words, ideas that have been infiltrated and co-opted by U.S. ideology. The ideology of : productivity = you are worthy of existence.
Dreaming is our civic duty, they tell us. We must dream, they tell us. But why? My guess - In order to have a secure job, in order to protect the u.s. economy. My dreams have been squandered. Now I just dream (hope) for an actual living wage. I am tired of this poverty and living anxiously, miserably. My dreams are simply to have ACCESS to training, to school, to solutions to this underemployment trench. What happened to my dreams? What happened to yours? Are dreams our way of expressing hope - hope in ourselves, hope in our future?
How can we be expected to "be passionate", to "have dreams" when the future feels so incredibly bleak and uncomfortable and I don't want to participate in this societal mess. Feeling screwed and listless.