There has been a very disturbing scenario taking place in the USA and probably the world within the last 50 years and it has become a growing epidemic... Debt. We freak out when we see the deficit yet take calm our own, yes me included for many years. The world of debt works pretty well for the 1% of the world's actual wealthy population and it may even be smaller than that now. You read this and if you don't see yourself then 1 of 3 things is going on. 1 Your in that top percentile. 2 - You see yourself. 3 - Your stupid or smart. The top percentile are pretty smart and make a great team and you and I are the puppets.
Your job. No matter if your hourly or salary, management or worker more and more are expected of you, especially true in a large business, the larger the worse. Now they need dedicated workers you know, the 100% or better of people not your 100% BUT THEIR VERSION OF 100%, THEN COMES THAT EXTRA EFFORT NEEDED. They need you to need them so when told or some ask first you will oblige their request. Some like UPS even state that "we are a family" and pretty much that is what they meant, they are your family and your family at home is second, they are first. They come before God, Country and Family and want to be all three. But how is that accomplished? Indebtedness. As people we need things yet our wants are much larger and sometimes we get confused a to what is what and that is a good thing for business, especially larger ones. They need to know that you will give all and then some but in order to gain the upper hand and make you obedient and loyal to them and need them and for that you need to have a need, a strong need and debt can do that. There are only 3 reasons that someone is hired to do a job. 1 - They can't do it themselves. 2 - They don't have time to do it themselves. 3 - They don't want to do it themselves. Unlike your blood family who needs you until the last day you breathe and still wants and needs you afterwards, they only need you as long as you are able and or willing to function at a great pace but like everything else you wear down, wear out or become injured then you naturally get slower, kinda like a car. During this time however you are needed to be obedient, loyal and without question and this requires a debt load.
Now I'm guilty of a few of these but at one point I was guilty of almost all. The TV stations don't care that at some point the bow will break for the larger majority, the manufacturer, the store, the salesman, the lender don't care, chances are they are doing the same thing. We are bombarded by messages from movies, tv shows, radio and government that we must not be normal if we don't do most of these things and we are a disgrace to the very way of life and we are, their way, the way of the top 1% which needs you be be in debt to them for your debts and depend upon them. At what point did the American Dream become so distorted? Basically while you alienate yourself from your family, God and your own health you slowly get replaced either due to disease or a natural process called getting older. All those atta boys will be gone as you have served your purpose to them. Parties they have can range from 5k to 50k per person, and you thought Outback was high. The American Dream should be Independence, not Indebtedness, Fear, Stress and Sickness.
Why would we if we are smart buy stock in a company, especially one that moves jobs overseas? What happens when that company collapses, and it is coming soon as more people have to take less paying jobs because their job is transferred to another country or their health has failed and they can no longer buy the product because of medical bills or they are gotten rid of. While production costs go down shipping costs go up and profit stays with the wealthy, not placed back into our economy because workers are overseas. As sales plummet so does the company but it you have stock so does your money. Your future is now theirs.