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You're not wealthy, you probably have too much money to begin with and little common sense in an array of pre-fabricated decisions awaiting for you to be brainless.
You know Charles Bukowski? I used not to. But I discovered him in a book titled The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck by Mark Manson. True, the title isn't poetic, but the guy is. True also is that I'm not a fan of poetry.
Anyhow, the poet is renown for 2 words: Don't try.
Somebody asked me: "What do you do? How do you write, create?" You don't, I told them. You don't try. That's very important: not to try, either for Cadillacs, creation or immortality. You wait, and if nothing happens, you wait some more. It's like a bug high on the wall. You wait for it to come to you. When it gets close enough you reach out, slap out and kill it. Or if you like its looks, you make a pet out of it."
- Charles BukowskiIt can be translated as: be yourself, don’t try to be what you are not. That's exactly what anyone should aim for to fix most of the world's problems. Too often, few are trying to impress, trying to control, trying to manipulate, trying to take advantage, trying to ruin others. In my perspective, anyone should live for their own wellbeing without trying. What am I saying is that our culture is obsessed with productivity, with improvement, with better, with more, but in the end, it doesn't change much for whom is trying. It does impact others though. When you try to get more out of your life, you end up wasting resource nobody owns and make others suffer so you can get better. And I'm as guilty as you. Sit down and set back expectations to reduce your dependencies in life so others can live without suffering.
It doesn't make any sense at all. We are trapped in a manufactured lifestyle, where we go from air-conditioned home to air-conditioned workplace within a car often presented as a reward. Each day, we provide our waking hours to somebody else, for their profits, at our expenses, just so we can buy more shit we don't need.
I'm sick and tired to driving to work, sick of being told to consume more and more, sick of this whole mendacity of life. We need to start living a real life where money isn't the end, but a mean to resourceful days, not wasted hours and years for pointless goals.
Driving is a waste.Over consuming endlessly is a waste.
Buying large property far from our points of interest is a waste.
Who knows when it will be your last one? What if you made something regretful just before that day? What if you realized that you'd forgotten to live during your entire existence? What if things did not align as you were expecting they would and you ended up where you are now?
First, gratitude and contentment are the first two words that come to mind. Be grateful for every new day you are alive on this planet. Be content of your achievements to this day.
Second, no guilt and slow life are what I think about. Don't feel guilty to change what seems inappropriate to you. Also, try to slow down your life to set your own terms, not someone else's.
To achieve a more meaningful life, I've been trying to focus on fewer, better aspects of it.
I want everything in my life to be simple as it can be.
Each day, examples of kindness are everywhere. Just look around and you can find really small gestures to help a neighbour. Holding the elevator door, making an eye contact with a pedestrian to ensure everyone's safety, saying a warmful thank you to a front-line worker, etc.
At the same time, the clash with the opposite behavior is real. Animosity, malice, bitterness, malintent are a few qualifiers I could use to describe what I see sometimes. Angry drivers, hasty shoppers, uncivilized citizens. Every time I witness a bad behavior, I feel bad not only for the receiver of the behavior, but also for the initiator. The angry driver might had a really bad day and cannot see that people surrounding are also to be considered. It doesn't excuse the behavior, but it can explain it.
My own answer to wrong behavior I could have is to just pull out of those situations. Don't get involved in conflicts, don't try to force your way through traffic, don't have to wait in line at a fast food restaurant, don't consume more than what you need, so others can simply live in a kind world instead of a mad one.
While another drives a life for more, trees keep growing.And while the last is influenced by hate and generate division, soil is neutral and provide necessities. Late-stage, brutal capitalism and predatorism are not what I want to play of. Housing should be a right, not a privilege, not an investment where richs eat the poors, so one can die wealthy on the back of many.
I feel like dropping everything. It needs to get out:Fuck wealth, fuck SUVs, fuck snobbism towards others, fuck elitism, fuck prestige, fuck fame, fuck capital that allows fuckers to fuck with housing market, fuck everything that make us miserable as a society.