The energy this wastes is incredible. While some of us are trying to make things and hopefully sell those things, we find our audience exhausted by reflexive trivialities, too tired to put up the cash for something useful. The volume in sales required keeps going up but our prices keep having to go down. The overall quality of every platform continues to decay in the classic Television model.
Having knowledge was once a valuable thing, but now it's all about positioning. One can be smarter, stronger, or better in every measurable way and still fail because of lack of position. Without opportunity there can be no contest, it doesn't matter how competitive one is if they aren't allowed to compete.
In the old days it was the minorities who were held back from opportunity, now its anyone who tries to invest outside the mainstream. Participation is all most of us have now. They make their money on the derivatives and don't like the bad press of a winner playing a different game.
For every winner we have to except the plurality of losers. Hence why winning means so much. Winning brings rewards. But now that we piss on winners and look down our self-righteous, under-achieving, noses at those who would dare to show they are better at something than us. We've encouraged a culture of losing which we re-brand as a culture of participating. Achievement is selfish. Winning is evil and makes others feel bad. Welcome to Canada, the land of "also-rans" and pulled punches.
Much of our Untapped Potential is Fenced Off by the Puppet Masters in Ottawa for their International Partners
If you've ever wondered why so many famous Canadians move to the US or Europe, wonder no more. It's because the average Canadian votes against, purchases against, advocates against, the very qualities in a person that promote success. If you think you have a great idea, forget it, your just a narcissist. If you have a political opinion outside the dominant party, you are a bigot. If you think outside the group, you are disruptive.
If you are tired of this mentality, and share my belief that people are individuals, then join the coalition of capitalism and take your country back from the consumers. Support Canadian manufacturers and producers. Vote power away from the federal government and free us all, rather than voting the power into your own interests and enslaving the rest.