Schadenfreude – satisfaction or pleasure felt at someone else’s misfortune.
If there is a better word out there to capture the “zeitgeist” of the moment, I’d love to know about it. Sure its overused, but indulge me. I’m a JBR (Jealous Bitter Renter.) I’ve lived in shithole apts the navy wouldn’t kennel their sailors in for years to save money for a home.
Ultimately I’m just as offended by the reactionary sky is falling uber-bears as I am the kind hearted people who just want to get along. I own a shotgun and hope to dog I never have to use it, or revert to using salt as currency. Sorry 4plexowner, if it gets that bad, gold will be pretty worthless. Salt and toilet paper are my bets.
We are at the start of some very interesting times. We are going to endure inflation, deflation, and probably a lot of mental masturbation at the same time! Fuck it, if you bought a house that you couldn’t afford on a 30 year fixed, I have no sympathy for you and neither should anybody else. Whats the point of a social hierarchy if the Fed-Ex driver and the manual laborer can just jump to the head of the line.
Lets re-allocate some resources shall we, or at least watch with fascination while it happens. I may live in a shitbox apartment in Northpark, but I’m debt free and waiting.