Okay so get this: You live in a somewhat common area, this may be a low-income area, countryside, a regional district, or simply a more expensive area. The problem is that you don't want to live there, so you develop a plan to move out. This starts to get arranged with whomever you live with at the time be it your husband, wife, kids, etc. and all of you work to save up money. After about a year of working hard, then you decide it's time to pack your bags and move out.
So you do all of the paperwork to get a house; The lawyer, the permits, the approval, loaning from the bank, etc. Now pretty much everyone in your family is ready to move into the house. Your real estate agent congratulates you and all goes well, right? Great. The long process isn't no easy breeze neither, you have to fill out paperwork, prove your identity, employment history and all of that jazz. So after all the months and hard work you move into your new neighborhood! Everyone in your family is so exhausted and tired. You moved in over a weekend, but it seems like no one in the neighborhood has knocked on your door yet to greet you. Odd.
After you and your family work together to set everything up and arrange the rooms, the sun starts to fall. It's funny because you'll probably think that the very next day someone will knock and say hello to your family, but it never happens.
Are you ready to meet who lives next door to you? What's that, you want to make sure they're not a serial killer? Alright! Just remember, first impressions are super important! So you step outside for the first time, and say hello to the lady who just stepped out of her car. She seems pretty nice and sweet to respond, but something seems off. Can't quite put my finger on it but it's like her smile was a bit forced. Keep in mind you're walking away so you just politely brush it
off and head to your home sweet home.
You might just assume that everyone's probably shy, or maybe you yourself don't like other humans. Either way, no one messes with you and you don't mess with anyone there, so it's a peaceful relationship. Sort of. After all, you're new so your focus is well spent on home ownership necessities such as buying a lawnmower, pressure washer, pest control services, and getting into debt for a washing machine because the previous owners of the property you just bought decided to just "borrow" the washing machine. What a nice neighborhood.
And yup, that's pretty much how the rest of your life goes. You work hard for your job whether or not your moved your location doesn't matter because you're excited to not have to waste all your money on rent~~!!!! Yeeeeeee. If only they knew that the taxes you pay on your property will add up over time ):
Excuse me, I'm not a "mature" person so I don't know too much about the financial side of things here, I'm just a young adolescent describing his experience with moving into a new neighborhood. But anyway, in your first month of living in a new neighborhood, you're just busy working and not really paying anyone no mind. Then the second month comes, more bills and debt, and you're saying to yourself well, maybe one day me and my neighbors will connect or talk to each other, but all you can do is just wait while the distance between you and your old friends, relatives, and neighbors grows huge.
Staying optimistic in any dull situation is hard. After all, could you try not to look at your phone while you're in a court room? No, but then by the third month of moving in, you just walk your dog without saying hi to anyone. "What am I doing, I should be saying hello to him/her!!!" you say to yourself. I would walk all the way to the end of the street, where someone came outside and finally said hi, and I smiled and said hi back. That was it. You and your family continued on with your lives, enjoying the benefits of suburbia and positive school ratings.
You definitely come home from work to watch Netflix because hey what the hell is anyone else doing? Painting or making art, pssshh. Please, that's for people who have energy left over from not working sixty hours a week and getting that overtime bonus. What y'all noobs now about that tax return money? In all seriousness though you might get up in the morning, brush your teeth, eat your breakfast, and stare outside your window. Perhaps when you walk to the door you see your yard that looks so neat and beautiful for a brief moment. Then you go on about your business, forgetting about why you even have a yard in the first place.
Meanwhile there's a guy down the street who looks much older than you do, but you just pass them by not saying anything like always. You may see that person living next to you who you just don't like because they moved your garbage bin to park their ugly 2009 KIA because they don't want to move their car into their own driveway because they own like six cars and most of them don't even work. And everyday is the same, buying groceries, coming home to watch Netflix, saying goodnight to the wife/husband and kids, and sleeping in the same damn bed to get up at the same damn time.
But then it hits you. "Oh my God, what am I doing with my life?"
You see like a lobster enjoying a nice, warm bath, you haven't realized just what exactly you've been getting yourself into for the past four months! First let's start this off by saying this: What the hell is the point in moving into a "nice neighborhood" all so you can just lock yourself up inside all day when you're not working and never talk to another human being unless it's absolutely necessary? That makes absolutely no sense, you're stuck in a matrix. And if you've been reading this for awhile now you're probably confused or dazzled as to why every other human being does this.
You see, humans are pretty simple creatures: They see what one person is doing and proceed to copy that person too. So that will explain why in middle-class neighborhoods such as those in the outskirts of the city people seem to have a penchant to avoid everything and be afraid of a leaf. It's a herd mentality that keeps most of us repeating the same cycle over and over again. And for those of you who grew up in warmer, friendlier communities or countries who had the displeasure of finding out how western civilization sucks the happiness out of individuals, this is no surprise.
So to me it's not so much about people wanting to be alone. I can respect that, and there's nothing wrong with you if you really don't like people, but please tell me where's the logic in buying a house in a clean, safe, and well-off community if you honestly could care less about the person living next to you. As a matter of fact, it's not even commercially viable to say that ignoring those around you is a good idea because what if your house caught on fire? What if the entire area that you live in got caught up in a blackout or a storm?
Are you just going to act like the people next door to your home never existed? To me, that's pretty damn selfish. It's like most of the folks here just get up, go to work to make money for themselves, and never care to solve any of the world's problems. I know there's gonna be that one smart ass that says "But sir you can't change the world" or "Oh yeah guys let's just be carefree happy and try to solve issues we didn't cause!" but what about the most common excuse. "I got enough things to worry about, I got my kids to take care of, debt, etc."
Okay, I'm not saying you have to donate $100 to some stupid tax-avoiding corporate charity. All I'm saying is, what value are we truly giving every single day. Because the way I look at it, I'm going to make my life better every single day by practicing what I preach and doing everything I can to move out. I'm not going to be held down and looked at as a victim, but rather a survivor.
There will come a time in America when the days of electronics will be shut down and there will be no "blocking" in real life. On the computer screen, you can "block" somebody because you don't agree with them, or you can "block" this message because it doesn't align with what you've been taught, but in real life there are no "blocking" ways.
So ask yourself right now, what are you planning to share with the world? What's your gift? Thank you all for reading this far, leave your thoughts down below.
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