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(Washington City Paper)   "In my mind -- hell, in my own life -- what's happening isn't just the delayed onset of adulthood. It's the refusal of adulthood entirely. It's not failure to thrive. It's an awareness that thriving kind of blows"   (washingtoncitypaper.com ) divider line
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2012-01-06 04:23:23 PM  
I would bet that a 33 year old living at home isn't getting laid very often, and is justifying the fear that he'll never find a wife and have kids by saying he doesn't want either. He also clearly has a lot of time on his hands, because he's taken a lot of time to write something that could have been said like this: "I've farked up."
 
2012-01-06 04:34:19 PM  
Poor little fella

/he ought to just kill himself and guarantee he won't have to grow up
 
2012-01-06 04:37:49 PM  
That is possibly the most self-absorbed thing I have ever read.
 
2012-01-06 04:56:00 PM  
It's like a Hipster Manifesto.

I'm gonna ignore his idiotic comments about marriage and kids and address his words about employment: Yeah, "office work" can be a drag and sometimes I feel chained to it. But last month I finalized a consultation so the Hayden Planetarium can have a new synced audio playback/live event zone-based sound system. I helped the touring engineer for Todd Rundgren get his road system back in working order. I also performed a myriad of drab little things that helped solve, fix and restore someone's live sound to one degree or another. Most of the time I'm bored and I'd certainly prefer to be home playing guitar, throwing mice at the cat and reading Fark. But in this interconnected modern world a tiny bit of effort from a large number of people produces a wonder of technological comforts.

In short, that lazy little prick needs to contribute or STFU.
 
2012-01-06 05:02:24 PM  

Tell Me How My Blog Tastes: I would bet that a 33 year old living at home isn't getting laid very often, and is justifying the fear that he'll never find a wife and have kids by saying he doesn't want either. He also clearly has a lot of time on his hands, because he's taken a lot of time to write something that could have been said like this: "I've farked up."


Sounds like he is a Farker.
 
2012-01-06 05:04:23 PM  
And cue Wendy and the Lost Boys in 3...2...
 
2012-01-06 05:05:09 PM  
farm3.static.flickr.com
 
2012-01-06 05:05:13 PM  
Wow, this guy is an idiot. He'll die self-satisfied, alone, and miserable with the largest collection of porn and Star Wars toys on the planet.
 
2012-01-06 05:05:15 PM  
Future/past OWS protester
 
2012-01-06 05:07:06 PM  
writer.germanblogs.de
Bindun, and bindun better.
 
2012-01-06 05:07:06 PM  
Wow, what a waste of skin.
 
2012-01-06 05:07:56 PM  
Successful troll.


Is successful.
 
2012-01-06 05:07:57 PM  
"'Underachiever and proud of it'? How old is this thing?"
 
2012-01-06 05:09:27 PM  

georgeyporgey: Future/past OWS protester


OWS protesters want jobs but can't get them. You don't even know what you're angry with OWS about.
 
2012-01-06 05:09:36 PM  
Meanwhile, illiterate Mexicans are busting their add in the hot sun all day to put a roof over their wife's and 15 kids' heads, and enchiladas on the table.
 
2012-01-06 05:09:45 PM  
FTA: On the other hand, there are vast areas of our economy in which the "work" done is either absurdly pointless (office work) or actively makes the world a worse place (marketing, advertising).

uhh... I resemble those remarks
 
2012-01-06 05:09:49 PM  
I'm 33, employed and only have enough $$ for happy hour...life is horrible!!
 
2012-01-06 05:10:02 PM  
Relevant:

Link Pursuit of Happiness

and:

Link The Godfathers
 
2012-01-06 05:10:15 PM  
I think I've seen this movie before...

www.movieposter.com
 
2012-01-06 05:10:49 PM  
I have to agree with him on one thing: there is no benefit to having children. Of all my friends, the happiest ones are the non-parents that live their lives for themselves.
 
2012-01-06 05:11:42 PM  
"Marriage originally evolved as a way for people to have sex without being stoned to death in the village square."

This I do have excel clue what don't.
 
2012-01-06 05:11:48 PM  

LouDobbsAwaaaay: georgeyporgey: Future/past OWS protester

OWS protesters want jobs but can't get them. You don't even know what you're angry with OWS about.


Well, to be fair, they want high paying indoor jobs that they're English lit degrees don't qualify them for. Bit of an important distinction.
 
2012-01-06 05:12:18 PM  
Wow, reading that almost moved me from my happy middle ground political neutrality towards the far Right. It almost as if that guy is actually a staunch arch republican who wants to make as many people in the middle jump as far to the right as possible through reverse psychology.

It is gonna take awhile for the urge to go punch a hipster/hippie in the mouth to die down.
 
2012-01-06 05:13:15 PM  
Not married, no kids, that's all well and good. No job? How do you afford steak dinners and drugs?
 
2012-01-06 05:13:37 PM  
Sorry for the typos, I'm driving down 75 at the moment
 
Ehh
2012-01-06 05:13:53 PM  
A fine argument indeed, but Hugh Hefner did more than write it--he lived it very profitably, long before this guy came around.
 
2012-01-06 05:14:02 PM  

Teen Wolf Blitzer: LouDobbsAwaaaay: georgeyporgey: Future/past OWS protester

OWS protesters want jobs but can't get them. You don't even know what you're angry with OWS about.

Well, to be fair, they want high paying indoor jobs that they're English lit degrees don't qualify them for. Bit of an important distinction.


*sigh* forget it.
 
2012-01-06 05:14:41 PM  

LordZorch: I have to agree with him on one thing: there is no benefit to having children. Of all my friends, the happiest ones are the non-parents that live their lives for themselves.



The economy (among other things) won't function very well when you reach retirement age if people collectively decide to forgo having children.
 
2012-01-06 05:14:59 PM  

tricycleracer: Not married, no kids, that's all well and good. No job? How do you afford steak dinners and drugs?


Obama
 
2012-01-06 05:15:40 PM  
We roll our eyes when a man lives with his parents, but applaud him when he becomes a parent. As if there's a difference! When he transfers his mouth from the teat of his family to the teat of an employer, we buy him an ice cream cake and treat him like he's farking Thoreau, as if he's made any substantial change in life orientation.

farm5.staticflickr.com
 
2012-01-06 05:15:52 PM  
Was the assignment to write a 2,500 word essay on why he's an entitled, whiny version of Peter Pan?
 
2012-01-06 05:16:51 PM  
Most worthless human being ever. He is actually proud of being worthless, and suggest all us worker drones are, at best, just making the world worse. I don't think I have ever read anything so blind and stupid. I am worse off for knowing that this person exists.
 
2012-01-06 05:16:51 PM  

Teen Wolf Blitzer: tricycleracer: Not married, no kids, that's all well and good. No job? How do you afford steak dinners and drugs?

Obama


Obama only pays for mortgages and gasoline.
 
2012-01-06 05:16:53 PM  
"Marriage originally evolved as a way for people to have sex without being stoned to death in the village square. "

Stopped reading right there (considered earlier giving his horrible writing). He's one of those "I'm smarter than you because I'm an atheist" who has an utter disregard for the the facts. He might be trying to be funny, but it's verbal masturbation from a failure in life.

Like Citizen Ted said, maybe work sucks, but in many ways we contribute to a greater whole. The dipshiat writer might change his tune if suddenly all the IT guys that support the Internet were to decide to be like him and quit working.
 
2012-01-06 05:17:26 PM  
FTFA: One of the main elements of sexual pleasure is novelty, and after the first year or so, that's been killed deader than an unmarried fornicator in Afghanistan

This guy knows even less about sex than he does about life.

Novelty sex is not necessarily good sex... if your having a certain kind of sex just to be able to say you had it, that does not mean it was all that good.

Im going to go with "His parents need to kick his worthless ass out."

Cause being an adult isn't about doing what you want... It's about manning the fark up and doing what you HAVE to.
 
2012-01-06 05:17:51 PM  
I stopped here: I recently found out, on the very same day, that one of my friends was engaged to be married and was expecting his first child, and that another had been diagnosed with late-stage cancer.

I felt terrible. Such a tragic waste of life. So much needless suffering. As to the other friend, I'm hopeful that against long odds, chemo can reverse the cancer's progress.


I actually expected I might agree with this guy. I hate a lot about the world. I feel like we've built a self-perpetuating system that really, really sucks. Things like hunger, poverty, general misery and pain. We've done a pretty good job of farking things up.

But this guy isn't going on about any of that. He just doesn't want to have any responsibility, which is fine I suppose, except that he is living off the benefit of other people who have taken responsibility.

It also sounds to me like he isn't willing to really work for the lifestyle he wants and is frustrated the world won't just give it to him. I say that because I know I feel the same way more often than not. I'm also able to admit that it's as much my fault as anyone else's.

TL;DR - The guy is a self-righteous tool
 
2012-01-06 05:18:00 PM  
farm8.staticflickr.com

"I'm a stay-at-home son."
 
2012-01-06 05:18:19 PM  

CitizenTed: It's like a Hipster Manifesto.

I'm gonna ignore his idiotic comments about marriage and kids and address his words about employment: Yeah, "office work" can be a drag and sometimes I feel chained to it. But last month I finalized a consultation so the Hayden Planetarium can have a new synced audio playback/live event zone-based sound system. I helped the touring engineer for Todd Rundgren get his road system back in working order. I also performed a myriad of drab little things that helped solve, fix and restore someone's live sound to one degree or another. Most of the time I'm bored and I'd certainly prefer to be home playing guitar, throwing mice at the cat and reading Fark. But in this interconnected modern world a tiny bit of effort from a large number of people produces a wonder of technological comforts.

In short, that lazy little prick needs to contribute or STFU.


I've saved thousands of lives with my work and done a lot of amazing things while getting paid for it. I'm married with two kids. I've got a house and a car and a bunch of nice toys like a nice bicycle, custom-fit SCUBA gear, musical instruments, etc. I only owe money to my mortgage company. Sure, playing games all day and eating cookies sounds awesome for a few days but seriously, if you want an expensive hobby find a sweet job and hobby up when you're not at work.

What part of being an adult blows? It is being able to buy basically whatever you'd like, having people that love you in your life, changing your corner of the world, or what? Is it just getting older? If so, that's kind of mandatory, it just depends on how well you spent your youth.

I'll be 35 on Monday and I think I spent my youth pretty well.
 
2012-01-06 05:18:28 PM  

LordZorch: there is no benefit to having children


You are incorrect, sir. I am afraid your sample size isn't representative of the broader population. Even if you do have 30 friends in that sample, you can't invoke the CLT because your sample is biased by their affiliation with you.

Children are a pain in the ass, yeah, but I've had dogs and now I have a kid and there is no comparison. Dogs are great, but they die often and never smile at you.
 
2012-01-06 05:18:54 PM  
I got a very weird impression, reading through this, that this guy subconsciously believes that if he doesn't marry, work, or have children, he also won't die -- that by hitting the pause button on everything else he'll manage to avoid aging. Probably because he juxtaposed one friend's becoming a parent with another friend getting a late-stage cancer diagnosis. But beneath the worn-out, third-rate hipster writing style the guy just sounds paralyzed and afraid.

It's true that marriage and children aren't for everyone (can't say the same about work -- not necessarily 9-5 paid work, but I can think of very few people who don't need some sort of steady mental/physical occupation) but it's not like this guy is rejecting conventional family life to follow a different path better suited for him. He's just stagnating at the starting gate. And no, living together and being married are exactly not the same, dude. I've done both.
 
2012-01-06 05:19:10 PM  
If you really try to pin a breeder down, they usually give you some garbled rationale involving "the human race" or "passing on their genes."


I've never given those as reasons. I'm not exactly sure why I changed my mind and wanted to be a dad. I'm just glad that I did. I honestly didn't know it was possible to love another human being as much as I love my daughter and the number of amazing and happy memories I have now, because of her, are incredible.

A real big part of me is glad this shiatstain will never know what I'm talking about...
 
2012-01-06 05:19:49 PM  
How is it possible to not have a job? If your living off someone else, that is far worse than having a job no matter how you slice it. In my mind independence is far too important. I would never want to rely on anyone other than myself on a consistent basis.

On the flip side, not having a wife and kids. I can understand that. I don't want anyone depending on me. I'm way to selfish for that. I don't even want a pet, or a plant.

For me, I avoid most relationships and all MMORPG's. The 2 things I've found that really bring my life to a screeching halt.
 
2012-01-06 05:21:04 PM  

LordZorch: I have to agree with him on one thing: there is no benefit to having children late. Of all my friends, the happiest ones are the non-parents that live their lives for themselves late thirty-somethings who are sending their kids to college with a sense of pride and planning a whole new life of well deserved vacations and playing with grandkids.


/childless
 
2012-01-06 05:21:07 PM  
I didn't bother with the article.
The headline describes my 30 something son.... how DID you do that?
 
2012-01-06 05:21:24 PM  

calbert: [farm8.staticflickr.com image 640x339]

"I'm a stay-at-home son."


That won the funny click from me.

Is Fark dragging ass like a dog with worms for anyone else?
 
2012-01-06 05:21:32 PM  
This was just what I needed to cheer me up today. Put some effort into your life, ffs.
 
2012-01-06 05:22:06 PM  

Ed Willy: The dipshiat writer might change his tune if suddenly all the IT guys that support the Internet were to decide to be like him and quit working.


Good point. Or the good folks in Shenzhen who assembled his macbook. Or the guy who swabbed the deck on the ship that brought it over, or the trucker who brought it from Long Beach to wherever he lives, or the guy who made and sold the meth that kept the trucker awake.
 
2012-01-06 05:22:18 PM  

Need Help Soonish: FTFA: One of the main elements of sexual pleasure is novelty, and after the first year or so, that's been killed deader than an unmarried fornicator in Afghanistan

This guy knows even less about sex than he does about life.

Novelty sex is not necessarily good sex... if your having a certain kind of sex just to be able to say you had it, that does not mean it was all that good.

Im going to go with "His parents need to kick his worthless ass out."

Cause being an adult isn't about doing what you want... It's about manning the fark up and doing what you HAVE to.


But I rarely HAVE to have sex when I don't want to. Once in a while, I might be too darn tired, but not often.
 
2012-01-06 05:22:19 PM  
"I'm thirty-three, the age of Jesus when he was crucified. Much like the world's most beloved fictional character, I'm unmarried, I don't have kids, and I'm unemployed."

This guy is a total ass. First, he compares himself to Jesus and then decries him as a fictional figure. Likewise, his belief in a world where we can all be unmarried, unemployed, and uninsured drifters like him is equally as fictional.

I am a firm believer that you need a passion to live a truly fulfilling life. This passion can manifest itself in many ways. Unfortunately for this young chap, his passion is being miserable and making others miserable.

The lack of shame in this country is disturbing. From politicians taking bribes, to reality TV shows, to pieces like this, it's clear that we've lost all notions of behaving admirably. Instead, we are spoiled children.

America has to "nut up" if we want to thrive.
 
2012-01-06 05:22:54 PM  

Elemental79: that is far worse than having a job no matter how you slice it. In my mind independence is far too important. I would never want to rely on anyone other than myself


So you're self employed with an endless supply of customers that demand your skills?
 
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