Vocabulary Vixen

January 29, 2009


Filed under: Reflections — VocabularyV @ 6:53 AM

It has been awhile, but I’m back. And back with a vengeance

The world today is in a sad state of affairs. Unfortunately, it is the also the sum total of the past 8 years of unbridled, unchecked consumerism in conjunction with a monkey at the helm. Guess what? The past 8 years of conservatism shows that: Unchecked Capitalism Is Not Good. That, however, is all I will say on the issue. I refuse to give more attention to an Oxycontin-laden whackjob that feeds and thrives on idiocy.

All I’m trying to do in the world right now is to make it. To make it to the poverty line would be a start. I work at a coffee shop, I run my own businesses, and I’m still not making it. Working solely based on people buying stuff is not good. Especially right now. How do we turn this around? Well, obviously basing our entire economy on buying stuff isn’t working. I don’t have any answers, I can say what isn’t working, but a solution will take time. I’m not sure what to make of the stimulus package. Again, there are no easy answers, and though I love and respect our new President Barack Obama, I do not envy his position. He is likely to be met with fire from somebody about this, but on the bright side, at least he’s doing something… As opposed to the previous cowboy-in-chief that, when elected, elected to go on vacation for the first month or so of each term. Grand.

My dream is not to be drowning in riches untold. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. I’ve come to recognize that although important, money is not the sole factor of my being. It is not my essence, and my happiness is not measured by it. I just want enough to pay the bills and have some security in life. I’m tired of the rat-race, and I’m tired of having to deal with the bull involved. Since full-time permanent jobs in America seem to have gone the way of the dodo bird, it’s increasingly difficult to make it in an already-stretched economy. I was hoping that going in as a graphic designer would give me some room to play around with. I graduated right in time to watch any and all opportunities evaporate before my very eyes. That’s just great. Yeah.

Another thought for the day (as though I haven’t been thinking hard enough): So what do I do now? Good question. And one that will require much more pondering…


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