Originally posted by lunchmanstan
reply to post by lordnightstalker
Ok didnt want to go there. But people do get old ya know. High blood pressure & COPD.
I need a car & truck because I dont live in the city and Iam self employed for 30 years now.
I have a mortgage because it was cheaper than a four bedroom apartment (house) to rent so I could raise my kids. True mortgages do last longer than 18
years, but real estate used to be the best investment you could make before the banksters screwed us all just a few years back. Oh yeah less than a
thousand bucks a month including school and local taxes that have surged in the past couple of years.
Ive never been one to visit the doctor unless I thought I might die so antibiotics ...hardly ever vacinations only the one that were forced on me
like in childhood and the army. Never needed more excercise because I worked hard.
Not sure what you meen by wanting NOW. How about, Ive paid in since I was a working kid in 1970's and now I could use some back.
You sound kinda young how old are you? Do you have a family to raise in you $500 apartment with no car ?
Have you seen what happened to people who had investments since 2001?
Or did you mean I should invest in CD's at 1% intrest?
I am actually in my 40's have several kids and I pay 800 not 500 but went very rural to have the extra space
You sir at the age i'd guesstimate did get royally screwed
My main point here is that we were all duped, if I feel for anyone I feel for those older than myself who were "led to believe"
I'd say your pre internet and came at least at one point to trust the media, grew up when this was unthinkable looking out your window
and no sir, I am not coming down on you, you did as did many of us get screwed, royally
I will say only this... Never again should we allow ourselves to forget how frail things are, I was around pre internet myself no one ever actually
addressed what could be, but for all of human history we operated as if things are frail, except for...a few short decades in the west, today we are
more keenly aware that with all our power a single rock from space can stone age us for centuries because information travels at the speed of light
for a small time we were adolescent and made big personal mistakes
In no other time in history could you have duped people into a mortgage system by which they loose everything if there is an economic downturn,
convince people to rely on factory supplied meds to stay alive rather than address their health naturally etc, etc
All I am saying is we need to SHIFT quickly back to the way we lived for millenia, as if life is precious and no one is coming to help
I realize at your age you in the "that's god damn effin difficult" boat, I don't find it easy myself and i'm healthy as horse and 10 years
younger than my actual age and it sucks
But i'll say this as this happens even if we pull out of this, even if it returns to a "semblance of normal"
I will Never trust any system ever, I will as money allows defend my health but I will never take any medication to treat any thing beyond anti
biotics and aspirin, I am careful as hell, I eat like a nutrition expert, I guard this body like a temple because I know they will enslave me to the $
if I don't, i'd give up in a heart beat any material possession if maintaining it causes me stress, I'll never be on high blood pressure meds, I'd
rather live by the lake in a tent and mediate all day a not give a crap about these things than ruin my health or be held financially hostage to it
I will never have a mortgage, I rather buy a 10 G parcel with a well and live in an old RV while I build a place from scratch like we did for the last
7,000 years than buy into some bank and poverty doesn't suck when you can raise chickens and grow tomatoes
These are just examples and all examples can be debates
I guess what i'm saying is we were ALL bought and sold by the PROMISE of security, even now you say 1/4 of your income goes to your blood pressure
meds... a promise of security yet again, it's a waste my friend, STRESS is the cause of almost all ailments we describe and treat
when a person is told they have Cancer for example within the hour their immune system typically drops 80%, so where their body had a chance before
diagnosis of maybe fending it off the minute you get diagnosed that cortisol assures your doomed most of the time
All i'm saying is, that 1/4 of your income wont protect you from a heart attack if you've been instilled with the fear your going to have one,
meditation works better to calm the mind and body and by taking those meds to control your almost guaranteed to have HBP for the rest of your life
because your body and lifestyle aren't coping with it a drug is
We have been sold a bag of poop
The only real answer is to revert our behavior