In The Name Of Progress


It often saddens me to see people working mindless, menial, and often dead-end jobs with little pay in the name of progress.  It seems as a society that the vast majority of us are more than willing, and often eager to trade our precious and fleeting time in exchange for money.  We fear losing our jobs and likewise, our loss of income.  Employers notoriously leverage control out of fears of job loss, so we seldom consider alternative means of income.  Welcome to the new age; a society so dependent upon our employment that we will do exactly as we are told to keep our jobs.

People like me who constantly look at the way things are through the lens of how they might be improved, or made better, are slowly becoming a dying breed.  It seems to me that most people are content and complacent with the way things are, and generally lack the strength, creativity, or courage to try to make things better.  I am not someone who is ever satisfied with accepting anything as-is.  I’m constantly looking for ways to make things better; to improve upon what someone else has created and to encourage others to do the same is perhaps more beneficial to the human condition than anyone could ever possibly imagine.

I just want to see, hear, experience, and know everything, writing and documenting what I have learned.  Society went wrong when knowledge, opportunity, and basic human needs became controlled through capitalist ideals.


  • Maury Cheskes

    It sounds like you have a great mindset and zeal for more knowledge and understanding. While some are complacent with the ordinary, I still think there are many that strive for more life fulfillment. I agree, that the fear of losing a job should not negate you from searching for more meaningful work. Thanks for sharing. I think this piece could help and benefit people who seek to better their situations.

  • Rizzee Cerdeñola

    I want to have same perspective like you. It is the sad reality of society indeed. I hope things will change and our mindset as well.

  • Miaka Yuuki

    I do not fully understand Capitalism fully. Aside from business terms. I do agree though this mentality can be destructive if used wrongly.

  • brainedet

    This piece is thought provoking and I just believe we humans aren’t doing enough for ourselves to fight capitalism. Self employment is the way forward and all hands must be on deck to make life better.

  • thewanderrunner

    This article is an eye opener!Most people just settle for less than what they deserve.So more me always value your worth.

  • Glad

    Actually, you hit the nail on the head. People tend to get a job and slave themselves for years, for getting that what they need to create wealth is within them.

  • jolly555

    Every yolk can be broken with the right mindset. Self employment is just the way forward if we need to kill any obstacles on our way. we all need progressive minds.

  • esgyll

    I’ve had a few arguments about this with my parents. They are of the old breed of people who think having a stable job with a huge paycheck is the only way to be successful at life. They consider those with not really permanent jobs as fools. I kind of understand where they are coming from. And since they came from a time when everyone was tied to one job their entire lives, the idea of having self-employment is utterly ridiculous and therefore could not be persuaded to think otherwise. They keep pushing me to have that one stable job, instead of actually acknowledging and seeing my self-employment as a job, if you get what I mean.

    I’d like to see that kind of thinking changed. Your article really is a well thought out one putting the idea that one could still go places even if he or she is open to having several other side jobs at once even if they only studied a degree to get one particular job, and not just totally focused on one.

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