When I got the boot in the 80's, the economy was doing well and materialism was rampant. My life was always poverty at the very lowest end of the spectrum. I didn't really belong there. People could see I was different. Those that had money that were witnesses were looking at me like I was a loser. This made them feel really good about themselves. Well now I've seen a lot of those pumped up shitheads, hit the skids and they arn't so high and mighty anymore.
This deflated there big egos. All of those things can disappear in an instant, and then where are you? Why should I be impressed with people that have it all, like those who run the federal reserve. Thats not impressive in the least. In fact it's profoundly pathetic. Wouldn't it be nice if we could all just create money out of thin air. Thats not a job, it's a joke.
You look around at all the cars and wonder where all the money is coming from. I beleive a lot of it, is credit cards, and people are grossly in debt, for the most part. Then you have those that had everything given to them on a silver platter, from inheritance, or birth. Then you have those who work in cushy jobs and do zip to earn it. Or how about people, that have no talent like Lindsay Lohan, or Britney Spears, and make a million dollars walking out the door. Big deal, big deal, big deal.
How about the bailout of huge companies? These a holes scorn people on welfare, and yet they get huge government bailouts, which is 50 times more parasitc, and yet we have to bow to them.
It is all an illusion, and there are few that actually get the respect they deserve as a human, rather than the respect they get for something that makes them appear superior, when they are not.
Churches don't impress me either. They don't have to pay tax and they get all there money from people who struggle.
So to put things in perspective, it's not a good idea to be too hard on yourself when you see these things and wonder where you fit in as a human being.