Wednesday, August 09, 2023

When "the system" is wrong

First, a little ad to pay the bills-- I really need an infusion of money for some unexpected expenses (including car repairs, on top of the expected ones). PayPal and Venmo are faster, so that would be preferable. Thank you, and onward to the content. 

When the system is wrong— when it is the problem— you have no obligation to work within the system. 

You can, if you believe there's a chance it will work, but that's up to you. You certainly aren't obligated to work within it. You aren't wrong to discard it and work against it if that's what you think you need to do to make real progress on solving an issue.

If you've figured out that the system isn't going to solve anything, or will continue making it worse, make the smart move and stop trying to work within the system or to preserve it.

Government is such a system. As is every piece of it-- legislation creation and enforcement, courts, "national defense", and even its record-keeping "services". There is none of it worth saving or keeping.

You could do better without this broken system-- a system that is wrong from top to bottom-- holding you down.

Thank you!