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.
Agreed. One thing I cannot stand is people over the age of 45 telling people 21-34 about this that and the third. They have no clue how awful this
environment is. They were able to find jobs, buy houses, start families...people in my age grouping cannot even do that.
OP, I graduated college 8 years prior to you and it took me over 4 years to find decent work, and even after that, because of the way things are I had
to job hop(which looks great on a resume to these scumbag corporations) and even went for the better part of 2010 unable to find work, I had to do
under the table things to pay my rent, insurance, etc.
In 2011, when I gained work, I became fed up with the whole process and started living frugally, only spending on important things(rent, food, gas,
insurance). I then began to pool every spare cent into starting my own business, and I am completely dedicated on a path towards self sufficiency. It
is not easy, and there are painful moments, but I enjoy every second of my decision to no longer be a slave to this rat race.
I say this not to say that everyone can just do that...but it's a thought. You're a few years younger than me but I understand you...and like you, I
felt that this country has pushed my back against the wall. So I decided to push back.
Don't take this beating lying down. Sit down. Start listing down your gifts, talents, abilities, and your know how. Then start figuring out you can
do to convert those into something that can provide you with earnings. Then, write down a plan for yourself. Start small. 3 years at a time, and goals
You can't build an empire in a day, so remember that. One step forward is always a step towards progress, no matter how small the step is.
Good luck to you, and everyone else in the younger generation. Like I said, I'm 33 at the time of this writing, but I know what you're all going
through and its painful, and you feel betrayed and lied to by the older generation and the government who fed you this illusion of "go to college,
get an education, blah blah blah" and then callously shrug their shoulders and call you spoiled or entitled brats when your degree and your schooling
can't help you even to get a job bagging groceries.