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Tell me what actual benefit you receive from living the “normal” lifestyle – a 2-hour commute to work each day, spending 8 hours in a corporate cubicle that removes your individuality and creativity, to receive a paycheck from which the government has taken its huge and undeserved bite from leaving almost enough to cover your bills and expenses – just so that you can live in the kind of house and drive the kind of car that your friends and relatives think you should live in and be driving.
We all must admit that for some strange reason we don't really understand, we feel a profound sense of accomplishment when we get approved for a mortgage, get a new credit card, or get the “big promotion” at work. There is a scene in the movie Brazil, (a version of 1984), in which Michael Palin lifts his mask as he is about to begin torturing Jonathan Pryce and says glibly, “Confess quick – you don't want to ruin your credit rating!”
We strive, we sacrifice health, family, and well-being for the opportunity to be a better slave.
Originally posted by kdog1982
Well,my commute could be 10 minutes or 2 hours.
Doesn't matter cause I get paid for it.
I am holding on to what I have and what I can use it for if the grid goes down,or my stone house comes crumbling down.
What I am truly holding on to is passing knowledge off to my kids that they will be able to use.
Not really worried about myself,just my 11 and 14 year old.
But your passing on a world where your kids are being raised to be slaves. I have children of my own, and I feel ya, but the world our children will inherit will be vastly different. I hope we get smart and make it for the better, but that's not the road we're heading down. Do we just accept that?
reply to post by predator0187
But, the real question here is why do we do the same thing every day without any end in sight?