There are people in this world who survive and thrive by profiting from those who don't see them for the predators that they are. Those of us who see them for the wolves they are can't tell everyone the truth and we can't stop them from preying on the ignorant. I have no choice but to walk away or turn a blind eye because I feel powerless against it. Of course I could just be overwhelmed and in shock from it. But still it's there.
Yet, it feels like some sort of trial of character. As if I'm living a story or some movie but I don't see the happy ending. I feel as though there is no justice, no honor, or no virtue left in the world. Or if there is it's being crushed by the greed and corruption that's slowly but surely taking over. It's like a disease spreading to anyone with a weak immunity or the slightest bit of doubt within themselves.
But I almost can't blame some of them anymore. It's so hard not to drink the kool-aid when some of us are dying of thirst. We need to drink and what else do we do when the only thing we see is what's shoved in our faces. If we don't drink we die. If we drink we become the thing we hate the most. How long can we resist. And is it worth it when things look so grim if we do resist ?
I went to a job orientation that turned out to be a pyramid scheme. I was furious when I figured it out and even more so when the other 5 people got hooked on the figures and ignored the risk to the people they would be selling the service to. It's a scheme to do with home owners insurance and making claims to collect and then charging a percentage of that money awarded to the home owners. They didn't care about the risk of the home owners losing their coverage or possibly slipping off the edge of fraud that they would be walking on. I just don't understand how someone can choose to put someone else at risk for a couple dollars. How can people choose to prey on someone else and just perpetuate the growth of the disease ? I can only hope that they don't succeed or suffer from a conscience.
Sadly sometimes karma doesn't work fast enough. And I hope her aim is true.
Just an observation.