Rev. Kim Jackson on Freedom from the American Dream
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Somebody even said to me, and this is fascinating because I would have never thought about, um, I would've never thought about it in this way, but a woman said to me, you know, Kim, when I had a house and a job and kids, um, when I was essentially living what the American dream is, it was very, very stressful. Like I was always trying to figure out like, do I have enough money to pay my bills? Like, um, how do I make sure all these things can happen so that I can keep my house, et cetera, et cetera. And she's just like, now I don't have any stress. Like, and that's it really? And she's like, no, like I don't, I don't have to worry. I don't have any bills to pay. Right. Um, you know, I don't have to get up on time to go to a job anymore. Like, this is the most free that I've been in a long time. And, um, I mean, I found that just fascinating. I mean, she is, she's a white woman, I think who really was caught kind of in the rat race of trying to have it all. And, um, when it all fell apart for her, uh, I think she's made meaning out of that falling apart by saying, this is, this is where I find freedom.