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2012-06-04 12:21:04 AM
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2012-06-04 01:08:29 AM
Kinda sad. Stuff happens. That people stress at age 22 about being too old for anything surprises me.

I'm 34. I know there are limits for me. But at 22, there were none.
 
2012-06-04 01:19:37 AM

MadSkillz: Kinda sad. Stuff happens. That people stress at age 22 about being too old for anything surprises me.

I'm 34. I know there are limits for me. But at 22, there were none.


Dude, you're 34. Start worrying about limits when you're pushing 50.
 
2012-06-04 01:37:54 AM

dopeydwarf: MadSkillz: Kinda sad. Stuff happens. That people stress at age 22 about being too old for anything surprises me.

I'm 34. I know there are limits for me. But at 22, there were none.

Dude, you're 34. Start worrying about limits when you're pushing 50.


I'm acutely aware that at this point, I need to be paying into a place to live so I build equity, that I need to be saving for retirement... however, I'm stuck in a shiat job right now that I can't just leave because I'm fat (working on that) and it's impacting my interviewing.
 
2012-06-04 01:57:48 AM

MadSkillz: dopeydwarf: MadSkillz: Kinda sad. Stuff happens. That people stress at age 22 about being too old for anything surprises me.

I'm 34. I know there are limits for me. But at 22, there were none.

Dude, you're 34. Start worrying about limits when you're pushing 50.

I'm acutely aware that at this point, I need to be paying into a place to live so I build equity, that I need to be saving for retirement... however, I'm stuck in a shiat job right now that I can't just leave because I'm fat (working on that) and it's impacting my interviewing.


You can do it. Do something as simple as walking more every day and the pounds will shed off. I've lost over 60 lbs. just by walking a minimum of 2 miles a day over the last year while not making any major changes to my food intake. Exercise trumps diet in my experience. Bonus: You'll probably live longer.
 
2012-06-04 02:30:07 AM
So, reading the article, this girl's gushing doe-eyed message was proven wrong by harsh reality.
Yet, it somehow makes her more right.
Whatever, kids.
 
2012-06-04 02:32:51 AM
Lesson - you don't know how much time you have left. So start doing things NOW. Oh well, few will follow that advice.
 
2012-06-04 02:37:33 AM
22 years old and dies in a farking auto accident.....

That blows.
 
2012-06-04 02:38:10 AM
Given that the article writer segues into a plug about his new book, perhaps the "sick" tag also applies.
 
2012-06-04 02:40:53 AM

dopeydwarf: MadSkillz: Kinda sad. Stuff happens. That people stress at age 22 about being too old for anything surprises me.

I'm 34. I know there are limits for me. But at 22, there were none.

Dude, you're 34. Start worrying about limits when you're pushing 50.


I'm 35. The fact that there are limits are finally starting to be accepted. By the time 50 rolls around, I might even start worrying about them.
 
2012-06-04 02:40:53 AM

Hagenhatesyouall: 22 years old and dies in a farking auto accident.....

That blows.


After her probably douchey boyfriend wrecked the lexus his parents bought him.

/no has a sad
 
2012-06-04 02:42:42 AM

dopeydwarf: MadSkillz: Kinda sad. Stuff happens. That people stress at age 22 about being too old for anything surprises me.

I'm 34. I know there are limits for me. But at 22, there were none.

Dude, you're 34. Start worrying about limits when you're pushing 50.


I'm pushing the same limits post 50. Whiskey Tang Foxtrot
 
2012-06-04 02:43:15 AM
Was this girl's nickname "Rory" by any chance?
 
2012-06-04 02:49:04 AM
I thought it was "Hold mah beer, I wanna try somethin'"?
 
2012-06-04 02:52:17 AM

Smeggy Smurf: dopeydwarf: MadSkillz: Kinda sad. Stuff happens. That people stress at age 22 about being too old for anything surprises me.

I'm 34. I know there are limits for me. But at 22, there were none.

Dude, you're 34. Start worrying about limits when you're pushing 50.

I'm 35. The fact that there are limits are finally starting to be accepted. By the time 50 rolls around, I might even start worrying about them.


[citizen_kane_clap.gif]
 
2012-06-04 02:52:27 AM

MadSkillz: Kinda sad. Stuff happens. That people stress at age 22 about being too old for anything surprises me.

I'm 34. I know there are limits for me. But at 22, there were none.



Limits are for people like Vegeta, so blinded by anger that they're unable to realize and form their true potential into reality.

Harness your inner Goku. Fight for those you care about, what you love, and a million will seem like 9000: just an arbitrary number.
 
2012-06-04 02:53:20 AM

MadSkillz: dopeydwarf: MadSkillz: Kinda sad. Stuff happens. That people stress at age 22 about being too old for anything surprises me.

I'm 34. I know there are limits for me. But at 22, there were none.

Dude, you're 34. Start worrying about limits when you're pushing 50.

I'm acutely aware that at this point, I need to be paying into a place to live so I build equity, that I need to be saving for retirement... however, I'm stuck in a shiat job right now that I can't just leave because I'm fat (working on that) and it's impacting my interviewing.


I'm fat, too. Also working on it. I've never let it hold me down, though. If you're awesome and have the skills and experience, that's all you need. You need the confidence to shine through the love handles.
 
2012-06-04 02:56:49 AM
blog.timesunion.com

We're INVINCIBLE!!
 
2012-06-04 02:59:00 AM

X-boxershorts: dopeydwarf: MadSkillz: Kinda sad. Stuff happens. That people stress at age 22 about being too old for anything surprises me.

I'm 34. I know there are limits for me. But at 22, there were none.

Dude, you're 34. Start worrying about limits when you're pushing 50.

I'm pushing the same limits post 50. Whiskey Tang Foxtrot


Ah screw it, worry about limits when you feel like you need them. I was watching a news story about a woman who jumped out of a plane on her first skydiving extravaganza at the age of something like 80 last week, so I wouldn't doubt you can go long and strong until death if you want to.
 
2012-06-04 03:01:51 AM

Valarius: MadSkillz: Kinda sad. Stuff happens. That people stress at age 22 about being too old for anything surprises me.

I'm 34. I know there are limits for me. But at 22, there were none.


Limits are for people like Vegeta, so blinded by anger that they're unable to realize and form their true potential into reality.

Harness your inner Goku. Fight for those you care about, what you love, and a million will seem like 9000: just an arbitrary number.


Wow, I think that's the first time I've seen Dragon Ball in anecdote form. Kamehameha?
 
2012-06-04 03:02:20 AM

dopeydwarf: [static.guim.co.uk image 460x276]



The sorrow and shame I felt after watching this movie is deep and abiding.
 
2012-06-04 03:03:59 AM
40 and studying for a total career change.

The only acknowledgement I made to my age is that I stay working full time and study part time.
 
2012-06-04 03:06:06 AM
Should have stuck with sunscreen
 
2012-06-04 03:06:56 AM
I know this is Fark, but that is truly heartbreaking story.
 
2012-06-04 03:09:23 AM

Moonfisher: MadSkillz: dopeydwarf: MadSkillz: Kinda sad. Stuff happens. That people stress at age 22 about being too old for anything surprises me.

I'm 34. I know there are limits for me. But at 22, there were none.

Dude, you're 34. Start worrying about limits when you're pushing 50.

I'm acutely aware that at this point, I need to be paying into a place to live so I build equity, that I need to be saving for retirement... however, I'm stuck in a shiat job right now that I can't just leave because I'm fat (working on that) and it's impacting my interviewing.

I'm fat, too. Also working on it. I've never let it hold me down, though. If you're awesome and have the skills and experience, that's all you need. You need the confidence to shine through the love handles.


True enough. I'm working on it. A lot of confidence seems to be faking confidence. Like some self-fulfilling prophecy. Unfortunately when I get in a tight spot I kinda get spooled. Trying to learn to suppress it, but I've been so used to saying anything on my mind and letting my heart out for so long that I'm learning how to be a man the hard way..

I've got another issue. my concentration is terrible. I have a great memory if I can utilize it, but I'm so scatterbrained it's like thoughts are clawing their way out of my head. When I try to study like I have been today, it's damn near impossible ... every sound distracts me, no matter how minute.
 
2012-06-04 03:10:43 AM
I am 26, in student loan debt and often feel like there is no hope. I took a cross country trek for new job opportunities and even with a hub of alumni I can't find regular work. I don't know, for a while I've really given up on the idea that there are regular jobs that pay money and somewhere along the line the older generations broke the system and we are the first generation dealing with the blowback of it.
 
2012-06-04 03:10:46 AM

praxis44241: I know this is Fark, but that is truly heartbreaking story.


Not to mention bones
 
2012-06-04 03:11:21 AM
Ironic tag inconsolable.
 
2012-06-04 03:12:37 AM
It's sad this girl lost her life in an auto accident, but she wasn't wrong because her light was snuffed out so early.

Now she has no cares. She doesn't have to worry about making a good salary or wonder where to send her resume or how to climb the corporate ladder or wonder when she'll have time to climb Mt. Everest. She is dead and all those things are now meaningless to her. In Heaven with Jesus, she has all she ever could want.
 
2012-06-04 03:17:20 AM

Ed Willy: I am 26, in student loan debt and often feel like there is no hope. I took a cross country trek for new job opportunities and even with a hub of alumni I can't find regular work. I don't know, for a while I've really given up on the idea that there are regular jobs that pay money and somewhere along the line the older generations broke the system and we are the first generation dealing with the blowback of it.


You can find something.. what did you get your degree in? Mine was in Biology. Christ. I had it good right out of university but never found another job in my field. Took a lot of school again, now 34, tomorrow is my last exam for accounting hopefully ever (or until December if I have to repeat it... i'm not having awesome feelings about this exam but i never do).

I hope once I'm done and get certified as a CGA I can pull in more than what i'm making, which is a pittance.

You have to keep trying, and remember that noone will give you a job based on your schooling alone. it's all your experience that will keep the ball rolling.

Find out if you can volunteer or intern somewhere, get a side job driving pizzas, whatever, anything to get some cash in. And you will be okay.
 
2012-06-04 03:19:30 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Now she has no cares. She doesn't have to worry about making a good salary or wonder where to send her resume or how to climb the corporate ladder or wonder when she'll have time to climb Mt. Everest. She is dead and all those things are now meaningless to her. In Heaven with Jesus, she has all she ever could want.


I'm glad you are there to assign an afterlife to her, otherwise she might have been stuck in some other religion's mythos.

As for her message: regardless of how long we actually live, it is productive to make plans as if we will live a long time; because just in case we do we'll have something to do with our time.
 
2012-06-04 03:27:53 AM
Good luck, and Dog speed.
 
2012-06-04 03:28:05 AM

MadSkillz: I'm stuck in a shiat job right now that I can't just leave because I'm fat (working on that) and it's impacting my interviewing.


You're fat...and it's impacting your interviewing...

What? Are you too fat to fit through the goddam office doors? Is walking from the front desk to the interviewer's office giving you a heart attack? Being fat isn't a barrier to a good career, unless you are trying to be a farking model for Calvin Klein.

Here's an idea: man up, Nancy, and admit that you have trouble interviewing because you suck at interviewing. It has nothing to do with your weight; you should be walking into job interviews, kicking the door in (figuratively) and declaring, "fark you, you farking farkers! I'm fatter than hell and I'll still kick any one of your skinny asses at this job! I'm gonna waddle my fat ass in here and, even through my wheezing, I'm gonna be the best goddam worker this place farking has. I'm gonna leave sweat stains and awesome all over this joint! I'm gonna so much fatty awesome, the motherfarker is gonna spontaneously burn to the farking ground and I'm gonna keep on farking working and the fire isn't going to affect my fat ass because every ounce of my fat ass oozes work ethic and fabulous!"

Yeah, I'm shiatting on you, but only because people coddling you and saying, "Oh, it will get better," isn't going to do shiat. shiat gets done when people get mad. So, get mad. Get mad at doing shiatty interviews. Get mad at having a shiatty job. fark, get mad at being fat. Hell, stand up on your desk at your current job, channel your inner Howard Beale and scream, "I'M MAD AS HELL AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!"

/best read in J.K. Simmons's voice
 
2012-06-04 03:31:20 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: It's sad this girl lost her life in an auto accident, but she wasn't wrong because her light was snuffed out so early.

Now she has no cares. She doesn't have to worry about making a good salary or wonder where to send her resume or how to climb the corporate ladder or wonder when she'll have time to climb Mt. Everest. She is dead and all those things are now meaningless to her. In Heaven with Jesus, she has all she ever could want.


Sooo... be happy, kill yourself?
 
2012-06-04 03:31:38 AM

eldritch2k4: What? Are you too fat to fit through the goddam office doors?


No-one likes fat people, or ugly people. God help if your fat and ugly.

Doesn't matter if it is a girl, some person behind a counter, a client or a job interviewer. Your appearance dictates how everyone responds to you.

The general consensus is "go be fat somewhere else".
 
2012-06-04 03:32:25 AM

Ed Willy: I am 26, in student loan debt and often feel like there is no hope. I took a cross country trek for new job opportunities and even with a hub of alumni I can't find regular work. I don't know, for a while I've really given up on the idea that there are regular jobs that pay money and somewhere along the line the older generations broke the system and we are the first generation dealing with the blowback of it.


You're the second generation to deal with it. A lot of us gen x'ers had to wait a long time in line before we got our shots. Like early thirties. I don't know about anybody else, but the key to maintaining hope seems to be avoiding the "kids" trap. As soon as the word 'baby' enters your daily vocab, you have to start settling.

but don't listen to me, I'm still refusing to become a full fledged adult at 41. I figure 4 or 5 more years of being a 'mine is mine' @ssh0le and then I'll consider giving up half my stuff for a soul sucking family.
 
2012-06-04 03:32:36 AM
"I'm gonna so much fatty awesome"

I dropped a word or two, but fark it: I'm doubling down. That sentence now means, "there is gonna be so much fatty awesome that this sentence doesn't even need a farking verb."
 
2012-06-04 03:41:43 AM
1.bp.blogspot.com

"The notion that it's too late to do anything is comical. It's hilarious. We're graduating college. We're so young!"
 
2012-06-04 03:41:49 AM

zzrhardy: eldritch2k4: What? Are you too fat to fit through the goddam office doors?

No-one likes fat people, or ugly people. God help if your fat and ugly.

Doesn't matter if it is a girl, some person behind a counter, a client or a job interviewer. Your appearance dictates how everyone responds to you.

The general consensus is "go be fat somewhere else".


Fat people are the best farking people to farking hire and interviewers know that shiat. At least for good career choices; maybe not for the counter at Victoria's Secret, but a good career that will lead to a comfortable life, fark yeah. Beautiful people don't have to cultivate a good personality growing up because they can coast through the first 30 or so years of their life on their looks. The fat guy? The fat guy is gonna be great because he spent his time learning how to farking do shiat right and growing a great personality because he's farking fat and ugly and how the fark else is he going to have interpersonal relationships.

The interviewer working for a major banking corporation that plans on giving someone a biatchin' salary; awesome health, dental and vision; and a farking ladder to climb isn't going to want some pretty, vapid coont working for them (unless they are stuck in the 1950s and know nothing of sexual harassment law), they're going to want the guy who has the biatchin' personality and interpersonal skills that PVC up there never had to learn how to possess because she was surrounded by other pretty, vapid coonts that just formed a pretty, vapid echo chamber that resembles the farking Debbies from The motherfarking Oblongs.

So, yeah, go be fat somewhere else. Like at the farking upper management level of a major corporation instead of the trendy nightspot. Sounds like a motherfarking plan.

/Yes. I'm fat.
//Yes. I'm fine with that.
///Why? Because I'm farking awesome.
 
2012-06-04 03:42:11 AM

dopeydwarf: MadSkillz: Kinda sad. Stuff happens. That people stress at age 22 about being too old for anything surprises me.

I'm 34. I know there are limits for me. But at 22, there were none.

Dude, you're 34. Start worrying about limits when you're pushing 50.


No no no , I just turned 42 and there are real limits to what you can and cannot do at certain ages:

And at 34, doors are closing too - if you're not in management, you might not ever get there yet, which means a lifetime of crappy jobs lie ahead. yes there are outliers and there's always the odd chance that a freakish turn of events will happen, but on the whole, strve to do what you want with your life early. IT IS EVIL to suggest that people have more time than they do

If you're not gorgeous and beautiful at 25, then you're probably not going to be gorgeous and beautiful.

If a woman isn't married with kids by 30, it gets really hard to find vet, romance, wed and reproduce with a guy by 40. (Men have more time but more of their breeding success is $ related, and so limited there)

If you haven't taken up exercise at all of any kind by 35, your body will be a total mess by the time you're 40.

The point of this isn't to scare you, but to motivate you into doing what you think should be done with your life NOW NOW NOW.

... and her story is a great example of why.
 
2012-06-04 03:44:29 AM
Well, the good news is that now she can become a helicopter.
 
2012-06-04 03:48:26 AM

rubi_con_man: dopeydwarf: MadSkillz: Kinda sad. Stuff happens. That people stress at age 22 about being too old for anything surprises me.

I'm 34. I know there are limits for me. But at 22, there were none.

Dude, you're 34. Start worrying about limits when you're pushing 50.

No no no , I just turned 42 and there are real limits to what you can and cannot do at certain ages:

And at 34, doors are closing too - if you're not in management, you might not ever get there yet, which means a lifetime of crappy jobs lie ahead. yes there are outliers and there's always the odd chance that a freakish turn of events will happen, but on the whole, strve to do what you want with your life early. IT IS EVIL to suggest that people have more time than they do

If you're not gorgeous and beautiful at 25, then you're probably not going to be gorgeous and beautiful.

If a woman isn't married with kids by 30, it gets really hard to find vet, romance, wed and reproduce with a guy by 40. (Men have more time but more of their breeding success is $ related, and so limited there)

If you haven't taken up exercise at all of any kind by 35, your body will be a total mess by the time you're 40.

The point of this isn't to scare you, but to motivate you into doing what you think should be done with your life NOW NOW NOW.

... and her story is a great example of why.


I think the limits he/she was referencing weren't the type that keep you from starting to do something, but the type that stop you. So long as you're physically and mentally capable it's balls to the wall, biatches.
 
2012-06-04 03:58:12 AM

Ed Willy: I am 26, in student loan debt and often feel like there is no hope. I took a cross country trek for new job opportunities and even with a hub of alumni I can't find regular work. I don't know, for a while I've really given up on the idea that there are regular jobs that pay money and somewhere along the line the older generations broke the system and we are the first generation dealing with the blowback of it.


Bootstraps man. Stop with the excuses. Be the force of change in the world. I'm worried about my SS checks when I need them in 20 years.
 
2012-06-04 04:06:41 AM

dopeydwarf: MadSkillz: Kinda sad. Stuff happens. That people stress at age 22 about being too old for anything surprises me.

I'm 34. I know there are limits for me. But at 22, there were none.

Dude, you're 34. Start worrying about limits when you're pushing 50.


I'm 47 and starting my third career. Jesus, people, it's not like we all die at 30 nowadays.
 
2012-06-04 04:09:57 AM

powhound: Ed Willy: I am 26, in student loan debt and often feel like there is no hope. I took a cross country trek for new job opportunities and even with a hub of alumni I can't find regular work. I don't know, for a while I've really given up on the idea that there are regular jobs that pay money and somewhere along the line the older generations broke the system and we are the first generation dealing with the blowback of it.

Bootstraps man. Stop with the excuses. Be the force of change in the world. I'm worried about my SS checks when I need them in 20 years.


In my life the most ardent proponents of bootstraps have been the most miserable people I have met, typically because they work for asshole bosses.
 
2012-06-04 04:11:38 AM

MadSkillz: Kinda sad. Stuff happens. That people stress at age 22 about being too old for anything surprises me.

I'm 34. I know there are limits for me. But at 22, there were none.


Hell I'm 36 and in the past 4 years have completely changed career paths. I figure I may do it again in 10 years or so.
 
2012-06-04 04:14:42 AM
At 22, I was too stupid to stress (in the Army then), and 20 years later, I have no reason to (except for the cardio portion of the rules for Zombie Apocalypse).
 
2012-06-04 04:18:45 AM

eldritch2k4: Beautiful people don't have to cultivate a good personality growing up because they can coast through the first 30 or so years of their life on their looks


The old saying is "beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes right to the bone".

Being fat and ugly breaks a lot of people emotionally. There is a lot of damage that is picked up by going through life as a 3rd class citizen.

For every top fat bloke with awesome skills, your got another 5 bitter fat blokes with chips on their shoulder and a nervous twitch.

I am in a psychiatric hospital right now, and let me tell you everyone is a fat fark in here. And butt ugly. It goes with the territory.
 
2012-06-04 04:29:05 AM

praxis44241: I know this is Fark, but that is truly heartneckbreaking story.


FTFY.
 
2012-06-04 04:33:56 AM

zzrhardy:
For every top fat bloke with awesome skills, your got another 5 bitter fat blokes with chips on their shoulder and a nervous twitch.

Being fat is invariably a result of ignorance, stupidity or simply a remarkable lack of self control. These are not qualities any sensible interviewer looks for, even if there is a beautiful personality behind them.
 
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