Claudius1964's Science Fiction Essays

The latest Science Fiction reviews of the books I have read, and various miscellaneous topics.

Losing Interest.

How does one lose interest?  Well the rate goes up when you lose your power of negotiation.  Your FICO score hits record lows, so your interest rates reach the sky because you owe so much money. You know you're losing interest (or your marbles), if you seriously think about table-dancing at a ladies club.... well I kind of joke about that.  Is it a Culture War?  Not really.... I think culture has always meant as something you couldn't place a monetary value on.... it is more a balance of what is ethical, moral and socially acceptable.  I really don't mind spending the majority of my life working hard for the pittance (alot of people would say), of income that helps me survive.  If you are happy doing what you are doing, then you keep doing it.  More on topic, though....  what really gets me down are the reality shows you see about people making 5x, 10x, or even 100x what you work so hard to make.... they improve their quality of life, and are visibly successful at it.  Why would anyone want to "compete" for $50,000 or $250,000 to make a complete moron out of themselves on National TV? Shows like "Fear Factor", and "I Love Money" have actually stirred me up inside thinking.... omg.... I can't believe their eating this.... or I can't believe they are behaving that way..... etc.... and I don't see it stopping there.  Why does the commercial industry continue to saturate the media with none-the-less, those cars a normal person would have to use their live savings, or cash-out their 401k to make a down payment for.... its beyond me, they think America has money growing on trees? Look at the internet.... You can signup for what I call scams, promising a way for you to start a home-based business....  some having the requirement that you declare Jesus-Christ as your Lord and Savior, like I haven't already done that, yet? I won't go into religion, it would just make this blog longer.... (to be pondered later.... or awaiting futher light on that topic).  People are greedy..... Smart people are looking for ways to keep working, part-time jobs to supplement their income, ways of cutting back expenses.  I use to have a phobia about going to less-prominent or thrifty grocery stores, like Albertson's or Winn Dixie..... I recently found myself at a Save-A-Lot......  If you go to a Publix just to buy 1.... yes, just 1 can of soup.... You fork over $2.79 a can for that 1 can of soup, at a grocery store that is doing far better than the others...... Now, at Save-A-Lot, I can get that same can of Soup (or something comparable) for .69 cents..... or an 8 pack for $3.99.  I use to laugh at nit-picky little things like this...... Do you really think I've lost interest in spending my money, or have I become more selective in the way I spend it?  Darn-tootin.... I also recently decided to start brown-bagging it for work..... So I thought the only reason why I'll go to Publix is to buy their perky lettuce and a stack of lunch-bags..... their lettuce was perky enough to make sandwiches for the week, but now Publix policy proceeds that lunch-bags are no longer available anymore...... huh?  I guess they think I can get an Arctic purse at Wal-Mart that should last me for the rest of my life, right? Losing Interest..... tradition losing interest..... no tradition anymore.  People are losing interest because of inflation.....  The more money that gets inserted into the system, the more your dollar goes to buy what we used to put in those penny-machines that drove out gumballs at kids while your parents are spending a fortune on an oil-change.  Somebody has to turn-off the "Losing Interest" engine.... make me a deal I can't refuse..... show me how to survive the economy.

About the author

Claudius or Claudius1964 hails from Kalamazoo, Michigan and has his BS in Computer Information Systems from Western Michigan University.

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