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So I didn't spend more time editing for grammar on a forum post to whiners. If that is the best attack that you can bring against me, Grammar then my work here will be easy.
Originally posted by wonderworld
reply to post by badgerprints
I think he has good reason to blame someone. If we think about Social Security shortages, trillion dollar deficit, etc. We are in deflation now and will get worse leading to very high inflation. If the Fed doesnt make some drastic changes soon we might get hyperinflation. No one want to make a move before elections. Politics will be the death of our society.
Originally posted by Ace High
reply to post by mumma in pyjamas
Maybe I didn't explain myself that well. As I have stated a couple times in this thread, I am doing fine, and don't have a "negative" attitude. The thread is about a generation as a whole being manipulated by societal norms and niceties.
Most of my thread that did I describe to not directly relate to me, but what I am seeing my friends/colleagues work through.
Many people have very tough lives, I just think this generation is having a unique experience, most expect to do better that the generation before them, but for those in the United States, I believe that the success of the nation peaked, I believe, and we are now on the downside.
Just my 2 cents.
Originally posted by mumma in pyjamas
The lessons of Buddha, the over privileged child who learned material wealth was not the essence of being is an ancient one.
The conclusion that this situation is somehow unique to your generation is unsound.
Your friends feelings may be real and valid.However a little research and alternate interpretation may be all they need to discover though their feeling are actual their perception and conclusions may not be.
I hope they can move past the wounding of their ego's to live happy and comfortable lives.And come to realise that those with shelter,food,employment,health care and hopefully a bit extra for a little something nice are indeed living a successful life.When there are so many in the world who have no opportunity to experience what we all take for granted.
Originally posted by ahoote
So to summarise.. life isn't just about you, trying to justify your failings by blaiming someone else is pointless,
the system is flawed but provides you a life that grants you the luxurys of not having to hunt for food, or fight to survive. If you wan't more the system rewards ingenuity, and very hard work.
You reap what you soe in this society.
edit on 23-10-2010 by ahoote because: .
Originally posted by inivux
I am 25, very intelligent, but very lazy, and very disillusioned with modern, western civilization...
My own inability to be "successful" is partly due to my own laziness, partly due to to economic climate, and partly because my parents exist in the financial aid gray area.
I am debating whether or not to get a degree, but after seeing what has happened to most of my peers with everything you discussed, I am totally intimidated.
Where do I fit in with this theory/description of yours?