to
buy the cow. There's another 10 hours every weekend at the farmer's market, and having to ration your supplies and inventory them... it's pick and
choose what work you want to do.
You can go to school for 8 years, work 120 hour weeks when you graduate and have everything you need in 15 years spending the last 30 years
vacationing. Or, you can go at a steadier pace, enjoy life (sadly, this is where your country needs to have its # together for you to truly live happy
and prosper) over 45 years, get your travel here and there, grab the material objects that mean THE MOST to you and your inner self, raise a family
and prosper through the generations by providing a strong setting for your future self, family, and world.
OR, you can just work for another year. Sell everything you own, go in the middle of nowhere, build a shack, and grow a garden. Live out your days
looking out the window, meditating in a field, and being completely in tune with yourself, and nature. And that's it. Would that bring you joy,
happiness, control and safety? Bring you back to your nature of not having to 'work'?
So there's nothing wrong at all with this 'alternative' path of living - working in an office job or whatever. Somebody has done all the grunt
work, you're going to do TODAY's work. That's where I want to be. I want to be in with technology, working with something I love and making it
better, faster, and stronger. Providing for other people services they need to get on with their life. I've ALWAYS been in customer service, and I'm
great at it. I love providing assistance for people and would give every situation my 100% attention. But I'll leave a job as soon as they skew from
my main priority - I'll do something extra for an employer sure, but it's going to be out of my nature and you had better respect that and plan
accordingly with extra benefits, rewards, etc.
Again the corporate bull# has brought me down. I quit my last job, but on a higher breath. The moment I quit, I registered for my local community
college, and started looking for jobs in an industry I love and appreciate. I will live a happy and natural life, giving where my dues are needed but
living to get the most out for myself.
FIND A PASSION. GET AN EDUCATION. MAKE A GOD DAMNED DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD BY PROVIDING SOME GOOD!!! You bring yourself down with everything you
did... the materialistic objects, a job in sales (where your main skills are conniving, providing false promises, looking out for the corporation or
the investors, looking at your next paycheck). I didn't read anywhere if you already had a family but I hope you don't already.
Last thing... GET YOUR # TOGETHER BEFORE YOU GET MARRIED, AND RAISE KIDS. Chances are you're bringing down the quality of the whole world when you
can't provide for your kids in the fullest. When they have to turn to crime just to be able to get food at Middle School... When their parents are
working 80 hour weeks and a gang is more parental than their family... When you get so lost in your own failures, you personally attack others and
your kids. Welcome to America de Poverty, where 90% of them are raising a family that will in the end provide... a whole lot of NOTHING but more
thoughtless factory workers!