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theadvancedapes  ·  3139 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Why People Under 35 Are Unhappy

I would say I am unhappy and angry because of the above (i.e. inequality and exclusive hierarchy). When you try to make something of yourself under the naive assumption that you live in an inclusive society that rewards ambitious and initiative, and then discover that this is all a mirage... it can be disorienting and a long process to re-discover who you want to be as an adult, and how it is you want to engage with society. Most of the time I just want to hide in a forest and wait for the Singularity.

But yes, I am channeling my anger and unhappiness in a productive direction - or starting to. I want to identify the ways that we can actually break out of the contemporary order. I agree that the opportunity for real change is high, and another world is possible.

mk  ·  3137 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I empathize. IMO this is primarily due to a 'time of plenty' vs. 'time of scarcity' mindset. Currently, we are operating under a 'time of scarcity' mindset, but I would argue that it is an illusion. A large number of systems, institutions, and the cultures that are associated with them are sunsetting. The scarcity is relative.

IMHO the important thing is to move forward with optimism and an open mind. I think we feel similarly. We needn't frame a vision of success yet, atm we need to feed the good and help it grow.

theadvancedapes  ·  3136 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    feed the good and help it grow.

For today, Plato!

OftenBen  ·  3139 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    Most of the time I just want to hide in a forest and wait for the Singularity.

This is a big part of my desire for a forest/mountain hideaway.