I want to discuss greed, because it has been wholly responsible for the economic situation we're in. When did it become standard to pay people exorbitant amounts of money for a stock broker, or a lawyer, or some such nonsense? Why do we pay people shit for doing the work that literally MUST BE DONE or the country will collapse? Since when do people need hundreds of thousands of dollars saved up to feel safe to retire? Why does ANYONE on this earth feel that they need millions of dollars? The truly rich are those who never asked for money, who have little money, and turn down money that is given to them. I ask you this in the hope that not everyone in this world is insane. MONEY MEANS NOTHING, and yet people don't understand that. I admit, money is what makes this world go around, but it DOESN'T have to be that way.
Some, but likely few, of you know that I want to play music for a living. I DON'T want to be rich and famous. I'm more than happy to live in an apartment with my band, working a day job and really not giving a shit about much, smoking ganja, and getting to play awesome music for those who will listen. This is where my skill lies, in playing music, and by all rights I should be dreaming of the big time. But what I've listed is all that I deserve, as my skills hardly (if at all) benefit anyone other than myself. Yet, people who do the same thing, much, much, MUCH more poorly will make enough money in 6 months to take care of them and plenty of others for the rest of their lives. Yet most of that money will never see the light of day because it'll sit in a bank, collecting interest, waiting to be spent on lavish self-destruction. I use this as an example of how we reward greed and spit on true wealth.
So I ask you: Why do we advocate greed so happily and so readily?
On a completely unrelated note, I've discovered the reason most Americans won't tell you who they're voting for; they either A. Don't know, B. Don't care but don't want you to hate on them because of it, or C. Could not defend themselves in the slightest because they really don't know anything, and are voting for the sake of voting. My bet is on C.