Recommending a Post on TheSandytongue


I read one of the realest, most honest posts out there today on TheSandyTongue Blog. The author of the post, aka Big Sexy gives a real account of life that struck a chord with me in his post called Scared.  You should take a look at it.

It’s all to common to hear that people  hate their jobs. When I met up with all my friends a few days ago we all sort of bonded over the fact that we hated our jobs and felt in many ways entrapped by the work and the many bullshit social requirements and ideology floating around.

“I couldn’t get myself to read the want ads. The thought of sitting in front of a man behind a desk and telling him that I wanted a job, that I was qualified for a job, was too much for me. Frankly, I was horrified by life, at what a man had to do simply in order to eat, sleep, and keep himself clothed.” – Charles Bukowski Factotum

But all this is indicative I think of something else happening.  There is something seriously wrong with our culture. It’s not something a president, incumbent or newly elected can fix. It’s not something that can be voted on, it is something gone awry in our deepest being. I firmly believe that the flawed ideology our country was based on has gone it’s distance. Our entire focus I feel socially is materialistic, which in many ways reminds me of cotton farming in the south. Over time cotton depletes the soil and nothing else can grow. Materialism, technological progress, consumerism has given us many great things  but we have been neglectful of the long term cost of investing so much of our sense of self and value with these ism.

We are estranged in many ways from ourselves, we work more and more hours to support lives we don’t want, we make others pay for our suffering. We as a whole kind of lost touch  with that stuff that is beyond measuring and buying and hoarding.  That just my two cents, check out Big Sexy’s posting called Scared and all the other ones on his blog

-MrMary

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4 comments

  1. Thanks brother, I appreciate it. I didn’t even realize you could recommend other posts like this, I will definitely be returning the favor. Thanks

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  2. I couldn’t agree with you more, Dave! About Big Sexy’s (hehehe) post and your two cents. The materialism you’re speaking of has infiltrated into Chinese society. Guccis, LVs, Ferrari and Maserati dealers have stores all over China (I read somewhere that a large proportion of Maserati drivers are Chinese women). Men, women and children (at least in big cities like Beijing) are covered in brand name clothing and accessories. You should walk down any street in BJ and see what all the car-makes are: VW (which is equivalent to a Benz here), BMW, Benz, Audi, Rolls Royce, etc… It’s scary. To the point of disgusting.

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  3. I cannot agree more! I have been going through something of this sort for a while, albeit my situation is a bit different… I am not exactly sure how to go about it. It’s nice to know people feel that way.

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