The Corporate Wage Slave’s Prison
The first step is to hatch the perfect plan. This page will help you identify the essential features of the wage slave lifestyle and start planning steps to break free.
What makes you a slave?
A wage slave is kept in captivity with a collection of sophisticated and tenacious elements of imaginary bondage. It is essential to identify the elements that are preventing you from living the life you were born to live.
“Debt is the worst poverty” – Thomas Fuller
Debt is the ultimate tool of the slave master. For the entire history of human civilization, debt has been used as a tool of control. Your student loans, car loans, credit cards, mortgage, etc, force you into a state of endless work to make payments on these goods. What happens when you stop making the payments? You lose 100% of the asset and have your credit rating tarnished.
What can you do about debt? First, you must identify each area of debt in your life. Once the debt has been identified, you will need determine the best course of action for mitigating the effects of the debt. For example, a mortgage can be mitigated in 4 ways; pay the mortgage in full, sell the property, convert the property to a rental, or allow the property to foreclose. Debt does not necessarily need to be paid off in full, but it must not prevent you from perusing your goals with absolute freedom.
Check out the wage slave’s guide to getting out of debt.
“Why are you trying so hard to fit in when you were born to stand out?” – Ian Wallace
From the day we are born, society provides the average person with a roadmap to success that goes like this… Get good grades in school, go to college, get a job, get married, buy a house, retire, and die.
Reality Check! Statistics show that the majority of people fail to obtain a valuable education in US colleges, hate their jobs, have low self esteem, are in unhappy marriages, and unable to retire with the lifestyle they desired. The fundamental flaw with the current roadmap for success is that it breeds jealousy and condemns imagination. It puts the average worker in an inescapable trap of envy and ego. This forces the ignorent slave to unknowingly work towards an imposed image of success, rather then their own unique vision success. And when the image of success requires the purchase of useless material goods, it equates to profit for the slave’s master.
What can you do about expectations? Define success and define failure. These two words are blank palettes that should be defined by the individual, not society. Simply brainstorming your concept of success and failure will may change your entire concept of the important things in life.
“The things you own end up owning you. It’s only after you lose everything that you’re free to do anything.” – Chuck Palahniuk
Look around your home. How much stuff do you own that you don’t ever use or don’t really need? If you’re anything like the typical American, you probably have a closet full of clothing you don’t wear, a panty full of food that will go to waste, and a garage full of junk you won’t use.
Ok, so what’s the problem with owning a bunch of stuff? In order to achieve happiness, you only need to comfortably provide the fundamental necessities of food, water, and shelter. Any possessions you retain beyond the fundamental necessities will not bring you any more lasting happiness. On the contrary, owning more than you need will bring unnecessary stress and become difficult to manage.
What can you do about your stuff? Sell, Donate, and Recycle. One of the most liberating activities on the road to freedom is purging a home full of useless consumer junk. Some things can be sold for cash on eBay, Craigslist, or garage sales. Other useful things should be donated to the Goodwill or other charities. As a last resort, just recycle or throw away the other stuff you don’t need.
#4 Artificial Influence
“It did what all ads are supposed to do: create an anxiety relievable by purchase.” – David Foster Wallace
Everywhere you turn, businesses and organizations are fiercely competing for your attention. An all out war for your eyes and ears is being played out on highway billboards, commercials on the radio, flyers in your mail, and most importantly, the commercials on TV. The marketing on TV is so sophisticated that you will often not even know that it exists. It is embedded into the scripts of TV shows, and hidden in the eloquence of the puppets you hear on the mainstream news.
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What can you do about propaganda, marketing, public relations, and advertisements? First, Get rid of the TV. You don’t need it! It sucks up your time and brainwashes your mind. Second, obtain your news from international sources and independent reporters. FoxNews or CNN are designed to entertain and mold your mind. The news IS their product. Just like Coca-Cola sells sugar water packaged as a “Delicious and Refreshing” beverage, FoxNews sells entertainment packaged as “Fair and Balanced Reporting”. Third, question everything. Ask yourself why you are purchasing a specific product, what may have influenced your decision and do you really need this product? More about the corporate brainwashing machine.
Your Escape Route
Every defector of the corporate wage slave prison system will take a different route to freedom. Plan it right and you just might be able to experience the sublime world that lies beyond the prison walls.