Topic: Got this lovely message the other day
It seems like the majority of you guys are either college drop outs or slackers who had it easy most of your lives. It’s either because people paid your way throughout life or did all of your chores and duties for you. So now you detest the idea that you have to actually get off your asses and work for what you want for once, because believe it or not…unless you’re incredibly disabled or a young child, which most of you aren’t, people won’t just give you something unless you produce something of value or if you’re a contributing member to society. You want to browse the web, watch TV and play video games, eat, drink, and enjoy the fruits of life (who doesn’t?), but you don’t want to work to pay for those things or realize that people had to spend hours out of their lives making them so you can sit on your asses and complain about “having it rough.” Please spare me.
It seems that most of you here want a simplistic, anarchistic, and naturalistic society where we all lived in tiny communities free from government control and hunted and farmed with little of the “stressors” and trinkets of modern day life. While that might be able to work for some, it’s not sustainable for our current 7.4 billion population. Not everyone has the intense knowledge to survive in nature. What about the young, the sick, disabled, and the very old? What are they to do? There’s a reason we created civilizations and why we’ll always create civilizations: Because nature is cruel and dangerous and it’s better if we stick together to survive. If you want to go out and live in the middle of the woods with little to no medical care, protection, or something to cull in the boredom be my guest, but you guys shouldn’t go around saying that we all should be forced to go back and live in such destitution. Even the most hardened of outdoors-men eventually need help from civilization to survive.
You guys complain about the dullness and repetition of modern day life, but fail to give any other meaningful alternatives other than living with the bare necessities in the woods somewhere. While that may take off a lot of the duties of life, most people want substance, purpose, safety, something that you won’t get much out there. You’re all complaining that working is a bad thing. Most people don’t mind it. People with jobs work within a community, provide for others, earn money at the end, and they also have days off to enjoy themselves. This system may not be perfect (show me one), but it’s the best one we have and we weeded out most of the kinks in it to give everyone the best opportunity to survive and pursue their interests. You’re not “slaves to the system” or “cogs” because you always have and always will have the freedom of choice, something actual slaves in real life don’t have. It comes off as self-righteous and disgusting to suggest that your “slaves.”
If you’re having a bad day on the job, I feel sorry for you, but we all go through them and they all will blow away eventually. That one day in a bad mood is no excuse to throw away the idea of working entirely. If you have persistent bad days, reassess your environment, your coworkers, your boss, or your behavior. It’s one of those I assure you and you can always leave if it’s that bad of working there or if it’s you then you have to change your behavior. Again, this is no reason no throw the idea of work just because you don’t like your job or your behavior and attitude is making your job experience miserable because you won’t change.
You want to go back to “the glory days,” like what you see in the movies where aimless, unhappy office people find their purpose by huffing it in the wilderness, ignoring the malnutrition, heat, cold, animals, and disease that come with it. You guys need to stop dicking around and find out your place in this society before you go and run off into the wilderness.