Our lives are so cliched. We run rhetoric around “in today’s busy lives” and then never slow down. We no longer have fun and our lives are meant from moving from bed to work and back to bed again.
I can’t imagine continuing this for the rest of my life as most others as well cringe when they think of the decades that span across the next part of their lives.
But is it really changeable? With prices continuing to rise and politicians not really being helpful, many of us don’t really have a choice.
If you work a minimum wage job in America for example, you’re not going to survive.
If you work a minimum wage job where I live ($10/hr) you’re not going to survive. So we must pick up two or even three jobs to keep up and the cycle continues.
Where I am from many people are heavily in debt. And when I mean heavily, they’re a few dollars away from being homeless. Combine that with the job market right now and it’s like lighting a candle that will never go out.
I have seen educated people apply for custodial positions and there’s not even any work.
And the race on the treadmill continues.
Can we fix this?
There have been many solutions of course. Buy less, save your money (which would have worked for the above mentioned people) and live simpler lives. But what about people from developing countries who live the simplest lives of all and still can’t get buy?
One of the biggest things we can do is talk about problems. With our friends, our family and our neighbours. The more talk, the closer we are to at least putting things out in the open where people can see them.
If we continue to live like this, it just continues to be a downward spiral where life is not enjoyed anymore.
End rant of the day. 🙂