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Why are there so many "failure-to-Launch Young Men" .. . .? . . .select the most likely reason . ..

 
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Why are there so many "failure-to-Launch Young Men" .. . .? . . .select the most likely reason . ..
POLL: Why are there so many "failure-to-Launch Young Men" .. . .? . . .select the most likely reason . ..
 1) Men are cowards and have thrown in the towel
 2) Women have taken over the dominate role and you get what you pay for
 3) Video games have created a generation of zoned out addicted young men  
 4) The economy stupid
 5) Lack of reasonable moral or religious upbringing
 6) The feminist movement
 7) Plot to reduce the birth rate
 8) Everyone has given up. . . The young men just gave up first 
 9) Women don't respect men anymore
 10) Alcohol, Drugs and Pornography
 11) TV and Movie image (husbands) of men as losers
 12) Public Schools
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Why are there so many "failure-to-Launch Young Men" .. . .? . . .select the most likely reason . ..

"Failure-to-Launch" means young men living in their parent's basement (or something like the basement) instead of living on their own and are not employed or are under employed because of a lack of motivation or fear of failure . . . they may or may not have a girlfriend and have no ambition or desire to get married and start a family of their own . . . etc. . . .baby

1) Men are cowards and have thrown in the towel . . .
2) Women have taken over the dominate role and you get what you pay for
3) Video games have created a generation of zoned out addicted young men  
4) The economy stupid
5) Lack of reasonable moral or religious upbringing
6) The feminist movement 
7) Plot to reduce the birth rate. . . 
8) Everyone has given up. . . The young men just gave up first 
9) Women don't respect men anymore 
10) Alcohol, Drugs and Pornography
11) TV and Movie image (husbands) of men as losers
12) Public Schools

Last Edited by George B on 03/12/2013 06:28 PM
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Re: Why are there so many "failure-to-Launch Young Men" .. . .? . . .select the most likely reason . ..
its a combination of many factors, not just one.
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Re: Why are there so many "failure-to-Launch Young Men" .. . .? . . .select the most likely reason . ..
its a combination of many factors, not just one.
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I know but GLP doesn't allow multiple selections on their polls. . . sorry!!!!!coffee4
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Martin Luther King . . . Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter!

All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.
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The only thing guaranteed in life is deception. . . everything else is optional . . . George B
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its a combination of many factors, not just one.
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I know but GLP doesn't allow multiple selections on their polls. . . sorry!!!!!coffee4
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Good one buddy! Yea, it's a few things
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Re: Why are there so many "failure-to-Launch Young Men" .. . .? . . .select the most likely reason . ..
Being a guy I see many young men not living for anything but themselves. . . or are too afraid to risk anything which could make them uncomfortable or possibly fail. . . video games, porn, alcohol and drugs are crutches that numb them into accepting third place in life. . . .

Seems guys are much more likely to suffer the "failure to launch syndrome" than women (my theory is video games at too early an age has something to do with this . . .women seem more immune to it or simply are not interested). . . I saw this as men became less and less represented in many professional schools including law and medicine . . .

It is easier to never risk than to try and fail. . . we have a real problem with the future unless half of us don't step up and accept responsibility . . . I am afraid that is where we are headed. . . .many women are alone . . . I hope they can succeed without the support of most men. . . .peace
Martin Luther King . . . Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter!

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Re: Why are there so many "failure-to-Launch Young Men" .. . .? . . .select the most likely reason . ..
You forgot the "all of the above" option. (13) Please edit.
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I'm building castles high.
They're born anew,
Their days are few,
Just like a sweet butterfly.
And as the daylight is dawning,
They come again in the morning.
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Re: Why are there so many "failure-to-Launch Young Men" .. . .? . . .select the most likely reason . ..
I say the economy as well as changing job structure has alot to do with it. Back in the good ol days ladies stayed at home and men worked decent paying factory jobs that didn't require any eduction. I would so love to work a high paying job that doesn't require hardly any eduction and I would like to stay at that job 30+ years and retire with a nice retirement package.
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Re: Why are there so many "failure-to-Launch Young Men" .. . .? . . .select the most likely reason . ..
Where is "Bad/Lazy/Incompetent Parenting"
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Re: Why are there so many "failure-to-Launch Young Men" .. . .? . . .select the most likely reason . ..
How about prescription medications and government dependency
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Re: Why are there so many "failure-to-Launch Young Men" .. . .? . . .select the most likely reason . ..
How about a severely flawed education system
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You forgot the "all of the above" option. (13) Please edit.
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I wish I could but editing is not possible once a poll is launched. . . .but yes all of the above. . . .none of the above would be great ...sorry !!!grinning
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FU troll op, the problem is that there are no jobs, and that is the only problem
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Re: Why are there so many "failure-to-Launch Young Men" .. . .? . . .select the most likely reason . ..
I say the economy as well as changing job structure has alot to do with it. Back in the good ol days ladies stayed at home and men worked decent paying factory jobs that didn't require any eduction. I would so love to work a high paying job that doesn't require hardly any eduction and I would like to stay at that job 30+ years and retire with a nice retirement package.
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I have had many conversations about what you just posted. . . .and yes a one income middle class family is a thing of the past. . . Too expensive and too much is thought to be needed to live a reasonable life in this modern era. . . .blackeye
Martin Luther King . . . Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter!

All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.
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Re: Why are there so many "failure-to-Launch Young Men" .. . .? . . .select the most likely reason . ..
Where is "Bad/Lazy/Incompetent Parenting"
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That is in lack of reasonable moral and religious upbringing to some extent. . . But you are right . . . your comment should have been an option!!!! . . .peace
Martin Luther King . . . Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter!

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Re: Why are there so many "failure-to-Launch Young Men" .. . .? . . .select the most likely reason . ..
How about prescription medications and government dependency
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Good option. . . .sorry we only had twelve available .. .grinning
Martin Luther King . . . Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter!

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How about a severely flawed education system
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That would be "Public Schools" option. . . .ohyeah
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All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.
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The only thing guaranteed in life is deception. . . everything else is optional . . . George B
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FU troll op, the problem is that there are no jobs, and that is the only problem
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That was option 4. . . . "the economy stupid". . . .coffee4
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POLL: Why are there so many "failure-to-Launch Young Men" .. . .? . . .select the most likely reason . ..
8) Everyone has given up. . . The young men just gave up first    30.0% (6)
4) The economy stupid   15.0% (3)
5) Lack of reasonable moral or religious upbringing   10.0% (2)
6) The feminist movement   10.0% (2)
10) Alcohol, Drugs and Pornography   10.0% (2)
12) Public Schools   10.0% (2)
3) Video games have created a generation of zoned out addicted young men     5.0% (1)
9) Women don't respect men anymore   5.0% (1)
11) TV and Movie image (husbands) of men as losers   5.0% (1)
1) Men are cowards and have thrown in the towel   0% (0)
2) Women have taken over the dominate role and you get what you pay for   0% (0)
7) Plot to reduce the birth rate   0% (0)
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Non-Blank Votes: 20

Thanks for your votes!!!!moshpit
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Re: Why are there so many "failure-to-Launch Young Men" .. . .? . . .select the most likely reason . ..
This is what we are talking about . . . the next generation is in big trouble . . . ohno
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Re: Why are there so many "failure-to-Launch Young Men" .. . .? . . .select the most likely reason . ..
If I were to cite one reason, it would be this: unable to get meaningful & gainful employment.

My wife - on the other hand - makes money while having two degrees to my three, while I am bilingual with a background in law.
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Re: Why are there so many "failure-to-Launch Young Men" .. . .? . . .select the most likely reason . ..
The #1 reason is institutionalized mediocrity. Go to a little league baseball tournament, every team gets a trophy whether they finished first or last. Every kid is told he is smart in school no matter how stupid he is. On down the line. They took the Special Olympics spirit and spread it to everyone.

Why aim to be the best at anything when you get just as big a reward for finishing 31st as you do first? It's not worth the effort. To save a few hurt feelings, they destroyed a whole generation. I think they knew what they were doing, it wasn't a mistake.
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If I were to cite one reason, it would be this: unable to get meaningful & gainful employment.

My wife - on the other hand - makes money while having two degrees to my three, while I am bilingual with a background in law.
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What do you think is the reason she can gain employment and you cannot??? Are you unique or is this systemic?verycool
Martin Luther King . . . Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter!

All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.
Galileo Galilei, Italian astronomer & physicist (1564 - 1642)

The only thing guaranteed in life is deception. . . everything else is optional . . . George B
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Poll is stupid..you basically blamed women 4 times.. your agenda is showing

Only once was necessary.
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Poll is stupid..you basically blamed women 4 times.. your agenda is showing

Only once was necessary.
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Actually . . . you are wrong . . .I blame men . . . they are the ones showing a grater lack of courage . . . blackeye
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Re: Why are there so many "failure-to-Launch Young Men" .. . .? . . .select the most likely reason . ..
If I were to cite one reason, it would be this: unable to get meaningful & gainful employment.

My wife - on the other hand - makes money while having two degrees to my three, while I am bilingual with a background in law.
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What do you think is the reason she can gain employment and you cannot??? Are you unique or is this systemic?verycool
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It's Oregon. Systemic in this case. Plus, wife is pretty cut, so...
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If I were to cite one reason, it would be this: unable to get meaningful & gainful employment.

My wife - on the other hand - makes money while having two degrees to my three, while I am bilingual with a background in law.
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What do you think is the reason she can gain employment and you cannot??? Are you unique or is this systemic?verycool
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It's Oregon. Systemic in this case. Plus, wife is pretty cut, so...
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If systemic . . . what is the cause?coffee4
Martin Luther King . . . Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter!

All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.
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The only thing guaranteed in life is deception. . . everything else is optional . . . George B
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Re: Why are there so many "failure-to-Launch Young Men" .. . .? . . .select the most likely reason . ..
How about prescription medications and government dependency
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That's elementary, middle and high school. That's when they pressure parents to medicate their kids.
I don't know one single kid where gov't dependency has a relationship to pharma.
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Most men settle with an average woman. But women always want the best they (think they) can get. By definition only few men can be "best". So in the end few men get all the women. It has always been this way, only in internet times these things are discussed in the open.
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How about prescription medications and government dependency
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That's elementary, middle and high school. That's when they pressure parents to medicate their kids.
I don't know one single kid where gov't dependency has a relationship to pharma.
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So you believe the medication is effecting boys more than girls?? Or there are just more boys on medication than girls?goodnews
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Most men settle with an average woman. But women always want the best they (think they) can get. By definition only few men can be "best". So in the end few men get all the women. It has always been this way, only in internet times these things are discussed in the open.
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So then . . . hiding2more men are giving up now than in the past?
Martin Luther King . . . Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter!

All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.
Galileo Galilei, Italian astronomer & physicist (1564 - 1642)

The only thing guaranteed in life is deception. . . everything else is optional . . . George B

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