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Originally posted by Blaine91555
reply to post by smyleegrl
No I don't think so.
It's a result of the success of Capitalism and in general the people of the US and other Western Democracies. Capitalism has worked so well only a small part of the population is needed to supply our needs, leaving the rest to cater to our wants.
Businesses produce what people want and only what we want. If there is no market for the product or service it fails. It is that simple. We have all this because enough people want it they can realize a profit providing it.
We also have it because we have so much leisure time on our hands because it's so easy to survive and fill needs. When we say we are overworked now it is lying to ourselves as we have had it so easy for so long now, people have forgot what it is like to be without a genuine need.
You have to find your own path and what you like or want. As long as you don't try to force your wants on others that is.