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Continue guys, i'm just reading !
I recommend that anyone concerned with this epidemic read Jack Donovan's the Way of Men.
In my opinion, necessity, not meaning, has become the creeping norm. It is not necessary that you have an identity, any strength, or heritage. There is a common scourge among nationalists and communists, and most people inbetween, and that's the notion of the business profit. It's a dead, cold, idea that strips you of your worth as a worker, or your meaning as an individual.
Business profit is why global trade preys on undeveloped countries - and why you're rejected on grounds of hate speech. It doesn't care about what you believe in, who your family is, who you vote for, it just wants to keep on churning money. What do you get? Small bursts of dopamine, pleasure, to try and satisfy yourself.
People are plenty willing to demand something for them. But they rarely lay down themselves on the line (which is partly why hackers are so successful, because they can get quite a lot by manipulating the tools of modern civilisation instead of risking their entire lives). And right now, I'm willing to admit I'm one of those people. I don't want to give up everything I have for the things I believe in, because I have people who care about me in normal life, and honestly?
We're not raised to fight, climb, struggle, anymore. We are raised to work and enjoy ourselves.
I'm not calling everyone in this thread, the forum, or the internet to action, to throw down the shackles of civilisation and torch their nearest government building. Balance is a thing.
I just think it should be entirely necessary to rethink the entire way we live our lives, before we or future generations regret it.
the tide of humanity, is a festering stinking mess, but floating on top is the cream of the crop that makes life worth living
It's been stripped away for the sake of making you work alongside the other masses easier. Perhaps I'm not wording this correctly, but I know I'm not wrong, because most people don't have a real place in life that they can say they belong to.
I'm surprised this is a debated topic, but here we are.
I actually take Stephen Hawking's view that the only way people will be balanced is to merge with technology. So here we have two scenarios, one separating robots completely from people, enslaving them, using humans as batteries, or just killing humans off. The second scenario, and the least dramatic and more realistic one is that the future us will be kind of like cyborgs, and live longer, better lives. That's the scenario I will choose for the time being. Not to open any cans of worms, here, but this topic fascinates me and I just had to jump in :-)
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In short, they did not realize their short-comings, even though they did not have access to many books, songs, or even foods (during the last years of communism though they did after, and would sometimes still come in contact with "foreign" elements) because there weren't stark contrasts within the society to spark differences.
People in the past, such as in the 18-19th century, at least in parts of continental Europe, didn't know about certain things that they were missing out on, because they never had contact with them and it was harder to obtain audio-visual materials.
People in the countryside might have lived in conditions that today are called poor (water source was river, no refrigerators, no tv, transportation done with animals, bad roads, diseases, toilet in the yard outside, etc.), but since everybody was in the same situation, they weren't saddened by it and didn't realize their condition, and were in fact happy. Minus cases or violence or theft probably. Today we are bombarded by stark societal contrasts and much deeper differences between countries in terms of technological advancement and sense of security, and we get exposed to them everyday.
Now we compare countries or states on a daily basis and tend to denigrate our own places of origin, and there's massive migration and mixing.
It's harder for people to live simple lives now. It's also harder to teach your children that they don't need to do 400 activities in their free time, get 4 degrees, 5 diplomas, and be the next nobel-prize winner to feel respected by the society and be happy. At least we have more science.
The thoughts of having to exercise/sitting too much or choosing their foods by organic quality and ingredients used to be very foreign to them for example; or climate change and death of species.
I would say I like it more now though, of course, though I wish I could fix certain problems within the society.
Last edited by Aarya; 09-13-2019 at 10:47 AM.