I was reading this on one of my yahoo groups: freethinking_unschoolers
The same place I found the Steven Wright list. The difference is this one definitely didn't make me laugh.
I've spent my whole life just trying to survive in the system.
I was an abused child, I was a racial minority, I was public schooled, I am
now a corporate cog.
Do my past and present contribute to my tendency to remain in survival mode? I think so. I dunno. Is it just part of the human condition?
...I see these parents all around me who are loving and really do have the best interest of their child in mind, but they are training their children to
survive in the system. We've all been trained to do this, and it's only just
barely working. Or maybe it's not working at all.
How does one break down the system and survive at the same time? Or is it
really just best to get up a half hour earlier (like a good German would) to
wash the dishes rather than argue about them in court?
Another commentor during the discussion had this to add...
My personal belief is that the only hope is the complete destruction
of this culture and an awakening to new spiritual understanding
coming out of the ashes as people pick themselves up and start to
rebuild the world.
This is where our world is at. To see some of my own thoughts confirmed by complete strangers- (I am really new to this group). To hear that the only solution that they can see is to have the world as we know it obliterated so that a new civilization can be re-born in its ashes.
How do you fight the injustices out there? How do you preserve your personal freedoms when those in power demand that we yield them for the sake of national security? How do you keep your children safe while you fight the good fight?
Or do you fight at all?