I'm not sure if this myTake belongs on GAG. It's not what people usually write about in here, but I would still like to hear what people have to say about my opinions.
The older I get, the more I realize what this world has come to. I feel trapped in society. I don't want to be part of it anymore.. But is there a way to escape it? I was born in Denmark.. According to the media, the happiest place on earth. Bullshit! Sure, we have free healthcare, we get paid to go to school and our government sort of takes care of everyone. But I feel trapped.
I have spoken to a lot of danish people.. The so-called happiest people on earth.. And I have to say that it's far from the truth. We have some of the higest "negative numbers" in the world. Depressed, suicidal, alcoholics. etc. etc. Since I was 12 or 13 years old I've felt like I didn't fit in. From that early age I started to realize that we, people, aren't meant to live the way we do. We are raised to fit into society, but in the end, we aren't meant to live like we do. All in all, we are just animals, but we expect so much more form ourselves, and the people that try to tell you otherwise are looked down apon.
I work as a teacher, teaching web development. The only reason I do it is to make a living. Earn some money so I can stay alive. The more I do my job, the more I feel like I'm taking part in bringing down society. I feel like the bad guy. Trapping people in a virtual world, the social media world. I'm not saying all of it is bad. Sites like GAG are wonderful places where people actually want to make a difference and help eachother. I'm thinking about sites like Facebook. In my honest opinion, Facebook is one of the worst things that has ever happened to us. It turns us into liars and spies. We want to be better than the people we befriend. Every day has become a struggle. I'm not happy with what I do anymore. I'd rather live in a forrest somewhere, away from society, away from all the pressure that comes with it. Be happy with what I got, instead of begin reminded all the time of what I don't have. Things I don't even need, but things that society keeps telling me that I need.
Today we have elections in Denmark. I can't help feel sorry for all the people that rush to vote, thinking they actually make a difference. It's just a big joke to me. All the politicians are filled with lies. They promise us so many things, but the second they gain power, all those promises turn out to be lies. One government is as bad as the other. It's always been like that. It feels even worse today, because all they do is cause problems via social media. Most news headlines are about what one politician has said about another politician on Twitter or Facebook. How is that helping your people? What good will come from that? It's all about votes.. Gaining power and becoming something they ain't.
Am I the only one that feels this way? I envy the people that don't see these things. It must be so much easier to be blind and just ignore all the signs of what's really going on around us. In society we don't have a choise. It's live or die. We are born without a choise, and all we can do is just do what they tell us to do. People in many countries spend their entire life hunting. Hunting happiness. But at what cost? Some days I wonder if I should just sell everything I got and go live in a forrest somewhere. Like we are really meant to do. Living in big cities is not what we are build for. This is the reason that so many people suffer today. The pressure is simply too much for some people. It's also the reason why I don't think I ever want to have kids. Not in this world. It's already overpopulated and it would be extremly selfish of me to create a life, when I don't feel welcome or safe myself. I read somewhere once, that if we as a species, need to survive, there shouldn't be more than about ~one billion of us. Today there are more than seven billion of us. See where this is going?
"Society" is slowly killing society.
I fear for the next generations. I'm sorry if this isn't GAG material. But I had to get it off my chest. I would love to hear your opinions.