Originally posted by Aestheteka
reply to post by dethduck
Man, have you ever left the US of A?
Have you ever been to Africa, or even Mexico?
As for telling me how much it costs to live In downtown Mass and that you can't grow food there - then move.
Over here, if one cannot find work then one goes to where one can. I know many men with MAs and MScs go to England, Holland or Germany for a few
months to do manual labour in order to provide for their families.
Do you think the Industrial revolution would have occured if everyone would have stayed in their villages?
It's not a high horse. I'm sick of watching OWS complaining and winging that they want this and they want that. How about moving to a place where they
can start from scratch and work hard and put food on the table for their families instead of just expecting someone to do it for them?
Go to Alaska and work in a cannery or on a pipeline. You'll earn loads of money and then you can return home, set up a business and join the 1% (after
a few decades of hard graft like Americans used to do - it was called the American Dream).
You have been raised in an extremely wasteful society which is reliant on mass-produced pre-packaged goods. Because you can't afford them now you look
to others to blame.
As for not understanding financial comparisons, I've been to 50 countries and lived in 6 - from the world's no.1 to the mid-low 100s.
A man used to be respected because he was self-reliant and could provide for his family; now a man is respected because he has the latest iPhone and a
shiny pair of Nike sneakers. Do you see what is wrong with that picture?
So because the poverty is not similar to a third world country it does not count? The US is not a third world country and claims to be one of the
richest but yet they have these statistics.
Why is it deemed okay in this world to leave your family for a couple months to make some money? That is not okay, people have families because they
love being with them, people have children to spend time with them. That is helping turn the world into a worse place because nobody has time to be a
If, and this is a big if, you can afford to only have one parent work, you are lucky. Most families have to have two incomes to survive, meaning their
children have no time with their parents. And I'm not talking about owning a iPhone and driving a Benz, I'm talking getting by, not comfortably, just
making ends meet.
Why should this be accepted in society today when 1% have more money than the rest combined? That one percent doesn't work, so they have the
opportunity to spend tons of time with their children and significant other, they can choose their education and have much more opportunity in the
world then their average working class counterpart.
I do not know where your getting the idea of starting a company and becoming the 1%, these people are born into money, and it will never be obtained
by your average person. They want you to believe you can make it, but it's called a 'dream' for a reason, but in reality, you have a better chance of
winning the lottery countless times until you accumulate billions...
Get a grip, most people work hard, too hard at that, a job should not be as big of a part of life as it has become in recent times. Most people spend
more time at a job then with their family nowadays, and if that's okay with you, well, it doesn't take much to please you does it.
When did it become so bad to want more out of life? I'm not talking materialistic items, just plain more...
Careers are not first, nor should they ever be, you and your family are. They have made us forget that, but there is still a few people out there that
realize this life that most people live is no life at all...
I feel terrible for the people that live in third world countries, it's horrible that anyone can live in such dire situations, but, we need to take
care of our own first. We need people here not to be starving before we worry about others. Ever heard the flight attendant on a plane explain putting
your mask on first to help someone struggling, because if you do not, you can't help anyone?
edit on 7-11-2011 by predator0187 because: (no reason given)