In the USA, a typical person has $60000 of debt by the end of their life. Your overall net wealth is very likely to be a negative number, after living to get into debt and perpetually paying it back. Over an entire human lifetime, most people in the richest country the world has ever known, will effectively own nothing and earn less than nothing.
And yet, the idea persists that communism is bad because it means that “you can’t own anything.”
You don’t own anything now.
I was halfway through writing something about how "here I am again waiting in the doctor's parking lot" when she came rushing back to the car to tell me that we were at the wrong location. One quick drive later and I have dropped her off at the right location. It's a little frustrating having doctors not have reliable office locations.
@welshpixie hey, dice.camp fell down and had to be hard-reset, so I'm just gonna follow you from my main, not my games-alt 😁
“One of the ways that those in power are going to push back on the movement to defund the police is to say that we need police to keep women safe. And what they really mean by that is always white women. Black women have been calling this out for a long time, and it’s beyond time for masses of white women to join them and say clearly: the police do not keep us safe.” – Elisabeth Long, Catalyst Project
I just learned today about the extent to which a project I started as an undergrad has grown, helped indigenous communities worldwide who speak endangered languages, and brought in a lot of grant money to my undergrad advisor's lab (which, knowing him, mostly goes to paying students who work there) over its lifetime.
I'm a little floored. Sometimes, a thing you think is some minor bit of your personal history turns out to have touched many many more people, for the better.
I'm trying to remember to post here myself. It's easy to slip into treating this as a consumption medium, and forgetting to contribute!
I think that's been hard to do because life has been:
- Pondering the uncertainty of the future.
- Anticipating multiple future things to talk about that I can't talk about yet.
It leaves one feeling like one has very little to add, ex nihilo. But I'll try!
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