It seems like everybody is pissed off and depressed these days. When you watch TV or tune into the radio you’re exposed to ads for pills that will supposedly make your life better. Though in many cases, that isn’t true. Pills aren’t really supposed to make your life better or help you become a more confident person. They simply make your life bearable. With many lives becoming unbearable, the fact that you are bombarded with various pharmaceutical cure-alls only proves the point.
This begs an important question: why has life become so hard for many of us? Why do people feel displaced, so out of touch with reality? What kind of culture thrives on money-making industries like weight loss pills and speed dating? That said, I’m convinced that our fast-paced materialistic culture, especially here in America, leaves many people feeling out of sorts and at the end of their tethers.
The desire to work for the greater good has disappeared - replaced with a vicious greed and need for personal gain that is not only un-American but inhumane. Sure, a capitalistic society is one thing, but denying people health care if they are not insured, glorifying the dysfunction of celebrities and exploiting tragedy on cable and network news at the top of every hour is just pathetic.
I pay attention to these things because I’m 31 years old and feel totally displaced from the world around me. It’s been a lifelong battle for me. Since Day One I’ve faced my own set of unique challenges, just like all of us, and I’m losing the will to fight.
It’s not that I’m giving up. Hell no, I’m a fighter and will be till the day I die. Still, any good fighter knows when to throw in the towel, and as I write this I am seriously considering if I still have the strength to go into further rounds with the huge bureaucratic beast that is slung around my neck.
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