I don't want that dream, either. I'm serious. I'm already living it right now and I have spent every last minute of my life trying to get to the point
where I Can support myself. The truth of the matter is, having someone else in control of your resources means they get to control your life
And with the psychiatry industry the way it is, anything that would have been considered a character trait, or even a pastime in previous centuries is
now considered an illness. I literally get anxious inviting people over to play board games at my house, since I am 28, and they get anxious about it
Most of them are living with their parents, and it is NOT because they were not hard workers, they graduated with relevant degrees in college. One
person came back to live here and his parents gave him "free" lodging but he didn't realize that meant he had to take care of his grandmother with
Alzheimer and spend 8 hours a day on the farm most of the year without pay.
It's slave labor.
It honest to God is. What should be happening in our country, is the younger generation should be able to get jobs that allow them to afford their own
houses, cars, gas, food, bills, cell phone and internet and they should be able to be in stable relationships and have friends and realize that
hobbies are okay.
That's not what happens, though - psychologically, when people aren't able to earn their very basics on their own (and trust me, they want to) they
feel guilty when its time to play, and spend a lot of time fighting or hating themselves.
And I don't know. All I can say is that I am entering the 28th year of my life, I am on food stamps, I have a college education, I'm earning less than
$800 a month and I'm still pushing forward. Even harder every day. And it doesn't make a difference.
It might be making a difference this month, as I'm finally moving into my own apartment and I finally have my own car, and I can finally afford to pay
most of my bills. But I'll have to see what happens.
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