If you click the link above, you'll read that Apple has more money than the "mighty" U.S. government.
I don't know whether to cry or laugh at this but I enjoy hearing all the clever jokes coming out of this so I'm laughing more than anything.
This just goes to show how even in the midst of one of America's worst troughs ever, our nation's population is still trying to preserve the image of wealth.
Do you REALLY need an iPad right now? No. Do you really have to have the newest iPhone? No. Will people be going crazy trying to get one when it comes out within the next year? Yes. Will they be trying to get the next one after that which will come out like 5 minutes after that? Probably. We are wearing ourselves out by just trying to keep up appearances. We are spending money we don't have on things we don't need and this mindset a mirror image of our government. I'm not going to act like I have this immense knowledge about what's going on because this summer I've been trapped in my own little bubble (lol) but everywhere I turn, it's the same things being pointed out. I'm just some girl in Texico with an opinion. We have the answer and it's just a matter of putting it into practice. I know it's a lot easier said that done since we're kinda screwed burying ourselves in too deep to get out but it's just something that I need to bitch (sorry, I'm trying to stop cussing) about for a couple of sentences. It just scares me.
The other day I was talking to my coworker and somehow we started talking about music (actually, it's pretty easy to stumble on that conversation in a music store). I used to be IN LOVE with techno music and as I was bringing up the lifestyle that came with it and everything, my coworker pointed out something I've never really considered. He said," I don't like that music and anyone who is a true musician and plays a real instrument doesn't like it because it's taken away our business. Unless you're a rock star and are just too messed up to care, then you like it. Other than that, no." It's so true. Any person who plays a legitimate instrument doesn't really care for really produced music. You rarely find a person who loves with both Led Zeppelin and Deadmau5 equally. There's a certain level of respect I've always had for someone who can play (not produce) and I've never been more aware of this until my coworker brought up how it's hurt business. He pointed out how before, you had options in nightlife and now it's all pretty much techno. I've always known this but I didn't ever pay attention to it. It makes me sad to think that talented people get rejected for up-to-date people. People who can play their ass off are brushed off for people who can play the latest songs that'll bring in the people. Instead of inspiring, we are just trying to hype. Instead of soulful stimulation, we're focusing on a temporary illusion of stimulation which is usually induced by some form of abuse (alcohol, drug, etc.). It's just one of the many things I'm started to see differently.
I apparently have a new pair of glasses in which I see the world with that point out the realism in things. It's pretty startling when you notice the before & after mentalities. I wouldn't say I thought I was living a dream but it's definitely a completely different perspective. I've always had a struggle accepting my circumstance and lately it's not so much struggling to accept anything as much as it is struggling to change it. I feel clouded by negativity, even at home. I just want to grow. I feel like my growth is being stunted. It's not a good feeling. It's like being so close, yet so far from a lot of things. Ugh, most emo thing I've said in a while. I'm such a girl sometimes, it's annoying. I hate estrogen and the feelings that come with it (lol).
'til next time, stay classy!♥