posted on Oct, 6 2013 @ 10:59 PM
reply to post by imasheep
Yeah, typical passive-aggressive blah-blah. To argue this way is stupid and pointless. You know nothing about me and I know nothing about you. For
either one of us to place the other in a stereotype would be unfair and most likely not very representative of reality.
First off, I never claimed to be smarter than anyone else here. And debt or freedom from such is not necessarily the biggest indicator of
intellectual prowess. And you are the one that claimed to be smart, not me. I pretty much agree with you about college, it is really stupid that our
society requires you to have a piece of paper that says you are educated in order for you to get a good job. But my prospects were nill and I had no
other choice at the time. You see, sometimes we are thrust into situations not necessarily of our own making.
Not that many years ago I had a lot of money in the stock market, something like 500k, and I owned a house almost free and clear. Then just a few
years later the economy crashed, I was going through a divorce, and none of these things were my choice or in my control.
And I don’t own the latest and greatest of anything. I don’t buy myself toys of any kind. It takes a lot of money just to keep things going and
to help others out when they need it.
My point here is that life is not always something that we can control. I have been through a lot of different stages in my life, but I take offense
to you calling me “old”. I am probably a lot older than you, but I work out and run and am in good shape. I married a woman 23 years younger
than me and we have one little one and one on the way. I am in no way an “old person”. And I have done nothing to bring on the financial
situation that our country is in. I always pay my bills on time and have an excellent credit rating. I take responsibility for everything I do.
I just want to say that if you are in the situation that you describe now then good for you, but don’t think that it will always be that way. Life
can throw you a hell of a curve and in a blink of an eye things can change. I don’t know anything about you, but if you don’t own the place in
which you live you could suddenly find yourself homeless. That can change your financial situation. Nothing is permanent.