Essential Living


I am forced to dream as I continue living and living routinely, confined to this place, not allowed to explore the outside world and not allowed to move beyond Tucson for a while. This is because I am working and I am tied down. When I graduated high school in my heart I probably knew that I wasn’t headed to college, so I figured building a resume was the next logical step. If there is one thing I have learned its that if you’re willing to put yourself out there, there are many people that are willing to give you a chance. Once someone gives you that chance it then becomes your responsibility to prove them right

My philosophy:

In order gain respect and prominence one must first respectfully establish needed ties and prove ones responsibility. All in order to break the bonds that hold one down to a life of self induced poverty and operate in a world that no longer hinges on allowances granted by various entities, but allowances granted by ones self while being accountable only to God. That sets the bar high, it doesn’t mean that you aren’t accountable to other things like society, laws and your peers, those things will come naturally because you accountable to something much greater than all of those entities combined.

Essential living or the lack thereof:

When I talk about “self induced poverty” I am referring to people that don’t live on the essentials, instead they move ahead to the extras or the non essentials. For example, a while back when the recession was just picking up there was a news story about a struggling family. This family was at the grocery store buying food to feed their family. At the end of the story they showed the mother putting 12 packs of root beer in the trunk of their car. A 12 pack of soda costs about five bucks, if they didn’t buy all of that soda and settled for the much cheaper juice or water they would be helping their health and saving money. On no grocery list should soda be an essential item for a family on a budget to buy. That is self induced poverty, using money that you have for non essential items. Services like cable and the HBO package and having a big screen TV are non essentials. I am not trying to tell people how to live their lives I am simply showing you why we are in the mess we are in.

America has been and will hopefully continue to be about people having the right to have a choice between self induced poverty and self induced success. I am afraid that as our government controls more and more of the market we are being forced to relinquish that right.

The political aspect of the economy:

Many politicians want you to feel hopeless, like you have no control over your own life, and the only friendly entity you can turn to is the government. So here’s how they do it. They keep poor people where they’re at. All of these government programs aimed at “helping” the poor really do nothing for the poor except keep them content, and they hold them hostage in their own sector of society and make them keep thinking that the American dream has passed them by. They are buying the poor vote, at the expense of the wealthy.

Just take a look at these “tax cuts” that 95% of the country is supposed to get. Factcheck.org says that the number is closer to 75% because the unemployed and retirees will not be eligible for a tax credit. But that is not the real problem, wait for the kicker.

From Factcheck.org “It is also questionable whether all of the tax refunds can properly be called ‘tax cuts.’ The credit is refundable and, therefore, is going to many who earn so little that they pay no federal income taxes in the first place. The White House calls them tax cuts, but the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office officially scores the bill’s refundable credits under ‘direct spending.'”

So basically the government will be handing out money in the form of “tax cuts” to people that don’t pay federal taxes. So what exactly are they cutting, invisible taxes? And that my friends is how they keep the poor brainwashed into thinking they need to come back for more.

Not only does this system hurt everyone, even if everyone doesn’t know they are being hurt, it forces people to try to garner joy or happiness from things that don’t last. For example, one might get slightly happy from buying a big screen TV, but if it puts them in debt, in the end they will just end up unhappy because you have to deal with the stress of being in debt. But on the other hand if someone is responsible with their money they will more than likely have longer lasting joy because they have the ability comfortably live with out debt hanging over their shoulders. This too is skipping over the essentials and going for the non-essentials, at a time when you simply don’t have the ability to do that. When people are unhappy with their lives they feel hopeless, and that’s just where they want people to be.

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