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    Default We take everything for granted.

    Do you believe this is true, now-a-days?

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    You're not entitled to this post.

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    I do. It reminds me of a bit Louis C.K. does in his stand-up about people who get irritated about air travel. STFU asshole, you are sitting on a chair in the sky, and you aren't amazed by this?

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    Well what do you mean?

    For instance I know green-meanies who're always putting people on guilt trips for their carbon footprint and the people in question dont have much of a carbon footprint to begin with, recycle and whatever anyway. I dont think that's worthwhile.

    I also used to be into severe austerity, did not indulge myself in anyway really but sometimes this ends in setting yourself up for a binge in consumerism or a big spend, even if it doesnt its not a good idea to be as neurotic about things as this. You can get left behind by a trend which results in more things being available to everyone which were once the preserve of a single privileged class and you have the cash but dont indulge. For a while I felt uncomfortable going into Starbucks because my dad but to a certain extent the family associate that sort of cafe with being a middle class reservation.

    On the other hand I did see an awesome episode of The Hulk, The TV Series, in which an early version of Thor appeared (the comic was called Might Hammer of Thor back then or something and he was summoned by a mortal who had possession of it after finding it at an archeological dig) and I loved the fact that Thor's character was so old worldish, calling the guy he was at a mighty wizard because he could produce not and cold water from thin air or something like that. So I'm appreciative of things and dont take them for granted.

    Although mind you I try hard to be prepared and make ready for challenges or crisis and dont depend on others other than myself anymore than I need to. It bothers me the extent to which others were their dependency on their sleeve, such as the people who complain they'll starve or their children will starve when the local junk food outlets are closed for a couple of days.

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    [YOUTUBE="8r1CZTLk-Gk"]Everything is amazing, and nobody's happy.[/YOUTUBE]

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    I don't take for granted even the fact that I exist.
    But I guess most people do that.
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    A man builds. A parasite asks 'Where is my share?'
    A man creates. A parasite says, 'What will the neighbors think?'
    A man invents. A parasite says, 'Watch out, or you might tread on the toes of God... '


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    Well, I'm only going to talk for myself here.

    Currently, I expect a roof over my head by default, but I don't expect food by default. I have to work for it. My current liberties depend upon my conduct. And, it is because my conduct is habitual, that I anticipate those things will follow suite. Times are changing, and soon things will be shaken up, and like a leaf I'll fall, with new liberties that I'll take for granted. Even a homeless person takes for granted the ground under his feet.

    I don't think such fundamentals change in any way other than they appear.

    Sometimes I wonder, if people are generally discontented, then maybe they're not working hard enough. The simple act of working brings a satisfaction, and the recognition that at least you tried your best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YWIR View Post
    Do you believe this is true, now-a-days?
    What do you mean nowadays?

    People have always done that.

    We haven't changed that much...we just own more shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guesswho View Post
    What do you mean nowadays?

    People have always done that.

    We haven't changed that much...we just own more shit.

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    The Ancient Greeks knew that ecstasy (ekstasis) is stepping outside the taken for granted.

    But the Moderns know that ecstsay (extasi) is a little pink pill.
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