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Why does America live like this?

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Before, survival of the fittest was the term. You had to be able to survive with the necessary skills. To hunt, to avoid danger, to live off the land,...
Who changed America? Who wanted this kind of lifestyle and why did he do it?

My guess is...t0 be safe. However, people who are fit can survive without money. So why? Why make everyone live like this?
To use money for everything. That's how I see our lifestyle as.
Was it a person who wasn't safe, and rather instead of having survival skills unlike people with survival skills that were more common back then than today decided to work everyday, doing the same thing for money to buy the things survival skills had offered? Even if that was true, then why? People are still fit as of today. Why did America want to make everyone use money to survive by workforce when there was people who can survive on their own? Survival skills?

The real question is? Why does America choose to live a life where they devote all of their free time in the workforce to survive when there are other alternatives? Many, many alternatives. A mix of survival skills and the workforce seems ideal to me. you have more free time with this type than being completely into the workforce with only 1 or 3 weeks of free time PER YEAR.
Posted: May 2013 Permalink

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kellyboop Level 80 Scania Marauder
cuz this isnt caveman times
May 30 2013
MarshMallows Level 206 Broa Night Walker 4
I don't think its awesome, which is why I questioned it. I don't think it would be awesome to work 10 hours a day on the same subject. I don't think it would be awesome to work for 50 weeks a year. I don't think it would be awesome to not enjoy life as it was offered to you. I don't think its awesome to work for endless hours. I don't think its awesome to be a tool for your next generation. I don't think its awesome to not enjoy your life.[/quote]

Your ignorance is quite perplexing. If we were to live on our own, without outside help, you'd be working from dawn till dusk farming, pulling weeds, feeding the chicken. Is that a life that's truly desired? You won't even be able to take breaks. Hell, you'll probably be starving when winter comes when we enjoy the comfort of heating in houses. Not only will you be ignorant about the outside world (including reading, writing, basic education, current news), you probably won't be relying on technology to make your life easier. Why? Civilization has progressed mankind farther than any other species - engineering? science? currency? government?
May 30 2013
If you really don't like this lifestyle, then just head on to one of the rain forests and become a hunter. Meanwhile you can also cut yourself off from proper medical care, electronic devices, and no guarantee of leisure time or even a proper meal the next day.[/quote]

and why would I cut myself off from proper medical care, electronic devices, and no guarantee of leisure time or even a proper meal the next day? Do you think I want to not like those things? Why should I cut myself off of those things if it makes life easier?
May 30 2013
MelancholyLvl1 Level 202 Scania Shade 4
this post is kind of ignorant ... america didn't start this trend, the sedentary life style has been progressing along for a long time. It really pisses me off for you to be putting just america like this because really, this lifestyle is the norm in all freedemocratic or technogically advanced countries, such as all of west europe, japan, most of south america, parts of eastern europe, select countries in the middle east and asia, and some african countries as well.

also america isn't the fattest country, funny thing is australia is above us, which is fairly surprising to me.

Also to add to the reason why survival of the fittest is no longer a factor in human life is a glory of evolution in itself, we have become so evolved and intelligent ( for the mosty part ) that we are no longer predator nor prey, we have removed ourselves from the system in a way. though we have our own survival of the fittest within human society where those blessed with luck, skill, talent, or health, will live longer and generally happier lives than most and also those with better physical traits still have a higher chance of reproducing ( though now days procreation is no longer our priority ).

the OP is still pretty ignorant as your acting like its only americans who do this and that we started it ( not to mention america refers to all americans - central southern and northern, as in mexico, brazil, canada, etc ), this behavior started when people no longer had to produce their own food which first started in europe for the most part, once trades became more prominent ( i.e. craftsmen, chefs, maids, etc ) the need for growing or finding your own food through labor or hunting was not needed as you could more quickly and conveniently buy it.
May 30 2013
cb000 Level 222 Bera Hero
and why would I cut myself off from proper medical care, electronic devices, and no guarantee of leisure time or even a proper meal the next day? Do you think I want to not like those things? Why should I cut myself off of those things if it makes life easier?[/quote]

You're talking about using your own survival skills to get through life. In that case, you'll be making your own tools, caring for your own health, finding your own food, and investing all your time into applying your skills. If you were to look to other people for such services, then you will have to compensate them -- which is what we have money for, to facilitate such compensation, and why we developed the society you see today.
May 30 2013
You're talking about using your own survival skills to get through life. In that case, you'll be making your own tools, caring for your own health, finding your own food, and investing all your time into applying your skills. If you were to look to other people for such services, then you will have to compensate them -- which is what we have money for, to facilitate such compensation, and why we developed the society you see today.[/quote]

Why can't I have both? Why are Americans leaning more towards the easier, safer side that they are willing to sacrifice all of their free time to obtain that money? The money to completely override the survival skills. It sounds like an ideal type of life, being financially free. Being able to buy your survival skills. But in exchange, you must devote all of your free time. What the hell? I don't to devote ALL of my free time to not even be able to do stuff. I'd rather have survival skills to support me when I don't have money. And when I do, ill buy my survival skills. Of course, the money will run out. That's why people are willing to commit all of their time for a never ending supply of "safety." But i'm not willing to barely have any free time at all. I'd rather have survival skills to support me when I don't have money, or when I don't feel a need to spend it.
May 30 2013
Vicariously Level 100 Windia Kanna 4
when there was people who can survive on their own? Survival skills?[/quote]
No one is stopping you from surviving on your own. You have the freedom to do that during your free time. It's called camping.

Why can't I have both? Why are Americans leaning more towards the easier, safer side that they are willing to sacrifice all of their free time to obtain that money? The money to completely override the survival skills. It sounds like an ideal type of life, being financially free. Being able to buy your survival skills. But in exchange, you must devote all of your free time. What the hell? I don't to devote ALL of my free time to not even be able to do stuff. I'd rather have survival skills to support me when I don't have money. And when I do, ill buy my survival skills. Of course, the money will run out. That's why people are willing to commit all of their time for a never ending supply of "safety." But i'm not willing to barely have any free time at all. I'd rather have survival skills to support me when I don't have money, or when I don't feel a need to spend it.[/quote]
There are people called preppers who spend their free time learning survival skills. You have the freedom to learn survival skills or to buy survival skills.
Every individual have the right to choose whether to learn or to buy survival skills. It just so happens that most people in America decided to buy it, but that doesn't mean you have to do everything mainstream America tells you to do. Do whatever you want with your life because no one really cares what you do with your life.
My uncle was a prepper, but his plan failed. I made a thread about it. www.basilmarket.com/forum/2664275
May 30 2013
ILovePies22 Level 78 Scania Kaiser 3
Why you only say America?
May 30 2013
No one is stopping you from surviving on your own. You have the freedom to do that during your free time. It's called camping.

There are people called preppers who spend their free time learning survival skills. You have the freedom to learn survival skills or to buy survival skills.
Every individual have the right to choose whether to learn or to buy survival skills. It just so happens that most people in America decided to buy it, but that doesn't mean you have to do everything mainstream America tells you to do. Do whatever you want with your life because no one really cares what you do with your life.
My uncle was a prepper, but his plan failed. I made a thread about it. www.basilmarket.com/forum/2664275[/quote]

The real question is? Why does America choose to live a life where they devote all of their free time in the workforce to survive when there are other alternatives? Many, many alternatives. A mix of survival skills and the workforce seems ideal to me. you have more free time with this type than being completely into the workforce with only 1 or 3 weeks of free time PER YEAR.
May 30 2013
Bobofrice Level 161 Bera Shade 4
The majority of America lives like this? How do you know? Where are you getting the statistics to back up your assumptions?
May 30 2013
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