Don’t Domesticate Me

I don’t want to be domesticated.

Chained to a home and a mortgage.

Having a job is a necessary evil,

although I am painfully aware

many WISH for the chance to work.

The endless cycle.

Work.

Work to pay for the house.

Work to pay for the things.

The house you cant enjoy

and the tings you don’t really need.

Spend all your time working.

Living just to work.

Careers don’t suit me.

I walk to my own beat.

Walking alone, quiet, with nature.

Walking for hours by the stream.

Someplace comfortable and calm

Maybe one day there will be time.

When I no longer have to work.

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15 thoughts on “Don’t Domesticate Me”

  1. That was me, so I quit my corporate job in 1984 to be an artist. Been mostly poor ever since, but at nearly 70, I have my self respect, my mind (such as it is) and enough social security for the basics. Sure taught me to focus on what’s really important in life. It’s a hard choice, though and not for everyone. But an absolutely necessary one for me.

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  2. I’m going to go to bat here for the conventional life. Home ownership can be extremely rewarding, but it’s important to know what you want before you commit. Your home should feel like your refuge (when you aren’t in nature). And buying stuff? Just because you have a home doesn’t mean you need to fill it up with crap.

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    1. America’s view of freedom is arse-about-face. They seem held-bent on punishing the normal and rewarding the freakish. The normal are tied to mortgages and jobs they hate and are then tantalised with ‘Bread and Circuses’ junk.

      Just because I want a normal life doesn’t mean I want every Apple product under the sun.

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  3. My daughter always says, “This is my favorite domesticated animal” or “undomesticated animal”. She clearly identifies the importance between the two as if they weren’t even on the same level. I love your connection between this and us humans. I don’t want to be domesticated either – at least not all the time. I want to be that Husky that sometimes escape and just……runs…….

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  4. I know this isn’t the focus of your post but just have to add… I rent, I have never owned a house. I don’t understand owning a house. I have enough stresses in my life just living. Voluntarily adding all the responsibilities of that on top would be too much. If something breaks, I call the property owner, if suddenly I have to move somewhere else, I give notice. I have always rented and will always rent. I know it’s a small thing but having a few less stresses means a lot.

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  5. Hi Anne,

    Yep, life can be a handful. It is good to vent about it through writing. There are also so many good benefits from all the craziness. Have a great week,

    Gary On Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 1:51 AM Anonymously Autistic wrote:

    > anonymouslyautistic posted: “I don’t want to be domesticated. Chained to a > home and a mortgage. Having a job is a necessary evil, although I am > painfully aware many WISH for the chance to work. The endless cycle. Work. > Work to pay for the house. Work to pay for the things. The house ” >

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  6. Never marry. You do not have a Y chromosome. Despite college degrees and work it has been 38 and half years of explaining why I have no interest in conforming to social norms.

    Wow. Felt good to say that. No, I don’t want to help you wait on the men folk. No, I don’t want to dedicate my life to laundry, cleaning, decorating and feathering a nest, life is too fabulous and too short to waste time taking care of stuff. :p

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  7. We are domesticated to the wealthy. We all wish to not work, but with a bill-of-goods sold to us, the worst of us have Stockholm Syndrome and refuse to know it. Why do we work? The wealthy doesn’t. They trade everything, even our lives. We would do best to live on credits, what would be a “form” of money where they are spent mostly on food, however toys and material things of the sort would be best kept for surveys from customers, allowing all involved in creating said toys credits for food and whatnot. People just earn credits through good deeds, days not in trouble by the law and whatnot.

    That way, you can always take those walks by the stream and …. I know most people will hate this… but.. ENJOY LIFE. AWESOME IDEA, RIGHT? Hey you… You find what you love, and try to prosper from it. There’s more motive in YOUR dreams, than the motive you are “supposed” to have for other’s dreams, i.e. your “career”.

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