stupid first world problems you're dealing with in General Banter Posted October 25, 2021 · Edited October 25, 2021 by sine nomine I'm engulfed by a society that measures success with how much money you make and what job you have. It's all about money. How to make lots of it and to show that you have lots of it. I just don't value money or material things enough to ever be a "winner" in this way of life that I currently find myself in. I don't know that I'll ever have the courage to escape it either. I wonder just how much of a role women have to play into things having turned out this way. Obviously basic evolutionary traits are definitely the likely cause of western society turning out this way. It's all very shallow, kind of sad, really. It's essentially a cycle of wanting to fuck as many women as possible and women wanting the shiniest things just to have life grow inside them for 9 months (and them not even knowing that is possibly the main reason for their 1000 pairs of shoes stash) and this resulting in making the dollar and the wanting of it ever more powerful. I get that it all acts as the fuel to push innovation in almost all aspects of life, through competition and consumerism. Keeping up the Joneses and all that. There's barely any genuine people left. Everyone just worships the dollar. And those powerful enough to own people's time, becoming so perverse and deviant. Such a dark world. All for what? There's many like me, I'm sure, being made to feel like losers, which I admit I am (if we're talking about the game of worshiping money) I'm almost fed up with it though. Just want to make music all day. It makes me happy, but not too happy either, which is a good thing. I don't like being so elevated moodwise that then it drops equally as dramatic. Spoiler I left work early today. I just couldn't be fucked.