Keep one eye on decency while focusing on your life.
That’s it. That’s all a person really has to do in my opinion. Anyone who wants to be more sacrificial (on a genuine level) is more than welcome (and such sacrifices are commendable,) but I think the above idea is already more than fair, especially because it doesn’t involve exploiting others in the name of “helping” them.
In my opinion, the things I feel I have a responsibility to say and do not only generate no income, they are a hindrance to generating better income. I think I need to put in a lot more work, pain and suffering contributing what I feel is of highest value to society than those who just work full-time their entire lives (and think that all paid work is somehow a real contribution) and get to enjoy a more regular lifestyle.
Even in Canada, it takes months to find (and get approved for) an individual insurance plan (independent of plans paid by employers) that will cover the antidepressants I wouldn’t need to be taking if the system wasn’t set up for the wealthy elites. I feel the moment you stop working, everything is rescinded. The only reason this occurs is because those who support keeping people unnecessarily poor fare better in this system than those fighting against it, (in my opinion.)
I will literally never stop harassing humanity until a basic social income and the basic necessities of life are guaranteed. What the hell did we industrialize and develop all of this technology for if we’re just going to use fear of poverty to force human beings to work mindlessly towards nothing anyway?
This is what you do: you vote for the parties and politicians that are genuinely interested in guaranteeing basic needs (food, water, shelter, health, and electricity) for the entire population. You don’t vote for the parties and politicians that do not have that as part of their campaign platform.
What would be best is if progressive taxation was exponentially increased in order to achieve that.
It doesn’t mean everyone has equal wealth. It doesn’t mean poor people are sitting around in Jacuzzi’s, sipping champagne, and listening to Chopin.