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posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 06:46 PM
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Hello everyone, after a couple months of reading through ATS I've finally decided to become a member. I'm an 18 year old living in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. I was born and raised in Saskatchewan and only recently moved to the coast. Now that I'm living away from my family and close friends I discovered that there are many things I didn't know about my self, and also realized what really matters to me. The main reason I decided to become a member was because I feel that the majority of ATS members are 30+ and have started to figure out what life is really about. As I read through the various discussions I began to understand that no matter the situation, someone, somewhere has experience in said situation and will give their honest opinion on the matter.

I love to get advice from people older than me, for the good or bad. I believe that your perception is your reality. I take every ones opinion of me to heart, and I learn from my mistakes. I know my generation is the worst one yet and 99% of people my age are blind to the world. Ask anyone over the age of 50 and they will say kids these days are so ignorant, dishonest and shortsighted. I hope that by becoming a member I can learn something from each and every one of you, and maybe teach you a thing or two from my view on life.

The longest roads begin with a single step




posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 06:51 PM
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Originally posted by lukask
Hello everyone, after a couple months of reading through ATS I've finally decided to become a member. I'm an 18 year old living in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. I was born and raised in Saskatchewan and only recently moved to the coast. Now that I'm living away from my family and close friends I discovered that there are many things I didn't know about my self, and also realized what really matters to me. The main reason I decided to become a member was because I feel that the majority of ATS members are 30+ and have started to figure out what life is really about. As I read through the various discussions I began to understand that no matter the situation, someone, somewhere has experience in said situation and will give their honest opinion on the matter.

I love to get advice from people older than me, for the good or bad. I believe that your perception is your reality. I take every ones opinion of me to heart, and I learn from my mistakes. I know my generation is the worst one yet and 99% of people my age are blind to the world. Ask anyone over the age of 50 and they will say kids these days are so ignorant, dishonest and shortsighted. I hope that by becoming a member I can learn something from each and every one of you, and maybe teach you a thing or two from my view on life.

The longest roads begin with a single step


Sounds like you'll fit well. I agree with many things you said! Welcome aboard.



posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 07:02 PM
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Age is generally associated with life experience and from that, a sort of trickle-down 'wisdom' is then bestowed upon the experiencer. As a concept, it works fine. But in practice?



"Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact."
- George Eliot


Welcome to ATS



posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 07:07 PM
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You're absolutely right - your generation is pretty much out of whack! My son (who's also 18) completely echoes what you just said; he finds it difficult to communicate with guys his age because of that... hmm... disconnection. It sounds like your parent(s) did well with you and it's guys like you that make up for the other Gimme Gimme Generation or Entitlementers.

You give me hope and you give me faith in the future - this was a great introduction and I'd like to welcome you aboard with a firm handshake --- however, this reply will have to do!

Welcome aboard bud. Hope you enjoy your stay and I wish to learn as much from you as you would from me!

In Lak'ech
~philth



posted on Feb, 16 2012 @ 10:48 PM
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Thanks. You must be a great father for you to know your son that well. (Following for you son) the people that seem the most disconnected are deeply connected to what they know, just because on the surface they seem like ignorant idiots doesn't mean they don't know something you don't. I've found it very eye opening to look at the world from others point of view, and connect to what they know. Life's way more fun when you allow yourself to try new things, even if it seems like a dumb idea.



posted on Feb, 16 2012 @ 11:00 PM
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Glad you've decided to join up, and here is your 25 cent tour (cue music now..)


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