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I read of some people here 30-40- 50 years old who have nothing to show for their life.

 
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I just don't care really. I owned a condo when I was 23 and kept it for five years. I had to sell it because I had a second child. My wife and I decided we were not buying a house ever. I can not justify paying the prices for a house.300 000 is pretty much the cheapest house that will fit my family and they are crammed right next to each other. After taking out a mortgage, dealing with property tax and general house upkeep i just refuse to do it. It's always the same new roof, cracked drywall, leaky pipes causing damage. Take out a second mortgage to fix everything and get more in debt. All for a place to sleep? The stress falls directly on the home owner and money is always a problem. We all just die in the end anyways. Why not spend your money on your friends and family and enjoy the time you have together? My kids have everything I didn't have because my parents were dealing with money stresses and mortgages while I just spend money on them. I live cheap and try to enjoy my family. Why do you want material objects? Live for the moment and roll with the punches. I might go work in australia for a bit and will have zero bills back home. Life is good my friends
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Yes, life is good!
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Love this! We've always rented a little place, and have been perfectly happy. Landlord was a rare one, very good man. Let us paint, garden, whatever. Simple is better :)
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Re: I read of some people here 30-40- 50 years old who have nothing to show for their life.
I find this thread fascinating.
People act as if I did something far beyond the means of the average person. Some try to justify their lack of getting ahead, others claim it means nothing, others make excuses.

When all I have done is what people have dome for centuries.
Go to work, raise a family, save a little and retire.

How much this world has changed and it is not for the better.
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I don't breed like ignorant animal, this planet is a fucked up shithole riddled with war, suffering, death,every meal eaten is either a tortured plant or animal. You take nothing to your grave. I get asked similar questions by other breeding sheep.
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Re: I read of some people here 30-40- 50 years old who have nothing to show for their life.
I do not have wealth.
I have enough savings to last a few years.
Since I worked hard I will get nearly $2000 per month Social Security. I've lived in the same house for 22 years and have managed to pay it off by keeping a job.

So you see...

Its not wealth that I possess, its a family driven work ethic that will now bear fruits.
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Did you come here to let us all know how hard you have worked?

What is the purpose of your post?

Was it to badmouth the people who aren't like you?

Good luck with your material possessions that you have acquired....
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No, I came here to try to understand why people not much younger than me have not succeeded in acquiring even the most fundamental necessities of life.
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The answer to that, friend,is that it just isn't as easy to do as it was a few decades back. My family bought houses in London for a couple of thousand pounds, doing basic jobs, earning very little, but the cost of living was cheap, rents were cheap, houses were cheap and plentiful, so it was quite easy.

Those same houses are now worth millions, way beyond the means of anyone who isn't earning a fortune; rents and chilcare take more than half people's earnings, the cost of living's gone through the roof, so the younger generation are way way poorer than their parents and grandparents. You were lucky to be born when you were. Life today sucks; GLPers recognize that, and we appreciate the things in life that really matter, breathing fresh air not fumes, seeing fish in the rivers not oil... you know, those boring old things...
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THIS!
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Re: I read of some people here 30-40- 50 years old who have nothing to show for their life.
Some have little money, no real property, little savings, and basically live life day to day.

How can this be, I wondered.

Then I realized that they are part of the "now" generation that has been pushed on people ever since the "I want my MTV" phrsasology took control of our youth.

Since that time, its always been me, me, me and live for today...t hell with tomorrow.

Now we are seeing the results.

People wandering aimlessly through life, unhappy and with nothing to show for their lack of efforts.

Communism has won..destroy the family, bankrupt morals, promote self interest and to hell with everything else.

I am a bit older and certainly had my struggles in life.
Fortunately, I am from that old school mentality of raising a family, buying a home, working hard and saving money. I am now ready to retire with a home thats paid for, some money in the bank and children all in professional careers.

What a shame America has allowed itself to become what it is.
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haha pretty close to my own situation, although I work "sometimes" as a technician.

You can bet your life that I understand deeply what these youths are doing with their lives. They are trying to catch up with themselves. The pressure around my generation is far greater than it ever was for you.

Life was simpler, cheaper, had more opportunities and less choices. Today a young man is faced with hundreds of choices, temptations and ways to conduct his life and at the same time he has to keep up with demands from the old system sustained by old folk still clinging to their dying way of life.

So young people are basically opting out of this mess just so they can regain their breath and figure out what the fuck they want for their lives, and actually do something of value that is not rushed and careless just because their parents did.

I look at your generation, and see strong family values and a desperate need to submit to something or someone. It's almost like you guys have never heard of dignity, autonomy and honor. You all display a submissive / passive mentality of an apathetic slave who does no question WHY things are the way they are. You cannot fathom the idea of taking control over your life and living ONE day after the other. Life nowadays is INDEED about the NOW! moment and not long term plans that basically take a big chunk of your soul over a long period of servitude, which in turn takes a big chunk of your health. To make matters worse, just when you think that your dreams have come "true", you are too tired and frail to enjoy any of it. My dear friend, there is no "success" in this life, only tradeoffs (sacrifices). But then again, there are shitty (ego-driven) sacrifices and smart (loving) sacrifices.

The sense of altruism from the old generation is mostly ego-driven because it's actually provides the FOOD for your cheap emotional needs to be accepted by your community and society. That is exactly how superficial and empty the fruit of your life's work really is, and still you are always bragging about it.

Most long term plans are bullshit anyway. You cannot see beyond them. You are trapped in the past, waiting to die, but not until you have given a few more drops of blood to feed a dying system. And why? Because you love conformism better than authenticity and creativity. You love security better than freedom.
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Re: I read of some people here 30-40- 50 years old who have nothing to show for their life.
What a fascinating microcosm of humanity this thread has become. From the insulting to the venomous to outright hatred, my simple life has brought out in people.

I wonder why?

Guilt perhaps...at a wasted life?

Different sets of morals and standards?

Then I began to think of another disquieting aspect of relationships that I found here.

On more than one occasion, I read of posts by men who are either upset or puzzled by their new girlfriend who won't shack up in bed by the second or third date.

After seeing it initially, I thought "are they serious?"

Trying to have sex after two or three social encounters?

Then I read it more and more, so apparently it is becoming the norm.

What happened to morality in this country?

I really feel bad for what has become of America.

How could you build a lasting relationship with a person who has given themselves to others by the second or third date?
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Re: I read of some people here 30-40- 50 years old who have nothing to show for their life.
What a fascinating microcosm of humanity this thread has become. From the insulting to the venomous to outright hatred, my simple life has brought out in people.

I wonder why?

Guilt perhaps...at a wasted life?

Different sets of morals and standards?

Then I began to think of another disquieting aspect of relationships that I found here.

On more than one occasion, I read of posts by men who are either upset or puzzled by their new girlfriend who won't shack up in bed by the second or third date.

After seeing it initially, I thought "are they serious?"

Trying to have sex after two or three social encounters?

Then I read it more and more, so apparently it is becoming the norm.

What happened to morality in this country?

I really feel bad for what has become of America.

How could you build a lasting relationship with a person who has given themselves to others by the second or third date?
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Judgemental much - OP?

yousuck
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What a fascinating microcosm of humanity this thread has become. From the insulting to the venomous to outright hatred, my simple life has brought out in people.

I wonder why?

Guilt perhaps...at a wasted life?

Different sets of morals and standards?

Then I began to think of another disquieting aspect of relationships that I found here.

On more than one occasion, I read of posts by men who are either upset or puzzled by their new girlfriend who won't shack up in bed by the second or third date.

After seeing it initially, I thought "are they serious?"

Trying to have sex after two or three social encounters?

Then I read it more and more, so apparently it is becoming the norm.

What happened to morality in this country?

I really feel bad for what has become of America.

How could you build a lasting relationship with a person who has given themselves to others by the second or third date?
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Judgemental much - OP?

yousuck
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Its a simple question...one I am trying to understand, since most people on this thread seem to think I am out of touch or from some sense of reality that died long ago.
I find it inexplicable that a normal relationship can be had with someone who has had multiple sex partners.

Its the same as having a relationship with someone who has cheated on their former mate...with you.
How could you ever trust that person?
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whats the difference? everyone ends up equal at death just as they were equal at birth. everyone was born naked and poor and everyone will end up penniless and cold six feet under. what the hell does it matter if youve acquired a bunch of shit in the meantime? what does it matter if you were happy or sad on your way to the inevitable grave? its all in vain.
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The difference is what you've left behind,
Good or bad, or nothing,
and what you take with you, love or fear.
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What a fascinating microcosm of humanity this thread has become. From the insulting to the venomous to outright hatred, my simple life has brought out in people.

I wonder why?

Guilt perhaps...at a wasted life?

Different sets of morals and standards?

Then I began to think of another disquieting aspect of relationships that I found here.

On more than one occasion, I read of posts by men who are either upset or puzzled by their new girlfriend who won't shack up in bed by the second or third date.

After seeing it initially, I thought "are they serious?"

Trying to have sex after two or three social encounters?

Then I read it more and more, so apparently it is becoming the norm.

What happened to morality in this country?

I really feel bad for what has become of America.

How could you build a lasting relationship with a person who has given themselves to others by the second or third date?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 30356553


Judgemental much - OP?

yousuck
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Its a simple question...one I am trying to understand, since most people on this thread seem to think I am out of touch or from some sense of reality that died long ago.
I find it inexplicable that a normal relationship can be had with someone who has had multiple sex partners.

Its the same as having a relationship with someone who has cheated on their former mate...with you.
How could you ever trust that person?
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Ah - face it OP - we're living in end times.

It's near impossible to form healthy relationships these days.

Thing is OP - you're gonna keep getting a lot of hate - if you don't show some more understanding/tolerance.

Not everyone had the opportunity to have such a cozy life - and you're not coming across so well here.

But what do I care - if you can't see that after all the feedback on this thread - not much can be done for you.

Enjoy your comfortable life!
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What a fascinating microcosm of humanity this thread has become. From the insulting to the venomous to outright hatred, my simple life has brought out in people.

I wonder why?

Guilt perhaps...at a wasted life?

Different sets of morals and standards?

Then I began to think of another disquieting aspect of relationships that I found here.

On more than one occasion, I read of posts by men who are either upset or puzzled by their new girlfriend who won't shack up in bed by the second or third date.

After seeing it initially, I thought "are they serious?"

Trying to have sex after two or three social encounters?

Then I read it more and more, so apparently it is becoming the norm.

What happened to morality in this country?

I really feel bad for what has become of America.

How could you build a lasting relationship with a person who has given themselves to others by the second or third date?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 30356553


Judgemental much - OP?

yousuck
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 49015177

Its a simple question...one I am trying to understand, since most people on this thread seem to think I am out of touch or from some sense of reality that died long ago.
I find it inexplicable that a normal relationship can be had with someone who has had multiple sex partners.

Its the same as having a relationship with someone who has cheated on their former mate...with you.
How could you ever trust that person?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 30356553


Ah - face it OP - we're living in end times.

It's near impossible to form healthy relationships these days.

Thing is OP - you're gonna keep getting a lot of hate - if you don't show some more understanding/tolerance.

Not everyone had the opportunity to have such a cozy life - and you're not coming across so well here.

But what do I care - if you can't see that after all the feedback on this thread - not much can be done for you.

Enjoy your comfortable life!
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I don't see my life as anything other than a normal evolution and I don't care if people don't own a home or raise a family...But when I read that someone is older and has nothing to show for their life it is troubling and shows me that they merely existed.

What I have is "my normal" and if others do not have the same things I am okay with that. Having something to show for your life doesn't have to be materialistic, it can be accomplishing something or dedicating oneself to something.

But to merely exist...why?
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Saving money is for suckers. You're not physically going to be able to do what you want once you reach retirement age. Live your life now instead of being an old fart who wishes he were young again.
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Re: I read of some people here 30-40- 50 years old who have nothing to show for their life.
I'm 30. I have a great job that i love and make good money. I own a high performance car but I don't own a house. I am not married and I don't have kids. I have the ability to save a lot of money for the future but mostly I blow through all of my money and live day to day. You know why? Because I am an adult and I can do whatever the hell I want. And I don't want those things right now. I am perfectly happy with the decisions I have made and the things that I have accomplished.

Why do you think you are so much better than everybody else and your way of life is so superior OP? Stop judging people so harshly. It's none of your damn business how I live my life and what I do with my money or in relationships. And it for damn sure isn't leading us to some sort of collapse of society because of it. Stop promoting these silly, cliche ideas: "this world is going down the tubes" or shaking your fist saying "the youth these days" like a pesssimistic, whiney, old fart. Maybe you should look in the mirror and think about what you've actually done with your life. It probably isn't that great or as benficjal to society as you think.
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Many of your follow up posts contradict what you said in your opening statement OP. Stop backpeddling
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I'm 30. I have a great job that i love and make good money. I own a high performance car but I don't own a house. I am not married and I don't have kids. I have the ability to save a lot of money for the future but mostly I blow through all of my money and live day to day. You know why? Because I am an adult and I can do whatever the hell I want. And I don't want those things right now. I am perfectly happy with the decisions I have made and the things that I have accomplished.

Why do you think you are so much better than everybody else and your way of life is so superior OP? Stop judging people so harshly. It's none of your damn business how I live my life and what I do with my money or in relationships. And it for damn sure isn't leading us to some sort of collapse of society because of it. Stop promoting these silly, cliche ideas: "this world is going down the tubes" or shaking your fist saying "the youth these days" like a pesssimistic, whiney, old fart. Maybe you should look in the mirror and think about what you've actually done with your life. It probably isn't that great or as benficjal to society as you think.
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You miss the entire point of the thread.
It is about people who have reached maturity but have nothing to show for it. You, obviously do since you have made a point to express it.

You are no different than me, so I am puzzled at your attempt to appear otherwise.
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Judgemental much - OP?

yousuck
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Its a simple question...one I am trying to understand, since most people on this thread seem to think I am out of touch or from some sense of reality that died long ago.
I find it inexplicable that a normal relationship can be had with someone who has had multiple sex partners.

Its the same as having a relationship with someone who has cheated on their former mate...with you.
How could you ever trust that person?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 30356553


Ah - face it OP - we're living in end times.

It's near impossible to form healthy relationships these days.

Thing is OP - you're gonna keep getting a lot of hate - if you don't show some more understanding/tolerance.

Not everyone had the opportunity to have such a cozy life - and you're not coming across so well here.

But what do I care - if you can't see that after all the feedback on this thread - not much can be done for you.

Enjoy your comfortable life!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 49015177

I don't see my life as anything other than a normal evolution and I don't care if people don't own a home or raise a family...But when I read that someone is older and has nothing to show for their life it is troubling and shows me that they merely existed.

What I have is "my normal" and if others do not have the same things I am okay with that. Having something to show for your life doesn't have to be materialistic, it can be accomplishing something or dedicating oneself to something.

But to merely exist...why?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 30356553


Right - like if other people have a life different from yours - it isn't normal...


Get over yourself already - OP.


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Some have little money, no real property, little savings, and basically live life day to day.

How can this be, I wondered.

Then I realized that they are part of the "now" generation that has been pushed on people ever since the "I want my MTV" phrsasology took control of our youth.

Since that time, its always been me, me, me and live for today...t hell with tomorrow.

Now we are seeing the results.

People wandering aimlessly through life, unhappy and with nothing to show for their lack of efforts.

Communism has won..destroy the family, bankrupt morals, promote self interest and to hell with everything else.

I am a bit older and certainly had my struggles in life.
Fortunately, I am from that old school mentality of raising a family, buying a home, working hard and saving money. I am now ready to retire with a home thats paid for, some money in the bank and children all in professional careers.

What a shame America has allowed itself to become what it is.
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You are soooooo mind fukt it's untrue mate, siriusly you need to wake the fuck up.

YOU do not OWN shit, it is ALL an illusion, YOU do NOT OWN land you snivelling satan cock sucker, you have ruined your children WELL DONE, you have a rude awakening coming, unfortunately that won't be till you've croaked your sorry ass last breath.

Not only are you a prize MUG, but a prize mug who now shoves his poisonous OLD SCHOOL BULLSHIT down others throats with the contempt of HITLER.....EVOLVE.......IDIOT, CHRIST you couldn't even BEGIN to comprehend what is necessary, you are a relic of a diseased and fettered world, good riddance to your kind!

The sorry part is, underneath it all you are just a sorry used and abused victim, but my empathy is no more, have fun meeting yourself you filthy greedy beast ;)
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totally agree.. obama is a filthy greedy beast .
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catagreed
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I just don't care really. I owned a condo when I was 23 and kept it for five years. I had to sell it because I had a second child. My wife and I decided we were not buying a house ever. I can not justify paying the prices for a house.300 000 is pretty much the cheapest house that will fit my family and they are crammed right next to each other. After taking out a mortgage, dealing with property tax and general house upkeep i just refuse to do it. It's always the same new roof, cracked drywall, leaky pipes causing damage. Take out a second mortgage to fix everything and get more in debt. All for a place to sleep? The stress falls directly on the home owner and money is always a problem. We all just die in the end anyways. Why not spend your money on your friends and family and enjoy the time you have together? My kids have everything I didn't have because my parents were dealing with money stresses and mortgages while I just spend money on them. I live cheap and try to enjoy my family. Why do you want material objects? Live for the moment and roll with the punches. I might go work in australia for a bit and will have zero bills back home. Life is good my friends
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You think the way I do, good post.
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Re: I read of some people here 30-40- 50 years old who have nothing to show for their life.
Some have little money, no real property, little savings, and basically live life day to day.

How can this be, I wondered.

Then I realized that they are part of the "now" generation that has been pushed on people ever since the "I want my MTV" phrsasology took control of our youth.

Since that time, its always been me, me, me and live for today...t hell with tomorrow.

Now we are seeing the results.

People wandering aimlessly through life, unhappy and with nothing to show for their lack of efforts.

Communism has won..destroy the family, bankrupt morals, promote self interest and to hell with everything else.

I am a bit older and certainly had my struggles in life.
Fortunately, I am from that old school mentality of raising a family, buying a home, working hard and saving money. I am now ready to retire with a home thats paid for, some money in the bank and children all in professional careers.

What a shame America has allowed itself to become what it is.
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I bolded some things above so that maybe you can give a little thought as to how you are coming off...

...your post reveals your way of thinking.

Congratulations to you for your material wealth. Be grateful you have it.
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Be very grateful.
Brains, morals, looks, hard work, education, and drive do not make automatic success in this corrupt hell hole.
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THIS
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yup criminals every fucking one of them
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round them all up and put them in FEMA camps, I say!
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this thread screams "I'm insecure".

You do not decide who is "merely existing" and who is "successful" op, and your ego will be cut down...

..when the man comes around.
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Re: I read of some people here 30-40- 50 years old who have nothing to show for their life.

haha pretty close to my own situation, although I work "sometimes" as a technician.

You can bet your life that I understand deeply what these youths are doing with their lives. They are trying to catch up with themselves. The pressure around my generation is far greater than it ever was for you.

Life was simpler, cheaper, had more opportunities and less choices. Today a young man is faced with hundreds of choices, temptations and ways to conduct his life and at the same time he has to keep up with demands from the old system sustained by old folk still clinging to their dying way of life.

So young people are basically opting out of this mess just so they can regain their breath and figure out what the fuck they want for their lives, and actually do something of value that is not rushed and careless just because their parents did.

I look at your generation, and see strong family values and a desperate need to submit to something or someone. It's almost like you guys have never heard of dignity, autonomy and honor. You all display a submissive / passive mentality of an apathetic slave who does no question WHY things are the way they are. You cannot fathom the idea of taking control over your life and living ONE day after the other. Life nowadays is INDEED about the NOW! moment and not long term plans that basically take a big chunk of your soul over a long period of servitude, which in turn takes a big chunk of your health. To make matters worse, just when you think that your dreams have come "true", you are too tired and frail to enjoy any of it. My dear friend, there is no "success" in this life, only tradeoffs (sacrifices). But then again, there are shitty (ego-driven) sacrifices and smart (loving) sacrifices.

The sense of altruism from the old generation is mostly ego-driven because it's actually provides the FOOD for your cheap emotional needs to be accepted by your community and society. That is exactly how superficial and empty the fruit of your life's work really is, and still you are always bragging about it.

Most long term plans are bullshit anyway. You cannot see beyond them. You are trapped in the past, waiting to die, but not until you have given a few more drops of blood to feed a dying system. And why? Because you love conformism better than authenticity and creativity. You love security better than freedom.
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You make some interesting points. I might have phrased it differently. I see the generation of my parents in my family and I can't understand the trust they have in institutions, like universities, government agencies, the medical industry, etc. I hear what you're saying about a need to submit to percieved authority, I have an aunt who worships anyone with an M.D. after their name, or that has a titled position in some academic world.

I think you put your post kind of bluntly and harshly but still there's food for thought there.
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Some have little money, no real property, little savings, and basically live life day to day.

How can this be, I wondered.

Then I realized that they are part of the "now" generation that has been pushed on people ever since the "I want my MTV" phrsasology took control of our youth.

Since that time, its always been me, me, me and live for today...t hell with tomorrow.

Now we are seeing the results.

People wandering aimlessly through life, unhappy and with nothing to show for their lack of efforts.

Communism has won..destroy the family, bankrupt morals, promote self interest and to hell with everything else.

I am a bit older and certainly had my struggles in life.
Fortunately, I am from that old school mentality of raising a family, buying a home, working hard and saving money. I am now ready to retire with a home thats paid for, some money in the bank and children all in professional careers.

What a shame America has allowed itself to become what it is.
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Communism? If you didn't know, but communist countries are usually patriarchal and have better family lives than western capitalist countries!!

You are confused with western morals and values!
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Some effing criminal can come in and take it all and no one will do a damn thing. Maybe you haven't met one yet, but you will.
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Re: I read of some people here 30-40- 50 years old who have nothing to show for their life.
Some have little money, no real property, little savings, and basically live life day to day.

How can this be, I wondered.

Then I realized that they are part of the "now" generation that has been pushed on people ever since the "I want my MTV" phrsasology took control of our youth.

Since that time, its always been me, me, me and live for today...t hell with tomorrow.

Now we are seeing the results.

People wandering aimlessly through life, unhappy and with nothing to show for their lack of efforts.

Communism has won..destroy the family, bankrupt morals, promote self interest and to hell with everything else.

I am a bit older and certainly had my struggles in life.
Fortunately, I am from that old school mentality of raising a family, buying a home, working hard and saving money. I am now ready to retire with a home thats paid for, some money in the bank and children all in professional careers.

What a shame America has allowed itself to become what it is.
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Communism? If you didn't know, but communist countries are usually patriarchal and have better family lives than western capitalist countries!!

You are confused with western morals and values!
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Re: I read of some people here 30-40- 50 years old who have nothing to show for their life.
Some have little money, no real property, little savings, and basically live life day to day.

How can this be, I wondered.

Then I realized that they are part of the "now" generation that has been pushed on people ever since the "I want my MTV" phrsasology took control of our youth.

Since that time, its always been me, me, me and live for today...t hell with tomorrow.

Now we are seeing the results.

People wandering aimlessly through life, unhappy and with nothing to show for their lack of efforts.

Communism has won..destroy the family, bankrupt morals, promote self interest and to hell with everything else.

I am a bit older and certainly had my struggles in life.
Fortunately, I am from that old school mentality of raising a family, buying a home, working hard and saving money. I am now ready to retire with a home thats paid for, some money in the bank and children all in professional careers.

What a shame America has allowed itself to become what it is.
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Sounds like a very boring life.
KINGDOMS, NATIONS AND KINGS HAVE BEEN BROUGHT DOWN TO THEIR KNEES WITH ONE GLANCE FROM A WOMAN.

I WEAR MY SKIN OF ARMOR SO NO ONE CAN GET IN AND NO ONE CAN GET OUT.

HOW CAN I MOURN YOU, WHEN I HAVE NEVER LET YOU GO, monster 1991-2008 RIP
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this thread screams "I'm insecure".

You do not decide who is "merely existing" and who is "successful" op, and your ego will be cut down...

..when the man comes around.
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So your saying since you have material items you win, but they can be taken away in an instant by the government, you really never own anything
KINGDOMS, NATIONS AND KINGS HAVE BEEN BROUGHT DOWN TO THEIR KNEES WITH ONE GLANCE FROM A WOMAN.

I WEAR MY SKIN OF ARMOR SO NO ONE CAN GET IN AND NO ONE CAN GET OUT.

HOW CAN I MOURN YOU, WHEN I HAVE NEVER LET YOU GO, monster 1991-2008 RIP
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You all are sounding like a bunch of communist. Material wealth is good and even better when you surrounded by loved ones and people who care about your well being. Op is ok in my book. He obviously loved a lot and planned for the success of his off spring. Let's how they are wise enough and kind enough to invest it wisely.

As for me I grew up in the hills of San Diego before cable was available to my home. I am blessed with wonderful successful parent and feel the shame and regret of not being able to live up to or surpass their standard of living. But the economy is far different now then when I was growing up and I feel because of businesses micro managing the system that are currently in place are set up to keep us in certain life style.

I am struggling with it probably being the last of the middle class. I have a son with autism. This was something rare when I was growing up. Now everyone knows someone with an autistic person in there family. My child cost a lot since he goes to lots of therapy. We use a high deductible health care plan to meet his needs. People think public school sucks for there kids... try not even having charter school choice since those charter school folks have the system rigged to keep low incident students out. Also my family makes just a little too much to qualify for any type of government assistance and I don't hold the type of job that I can fudge my income. I am a straight contract employee.
I should be proud I am not using any type of government assistance, but to tell you the truth I am angry when I do see pay check manipulators cashing in. I don't have much and maybe my time would be better spent learning something new to use my resources better, since I do have limitations in my family life. I know there is still a lot I can learn for free online. I have to admit my GLP addiction is harmful and that is my fault. I do appreciate the community here though. Hey, lets start a support group for hopelessly addicted GLPer's!hf
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Re: I read of some people here 30-40- 50 years old who have nothing to show for their life.
this thread screams "I'm insecure".

You do not decide who is "merely existing" and who is "successful" op, and your ego will be cut down...

..when the man comes around.
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So your saying since you have material items you win, but they can be taken away in an instant by the government, you really never own anything
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The man is simply the bigger fish. He giveth, and he taketh away (or she). Material items, pride, whatever it is OP thinks he's got, that entitles him to judge others, shall be taken from him. It is the nature of things.





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