Advice For Idiots
It seems like someone should be giving the poor sheeple Occupying various places some advice. I thought I’d take a stab at it.
- TAKE RESPONSIBILITY. It is your fault if you bought a house you couldn’t afford. It is your fault if you have too many mouths to feed on your paycheck. It is your fault if you can’t find a job because you went to school to be a lion tamer. It is your fault if you opened ten credit card accounts. All these things do not mean that no one else is to blame (depending on your situation), but chances are pretty good that you at least share the blame for your shitty life. Take responsibility.
- YOU ARE NOT ENTITLED TO HAPPINESS. In the United States, you get life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. If you don’t pursue it, you aren’t going to find it. In other words, you have to work really effing hard for the things you want in life if you aren’t lucky enough to be born with a trust fund or inheritance handed to you.
- STOP MAKING EVERYTHING US VERSUS THEM. There are good people and there are bad people. There are good companies and there are bad companies. Money doesn’t corrupt people. Greed corrupts people. Just because you have a lot of money doesn’t mean you’re greedy and just because you DON’T have a lot of money doesn’t mean you aren’t a greedy little shit.
Really now, the amount that has been done to prove to me that protesting in this manner is not something that whiny white kids and drug addled older folks do is minimal. With every single poll showing ever declining public support (for as much as polls are worth) and all other polls showing that people think the tea party will have a greater influence on the 2012 elections it seems more and more like you guys are simply out there to prevent being home watching family guy reruns instead of because of real grievances.
Instead of defiling a public park and fighting with police, why don’t you spend that time looking for a job instead of bitching that the magic jobs fairy hasn’t put one under your pillow. (There are, and never will be, jobs for liberal art majors and a number of other pointless degrees designed to simply lighten your wallet. You bought the educational equivalent of snake oil and you are fully qualified to flip a burger. Congrats, shut up and do it.)