posted on Feb, 20 2014 @ 08:29 AM
reply to post by droid56
Well I have been thinking about it a lot lately, Even though I'm 24 and no children and not married....(yet)
In Malta healthcare is free and quite descent really and large families, like mine tend to have each member of the family set up for life around mid
20s I say. Where you end up finding a career job or working for the family business and most parents in Malta try to save up then demolish the family
home they had bought and rebuild to make flats/apartments then each child can have a flat (rent/mortgage free) and the spare flats tend to be rented
for income. This isn't the whole of the Island but pretty much everyone I know that's part of a Maltese family has a similar sort of set up, like an
bricks and mortar insurance if you will. Money wise it is good, but when you need constant care, that can be a huge burden on the younger family but
then again the culture is to endure for your parents/grandparents as they endured to give you a comfortable lifestyle and so on. I think I would be a
high number about 8-9 except I do not want to be a burden for my future wife or children/close family.
So I keep on smoking and drinking
Live life every day because no matter where you live and in my case Malta (which is still some 50years behind in many ways)
You never know when the day will come when the government decides to cut this or that and not to mention how easy it is to feel comfortable and that
can cause the future to be harder because we today expect what we got decades ago and did nothing (most likely couldn't) back when we could..... Now
here we are future uncertain, our golden years looking bleak. Nothing is ever as good as it was. Good ol' Nostalgia!