a reply to: toysforadults
I read everything you had written down and I must say your #1-#5 are pretty much SPOT ON.
1. Yes the cell phone. You pay $559.99 for a brand new smartphone. That smartphone uses the internet which most packages are $100.00 a month, and in
some cases more. 10 GBs download blah blah blah binge watch blah blah blah. I don't care what it is, turn your cell phone OFF! I actually downgraded
to a flip phone. It barely works. But all it has is talk and text. THAT'S IT! Cost to buy the phone? 80 bux. Monthly price for service? $25 dollars.
Do I really need to use the internet 24/7? If you are using your smartphone for any picture sharing site, or video feed you are not only wasting your
time, you are also wasting a ton of money. And ask yourself for what? A tiny screen you can carry with you anywhere so you can continue to be
anti-social in public? I find it insane that people who have a million pictures of themselves smiling on their "insert web company name here" profile
don't actually smile all that often in person. 99% of the time they have frowns. Why? Lets keep going.
2. College degrees. Even my father wasted his time without ever completing college. Why? He got about 3/4s into school and realised that what he was
studying for meant MORE WORK. That's right. With a higher education comes MORE RESPONSIBILITIES. And a lot of people who go into college keep thinking
"All I have to do is get through college and I will be fine." But the problem has been for the past 60 years people have that sense of entitlement. I
survived all 4 years of college and I know my **** give me $100,000 a month in salary please. But what the corporations of America figured out is they
have been getting SCREWED by those pieces of paper and now have been hiring individuals who have 0 college education because, not only are they
cheaper, but they ACTUALLY WORK HARD. They don't just work hard, they generate more money in sales in some cases more than others. Of course this is
not in every case. But I find it strange that companies will hire "business coaches" and everyone thinks "oh man they must have went through college
to get this job." but I asked 5 different business coaches over the past 6 years about how they got that job. And they said they just applied for it.
I asked them if they had to go to college for it and they said "I dropped out of high school." "I never went to college." "I started working at one of
the stores and never thought about college." "I finished high school and I needed a job before college."
This is from my own personal experience. College to me is a waste of time for many because they have a degree, but do not do anything with it. My
sister included. Stop wasting your money on a college degree if you know that you are not going to like working in the field you are studying! Go to
the library and actually pick up a used book and read all of the things in the so called "study guides" free of charge. go sit in a class room for a
few years and get FREE education. Your paperwork just won't be graded.
But above all I actually detest going to college because of radio ads. "get a degree at 'insert institution name here.'" I never trust radio ads for
anything anymore including college. Especially when some colleges have OUTDATED COLLEGE COURSES.
So yes. Stop going for a degree after age 40. The point of marketing in any firm is to generate sales. Stop listening to ads about it. Success stories
from 40 year olds completing college makes up less than a half of 100 millionth of a percent of college students that age.
3. Agreed. Pick up a shovel and start using it. "Oh but I am tired all of the time." I don't even want to hear that complaint. I have seen men aged 75
who still know how to use a pickaxe to pull out dead shrubs. WORK. And stop making everyone else do your work and actually WORK.
I work with a bunch of kids now a days and they can't even pick up a rag at age 18 to clean a ****ing table. I keep laughing while I fantasize that
they won't be able to get out of bed because they are too tired from sitting around all day looking at their phones.
4. True. But happiness is forever fleeting. And it is the constant feeling of feeling left out because you don't own this, or you don't have the money
to do that. You don't have a big huge house. You don't have that red sports car. You don't have a big screen tv. You don't have the latest video game
machine. You don't have the latest phone? You haven't made a "insert web company name here" profile? I started becoming more and more inclined to turn
myself off from the internet, but I do play video games. And they are rather cheap. They work as intended. But I only pay for internet, and upgrading
my PC every once in a while like all men do when they need to service their vehicles.
5. Ties into number 4 a bit but yes. The bigger the house? The more responsibilities come with it. The smaller the house? The faster you will be able
to clean and maintain it. I myself have turned my back on owning a large home. I'd rather buy a tumbleweed house.