@MentORPHEUS Thread's a bit pesky, but...
70 years ago you still got married early, to a girl living within 20 miles from where you were born.
There was a specific "lifestyle campaign after May '68 and the last revolutionary movements worldwide, in order to de-politicize the masses, which was largely successful. Back then it was possible for a "working class hero" to fuck. No such thing anymore. Now conspicuous consumption" is a mass culture, not focused on the (upper)middle class. This ultimate capitalist modernization went hand-in-hand with feminism and the prioritization and apotheosis of women, the bulwark of prodigious waste since the beginning of time.Read More
@adam-l While that's an underrated problem in modern society, I'm looking at the unrealistic consumer expectations angle, which is vaguely similar to feminists looking to exploit male protectiveness with zero reciprocity from their end.
Consumers take reliable power completely for granted. After the fires, they expected utilities to reduce to zero the chances their equipment could start a fire, and also pay out billions for past fires, while simultaneously expecting it all to be paid out of a magical honey pot of revenue other than electricity ratepayers, all while keeping reliability near 100%.
This week these competing expectations will see their first big reality check when the "reliability" part of the equation becomes the one out of these three things that cannot all exist at once.Read More
I was contemplating that I'm having a pretty awesome year up to now, and counting the reasons. Having enough sex only came up sixth, and last. (And I have a way above average sex drive.)
Money didn't make it to the list: I don't have much, but I have enough.
Once sex and money are taken care of, there are a lot of things to enjoy in life.