I try not to be pessimistic. I try to be more scientific, objective and rational in my daily observation but when it comes to life it can never be judgement-free.
What judgement? The fact that something is off the range of fairness. Always.
My mind is wandering at various angles:
Technology vs. human mind: Our spiritual or cognitive progress is so slow while technology is moving in light speed. It’s already causing me a problem. I’m pretty educated tech-savvy person but I’m having difficulty equipping myself that suits current professional needs. My MS office and online skills aren’t just enough. Either I need to master CSS, SEO or other programming such as Java/ Ruby/ Pyton (what are they anyways and why those job titles that I find challengeable talks about these?)
Rich vs. middl-calss vs. poor: the Plutocrat book that’s always stanby in my bathroom really talks all about it. And i know from examples right around me. Someone I know is too rich that she won’t even need to pack whenever she goes from a home to another home of hers.. Everything is equipped at home 2, 3 and so forth that she just needs to hop on the helicopiter, as if going for a run around the block.
Middle-class. I’m middle class. Ivy educated w/ MBA with bilingual skills. Self-established after immigrating to the US. No complaints in living condition but not too affluent. We fear tax day like any other and when I lost my full-time position, things got tight but not too bad. What makes us middle-class is that we’re are not poor enough to get subsidy in massachusetts and It kills us to afford a private insurance.
Low-income. I just can’t imagine single moms/dads in blue color occupation without long-term outlook of their employement. what? 1 in 10 kids in America still goes without proper food everyday? Millions of children don’t have access to basic health care. How many homeless kids do we have?
Again, we’re talking about educated middle class struggling to catch up with their own expertise area to stay float in their job. Tomorrow a new kid w. SEO skills can replace John’s direct marketing job.
Access to education. College tuition at MIT was 20K 18 years ago. Now close to 55K. The real wage is stagnant for those years. But the tuition will never stop rising. We have to put 1K every month starting our kid’s birth and we might barely cover his 1st year or two of college. And if the kids get tuition loan, it’s going to haunt them entire life w/ 8 plus % rate.
Conclusion. Except for top .1 percent the rest 99.9 percent live like slaves with little chances even for their offsprings to rise above that. Does that make sense?