Not purchased, you understand. Purchased would be if I made enough money working retail, food service, or selling insurance to knock off after 5 years of it and pursue what I actually want to do with my life. The fact that I'm charged for the privilege
of occupying space, which necessitates wage labor, means that I can't expect any real freedom until I'm too old to contribute to the whole bullshit mess anymore and they put me out to pasture, assuming
, of course, I've been a good and faithful enough dog over the years to have socked away enough money to continue feeding myself, occupying space, and of course getting medical care for a body that will be decrepit by that point. So, basically once I've got the time to do what I want, I'll be too old to do much more than take a few trips and learn to play golf.
And it's all because society is structured to emphasize priorities that I don't share. It rewards people for spending their time, talent, and energy crafting elaborate setpieces to persuade others to drink one particular brand of lemon-lime soda. Or to come up with new ways to stitch fabric together so as to convince people to spend thousands of dollars on a fucking bag to carry their shit around in
. Or to make Ben Affleck movies.
But you just want to observe things and try to understand them better? No money in that, freak. That'll be $1000 for the next thirty days of having somewhere to sleep. Best get your ass to Wal-Mart and fill out an application.