Self-actualization matters to some people, yes, uand those who are not materialistic are more likely to achieve self-actualization simply because financial barriers to entry are not an aspect of much that their lives are structured around.Originally Posted by xisnotx
Based on your reply I'm assuming you aren't a parent yet.Originally Posted by xisnotx
But yes, you hit the nail on the head, there is ALOT that changes in your life when you become one.
For instance, I didn't become a Father until I was 28 years old. I've been working professionally (IT/Government/Consulting/etc) since I was 20. For 8 years I was able t cherry pick my jobs in the sense that I could do whatever I wanted so long as the pay, benefits, amount of travel, and schedule were all within desirable limits for me. Once you have a baby in your life, your options quickly re-align: Will you be there to help your spouse/SO feed, bathe, play with, and keep a watchful eye on your child? Will your income ve consistent enough to pay for diapers, formula, clothes, toys, and all else needed? Will you have health care benefits that are worth a damn to ensure all well-baby visits occur timely, immunizations administered, and cover anything more serious should it occur?
I think part of what you're getting at (please correct me if I'm mistaken) is that there is ALOT of "occupationally related bullshit" that many people put up with on an on-going basis for the sake of their childten's wellbeing, that they WOULD NOT tolerate if the only person they had to provide for, and ensure the survival of was themself.
If that's what you're saying, then yeah, I'd say we are on the same page on this more so than not.
Can you please provide some specific examples of what you mean above when you state "Then stop working! Use your time more wisely, imo."Originally Posted by xisnotx
It's kind of vague otherwise...
Yes, however, this is not sustainable, but some are compelled to try and make a go of it, as you and I have both seen...Originally Posted by Rail Tracer
Money is the universal currency - period. It is the easiest medium to facilitate a transfer of goods and/or services. And as such, has become the basis of the exchange of labor for work. Yes, in many ways this has made money a necessary evil, but I wager that the root of that evil is in greed, which existed long before the first coin was ever minted, and with that perspective in mind, money is much more easily considered more neutrally as "potential purchasing power" - and nothing more.
Regarding disability, it's VERY time consuming and difficult to qualify for it. And qualifying for it doesn't mean you'll wind up with FULL DISABILITY, you might only get PARTIAL DISABILITY, and that is not a guarantee of much.
Sadly enough there are many thousands of children who are under-nourished, if not starving due to their parent(s) use of tobacco, alcohol, and/or illicit drugs. Yes, there is a nationwide epidemic of people selling Rx medications for cash, opiod/synthetic opiod painkillers representing the lion's share. Those who do so risk incarceration and/or loss of public assistance if receiving it, but the majority of enforcement at this time ia centered on pharmacies that facilitate such rings of operation, and those distributing the medications - aka "the dealers." Again, not a wise or viable long-term solution...Originally Posted by cafe
The difference between the two is that your opinion has no authority, wheras laws provide a framework for society to operate within - for better or worse, depending on the society.
Each person must choose if they wish to accept the status quo, or transcend it.
No one ever said life is fair, or that the world is fair, or that the system is fair - there are no guarantees beyond death and taxes.
Most people figure this out in some capacity, and come to terms with this understanding by figuring out what lifestyle they can live on a sustainable basis by doing
doing work they are capable of and that otherrs are willing to pay them for.
Work can take many forms, not all are physically demanding, not all are entirely unenjoyable, it is for each person to figure out how they can nake the best living possible to support themselves and their loved ones. It's not rocket science.
Ummm - yeah, Ok - sure.Originally Posted by xisnotx
Either you have skipped a few pills, or you're just being silly.
I can't tell which.
Boredom management with a paycheck - not a bad idea at all.