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Response to Ykcutnek (Reply #46)

Tue Oct 28, 2014, 07:23 PM

77. Sounds like captivity. Freedom not big for these Millenial people?

You offer a minimized "sitting around" as their only option. Why? Might be they are capable of much more, and their best bet might be to walk away from those offering the existing choices and go find something else, cut their losses and realize their future doesn't resemble your past. Freedom is hard. But so is sharecropping, and that's exactly what the Millenials and their progeny have to look forward to.

Maybe the barrier is just you, or your lack of idealism? Why you get rid of it? Too heavy, caring about all those other people? Easier to just worry about getting yours? Lots of that around today, wouldn't be unusual. Or a particularly good strategy, I think.

Scary to see them go, certainly from the point of view of those who would profit by them staying put, whether bankers or political parties. Because, after all, the wealthy and powerful only have what we give them. And old wisdom that people never seem to internalize is as true then as it is now. When we stop giving it to them, they will fall of their own weight.

Hazardous, too, for the person who wants to build something better, perhaps, but so are chains we can't see. Always tripping over the damn things, so maybe best to just get away from them.

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