Comfort is an easy trap to live in. We find the simplest route, it is always someone else’s easy way. Intentionally or unintentionally there is a path offered to you. It is a simple path, do this and this financial benefit will be yours to do with as you will. But when you get this income, spend it in this way and things will, might, work out, as long as nothing goes wrong. As long as you don’t have an emergency, as long as you keep your head down and your mouth shut, as long as you don’t dream of more-everything will go as promised.
This is the regular working class set-up. Exciting, not really. Does it work for humanity, yeah. We build systems that generally make life easier for everyone, with people doing shitty jobs. Farming, hunting, gathering and old social structures built around the making survival easier and life a bit better for everyone. But the reality is clever people over time used others and now we have the sweet capitalist system we have today.
That system- that capitalist system- the one people get so angery at, is also the one needed to make art. It is needed for us to be free enough from surviving to get to a point of thriving. Shitty, yes, and until robots take all the menial jobs, we are stuck with it. We will have people using the prime of their lives so we as whole can thrive.
The good news.
It doesn’t have to be you. You can make it a point to escape. You can pursue freedom and take personal responsibility to make your own path. Is it comfortable, no, is it safe also no, is it worth it; only you can answer that.
Here is the thing, your life is short and it is up to you to pursue opportunities to live it the way you want. If you believe that taking the safe-ish comfortable path is best for you do it. Pleanty of people have built good, happy lives doing the mundane and enjoying the reward of serving others. There are the rest of the miserable drunks like me, (not really, I’m to busy to drink lately, and goals) we work and drowned our sorrows in what could have been.
Alright, I have to go.
But the simple truth is we live in systems and these systems have opportunities for all of us to pursue a life we would enjoy.