Yeah, life is beautiful- for OTHER ppl.
For ppl who have money- who can afford to live in a nice house in a nice neighborhood. OFC life is beautiful. But for the rest of us- cramped into a tiny box called an “apt” surrounded on all sides by shit neighbors- it’s fucking hell. 60% of all Americans live paycheck to paycheck. Life is NOT “beautiful” for us. That’s 60% of the fucking US population. And that’s not taking account the ppl who may not be paycheck to paycheck but are still in rough shape. Like one rung up the shit ladder. That’s about 20% of the population AT LEAST if not more. So that leaves ~20% that can actually have a “beautiful” life.
For ppl who have been abused/assaulted/shafted in life- LIFE IS NOT BEAUTIFUL!! If all you’ve ever known is a life of trauma, abuse, neglect, mental and physical torture, shitty parents, etc, you are usually mentally fucked for life. No amount of “therapy” or drugs or “journaling” has ever fucking helped one iota.
For ppl who are sick or disabled- LIFE IS NOT BEAUTIFUL. And there are way more ppl who are sick than ppl realize. Most ppl think disabled as someone who is in a wheelchair. Yes, it’s horrible to be that disabled, 100%. But there are lots of others who are chronically ill or suffering from a ton of health problems but no one cares. Out of sight, out of mind. Everything in America is “pull yourself out of your bootstraps.” When you’re sick, you literally can’t.
When you have NO GOOD ppl in your life- WHERE is the beauty in life? And the more depressed someone else, the poorer someone is, the sicker someone is, the LESS they are able to make friends. People just don’t want to be friends with ppl who are not happy-happy positive! Or sick, or poorer than themselves.
This world is shit. What dreams can we have? What dreams will ever be realized? Hell, most of us aren’t even looking for a lot- most of us just want to live a normal happy-enough life. With a few good friends, a spouse, a nice house, in a nice neighborhood, freedom to actually live a life and be able to do more than just work 9-5 (or 8-7 like I used to, not counting commute).
I feel like a caged bird. We have no freedom. Freedom is an illusion. Freedom is only for the wealthy. And healthy. FML. Fuck that I was born to this shitty ass world.