If money buys happiness, how much does it cost?


You can’t have everything. Where would you put it?”-Steven Wright

What is happiness and love going for on the open market these days? Granted these are freely given by the Divine, but if man could find a way to sell it. . .

Actually man can sell the illusion of love. This is called porn.

Someone once said that in the new age, love will be the new currency. The first thing that jumped to my mind was that the last time I tried to purchase anything with love I ended up in jail. (jk)

They say if you do what you love the money will follow. Although it seems like the most service oriented jobs don’t pay a lot. Jesus said you can’t serve God and mammon. You can make money by serving others, and get rich if you add enough value, but if it’s true service then money can’t be your end goal; if it is then we are just doing business.

If you make a living with you passion, you might end up hating it if you have to produce too much. This is why many people keep their passion as their hobbies.

Lastly, I saw a few fast food franchises that are paying $12-15 an hour. And that’s in places where the minimum wage is low. One is In-N-Out burger, but this could be because they are in California where the minimum wage is high anyway.

In-N-Out burger? Why does that name sound so dirty? Figures with a name like that you would come from California.

Maybe I should pursue a career flipping burgers. Any job can be a career if you enjoy it and have the resources to live on it. I would get to work behind a mic.

Serfs up dudes


Perhaps the scariest thing to hear at your job is:

“We just got bought out. We don’t know who they are aside from being an “investment” group.

“Investment” group. This could be code for the Mob laundering their proceeds from organized crime into Wall Street. Of course they pay us so well that we would never ever question it. Especially with the “benefits”.

You ever wonder what happened to the Mafia? I can’t help but wonder if Al Capone were here today that he would probably be CEO of a pharmaceutical company.

The second scariest thing I ever heard at work was to expect a visit from 50 Chinese businessmen. These businessmen will be arriving in two buses. I’ve seen how big Chinese people are and wondering why it involves two buses. This isn’t exactly what I meant by power going back to the little man.

Lastly, I keep seeing “LLC” on a bunch of small businesses and trucking companies. Usually denotes an investment group. Lately I can’t help wonder if LLC is code for government.

Either way it’s a futile system. I mean feudal.

When everything man-made turns to crap


I was watching a video on YouTube recently when I heard about how 70% of Americans were living in poverty. However the sad part is many of those who are impoverished are making up to six figures a year. It always sounds funny to hear someone making mid five figures and up complain about how poor they are despite how hard they work. Although they don’t usually work nearly as hard as those making close to minimum wage.

They say more money leads to more problems, and it’s amazing how the solution is always more money. Even the Bible says whoever loves money will never have enough. A Lyft driver who sold real estate told me once that no matter how much you make, you are always in the same boat. Rich people just have expensive tastes. Poor people find cheaper alternatives which are often just as good. It’s just the stigma and being more “resourceful”.

Another way to ensure impoverishing oneself is to live a life of luxury. How many luxury apartments have you seen going up in your neighborhood. Luxury living is the same as “lustful” living. I can’t knock it though since I am attracted to these myself. They aren’t really that luxury. The reviews are almost as bad as any ghetto apartment. People are never happy. All they have to do is see one cockroach or any other insect.

Give it a few decades and these luxury apartments will either be sold as condominiums or rented out as low income apartments; or turned into motels.

I confess that I almost rented out a small 400 square foot luxury apartment that I found for as low as $800. It was cheaper than the non luxury apartments around it. On a side note, renting is still a waste of money and you can buy a $200,000 condo for less than you can rent a luxury apartment for.

I think I may be onto something with that last statement. Either way, all the money we are spending to modernize everything through gentrification only to still be paying off the debt by the time the foundation starts to settle again. I almost call luxury apartments “shitholes of the future.”

The System is designed to control people who can’t think for themselves


One of my Daily E’isms (one liners) is that every time I think about finishing that last half of an undergraduate degree, I have this fear that it will get in the way of my real education (self-education).

It seems as if we are spending more time in school, and for every year we have to spend in school, it takes twice that to unlearn everything in the real world. That is if we can even function in the real world with all of that useless knowledge crammed into our heads most of our lives.

It has been said that the purpose of education is to teach people how to think and not what to think. The problem here is that no one can teach us how to think. We have to do that for ourselves. Any attempt to do so ends up being indoctrination, or teaching us what to think.

State schools try to promote democracy; it is absolutely amazing how good this system looks good on paper. But all it’s done is show us how nothing man creates works the way it is supposed to and everything gets corrupted.

The only thing Democracy accomplishes is making us lose faith in humanity. People that believe in this don’t understand how the world works. And once you learn this, it doesn’t make a difference if you try to start a revolution. American colonials succeeded at this because the elite let us. Within a century everything that we ran from caught up to us.

At least realizing how corrupt the world is has confirmed my convictions that there must be a Supreme being out there and something more to this life. Maybe it just exists on a higher realm that the naked eye can’t see, but has to be spiritually discerned.

Jewish Zionism and Evangelical Christianity, with the latter’s second coming belief, are only political systems trying to build a man made kingdom that is destined to fail.

In the words of Jesus, don’t look for the Kingdom here or there, it is within. Everyone looks for an escape from reality but on one wants to take the journey within.

The Right Way to go backwards


Remember back in the 80’s and 90’s when you fell off your bike? You probably got back on it, despite the cuts and bruises. It’s what separates the men from the boys. It would probably be illegal by today’s standards to get back on after falling off.

The liberal agenda would want us to take our kids to the hospital. They might even tell them to apply for disability and that they wouldn’t be able to work for the rest of their life. Or that they have to take medicine forever.

As much as we try to believe in evolution and strive for progress, if you look close enough you realize that there is no such thing. We have basically been doing the same thing for centuries, only in different ways. Technology makes it easier, which often makes us lazier.

Maybe in a sense, we are not really progressing as much as we are regressing; aka progressively going back to where we started.

The irony of progressing right back where you started. Maybe we will go back to a time when people weren’t so sensitive and materialistic.

Party like it’s 1899.