posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 05:52 AM
Dear OP...just hang in there, learn as much as you can...both in and out of school. You said "young people" so I'm not sure just how young you
I am almost 50 years old. The stuff that I hear on ATS has been said for years now, if not generations,...I know because I heard it 20 years ago...NWO
sending in troops, Clinton wants my guns, the original Bush is/was the antichrist... we'll all be wiped out by asteroids, Halle Bop and so on...
Unfortunately, there are times of stability in history and there are times of instability. Now, I have no doubt that you and I will wake up
tommorrow...but in what kind of world I can't say. The times we live in are pivotal in the course of history and will likely be read about by your
children one day....
See, you are the next..."Greatest Generation." You are living in times that will challenge you to be the best you can be.
For my great great grand parents...it was the American Civil War. For their grand parents, it was being kicked out of Ireland... being shipped to the
colonies at Jamestown,Va...but shipwrecking off of NC. For my parents...it was the Great Depression and WWII.
What I suggest is learn as much as you can from anyone that is successful...be it investing, real estate, in computers, farming. Learn a tangible
skill... welding or carpentry or electrical work...that way you will never be unemployed.
My uncle is 81...he still gets up everyday and has about 2-3 "lil' jobs" he does fixing a leaky faucette...a light fixture or electrical socket...
But by learning to invest..you ensure security for you and your family. Now you may have to invest in things that are cutting edge or run against your
For instance, my wife and I have invested in Asian Markets...read China. Even in the messy economy here in the US, we still managed 10-12% growth this
Also...and you probably don't need telling this...learn to change...never betray your morals and ethics and core beliefs...but change with technology
and abilities....you will adapt and survive.
The point I'm trying to make in all of this is..you have bright days ahead for you if you are smart and resourceful.
My mom and dad grew up during the Depression...dirt poor...I mean dirt floor poor. Today, they are around 80 and have 2 houses, enjoy a
comfortable..not rich...but comfortable retirement...have seen WWII, Korean War, Viet Nam War, Gulf Wars, the great depression, high inflation of the
1950s, the gas lines and stagflation of the 1970s, and they may actually die as we enter the next Depression...they saw social upheaval in the
1960s...political assassinations and scandals across the decades...
And despite all the doom and gloom...they did ok...
Don't bury yourself in a bunker with a tin foil hat. Perhaps like me...you come here for info, for amusement, for a few real conspiracies that truly
interest you...but don't undermine your future in fear. Live for today...