…If you’re like me you look at the world and quickly become overwhelmed by the ludicrous amounts of injustice and greed consuming our society. Corporations exploit the people they were originally intended to serve. Governments extort their citizens and use these funds to subjugate them and others even further. Our agricultural industry which is supposed to provide us with nutrition now provides us with unnatural and often harmful food products. Pharmaceuticals meant to heal the sick and injured often cause more health concerns than they actually solve. Our economies are structured in such a way they consolidate wealth into fewer and fewer hands leaving the majority impoverished. The list just doesn’t end…
If you see these injustices committed against the world, if you see what I see, you’ve probably asked yourself the question “What can I possibly do to change any of this?” And this is exactly what I’d like to talk to you about today. I would like to remind you that the people spearheading this rape and plunder of the planet and its citizens are very sparse and few. The most commonly known tools of their trade are unimaginable sums of wealth and mass description, but their most important tool is their Achilles heel, and this tool is you. ( I know what you’re thinking “That’s great, really deep and enlightening, but that doesn’t help me understand how I can change any of this.” Don’t worry I am getting there) Imagine that these corporations/political structures are like giant human pyramids, and at the very top rests the figurehead running the show, but in order for this figurehead to rise high above everyone, you have to be part of this human pyramid. Without the people forming the first several tiers(the foundation) the pyramid cannot stand and will only collapse under its own weight.
(“Enough with the cryptic metaphors, what are you really getting at?!”) Okay okay, I hear you, you want the straight answer, it’s not a fun one and you won’t take it well but here it goes… Please just hear me out on this though..
I want you to seriously consider quitting your job.. (“WHAT?!?!? This girl can’t be serious”)
What I mean is, I want you to do some real research on your place of employment. What is your company all about? Do the products/services provided by your company benefit or harm others? What legal cases has your employer been involved in? Maybe you work for an insurance company, how does your work make people feel, what does it do to their lives? Is the service ultimately beneficial or detrimental to the client? How would you feel in their place? Does your company have a history of bankrupting consumers or a history of shady legal battles to stay afloat? How much do you really know about the company you work for and its effect on people/the world. If your honest best research tells you that your current job is benefiting society and the lives of others, by all means continue your occupation. But if you discover blood on the hands of your employer, dirty money in their coffers, or a wake of miserable destroyed livelihoods, know you share the guilt of your employer because none of it would be possible without you… If this is the case, I urge you to seriously consider quitting your job.
The game is rigged, and you can’t win against the world’s financial super powers. They will always beat you in court, they will always get away with cheating, and if you try to cheat yourself they penalize you and win again. I implore you to explore the option of not playing their games at all. Without players the charade comes to a complete halt. A machine does not function without its cogs to keep the wheels turning. Your choices matter, so inform yourself before you make them! Choose an occupation that improves the quality of life for others rather than one that destroys it. You and everyone else will be much happier.