I've been in a very reflective mood as of late, and I've come to the conclusion that we are not free.
Think about it. We are forced on our hands and knees to give up our hard-earned money, money that could be used to build a life for ourselves, but in the end we must give it to the invisible hand that pushes us along on our own unique-yet-cloned path called a career. We go around in circles until our minds either turn off or snap.
I'm at the point that my mind is snapping. I just can't have hope for the future if I either have no job and no money, or if I have a job that I go to day in day out, with just enough to keep myself "satisfied." Needs can be met in any which way, but what do we have to do in order to feel happy, and not just satisfied?
Why can't we just give each other things for free? Why can't we do others a favor, lend a hand, anything, and just call it a day? Why do we have to measure ourselves up to a standard that involves bending over pants-down and having our well-earned money taken from us every day?
I just want our culture to revolve around what we think and do, and not what we have. I would -LOVE- to live in such a place that idolizes other humans based on their ideals and not how wealthy they are.