posted on Jul, 2 2008 @ 03:14 PM
My situation is not so sad.
I had my own business in the financial world, I worked mostly with small business owners. I heard more and more of these owners going bankrupt, or
else, running for the hills with their tale between their legs as debts mounted and they knew you have to quite while your ahead.
Which is what I did.
I no longer have my business because every month the bills got larger, the revenue lower. All the while, working more and more hours to stay
I bailed with enough in savings to just kind of chill out.. I am only 22 and I am thinking of going back to school.. pursue my original dreams.. So I
sit around and wash my car and chill by the pool, have a drink .. I can't complain.
I am however moving back in with the rents for a month before I move across the country.. a better economy out there, and a bigger city (not enough to
do around here for me) .. so Oregon here I come!
Buying a house, the woman got a really nice job.. I will be going back to school.. might re-open the business part time .. have not decided..
But my area I live in now .. is a dump .. they did a lot to restore the city, billions spent.. and it failed.. no one will go down town, crime is to
high .. it's abandoned.. the News paper here screamed their lungs out at people for being traitors to the city by closing offices and moving far away
Then the same week the news paper left down town. Most of the skyscrapers are empty, though few people know that..
One building I worked at a long time ago was only 20% filled..
Anyways, like I said, I am leaving like most college aged kids in Ohio, and I am moving somewhere 2.5k miles away.. start a new life, new dreams, meet
new people and make a new identity for myself.
I think everyone is feeling the economic squeeze.. some more then others, some really feel it.. I feel sorry for anyone making under $10 an hour
anymore, working away and not having enough money to enjoy life..
If I could give advise, I would say to the people who will know what I am talking about..
When the bill collectors call, and the credit card dues are mounting, and you are backed several months on car payments, just lost your insurance,
about to be evicted...
Don't let the burdens of Modern Life harm your outlook on life.. I have been there, I know what it can be like.. I used to get upset when I was faced
with those burdens.. and the depression, the exhaustion .. it can destroy you.
Only you yourself can make life into nothing more then servitude for the illusion of happiness.
Some of the best times in my life so far have been dirt poor, but with friends, no worries, and a good beer. And as you can see from my story above,
sometimes life throws you a good pitch, and you make it when you least expect it.
[edit on 7/2/2008 by Rockpuck]