We are owned

We think we are free entities.

We believe we have the freedom to choose what we want. We think we have free will and can make our own decisions.

But, we are wrong .

Think about this.

You believe you are an individual, unique person? In the United States (can’t speak for other countries) we are assigned a number when we are born. It is called the “social security number.”

You think you can independently identify yourself? We are also assigned to have a label, it is called “first and last name.”

You think you have freedom to choose your way of life ? Most families raise their children in a religious or cultural organized system and tell them what to believe. They are also taught how to view the world , and it becomes their reality.

You believe you can do whatever you want without restrictions in this society? In reality, we cannot do most things without the government’s permission.

We are not allowed to drive a car unless we have a government appointed license, which we physically have to carry with us every time we drive.

We cannot get an education unless we are assigned a school or a private certified teacher and a student number.

We obtain a job only if we have a government given identification card and ( you guessed it) a social security card.

We cannot get officially married unless the government gives us a marriage certificate. Or have and adopt children without the government forcing us to appoint them a birth certificate or permission ( and a fee) to adopt.

We cannot buy groceries unless we have a currency or food stamp card fabricated only by the government . Even if you go to a food bank, you have to present a government given identification.

We cannot even travel to other countries unless this government gives us the ok to do so through a passport .

Your fingerprints serve as further evidence that the government knows who you are.

We cannot vote for whoever runs in government without being registered by the government itself to vote.

We cannot fish, hunt, carry a weapon, own a farm , or climb a mountain without some sort of government intervention.

We have to dress up a certain way and refrain from being completely naked in public if we don’t want someone to report us to authorities .

We cannot even be homeless without worrying about a government official telling us where we cannot sleep or obtain food, which are basic needs.

Sounds extreme? I agree , but that’s the way it actually is in today’s society.

In summary , we are not free human beings after all.

We are basically owned by the government .

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Guys, would you feel embarrassed buying feminine products for your ladies?

The other day, my wife texted and asked me if I would feel embarrassed to buy feminine products for her at the grocery store. I thought about it for a second and then responded  by texting that I would not mind.  I never buy  this kind of stuff for her, but if she needed it, then I would buy it with no problem.   So she texted me back with a smiling face with loving hearts.
In another time, I think I would feel embarrassed, but after being married for so many years, I don’t have that much “insecurity” anymore. I would feel worse if I am in an isle in front of birth control products or in a book store looking at books about intimate relationships or romance.
I wonder, do other guys feel embarrassed if they are asked to buy feminine products? And if they do, what is the source of their embarrassment? What about  holding the ladies’ purse while they use the public restroom?   If we guys are sure of who we are and what we are, why do we sometimes worry about what other people think?

Any thoughts…?

Served by Machines

robotI walk into a store, the doors open by themselves. I walk down the aisle, looking for the items. Not sure of the price. I go to one of the scanners by a pole, and it reads the barcode and displays a price. I go to the public restroom, sit on the toilet, get up, and the toilet automatically flushes by itself (still have to wipe myself). I go to wash my hands, wait three seconds for the water to come down the faucet, since there is no knob. I go to dry my hands, and simply extend my hands to the dryer and it starts to blow by itself. Get out of the restroom and to the cash register. Go to the self serve register, scan the items myself, swipe my credit card, push “Credit”, push Yes on  “Amount Ok?”, grab the receipt that comes out by itself, take the groceries, and get out once again through an automatic door that opens by itself.

No need for human contact.   No one to talk to.   Nobody to say “good morning” to.   Simply service by machines.

What would be next, shoes that slide by themselves, like stakes, without the need for walking?  Some kids have shoes similar to this already.  How about shopping without stepping a foot out of the door?  Isn’t that already done with shopping online?  I can also see going to a restaurant and being attended by a machine, which has started with drive thrus.  Education is also done online.Vacations may come to us, instead of us traveling, through holograms. Heck, maybe we don’t even have to meet anyone, go on a date, get married, and have kids, since all of this may be done by machines also.

Again, no need for human contact.  No one to talk to.  Simply being served by machines.