I am Free

I am Free

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    1. The implied argument unravels at the first sentence. If you find a job that you like, then going to work is fun. Switch out ‘Watch TV’ for some other rewarding hobbies and life doesn’t get any better than that.

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      • Damn right!

        Get a job you love
        Educate your kids yourself
        Ignore fashions
        Act like life is a magical gift
        Dance down the street
        Quit watching TV
        Spend / give away everything you earn
        Break the law as subtly as possible / disregard authority

        Reminds me of the song:

        Love is like a magic penny
        Hold it tight and you won’t have many
        Spend it lend and you’ll have so many
        They’ll roll all over the floor.

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        • You were rollin’ until you hit that last one…”Break the law as subtly as possible / disregard authority”. Can’t have the cake & eat it, too.

          The answer to all this is relatively simple: nobody is forcing you to do anything on this list against your will (except, of course, the last one, if your will happens to run contrary to the laws of wherever you live.)

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          • Yeah I mean like, if there is a law you honestly deem worthless, that exists only to line the pockets of corporations – make a point of breaking it, quietly and carefully. But if the laws of your land are just and fair, this would be counter-productive.

            FUCK THA POLICE etc

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    2. Just because you say you are free, doesn’t mean you are free. Dictators like their people to think that way.

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    3. Well duh! off course you are depressed, Where is all the drugs, alcohol, and sex?

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    4. Move to Libya/Egypt
      Go to..wait
      Send your kids to… uh
      Follow Leader
      Act Normal (ie everyone else) (or dont, as of last month)
      Watch Islamic-shariah-law approved TV
      Save for your ol… hold on
      Obey the Tyranny

      Now repeat after me

      I’m fucked / This first-world centric hipster bullshit needs to sign his own great work so I can set him on fire irl

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    5. “Go to work.” The assumption is that you have a job, and most people who have jobs need them, but if you don’t go, you won’t have a job, and might not be able to afford food & shelter. So that’s good advice.

      “Send your kids to school.” The way this is phrased, the suggestion seems to be sending the kids off to school is all the responsibility you should take for your children’s education. Which would make you a shitty parent. Help them with their schoolwork, teach them to be analytical and critical, and help instill them with a burning desire to always learn more, lest you suffer the shame of finding out your child is a Youtube commenter.

      “Follow fashion.” Rather vague, no? Everything is one kind of fashion or another, and if you find something that suits you, where’s the harm in running with it? Or do I need to dress like a goon simply because it’s not the “popular” fashion? That seems like a rather poor reason to do anything.

      “Act normal.” Define normal.

      “Walk on the pavement.” I’m assuming they meant to say “Walk on the sidewalk”, since sidewalks are made with concrete, but roads are made with pavement, and walking in the middle of the road is dangerous. Or are we meant to frolic through the unpaved grass instead? Nay, my naive friend, nay; for that is the realm of dogshit.

      “Watch TV.” If you enjoy it, why not? I don’t, personally, but Bertrand Russell (a man way smarter than whoever wrote this tripe) once said, “The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time”.

      “Save for old age.” That’s just good advice. I’ve seen the what happens to those who don’t, and it’s heartbreaking.

      “Obey the law.” Also good advice. Although also rather vague. An occasional misdemeanor is good for the soul, but steer clear of felonies, because jail is a very sad place.

      This is like, highschool level pseudo-philosophy. And it’s dumb. Mainly for missing out on the crucial concept that freedom means not having any responsibilities, when in fact it means the opposite. People in prison have no responsibilities to speak of, but they aren’t free. Children are less free than adults, but also have less responsibilities. As they get older, they gain more freedom, but also take on more responsibilities. Not because life sucks, or society is trying to bring them down, but because you can’t have one without the other. That’s just how it fucking works.

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      • >Children are less free than adults, but also have less responsibilities. As they get older, they gain more freedom, but also take on more responsibilities.

        In that case I’m doing it wrong. And it feels fucking awesome.

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    6. Get a job you love.
      Teach your kids to think.
      Bring back classic fashions.
      Act like what now?
      Go over walls, not around.
      Find quality entertainment.
      Invest wisely.
      Be a valuable citizen.

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    7. uh, zeitgeisty…seems like the creator of this is one or two steps ahead in the race towards an imaginatve utopia.
      most jobs nowadays are obsolete, for one reason or another. mostly because they only exist without any purpose to first place…so i could see why people would think that ditchin’ work might be the right thing to do.

      school as a tool to hammer fear(and despise) of authority into kids’ minds is actually kinda scary. i recommend “Waiting For Superman” for further info on that.

      the rest could be pretty much summed up with: passive conformity. “take the safe route” so to speak. so …meh.
      oh, and we (as a society) have pretty much enough of everything to provide for everybody. that means old people that are stupid enough to be “poor” as well.
      we simply decided that it’s a better idea not to do that. go figure…

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