*shrug* Humans are social creatures by nature. I'd argue that it is a part of life. Not to digress too much, but I think I am well within my rights (even as a 'mature, grown-up person') to judge someone who spends their whole life playing video games rather than contributing to society in any useful way (disclaimer - not referring to any specific person in this case).
If you lived in The Congo or Angola and you had to make a choice between using the last of your cholera-infested water on watering your crops with what's left of your limb or quenching the thirst of your starving children then I would feel the need to sympathise with you but frankly you just sound ungrateful.
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The ancients found a way to live a life of leisure with all their basic necessities easily within reach. But slavery is a method worth avoiding.
Than what?I'm not saying we should stop working, I'm saying there should be other ways to contribute to society.
If society allows me, I want to learn everything about businesses, and then deal with them in as many countries as possible. Society has those possibilities, I'm just trying manically to prove I'm the most capable for the job... so far success has been limited. But I've still got a year to get there.
Speaking of video games, wasn't there a Japanese man (in real life) that married a video game character? (I remember the ceremony was recorded and uploaded on YouTube)
Anyway, pulled off an easy A in a midterm despite 30 minutes of studying...(well, didn't really try hard, but whatever)
i can't believe how fast exams are creeping up lol. it's already the semester midpoint. January will be here before i know it.
i ordered some grad wear though. that makes me happy.
they are infamous murderers/sociopaths
Why would they do that if they could invest their time in something that would be rewarding for them and not simply for everybody else?
I think you would find that nobody would be interested in taking up all the slack for everyone else and in the end if you wanted food you'd either have to grow it for yourself or pay someone to grow it for you.
I'm actually lost for words that you think the world would even work in the way you are describing it.
They don't have to be menial jobs. But don't expect to get a free lunch or something for nothing. If you want anything you should expect to work for it now or later.Than the menial jobs we are forced to work just to get by in life.
Well, I'm careening towards Thanksgiving break at the moment, and it can't come soon enough... I've done very well this semester though, I thought I failed a Microbiology exam but it turns out I got a 78, so my overall grade is still a B+... I just can't help but wonder if I can keep this up, but I know everyone has those thoughts :/ I'll enjoy break a lot, but after I return I'll have a plethora of exams, and then Finals -_-
From what I can tell from your posts you are totally unskilled and therefore you cannot comprehend a situation where people aren't entitled to your services for free. If you had something to offer to the world you would object to people taking you for granted.
The world works by supply and demand. There is no demand for most jobs that need to be done unless there is a form a compensation attached to the job commensurate with the time and effort one spends doing it (for the most part anyway).
Again, why not? Just because everybody needs them doesn't mean they are free to produce. At the end of the day someone still has to grow food, treat and pump the water or cut down the trees that make toilet paper and you shouldn't expect to enjoy the fruits of their labour without compensating them for their hard work and time.Only for luxuries. Necessities should not have to work this way.
If you don't want to pay someone else for the things you need/want then you should make them yourself. Don't just sit on the couch playing computer games with your mouth open waiting to be fed.
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Then don't participate. Just don't expect anyone to give you anything. I certainly wouldn't.Not true. I just have no interest in serving a society that demands my participation simply so I can live.
Because what kind of person gets satisfaction out of working in 50 degrees C heat tossing someone else's bags into the cargo hold of an aeroplane? Who enjoys mopping vomit off a nightclub floor? Do you know anyone that gets a kick out of collecting other people's rotting garbage? How about people who are separated from their families to work on remote mines or fighting for their lives in the army?You just need to find the right person.
And here we come to the root of all the problems in society: money. It's all people care about anymore. And the world's going to hell because of it. Why can't people just work just for the satisfaction of the job?
Who in their right minds would do any of those things for free?
Who in their right minds would do anything for anybody who intends to contribute nothing in return?
I disagree. If your circumstances are "couldn't give a damn about giving back, I just want to take, take, take" then you're on your own as far as I'm concerned.Basic human needs should always be satisfied, regardless of any circumstances.
If you are trying to make do by yourself and you are genuinely struggling, there are more than enough people who will lend you a helping hand. But if all you want to do is sit in an air-conditioned room on a comfy seat being entertained by fancy electronics, then the last thing you should do is have the audacity to demand someone else work hard for free so you can have some lunch, a drink of water and a clean shirt to wear tomorrow.
I'm too tired ATM to fully respond to this argument, but I will respond to some of what you've said.
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