posted on May, 7 2012 @ 01:06 AM
Okay dude, OP, how old are you? I am 24, I was born in late 87 into an uneducated poor family. My father is illiterate and my mother quit high school
all because she was told she couldn't do her "dream job." I grew up in pretty much your typically white trash family. My dad would come swinging
with his leather belt and didn't care where it hit whenever he had a bad day at work, then I gt to go to school to be made fun of because of how poor
and trashy my family was, I did get both verbally and physically harassed often. I followed in the path of many as a teen growing up in the
environment that I had and made a lot of mistakes of my own.
My first child was born when I was 17 years old, my wife - girlfriend at the time- went through her last year of high school pregnant, and she wasn't
one of those "I need to have a baby cause it's cool" type, so guess how much fun finishing high school pregnant was for her. I gt into far too much
trouble in school so like my mother before me, I quit, the only difference is that I got my ged right after quitting and she still doesn't have one.
I'm not looking for pity but suffering from borderline personality disorder didn't help much.
We lived in project housing for like 3 years til she got pregnant again - apparently the shot birth control got canceled out by some antibiotics,
would have been nice if the doc gave a heads up about that - yeah I know, our mistake and I take responsibility for it, live and learn and all that.
Well she had to quit work because of complications from pregnancy, I still couldn't find a job - we lost our place. Now I know what many are
thinking. "You lived in the projects, how do you lose your place because you don't have a job.." Well simple answer for that; we're white. Now
don't get me wrong here, I am in no way racist, but facts are facts, whites are expected to do better than blacks and hispanics in the poorer
communities, especially those who aren't getting into trouble with the law. Anyway we got kicked out because we couldn't pay rent. Pregnant wife and
kid went to live with her mom, I wasn't allowed there. It's been like 3 years now and we still haven't been able to find a place of our own, I have
went here and there between time, currently stay with my mother in the projects she's living in.
Both my wife and I go to the local university, we just finished our 2nd year. She has over a 3.5 gpa and I have somewhere around a 3.0 which will
hopefully be coming back up next year - failing Japanese class didn't help. I think I have decided to major in electrical engineering and aim for a
minor in management, my wife is going for a business degree with possibly a minor in Japanese. We both grew up poor, she didn't grow up with as bad
of a lifestyle as I did, but we both were poor. Now government assisted housing of any sort wont seem to allow us in because we are college student,
even though we have two young children and are by all rights homeless. Its not like we desire to live in those places, but we want a damn place to be
able to live under the same roof again.
We will each owe over 60k in student loans when we finish school. Now I don't know you but I'm gonna go out on a limb here and guess that you're
life probably isn't quite as bad as mine. I suffer from borderline personality and major depression and have no money to see psychs and wouldn't
take meds if I could afford them. My wife and I are both busting our @sses to move up in the world. And you know what. Not many at school want much to
do with us, I mean we're a married couple, we have children, and the worst of it all we're poor. Oh and as a member of your generation I hear the
same stuff, you know I'm from the entitlement gen and whatnot, Iv'e always had everything handed to me on a silver platter, I'm lazy. Well guess
what, that is all just a load of crap, a bunch of idiots making excuses for their own insecurities.
Do you think I let that crap bring me down? Yeah, I have depression and sometimes it can get pretty bad and I feel like just saying f**k it and
blowing my brains out the back of my head, but I don't, I keep pulling on that rope, one of these days I will get up there. So as a fellow gen Y that
is certainly not one of those "entitlement" little B*t*h*s, the only thing I have to say to you is; Quit your b*t*h*n and do something about it.
There are others who have had experiences much worse than your own in life, stop whining about your problems and come up with a solution, don't let
the naysayers bring you down, they are just a bunch of monkeys that contributed to screwing up a country, who cares what they think...