Updated: Feb 2
As I took the bold step of quitting one of my jobs last week, I found myself engaging in a critical examination of capitalism and its hold on our society. The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a new set of challenges, requiring me to work two jobs and attend school full-time, while also grappling with the existential anxiety that comes with the uncertainty of what lies ahead.
In this moment, I am not alone in feeling this sense of unease and foreboding. The collective is stirring, awakening to the reality of our situation and the power dynamics at play. We are communicating through the systems that have been imposed upon us, yet those in power remain unaware of our growing discontent.
The middle class, often seen as the backbone of society, holds a significant amount of power, and should not be underestimated.
We are not simply mindless drones, but critical thinkers who have been trained and groomed to be productive members of society. And now, we are waking up to the fact that we have been manipulated, and are determined to resist and reclaim our agency.
As I navigate these tumultuous times, I am reminded that I cannot change who I am. I am simply an integral part of the collective, and it is through this collective consciousness that real change is manifested. By becoming more self-aware, I can begin to understand the role I play in shaping our shared reality and the impact I can have in creating a more just and equitable world.