Joe Rogan’s video presents a brutally honest perspective of a ‘society trap’ that many people unknowingly fall.
You may find his views extreme, but if you’ve ever been in a job that failed to support the notion of letting you live and work on your terms, you will relate to his candid narrative.
Watch the video, and you’ll get uncomfortable by the similarities between what he says and your own life. — perhaps?
Can you relate to some of what Joe Says?
Have you fallen into a trap?
Even a tiny, itty-bitty trap is still a trap.
I’ve taken the liberty of transcribing parts of the video into a condensed blog format, highlighting key points below.
I don’t buy the idea that society is right now is the way it has to be.
I don’t buy the idea that someone always has to work at say Burger King or McDonald’s.
People are pretty flexible. If you look at the broad spectrum of humans and human behaviour from different cultures all over the world, it’s pretty evident that there’s a lot of different ways people connect.
We don’t have to have fast-food workers, and we don’t; we don’t have to have people who work shit jobs.
We have to figure out how to restructure society so everybody somehow or another plays a part, and has something to contribute, has something share.
That’s what the whole of society is supposed to be.
I’ll give you some coconuts, you give me some fish, and we make a deal back-and-forth, left and right.
Society gets wrapped around, becoming a part of the machine instead of becoming many individuals expressing themselves in unique ways where everybody borrows and shares.
We’ve gotten sidetracked and diverted into these boxes called corporations and stuck in these containers like cubicles or offices.
We’re forced into this system whereby instead of making pottery or fixing cars or doing what you have a passion for, everybody shows up doing something they don’t want to do.
You’ve lost the connection and sold your life to sit in a box and work for a machine that demands productivity, does not understand you and does not want to understand you.
So GET IT TOGETHER……and this is your life now. No natural behaviour, everybody’s wearing closing they don’t want. Everybody’s showing up and doing something they don’t want to do.
They have no connection to it, and that’s the problem with our society.
And then what’s the reward for this stuff? Go home and get a big TV going;
Get a shiny belt buckle.
Get a nice purse.
Wear shoes that you could not afford last week.
Get that dream car.
Every week we’re chasing down this new object, and we’re trying to fill this hole and a sad shadow of a life we’ve been left with after work.
You’ve worked 8 hours or whatever hours a day, plus commuting, and that is your life, that’s your real fucking life! All that other stuff is not your life anymore; all that other stuff is work.
Some of us understand it’s a trap, and we’ve gotten out of it!
But for most people, they don’t even understand it’s a trap. They think it’s a good job because they get dental.
The reality is that you are just a piece of a heartless shitty machine that makes money.