Where to fit in
Materialism is better than war. Anger, rage, aggressiveness are redirected into grabbing houses, land, toys and all you can. It’s better than killing one another, but neither option is great.
People are either wage slaves, or scavengers, schemers, or manipulators. It’s hard to not get caught up in all of it. All the choices seem horrible. It’s ugly, hard to know where to fit in or not fit in.
I once lived in an apartment complex run by a known realtor in New York. He let the apartments slide until there were underlying structural problems. Then he offered to sell them to the renters who were ignorant of their true condition. He did this all over New York. Within this greed and victimization, it is hard to know where one fits.