Originally posted by woodwardjnr
I love it when the older generation, take shots at the younger generation for going to college and getting an education. In my country. This wagging
finger generation, enjoyed the benefits of free University education, a job for life, cheap housing and cheap energy and food prices. Now they all
need caring for in one form or another in their cushy retirement.
Pretty much leaving one type career option for young people as a low paid care workers. Wiping the butts and cleaning up the mess of the older
generation. In more ways than one.
Yeah this is ridiculous. I went to school, I got good grades, I went to college, I studied math, physics, computer science, psychology and music.
The older generation enjoyed college education paid for by their parents, jobs right out of college for life with job security, the ability to buy a
house, have kids and raise a family - all without hardly any stress at all! Finger waving at what? My generation's ability to budget and live on less
than $1000 a month?
My generations (somewhat lacking and stressful) living environments, where we take what we can get and do the best we can with couches, room-mates,
tents, living at home, all the while our self-esteem being hit because we can't match our parents?
Well, the younger generation is predicted to make 50% of their parents' net worth. And I don't think that's all because of our "bad" work ethic. Look,
sometimes, a lot of times, I wish life was simple like it used to be.
I spend a lot of time wondering what I did wrong, why I'm such a failure, but then I realize that it is nearly universal in my age group. I try not to
believe it, but I move to a different town and state and the situation is the same, although with a bit better prospects, like... some jobs and
cheaper prices and rent.
Am I imagining this? Am I imagining the financial disaster hitting my age group? I don't see any reason to believe I am - a while back, I decided that
maybe I was hanging out with the wrong crowd, so I started hanging out with the most intelligent people I could find and they were in the same boat.
My friend who is a teacher is the best off out of anyone I know, and I'm lucky to be living with him. Even so, he got where he was, with a house and a
truck, by going into debt to pay for his house and truck and maxing out his credit card at $10,000 - plus his college and masters in teaching debt.
Is he going to be okay? He worked hard, and he may lose his job unexpectedly - which is why he is taking out a bank loan tomorrow while he still has
his job to cover his ass.
So in a way, I am doing better, because I have only $10,000 in school debt that is being paid off. But I have his back. Working together as a team is
effective - but enter social decay. It is also rare.
I guess on Facebook there is the rare success - like those in the military, or my friend from high school who made it into the N.F.L.
22-7-2013 by darkbake because: (no reason given)