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Originally posted by topdog30
Talk about a Debbie Downer!..LOL
You sound like a bitter old man! I'm not trying to attack you....I just want to know what went wrong in your life to make you sound so bitter?
I have dreams, and so far I have been following them. I didn't just dream....I took action and made them come true. I'm sorry that you could not make yours come true.
I was not spoiled, my parents are older than most people my age. My dad was born in 1936 and I was raised on the "earn your keep" mindset!
There should be no shame in learning a new trade.
There should be no shame in tightening ones belt and "making do".
But there is shame in believing we are entitled to anything other than the hard won fruits of our labor and toil at a fundamental level.
Originally posted by GENERAL EYES
I'm Gen-X as well...but took a different path than the one set out before me by my well meaning parents.
I couldn't justify student loans and years of college to prove my "worth" only to end up with a piece of paper and little more than the ability to regurgitate what was expected of me.
You don't suspect returning service men and women had it just a little bit harder when they landed on civvy street after they'd survived WW2, and then picked themselves up without the benefit of psychiatrists and PTSD and counselling -- and took any job they could find, any overtime they could get, walking to work very often to save a few dollars a week to feed their children in their rented two rooms ?
And what about the generation before that -- the generation that survived the Great War, WW1 -- which left millions of women and children without a breadwinner when welfare was a miserable token and when the vast majority of women had been denied education or training in any marketable skills ?
[edit on 14-8-2010 by Dock9]
Of course WWI and WWII vets had it hard, and I certainly don't try to compare. But the false expectations that have been placed on this generation compare to none.
Originally posted by Dock9
If your generation cannot afford a certain education, or house, or vehicle, of standard of life, whatever -- then your generation needs to set its sights on things it CAN afford, CAN achieve
The intelligent in your generation have worked it out. Others are refusing to accept their situation
Ultimately, it's up to the individual. Although it must be painful, having to learn at 30 that you can't and don't always get what you want. Still, better late than never
You miss the point. The current generation is the only one that has been programmed since as young as they can remember that the world is theirs and nothing is too great too expect.
I certainly understand the limitations, but many of my peers don't, and this mindset will ruin the current generation and the future generations. Previous generations will unfortunately pay for these false hopes planted in their children in alcoholism and drug addictions.
Originally posted by Hot_Wings
What is in parenthesis are my comments...
"We all know that times are rough for many. But I wanted to (edited: Whine piss and moan about my life) give you a picture of my generation (as if we are somehow blind).
My generation was born between 1975 and 1985. Now we are 25 or older (Really? You don't have to add for me whiner, I could have figured out your friggen age from your birth years.) We were raised by the 60's generation and we were spoiled (no, just you). Our classes in government education were a joke (once again it's not we, but you, and no, you just never read the damn book and studied), we learned about how important our self-esteem was (and you obviously made it over important), we learned that all people are equal (the Bible teaches that one, not school), we learned very little about math or science (speak for yourself).
Our parents made a ton of money in the 90's (once again, you might want to realize that your house was yours alone, not mine). While we attended high school and college (this is a fragment and not a sentence, go back to school). We graduated in the mid 2000's thinking we could run the world (only fools think this and guess what, that's was just you again). We worked hard and got a massive mortgage because we were told that investing in property was the safest thing we could do (no, WE, didn't do this, only you did and the other self important fools did this without checking what the value of their home was the years before they intended to buy it).
Now most of us are in foreclosure and looking for work (No, I'm employed and I’m not in foreclosure). The America Dream rug pulled out from beneath us (You might want to read about what “verbs” are, they make what we call “English” possible). Now we look around and realize that we live in a police state with very limited future (with “A” very limited future, and no, that's just you again.). My generation will become known as the lost generation. Poorly educated, and spoiled we were ill prepared for the adversity we face and will continue to face (Stop your friggen cry baby whining). I hope that my generation will stand strong and take this government back, but I have my doubts. We are paying the price for our parents failures (No, your paying the price of your own failures and blaming others for it because you don't want to take responsibility for your own mistakes)."
I am sick and tired of people like “You” claiming that I am like “You” and one of “You” because I happen to have been born the same years that you were. “I” am nothing like “You” and I resent that you claim that I am. “Your problem”, and it's yours alone, is that “you” are lazy, irresponsible, and irreverent towards others. “You” are blaming everyone else for “Your” mistakes and claiming “I” am the victim that “You” claim to be.
Let me tell you who I am. My parents are not to blame for my choices or laziness or any other faults that I have. I research so called investments before making them and I do so responsibly and not greedily hoping for some kind of false windfall from a so called fixed asset that a house is. A house is not a rare painting that increases in value as it ages. Children understand this, but your greed blinded you so much that you jumped into a foolish lie of a deal.
I am the kind of person who understands that “You” are the one who is at fault. It was you and your greed that caused the housing debacle. It is your laziness and pride that makes you think that you are too good for the jobs that are available now that you could have.
It is “Your” arrogance and evil that makes you claim that I am somehow you. I am nothing like you. "I" understand that “You” are the problem with this country, not your parents, not the bankers, and not the politicians, but YOU! The sooner “You” realize this, the better off “We” will be.
[edit on 14-8-2010 by Hot_Wings]
Originally posted by Ace High
We are paying the price for our parents failures.