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Originally posted by XxNightAngelusxX
And I just wanna make it clear--I'm not whining. I just don't want to end up hating my life again. Been there before, not doing it again. I refuse to.
"My life went in circles until God took hold of me and changed me.” That man was Jacob. He said, “I encountered the Lord at Bethel. I was never the same again. Insecurities will cause you to go in circles and miss your calling and destiny.
You must lay your life down completely for the Lord. It is better to die serving the Lord, than to die in calamities that are coming upon the earth. You can only achieve what you were called to do when you connect with God and when you walk under an open heaven.” LINK
"YOU ARE CHOSEN BY GOD FOR A DESIGNATED PURPOSE.
He Created You For A Definite Assignment. The events and experiences of your life are all part of God's plan to reveal to you His Purpose and Will for Your Life. I Peter 2:9 Through the completion of this spiritual discovery will come your greatest inner peace. Your future contains far greater joy than all the sorrows of yesterday."
You Are Chosen By God For A Designated Purpose
Originally posted by Hefficide
You use the term "sell out" an awful lot. Let me give you the perspective from a 46 year old, father of two children frame of mind.
Your parents are miserable because they're tired. They've slaved their butts off to provide you with a comfortable enough life that you can not have a job right now and can be well fed and sheltered enough to ponder these types of things. They wanted nice things because, when you are a parent, you want your kids to have nice things - so you sacrifice your own wants for your kids sake.
Until you get married and hear those words "Honey, I'm pregnant", you won't be able to understand. It's a great pressure to know that you are about to be responsible for the life of another being. It's enough to make a person put the needs of others before their own sense of pride.
Originally posted by Ace High
OP - I read your original post and I know exactly where you are coming from. Our generation has been raised on a pack of lies. My wife is so similar to you, looking for a productive job that is good for society and will help provide for the family, but....
Reality will hit hard.
You have to work to provide for your family and real unemployment is close to 20%. 1/5th of people looking for a decent job cannot find it.
My advice, take the best job you can find and enjoy your life outside the 9-5 or more likely the 7-7 and enjoy the time that is your own.
Originally posted by Daughter2
If you use your logic, you're a slave every time you use streets or eat cheap food. Streets and roads are usually based on politically connected contracts, Cheap food supports the use of chemicals and over use of the soil.
Don't expect to change the entire world but just be happy if you can change a small part. Be a caretaker for a disabled person, bag groceries and say something nice to a person who looks down, file papers and be the one non-jerk in the office.
Originally posted by Erongaricuaro
reply to post by penninja
Certain assumptions were being made based on the OP's query.
then retiring fairly young with financial security and multiple paid-off homes and property and now living south of the border in what to me is a paradise.
It did, however, sound from your tone you are not generally at ease with life. Perhaps it is just that you are fed-up with hearing from people that may expect more from you and others.
Originally posted by IAmD1
reply to post by penninja
I'm sorry I did not read all of your reply but wanted to respond to one of your assertions that Jesus, Ghandi and Buddha would not have made bad fathers? They would have been the worst of fathers, too consumed with their work of helping humanity to be able or have time to focus on their own children. I believe some are there to teach and some to raise the teachers of tomorrow. Those who teach (in a grand way) sacrifice having an own life with children and family for the greater good and those who raise families sacrifice their life as great spiritual/social teachers to teach few. Then of course we have all the types in between on a sliding scale between the two extremes and those who change course or temporarily take a break from either.... just one way of seeing it and my thoughts reading your post