There are huge industries in the world who depend on us each day to make the decision to spend money on their products or use their services. The financial world wants us to use their money to pay for stuff that we really don’t need and charge us interest. The insurance industry wants us to insure all of those things we don’t need and hope that they don’t break. Manufacturing from every angle hopes that they can entice us into buying products we don’t need and the food industry creates cheap foods which taste delicious but have no nutritional value. And the list goes on and on. Major corporations have utilized the years of studies in the field of psychology to use all of the triggers they know will convince us that we should purchase their products right now. There is a certain “Code” that they use in their protocol of moving a product from their location to our homes.
Not even something as simple as good health is sacred anymore as we are bombarded with ads about products in the form of drugs. Not only are we convinced that we should have health care we are actually forced to have it as we are also forced to have auto insurance. Even with all of the advances in medicine we still question whether or not we can actually afford to go to the hospital if we get sick. And if we do get sick and don’t survive there is another huge industry gaining large profits from that as we have to be buried.
This whole “Coded” system that we live in is a matrix of confusion and can push folks to a breaking point. Take a look at just the way taxes in America are done alone. It can be so daunting that we hire people to do our taxes for us which is yet another industry. There is no reason why taxes could not simply be set at a fixed percentage of our income and we are done with it.
There are record amounts of people who are reaching that breaking point and trying to find ways out of this matrix. Some call it “Minimalism”, some call it “Simple Living”. But it really doesn’t matter too much what you call it as to me I see it as a simple cry for change. Another new trend has started in the form of “Local Living” in which communities are opting to spend their money locally and keep the wealth within rather than supporting the high profit driven industries that keep them in the matrix. Families are purchasing land and learning how to become “Homesteaders” where they feel closer to the earth and are more detached from the current system. The “Tiny House” movement is in the rise and people are finding that they can comfortably live in travel trailers.
From all walks of life of people of all age groups from the 20 year old’s who can’t afford to live and pay off their student loans all the way up to the seniors who can’t afford to stay in their homes, people are learning to break the code. Rather than our governments understanding this cry for help they are creating laws each day that make it harder for folks to break away. I am waiting for a law to be passed one day that makes it mandatory to have TV. There are laws across our land that make it mandatory to be hooked up to public water and sewer and others that make illegal to collect rainwater. There is a quiet war brewing on the horizon and as more and more people wake up we will may just see some real positive changes occur. Most folks don’t like the feeling of control, but it seems that it is getting harder and harder each day to find a way to acquire our own individual control over our lives.
On a personal level I am using “Minimalism” as my break away. I know that for now I won’t be able to break away from all systems in place but at least I know that someday I will no longer be tied to a world of paying interest to the banking industry. I no longer allow all of the mind stirring words of the advertisers on the media to get even remotely close to entering into my brain. I support local businesses and very rarely find reason to purchase anything produced by an industry that doesn’t support my community. I am learning that I can live in a smaller home as I remove all of the clutter in it and life is so much less about stuff than it is people and the adventures we share. My passions are fueled by a small community I love on the internet and as this community grows it will also grow in our neighborhoods. I am breaking this “Code” and if there are any others reading this post who remotely feel the same way I do I encourage you to learn to find your way back to the life you love.
Blood Sugar- 101, Weight- 180.6