The Lords of the Flies (Umair Haque on Medium)

I came across an article I want to share around because it fits right in with the things I have been saying, namely that our lives are being ruled by bullies in a system they have set up to oppress and exploit us, all the while distorting what human lives and our countries should be about. The article bears the title: The Lords of the Flies

Quotes:

My American friend Tucker stays late every night at his highly professional job every night and arrives early every morning. He’s not paid for it. He’s just expected to do it. I ask him, as someone who studies management and leadership, who tells him to. No one, he says. The expectation is just there. Lingering in the air, like an unspoken threat.”  Continue reading

The Difference Between Having a Life and — Not

Yesterday a friend showed me a cartoon which you can eyeball here:

http://fborfw.com/strip_fix/tuesday-may-16-2017/

The cartoon featured a little girl covering an ant with sand, watching it dig itself out, covering it with sand again, watching it dig itself out again, covering it with sand again, and so on. She proudly explained her game to her watching dad, who – mentally putting himself in the place of the ant and probably speaking for the cartoonist – thought to himself: “I’ve had days like that.”

My instant reaction was: I have had a life like that. Continue reading

The Harsh Reality of Life (PS)

Why we need unity and an ethical society not based on individual greed and strong-arming:

This is where the old thorn stirred in my side, for this is how so many people think — but they are terribly wrong! Pain, debility, misery, and death come for us all as we grow old. … This is why it is so urgent we do away with our outrageous wealth and income inequality, as well as the domination of our government by these sociopathic politician-bribing oligarchs… We need each other as allies, more than most of us – in our “civilized” daydream lives – dare to realize. We must stop setting ourselves up as our worst enemies. And all the while, the clock keeps ticking…

Read my full story here: The Harsh Reality of Life

 

Our Shared Hardships

In an article worth reading, its author, James Altucher, wrote:

From the moment our feet finally leave the inside of our mother’s womb, until the day we die, life is a battle. Respect everyone’s battles. Respect that everyone has it [as] hard, or harder, than you do.

Let me explain why this is noteworthy:  Continue reading

The Questions We Never Ask

Another great Freshtastical video:

 

Title: “The Questions We Never Ask” (in case the link becomes deleted and you need to search for a surviving copy)

A Must-See Video

I am shocked! Someone, and a young one, apparently… made this amazing 8+ minute video which summarizes much of what I keep wanting to write a book about, much of what life has taught me. You have to watch this!  (in case the link is deleted again, the title to search for is: “The Lie We Live“)