reply to post by Wanderer112358
There are complex issues here... and very simple ones, as usual.
In a material-for-sustaining-life/economic-sense, the dominant society we have been born into depends on MANY folks miserably spending all their
lifetime laboring for basic life support so that FEWer people can enjoy their lifetime surrounded by comforts, aesthetics, security and entertainment.
This political/economic system depends on over-production (think pyramid scheme) and over-consumption thus, over-use of finite resources, or in other
words, wrecking our planet.
The FEW (F*&*ing Entitled Wankers) is a broad term encompassing the "1%," "filthy rich," "PTB," etc., but curiously, even lower-middle-class
people who are relatively "poor" can perceive themselves as "elite" (some of the attitudes revealed in this thread attest to this). The MANY
(Miserable Anonymous Nothing Yah-hoos) are everyone else.
This situation of inequality seems reasonable to the FEW because, well, it exists and it's very comfy. So either God just prefers them or natural
selection does. Conversely, the MANY must believe this, too, in some fashion, since they haven't used their superior numbers to change things...
Removing your self from the "system" is difficult because you're, presumably, human and still in the large terrarium we call Earth... for awhile
Choosing homelessness to remove yourself from the system, while understandable, won't change the system many of us have grown to reject. It's like
going on vacation using your friends' credit cards while they're getting mugged and raped, or ditching the sinking ship with the only lifeboat.
However, if you're opting out of the mortgage, job, slavery, FEW vs. MANY model to set an example for those still in bondage, then good for you! But
engagement of some sort seems crucial.
Could be I'm over thinking this, though, and if enough people left the economic slavery trap then it'd starve...