Deny it all you want, but you’re getting older! The face creams, surgery and wardrobe makeovers will only do so much — at the end of the day, time is on a level higher than any of us and will loose its effects on us all.
There are certain words and phrases that should be omitted from the English language. All the swear words and degrading terms we use for people daily are on that list. A lot of the idiotic slang we’ve come up with? Yeah, that too.
- can I salvage this failure?
- can I turn this failure into something else that’s just as good?
- how bad is this failure really?
- is there a lesson that I can learn from this experience?
- the economy as we once knew it is in shambles
- there are numerous tax loopholes that benefit the rich, allowing them to pay taxes at a lower percentage than many middle-class families
- corporations are not generally held too accountable for their actions (see bailouts, lack of litigation of some pretty heinous corporate crimes)
- corporations often have too much influence in electoral processes, due to the sheer size of their contributions
But their critics question whether the methods used by the Occupy movement are the right way to go about raising these points at all, since:
- they’re seen as anti-capitalist (I’m not entirely convinced that this is a bad thing, looking at where capitalism has gotten us in recent years)
- there’ve been a number of Occupy-related arrests in movements across the globe
- they’re seen as more of a burden on the locations they’re in than they are peaceful protests, as the infrastructures aren’t meant to maintain such a large tent-based population in such concentrated numbers for so long
- finally, they question whether the protests are at all productive, or whether they’re just a bunch of people doing nothing more than giving the news something to write about
“Why everything that’s supposed to be bad make me feel so good?Everything they told me not to is exactly what I would
Man I tried to stop man I tried the best I could
But (You make me smile)”
–Kanye West, “Addiction”
ob·ses·sionnoun äb-ˈse-shən, əb-Definition of OBSESSION1: a persistent disturbing preoccupation with an often unreasonable idea or feeling; broadly : compelling motivation <an obsession with profits>
1hab·itnoun ˈha-bətDefinition of HABIT7a : a behavior pattern acquired by frequent repetition or physiologic exposure that shows itself in regularity or increased facility of performance7b : an acquired mode of behavior that has become nearly or completely involuntary <got up early from force of habit>7c : addiction <a drug habit>
So in looking at these, what can we learn about an addiction?
- One is ruled by an addiction
- One does not act when they are addicted, instead they carry out actions as governed by their addiction
How do you battle an addiction When you simply can’t help yourself — when your actions feel less and less like they’re your own and more like an unseen force is guiding you to do things — even though you might get less and less enjoyment from them as time passes — what can you do to regain control of your life?
I’m pretty sure that I’d benefit from a society that didn’t need wallets. For me, it’s an unnatural extension of my body that carries so many of the things I need to function “normally” in this society — so unnatural to me that I misplace it far too often.