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[–] Lobotomy 3 points 11 points (+14|-3) ago  (edited ago)

This is unfortunately the primary fault of capitalism. You are a slave and the only three ways out are off grid living, crime, or suicide. The glass ceiling is as far as you'll ever get, and compared to the top of the ladder, it may as well be the bottom rung.

It is truly the most depressing existence, all you're doing is some menial, boring, task every single day that you are physically and mentally useful, just for a regular damn meal and some trinkets to validate all of the energy and potential you're willfully wasting to make others who do nothing far richer than you can fathom. Is it worth the heavy psychological burden? Is it worth wasting your only chance at corporeal existence?

I've struggled with this my entire adult life. A few suicide attempts later, I came to the conclusion that life is simply too unique an experience to waste playing by anyone else's rules, or being subservient to anyone or anything. Lie. Cheat. Steal. Do what you have to in order to get by, but for fuck's sake, don't work your life away. To do that would be to cast yourself into an earthbound hell that you do not deserve.

Don't be a worker bee, the American dream was always a lie, and there's probably no afterlife, so I suggest you do what you can to prevent squandering your existence. Buy land, build your own home, farm your own food, grow your own weed, make your own things. At least then you're working for yourself.

"And it's sad to know that we are not alone, and it's sad to know there's no honest way out. In this life we lead, we can conquer anything, if we could just get the brave to get out of bed in the morning."

-Sean Bonnette, Brave as a Noun

EDIT: Sure are some right salty bees around here.

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[–] zbou [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Thank for the input, i agree the downvoat was unnecessary. However it is just one.

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[–] Lobotomy 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Oh, no. It wasn't the downvote, it's all of the people telling you that you should consider yourself lucky for having the elegant privilege of living in a 'first world' country.

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[–] Lobotomy 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Lead singer of the band Andrew Jackson Jihad. Very folky and darkly humorous band whose lyrics consist mainly of inconvenient truths about the world we live in. Lyrical delivery is positively flawless, but the musicality itself is definitely an acquired taste.

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[–] Diogenes_The_Cynic 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Work isn't supposed to be your life buddy.

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[–] zbou [S] 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Tips? I bike and cook, keep a circle of friends, keep a girlfriend, do a responsible amount of recreational drugs... I'm very open to suggestions. @middle_path has inspired me to look into gardening so that's this weekend.

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[–] Diogenes_The_Cynic 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I don't have a good answer to that. For me, religion gives my life meaning, but that isn't everyones cup of tea.

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[–] d0c5 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

Is this a set up? Grow weed! Your job is your bread and butter, your profit should come from something else. You take recreational drugs (I'm assuming Cannabis is one of them). You are getting in to gardening. Grow on.

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[–] juicyloops 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I think people that struggle with good pay, a 9-5, biking and staying busy are generally really bright people. Most Americans are content to stare at the TV til they die. You need to find a purpose. Get SUPER involved in one of your hobbies. You like mountain biking? Volunteer trail work, enter races, volunteer at a shop, etc. (I'm a biker too). Idk man. You need to keep that brain stimulated

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[–] Crensch 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

while supporting the girl who's pay and prospects are even worse than mine

If you're very open to suggestions, that's an expense you could cut back on. Google MGTOW.

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[–] Scruffy_Nerfherder 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Repeat, if you are Indian.

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[–] iusedtobeonreddit 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

well to being a grown up. it sucks but you get beer

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[–] iusedtobeonreddit 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

yep and we can eat ice cream any time you like. but also bills

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[–] Sosacms 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Tell your managers the Soul Suck 9000 is set too high.

It's easier said than done but I just try to mantain a "strolling through the park" mentality at all times.

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[–] Lobotomy 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Dude, yeah. I don't participate in public life, I just observe. Makes your own life seem less absurd in comparison, doesn't it?

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[–] sakuramboo 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

For some, it's not the profession but the work environment. I'm a Linux Admin by profession. And I have worked at 4 different companies in the past 7 years. All of them I hated because of the work environment. The company I work for now I love. The hours are exactly the same, the work load is a little bit more, but I work with a great team.

I would suggest change companies.

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[–] ilovepussy 2 points 5 points (+7|-2) ago 

This is why they call it work. If it was all fun and games, it'd be called vacation.

You have two choices: Chuck it all and go find something you love to do that you can make a living doing (pretty tough) or suck it up. Either way, you're going to have to feed your face, and put a roof over your head.

Look at the bright side, at least you have a job, and it appears a pretty decent one. A LOT of people right here in the good ol' USA don't have that.

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[–] massiveprivilege 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Have you tried bombing someone. I hear that relaxes most americans.

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[–] Lobotomy 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

Bombs are for dune coons and potato niggers. We use guns, because Accuracy > Area of Effect.

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[–] zbou [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

As someone with a half North African heritage this appeals greatly.

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