posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 09:26 AM
Ok, so this may be quite a controversial thread but I think it is important to help people put things in to perspective and get out of the illusion of
the shackles of life.
On a daily basis, people on this site and in the real world, complain about the government, corporate greed, how we are slaves to the state etc. and
generally, in the past I have agreed and to some extent still so. However, recently, my perspective has changed somewhat. After years of earning a
below average salary and with no major qualifications other than GCSE's and a few half A-levels, I have landed a great job, wouldn't say 'dream'
job, but definitely a job that I will enjoy and will give me the means to live comfortably. Yes, the cost of living is still high, but relatively
speaking, with my increase in disposable income, I won't really have anything to worry about.
I wasn't born with a silver spoon in my mouth and had a fairly poor (financially) upbringing but my mum always did everything she could as a single
parent to make sure I wasn't deprived. It has taken hard work, dedication and a change of attitude (and also a feeling of having to prove the
naysayers wrong) to get finally to where I never thought I could get.
Now I look back at my previous attitude towards the world and have to ask myself, do I genuinely believe that we are getting raped and pillaged on a
daily basis and that we are merely sheep in a the government farm department? Or was my mind twisted and envious of those in successful positions,
living a life of luxury and seemingly not giving a damn about anyone beneath them? There are a lot of greedy, selfish people out there but is the
problem as bad as we think? Are we just finding excuses and conspiracies rather than trying to get in a better position ourselves become hell bent on
bringing the successful crashing down and blaming others.
There are people who I know that are jobless, almost penniless and rely on government handouts to get by. Why are they in this situation? Is it
because the government and corrupt corporations are suppressing them and forcing them to live this way? No, I sincerely believe it is a lack of trying
and resting on the comfort that there are millions others in the same situation. Things need to change.
If we truly do need to bring down the greedy elite then what better way to do it than chase them down from their pedestals rather than trying to knock
them off with stones while stood at the bottom. The weak bottom feeders will eventually run out of stones while the people at the top will only get
If you are sitting on your bottom reading this without a job, without a dollar, stop feeling sorry for yourself, find your oomph and start to make a
difference. It might take you ten years to get to a decent position but if you really push yourself and really believe in yourself, you can do
anything you want. If you are already rock bottom the only way is up. If I can do it (and trust me, I'm nothing special), anyone can!