I wanted to tackle a few topics that are universal to each and every person roaming the globe. Understand that I have zero interest discussing this in person so if you see me in the real world, ask me how much I hate the smell of a sponge that washes dirty plates instead of these.
Money – A topic that everyone must contend with because without it, you have better be one hell of a survivalist. Imagine Earth before man existed on it with pure blue water, growing trees and plants, nature lizards (just lizards), and oxygen to sustain life. Resources from the ground were abundant. When man arrived, resources were needed to survive. Money is only the intermediary between the trade of resources. Instead of trading you a goat for your lumber, money is a universal medium for trading goods. It simplifies trading. So most people look to making more money as a plus because it gives access to more resources. This is why the cliche statement, “money doesn’t buy happiness” rings true. Money only buys resources, not happiness.
People – With 7 billion people in the world, it’s hard to view yourself as unique. The ratio of 1/7,000,000,000 gives a much better understanding of how inconsequential you are. Everyone you interact with is another one. It’s easy to view people as your best friend or I went to school with them but reality is that it’s only a single person who you may interact with in a small glimpse of time in your life. There are of course life long friends but it’s rare and viewing people this way is a varying opinion than believing that everyone is special.
Government – The top 1% of the world possess 40% of the world’s wealth. This wealth has heavy influence on the Gov’t. When the rich have this much money, they strike deals with the Gov’t in order to make their world tick the way they want so that they can continue being so wealthy and powerful.
Small players have no power whatsoever and it’s sickening to think that you are powerless against the Gov’t. This is why getting hyped up in politics is as smart as banging your head into a wall. The flip side is doing nothing and accepting that this is the way it is. There is no good answer unless the lower class pull together and start a revolution demanding change. It would be bloody and no good would come from it.
Death – No one know what happens when you die but death is a part of life. A cat of the family has passed recently and he had a lifespan of around 15 years. He had bad breath. Now that he has passed, it’s foolish to think that his trait of bad breath was disgusting. You take his life as an all encompassing 15 year journey instead of a day to day event and realize how much love the cat gave and the joy he brought into our lives. Death is sad. Some people can understand it’s part of the life cycle and inevitable and others can’t. This thought will usually lead to afterlife discussion and the hope that the dead are not really dead. This is hard to grasp.
I know very little about the last 4 topics I wrote about. I don’t have Mark Cuban money. I only interact with dozens of people. I barely know who the Vice President is. I’m still living. So why did I take the time to write about them when I know so little? It’s to show that I have the ability to think. This would never be a paper in college and no self respecting professor would pass it. Yet this is the best representation of how I think. This is an A paper from my mind. There was no research (I looked up the wealth stat). For that I’m 1% proud and 99% apathetic. Do you think like this?