What are the fundamental problems that society has to deal with in the current era?
To be fair these problems are really the fundamental problems for society across all eras but the reason they seem particularly problematic now is that we are failing to meet them.
These problems are:
The raising of children.
The care of the elderly.
These problems have been exacerbated by the desire of the young to leave home and make it on their own.
This idea of making it on your own is now seen as a virtue.
The mature adult who stays at home is looked down upon.
Why is this?
I mean think about it. What would be the best way for a family to flourish?
Wouldn’t it be if the members of the family stuck together and shared the cost of basic living?
The more members the family has the less it would cost each member to live in a house.
They could share the load of rearing the next generation amongst themselves.
Do you think bad parenting happens because the parents don’t know how to bring children up or don’t love their children?
Don’t be dense.
The reason is because the parents are worked too hard. They have to work jobs to feed their family.
These jobs are designed to suck the effort capacity of the employees and turn it into profit.
The parents are shattered and this is why they don’t parent well.
I mean come on!
Parenting is supposed to be a full time job right? How can you expect them to do it after working a full time job?
Well if you had 3 generations living under the same roof (children, parents and grandparents) then the load is lessened.
This is fucking basic. I mean how stupid have we been made to be?
The grandparents would then have a role to play into their dotage.
They wouldn’t have to spend the pittance they save for their children’s inheritance on being poorly cared for by strangers.
They would be in the bosom of their family.
Now though you have parents who essentially rear their children for corporations.
Once the children become competent they leave the family home and basically work for the estate and letting agents.
Why this state of affairs?
It wasn’t always this way.
A lot of the ills of the modern world can be put down to this.
Alienation. Old people being depressed and isolated.
We’ve been hoodwinked.
To go out and make it on your own, to have your own place doesn’t benefit you at all.
You’ve been tricked. On tv they can make you want things just by having cool people want them.
It doesn’t benefit you but it does benefit the people who lend mortgages. Who make money through the sale of houses.
How? It increases market size. Isn’t this obvious.