Saturday, April 24, 2010

Quality of Life

Living in the U.S. can be maddening. We’re wealthy enough that a utopian quality of life existence seems possible but it’s always just out of reach. Happiness almost seems like an arrogant goal in light of the poverty and oppression in the world.

Corporations are keeping it that way.

I’m convinced corporations are using tools like religion and greed to keep our noses to the grindstone. Maximize production and minimize cost. Remember God is watching. Everyone is completely stressed out.

People are taught that community means Communism.

We Americans are rugged individualists. We won’t support lazy parasites that drive their Cadillacs to the welfare office.

Wedges are driven between us. Karl Rove proved you could get an absolute boob elected by polarizing everyone and winning by 51%. I’ll never forget Bush calling his 51% a mandate from the people that gave him political capital he intended to spend.

Why is power so important to these people?

Life is short and we’re not earning points for an afterlife.

What can we do to shift the focus back to quality of life?

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