reply to post by Losonczy
Your story is much like my father's.
Honestly, not that I'm ungrateful, I mean, he built a financial empire "out of nothing", but to say that he never had to push some heads under to
catch his breath would be a flat-out lie.
As the to-be beneficiary of a corporation, I personally believe that corporations are as fundamentally flawed in premise as communism or fascism.
Humans should not be working to get ahead of eachother when it comes to survivability, because that literally kills people.
Corporations aren't ALL evil, but the fact that they are REQUIRED BY LAW to make more and more money for stockholders corrupts the entire idea of it.
It's a pipe dream; the corporate system will never coexist with a stable economy, its set-up will always skew the distribution of wealth and benefit
those who need help the least, while bolstering wealth for those who don't need it. Eventually, to appease the legal responsibility to raise
stockholder value, workers are exploited, quality of goods and services are compromised, and work is eventually forced overseas.
You worked for money, yes, but now you've sealed that. Hopefully you, like my father, will realize that the opportunities you had when you were
younger are so scarce these days that it's something that you can't plan to do. If you think that we still have these opportunities, you're far too
caught up in your own success to acknowledge modern reality. This is not the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, etc. Times change.. gradually, but they change, and
those who have the power only want to give themselves all of the benefits, and will try their hardest to make sure that people don't copycat their
success. Younger people these days are not allowed to catch up, and starting a small business in this economy is so risky it's almost not even worth
thinking about. The younger generations are basically slaving it out for those who have all the money and would like to keep it that way. Most
newly-implemented small businesses just pay off their expenses and make pennies in profit while already-established companies and corporate entities
seek to eradicate all of their small business competition.
The system doesn't work, and I see why you're fighting for it, you seem to think that you "worked hard" for it, but the plain reality is, there are
other people working much, much, much harder and struggling to survive. And THAT is the truth. Sorry.
edit on 9-9-2011 by Partisanity because:
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