So, I am wondering what is that whole gathering thing about? What goes on there, what is the goal or purpose of it etc? Can someone fill me in? So some of those people just continue traveling around? or does everyone go back to normal lives afterwards etc? I am curious because SE had suggested it to me when I was talking about my homeless situation. Which is still a reality I just bought myself some time. Either way, was thinking about trying to check it out, but I am all the way in Ohio :-D.
Ok and about Volunteer work. I was talking to people about this elsewhere, and I am just going to copy and paste my questions/concerns with it, and am wondering if anyone knows anything about it??
Warning: The context of the follow will be off because I was replying back and fourth with someone else. XD
So I was having an idea.
Anyone know about volunteering out of the country? I mean most places seem like they are just trying to sell you a vacation.
Also, would it be possible to start some kind of non-profit organization like that? Ran off of charity or something to go do work in other countries where people could volunteer for free?
I wouldn't really feel right with going and forcing any specific religion down anyones throats.
As spiritual/religious as I am, I could never support any church based movement, ESPECIALLY not Catholic, or Christian which is my foundation. But the absolute embodiment of evil in today's society as far as I am concerned.
& To Noir, obv. Which is why I disliked most of the options I saw on google, They make it seem like your paying for a vacation and will be spending some of your time teaching people english.
I'm not really interested in that, I could just as easily fly to freaking India and live there or something.
The thing is, I know this might sound dumb or what ever. But I love hard work. My only issue is I hate working for uncle Sam, doing nothing positive for anyone. I can't stand American society, or its version of slavery. Working your life away for barely enough to scrape by.
I hate sitting around living a meaningless life. The only job I have ever held that I liked I was surrounded by foreign people, not "African Americans." Or "Mexican Americans." Or "Asian Americans" but real people from other cultures. Who barely spoke english. And I loved learning to communicate with these people, teaching them to do their jobs, I loved what they were about they way they treat each other, and their passion for love and life in general.
That was probably the only time during my life I have felt satisfied, managing a warehouse full of under-appreciated, and underpaid immigrants from all over the world. Helping take care of those people and make sure they were getting fair treatment helping them etc. Other then my years as a stay at home dad, which were also amazingly satisfying.
I just don't feel like I am enjoying life, or doing anything productive when I am living in this american society working 9-5 at a job I hate, that doesn't really help anyone.
I know most of you are younger then me, and were born to love this meaningless society. So this might be hard for someone to understand. But It just feels like a worthless spiritually restircting life.
No, I don't want to go volunteer to live in a beach house in freaking Cancoon and go around trash picking occasionally on the weekends.
My idea situation would be like HARD work. Building shacks/houses in a place that has no housing. And having to live in one of them myself, as a part of the community. I don't want a paycheck, I don't want luxury. I just want a service job, to serve and help people, to grow and experience the world. To see other peoples hardships and make an impact on the planet.
I don't know how to explain it all...But if you have ever experienced the cultures outside of America, or even the hidden cultures inside of America, the Native Americans that still practice their beliefs, etc. Its just so much more beautiful and filling, then sitting around here doing nothing other then getting old...Occasionally getting money.
The thing is, money holds absolutely no value in my life aside from survival. I don't want money, I don't need money, or feel attached to money...Lol...And that is all our society cares about...Name me one person you know who does something else with their life besides see how much money they can make, or out do their neighbor by buying a better car etc? Its absolutely sickening and pathetic.
"I'm soul searchin, I'm soul hurtin.
What happens when money don't make you happy, wish that on no person."
I dunno how good I was at getting my message across in this post. Its still early and I haven't even drank my coffee yet. But I would like to do something meaningful with my life.
In America, if you do become prosperous, its just at the expense of another human suffering. For every person making $100,000 a year, there are 10 people who can't get a job by any means.
updated by @rude-bwoy: 01/13/15 10:02:18PM