Lady 1: "Ugh I don't want to hear it, at least your doing something you love?"
Lady 2: "Something I love, are you kidding me. I want to help people but we are understaffed and overworked. I am over this."
Lady 1: "If I didn't have kids I would go back to working in a clothing store as a manager and take my ten thousand dollar pay cut."
$10,000/52 = $192.31 (approx.)
$192.31/40hrs = $4.81 extra an hour
Which will probably end up going back to taxes anyhow.
You are getting paid exactly an extra $4.81 an hour to miss out on time with your kids, be miserable and hate everything you do.
I think about the way society has created this money vortex that we all get sucked into. College careers are the only way to get ahead, yet there is such an over saturation in most fields that many people can’t get jobs. Then there is the problem that the government keeps having to give hand outs to people who have to work at grocery store or mall just to support their families because these companies can not shell out an extra $4.81 (according to this persons conversation) and instead they need to make a Multibillion dollar profit for the share holders.
Here is the thing, this isn’t a political rant, this is a reality check.
I walk through the stores, streets and various parks daily. I see people struggling in life. I keep hearing, what is the point of all this? What is the point of life? I think to myself, we are all missing it. We all get wrapped up in the I have to do this or I need to do that, we no longer see the point. We are alive to experience life, love, anger, joy, sadness, depression, euphoria, and the list goes on.
What are we really doing? Where do we find joy in this rat race? What steps do I take to change this?