Work is Killing Us
We have been conditioned from the time we are little till the time we graduate out of High School; "Go to School, Work Hard and You'll be Rewarded" etc etc It has done the opposite, we are less happy, more broke, our life expectancy has gone down and our health has decline what are we doing wrong?
The problem we have is that we are obsessed with work and wanting more and having more and whatever we have isn't enough we have to go get more to the point that we neglect our families, ourselves and our health.
We have become so cynical that we believe working one job isn't enough we have to work 2 or 3 jobs and if we don't work enough we get criticized and ostracized if don't have work and we are taught to demonize the unemployed and to glorify the rich.
The American Dream no longer exist, sadly its a myth of a bygone era, we are working more hours and less pay than our parents did and job security no longer exist, the time of having a good decent paying job, a living wage, benefits and a unionized job is a thing of the past. Corporations have taken over thing from our jobs, to the way we live and work to how we eat and sleep. Workers no longer have rights like they did 50 years ago. We have gone from being an industrial economy to a services economy in less than 40 years? How is that possible? When everything started to go corporate in the 1970s many corporations did away and dismantled unions that protected workers and advocated for their wages, safety and benefits to becoming slave masters and servants. There is no company loyalty anymore with the workers so they don't worker as hard because they can be easily displaced like they are a number not a person.
Unless we change our values system and not be so focused and obsessed with work people will be dropping dead, families will fall apart, our health will continue to decline and we will still be broke no matter how many jobs we have and the world from the outside will continue to look at us with pity, displeasure and disgust.