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I think these days people expect instant gratification and want a house right away, a nice car right away, promotions right away..... the younger generations have short attention spans due to their babysitters..... computers, smart phones, the many channels on tv...... sensory overload. Everyone is ADD. "I want it all, and I want it NOW". So much of the work ethic has changed. No one is willing to put in the time and is looking for shortcuts to fast rewards.
Originally posted by Brotherman
reply to post by RobertDeniro
I appreciated what you just posted I actually read it twice before commenting. What do you think about how it is all going to work in another 3 years or so? What do you think about the current state of "occupations" in the USA do you think that this next generation will tighten belts and do what the last generation did or do you think something else is going to happen? I think something else is going to happen I really am curious to hear what others have to say when you strip the normal jargon and put BS aside.
Originally posted by acacko
reply to post by MystikMushroom
wake up ! It was the union democrats that 'got theirs' NOT conservative republicans
Originally posted by MessOnTheFED!
I might get flamed for this but...You can still get a small piece of the proverbial 'pie' in America. You have to be willing to put in the time to get where you want to go though. No one is going to hand anything to you anymore. A few smart decisions and a little financial planning go a long way. People want everything. Maybe instead of buying that new pair of Oakleys or Nikes people could save their money and go to a trade school. BAM you get through a trade school you have something you can do for life that will at least get you into lower middle class status. Then turn around and double down on a degree from any reputable college and then you could get into middle to upper middle class. Sure you have to give some of your life away and keep your head in the books. Big effing deal? Your quality of life will go up exponentially after you're done.
Source: That's my life. Done on my own dime. With every second of spare time available.
Originally posted by MystikMushroom
I read it somewhere else on here, paraphrasing but: The Baby Boomers get the houses, careers, Social Security and pensions. Meanwhile, they leave the 30 and under crowd with a huge deficit and a broken economy.
I guess the, "As long as I get mine" conservative/Republican mindset really worked in the long term. Thanks 55+ folks for believing in "trickle down economics" -- you've left a wonderful legacy.
Edit to add: I probably won't ever have children because this country is so screwed up. I can't in good conscious bring a life into this mess, considering I could never give it the quality of life I had growing up.edit on 6-8-2013 by MystikMushroom because: (no reason given)