Ever have the itching feeling that time is flying by us? We spend so much time working, performing menial tasks, sleeping, eating, by the end of each day there is almost zero time to do your own thing. Where is our freedom? Where is our time?
I feel like I barely have time to think; barley have time to assess each day. I cannot slow down long enough to wonder if I am living my life correctly, am I making the right choices? I often feel my time is being delegated by a higher power (government) who determines wages, and prices of goods, and therefore determines how much time I spend making enough money to afford the things I need. In between I feel I am bombarded by advertisements for things I don't need, which given the lack of time, is sometimes hard to disassociate with the things I need.
I feel freedom is fake word used to control us. We have the freedom to eat whatever we want, although not everyone (nearly anyone) can afford the health food organic items that will make us live longer. We have the freedom to watch whatever TV show we want on TV, although we don't decide what advertisements they show, or what content is innapropriate or insulting, or even when we can watch it (unless you have TeVo or OnDemand). We do not even have freedom over drinking clean water and breathing unpolluted air. Our freedoms have been privitised, demeaned, and sold to the highest bidder and with the little time we have left to use our brains for our own good; we are stuck using it to try and escape this American maze of poisons and peril. I want to ponder why we are here, where we came from, what will the future be like, instead of wondering what is on TV, which fast food restaurant to eat at, and which medication to go on.
My vow is to quit buying what is sold to me. I want to be a better person, a better human being, a better role model, and a better inhabitant of this planet earth. I want to NEVER BUY NEW. I have quit drinking soda, and have now become a vegetarian as well. I am going to grow a garden, save seeds, learn about renewable energy, walk to work. I am going to understand what poisons are in my drinking water, and find out how to get them out.
I am sick of letting things happen around me. It is time we make the change we want.
Otherwise time simply slips away.