Generally I try not to complain, although I'm sure I've complained about a thing or two in my day. Personally I wouldn't look at the following as a complaint as much as a statement.
I'm not introverted or anti-social, but I don't socialize a whole lot these days and really I think I have a good reason for it, not that I need a good reason. Now I'm certainly not conservative, but I think I have an understanding when it comes to the feeling that American's have a massive sense of entitlement, although I don't use the word in the same sense that a republican might.
If you haven't noticed I have a view of the world that probably differs from a lot of Americans. As a side note I don't mean to pick on Americans, but I've never been out of the country so I can't comment on what things are like in other areas of the world.
In the last several years I've probably gone to a movie theatre, restaurant, or anything else that others do on a regular basis well under a hand full of times. I don't have a car or drivers license, I don't have a state ID so I couldn't go out for drinks even if I could afford to. Just yesterday I checked and I've lost another eight pounds putting me just under 140 lbs, I don't eat very much. Nonetheless I rarely, if ever, complain about my situation. It was my choice to live as I do and I'm happy with that choice, there's nothing for me to complain about.
When it comes to socializing with other American's I find that they usually ask me what my job is. I don't have one and haven't had one for several years. That doesn't mean I'm lazy, I work very hard actually, I just don't get paid for my work and that's by choice. People generally don't like my answer to the job question.
Just the other day I met a gentleman who was visiting a neighbor and he asked me what I do. I told him I program applications and video games, among other things. I figured the neighbor had already told him about my jobless status and was probably right as he proceeded to say "that's it, you don't have like a job that you go to or anything?"
That's it? As if it weren't enough, as if I owed him more for breathing his air. Americans seem to think that if I'm not miserable in my job then I'm not contributing to society. The fact is that I do contribute, quite a bit for one man in my opinion, but that's just me. I just don't get paid for the things that I contribute, I give them away for free without even so much as an advertisement.
I'm not on welfare, I'm not on social security, I didn't sign up for Obamacare, I'm not consuming tax dollars. I contribute to society, I give to them gifts constructed with my own sweat and blood and their response to me is not thank you, but "where's the rest?"
In my personal experience it seems that American society is never satisfied, it's always gimme more gimme more gimme more. Really I'm not sure why they think that I owe them anything much less anything more than I already give to them. They didn't create the land that I stand on, they didn't create the air that I breathe and yet they seem to think that I owe them just because I'm alive. They seem to think that they're entitled to my life, entitled to my sweat and blood and even when I give it to them they seem to think they're entitled to more.
I'm not complaining, just explaining why I might appear anti-social. I guess, I just find American's unpleasant to be around. Unpleasant, ungreateful, disrespectful, rude, self-centered and selfish.
I'm not anti-social, I guess, and I hate to say it, I just don't like them. Honestly they probably would prefer just to label me anti-social because they can't seem to imagine a reality where someone simply doesn't like them.
P.S. I just stepped outside and while out there I saw a single ant struggling to bring a rather large piece of plant matter back to his colony. As I watched this I thought to myself, this ant isn't getting paid for this labor, moreover I imagine none of the other ants complain if the piece of plant matter isn't big enough or if it isn't coated in gold and platinum. Instead I imagine the other ants simply share the fruits of their labor with him. I imagine the other ants don't think he owes them anything, much less anything more than what he already gives to them.
P.P.S. For the record I don't ask them for anything, I don't expect anything of them and I certainly don't think they owe me anything. I hope my words don't sound as though I think I'm better than anyone else, I don't and I'm not. The choices I've made in life are no better or worse than those others have made, just different. I believe they have every right to exist as they choose and only wish the same for myself. Sure I disagree here and there, but nonetheless I wish them the very best in life.
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