The green-blooded moneycrats who rule us, think life is all about money. Well, it is not. That’s why they ruin our lives. Let’s take a look at people who have turned their back on the the corrupt system and hear what they have to tell:
Human connections and interactions count much more in human happiness than material things:
(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Route 66: Free living and liberty at a rural commune “)
Comment: In my imagination I would love to live in such a commune (except for my physical handicaps and the gross hunt for squirrels who I see neither as nasty tree rats nor tasty morsels). It would be so much better not having to fight over incomes and savings with my neighbors but rather support one another, be fellows and friends rather than desperate strugglers pitted against each other by a system that is set up to do so.
One problem I do have with current communes is that the livelihoods always seem to be based on manual labor, a bad fit for a cerebral person like me, even more so now with my deteriorating phsyical fitness from aging and failing healthcare. Connected to that, I also worry how things go when one gets old and decrepit. Are any communes prepared to handle that? Sure, life in such communities is healthier (much lower stress, less toxic foods, greater happiness…). But how many people are fortunate enough even under such conditions to die without a lengthy, agonizing, preceding period of deteriorating physical and mental capacities?
Here is another commune, ehem…, “intentional community”:
(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Have You Ever Wanted To Drop Out Of Capitalism? | Outliers Ep. 1“)
A common principle crystallizes: People in such communities are spending their lives alongside each other rather than picking and stomping on each other. Quote: “[In the] mainstream, all their lives, [people] follow somebody else’s plan… go through [their] grind and work up the ladder, say all the right things, and all that bullshit… It’s just a beautiful thing when you’re working alongside people and not feeling like you’re on this lower rung.”
To this I might add that in today’s precarious society, you can put infinite efforts into working up the ladder but time and again be kicked off this heavily rigged and guarded ladder, be it by mass lay-offs, turf wars, hostile business takeovers, Wall Street crashes, health crises, etc., etc. … (my life serving as an example)
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