We are living in America! Oh yes true. It’s damn true. Just take a look at the pervasive American pop culture. The sense of ethics or more precisely the lack of it is so pervasive. In previous decades, Europe offered weak resistance against this corporate terrorism, but no anymore. Or, perhaps it’s the rampant greed of American corporate culture that permeates the world today.
Everyone nowadays wants to own more. More cars, more TVs, more smartphones, more appliances, and more debt, more, more . . .
But America does not come cheap! You want the goods, you have to pay, and the price is high indeed. By the time you kick the bucket, or in plain English – end up dead, you will be divorced, be fired from your job, or be on pharmaceuticals. The chances are quite great you will suffer a mental breakdown, have a chronic medical condition and suffer some sort of midlife crisis. Some of your kids will royally screw up their lives. If that was not bad enough, you will go on a talk show and humiliate yourself.
It’s not about the American Dream but being a hamster on a wheel. Once you are on that wheel, it’s nearly impossible to get off. Hope you got a tough pair of running shoes! If you do stop, there might not be any planet left.
It sure is great living in Amerika. We will help you, even if you say no!
Yes, I agree. Great post! I hate this rat race too.
I guess a good option would be to disband the ‘rat race’.
Call me funny, but I think if you work 40 hours a week, you should be able to afford a hot meal, a place over your head, and clean water to drink. Oh and maybe get to go to the doctor if I need to.
Eh. . . it depends what you mean by ‘work’. If you have a decent paying job, the Gov will take a big chunk of it. Then there are medical insurance costs. If you skimp on that, you better hope you don’t get sick.
. . . .and if you have a low paying job, and still work 40 hrs plus . . . you don’t have much hope going beyond that, and the same for any dependents.
Middle class has been killed by corporate greed and greed of the people, wanting bigger and more. I have tried living off grid, and it is basically illegal here in so many ways. Our forefathers never wanted us to live this way. Things have changed so much in the last 50 something years I have been here. It takes 3 minimum wage jobs to just rent one bedroom apartment here in my county in Amerika. The land of the free…
Ahhh. . . . those days are long gone. Its sad but true. But maybe we can get it back? Maybe the people just have to change their thinking.
You are born with free will. If you choose to give it up, don’t blame someone else. It’s so much easier to blame some other ‘entity’ and shrug off all responsibility.
Well its easy to talk about free will and blaming some other ‘entity’ when we are living comfortably in our homes, and we don’t have to worry about being carpet bombed or attacked by drones, or having our forests stripped by some conglomerate.
If you want to talk about responsibility, people should get educated and stop being led by the nose by leaders like Donald Trump and May. Now that’s RESPONSIBILITY !
“stop being led by the nose” – exactly what I said.
Oops, , , ,sorry for the misunderstand. 🙂
Thank you Gina23. I appreciate that you the time to read my post
Sobering truth that people these days have fallen into the trap of materialism and not being happy what they have like I remember living in the former Canal Zone in Panama which was nice to live in a small town enjoying the challenges of going to school, do my homework and play sports on the side.
the key is education – and i don’t mean being prepped for a career. i mean learning to have compassion and concern for our fellow man and animals.
That is correct since helping others is what life is all about to be happy.
Helping others makes you feel better way more than any possession or any legalised drug like alcohol and cigarettes
and when I say ‘others’ , I also mean animals.
Oh and thanks for commenting again. 🙂
Thank you for your comments.