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(CBS New York)   Old and busted: Mid-life crises. New hotness: Quarter-life crises, also known as The Lohan   (newyork.cbslocal.com) divider line 89
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2013-04-30 08:18:27 AM  
"A growing trend that experts call the "quarter-life crisis" has many young men and women feeling lost, wanting more, and needing a change."

Um, no. . . That's called "life".
 
2013-04-30 08:18:30 AM  
So, still listening to linkin park?
 
2013-04-30 08:19:16 AM  
When you turn your back on Our Lord and Savior, I'm not surprised
 
2013-04-30 08:19:25 AM  
At the rate of her self inflicted damage I'd say she at about the half way point.
 
2013-04-30 08:21:29 AM  
Well, you can't have that, but if you're an American citizen you are entitled to:
a heated kidney shaped pool,
a microwave oven--don't watch the food cook,
a Dyna-Gym--I'll personally demonstrate it in the privacy of your own home,
a king-size Titanic unsinkable Molly Brown waterbed with polybendum,
a foolproof plan and an airtight alibi,
real simulated Indian jewelry,
a Gucci shoetree,
a year's supply of antibiotics,
a personally autographed picture of Randy Mantooth
and Bob Dylan's new unlisted phone number,
a beautifully restored 3rd Reich swizzle stick,
Rosemary's baby,
a dream date in kneepads with Paul Williams,
a new Matador, a new mastodon,
a Maverick, a Mustang, a Montego,
a Merc Montclair, a Mark IV, a meteor,
a Mercedes, an MG, or a Malibu,
a Mort Moriarty, a Maserati, a Mac truck,
a Mazda, a new Monza, or a moped,
a Winnebago--Hell, a herd of Winnebago's we're giving 'em away,
or how about a McCulloch chainsaw,
a Las Vegas wedding,
a Mexican divorce,
a solid gold Kama Sutra coffee pot,
or a baby's arm holding an apple?
 
2013-04-30 08:22:13 AM  
Seriously, we need an imminent threat to keep ourselves from getting these silly ideas of self.

Maybe the cold war wasn't such a bad idea, after all.

/Can it be evil aliens this time?
 
2013-04-30 08:23:49 AM  
I'm not sure what's worse.  A society that squeezes you into little boxes to the point where you have to come up with new age metrics wherein, at some point, you are "allowed" to lose your rag and flip the f*ck out or that we pay people to make up names for them.  P.S.  Whenever you read a sentence that starts with "A growing trend that experts"set whatever you're reading on fire and go have a lemonade.
 
2013-04-30 08:24:05 AM  
Or just youth?
 
2013-04-30 08:24:06 AM  
New as in the plot of every seriocomic indie movie about twentysomethings?
 
2013-04-30 08:25:01 AM  
I see a bunch of entitled prick and prickettes here...

Move along citizen...
 
2013-04-30 08:29:20 AM  
Will this concept catch on the way "metrosexual" did? I hope so, because I'd like to hear more about it.
 
2013-04-30 08:29:29 AM  
I'm pretty sure it is still a mid-life crisis for Lohan, subby.
 
2013-04-30 08:32:14 AM  
So are these the 20-something hipsters I'm supposed to hate or the over-achieving-trophy-generation 20-somethings I'm supposed to hate?  I hate everybody younger than me because everything they do is wrong.
 
2013-04-30 08:34:34 AM  
Well, what do you expect when children grow up having nothing resembling "parenting" combined with an education system that promotes a responsibility-free adolescence and a political climate that promotes dependence?

You get generations of "lost" adult children with no sense of accountability, no goal attainment, no motivation, wanton entitlement mentality and no gumption to pursue alternatives.
 
2013-04-30 08:42:08 AM  
I understand, but it's probably something every generation has had. I imagine Caesar crying about comparing himself to Alexander the Great is a similar feeling throughout humanity.

My only qualm is that this term was dubbed by John Mayer. Fark.
 
2013-04-30 08:42:41 AM  
Just shut up and make my coffee, Hipster!
 
2013-04-30 08:43:07 AM  

The Googles Do Nothing: So are these the 20-something hipsters I'm supposed to hate or the over-achieving-trophy-generation 20-somethings I'm supposed to hate?  I hate everybody younger than me because everything they do is wrong.


Yeah, at times it seems everyone's just sort of supposed to despise the millennials no matter what they do. Is it because they are so smug and superior, or so lazy and stupid?

And I honestly don't get the hipster-thing. No one has ever given me a definition that didn't start to break down somewhere after the word "fedora". I truly can't tell if I am one or not.

I mean, I listen to a lot of music. Sometimes a song I like later on becomes popular. So I'm a hipster because I liked it before it was cool. Other times a song I like never becomes popular. So I'm even more of a hipster because I'm listening to stuff that isn't "mainstream". Is the solution to exclusively listen to top 40, just to make sure I don't accidentally like something that isn't already big?
 
jgi
2013-04-30 08:44:42 AM  
Yeah, I don't find it surprising. When you graduate college like you've been told to do yet you can't find a job and have to move back in with your parents, it can cause some pretty heavy self-reflection. Honestly, I don't think this is a bad thing. My hope is that it helps these young adults wake up and teaches the next generation to not believe the lies they've been told. We definitely need an intense cultural shift because the old way truly is busted.
 
2013-04-30 08:44:46 AM  
If you're that worried about being 25, just end it now. You're too weak minded to survive in the real world anyway.
 
2013-04-30 08:46:03 AM  

Wade_Wilson: And I honestly don't get the hipster-thing.


Nobody gets it because it doesn't make sense. You are mainstream because of this.
Move on.
 
2013-04-30 08:51:25 AM  
"I am in my 20-s and I wished there was more to life"
- SO MOVE THE fark OUT OF YOUR MOM'S BASEMENT.
 
2013-04-30 08:54:25 AM  
"The promise of our parents was, we can do whatever we want. You find yourself a couple years later behind a desk wondering where that promise went," 29-year-old Marjorie Korn said.


It's still there, you just have to keep working at it.  It takes time and effort.
 
2013-04-30 08:54:49 AM  
Eh, they said the same thing 10 years ago when I was 25.  Guess what?  In 10 years, they'll say it again when there's another batch of 20-somethings who think they're going through all this bullshiat for the first time.

Yeah, going from adolescence to adulthood is stressful.  It's always been that way and always will be that way.
 
2013-04-30 08:55:32 AM  
I had what I termed a quarterlife crisis when I turned 20, 'cause I wasn't a teenager anymore.

Then someone said "You're only 20?  You're so young!" and I shut the hell up.

/think it lasted about a week, then I got over it
 
2013-04-30 08:56:02 AM  
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2013-04-30 09:05:32 AM  
Myself and many other people I know, did a life changing decision at about 28, as it's a question of you realize, at that age, that either things are good and can continue, or you realize that things are really bad and something has to give.

It's not new, it's something that just happens, you realize that you are an adult in every way, more so if you have the responsibility of children. (ya, I expect the childless to go issy fit over that)

It's not a crisis, it's a realization of where you are in life, and that a change is needed if you don't want to piss your life away.  As in being young enough to do something about it, and old enough to realize it.

Me, I left my ex before she completely destroyed me, and needing to ensure some sort of decent life for the kids.  Took me a few years to recover, but I ended up 100 times better for it.
 
2013-04-30 09:06:40 AM  

Yogimus: "I am in my 20-s and I wished there was more to life"
- SO MOVE THE fark OUT OF YOUR MOM'S BASEMENT.


...and in to a dead end job in a shoebox apartment with 3 roommates. Don't like it? Go back to school and acquire more debt while we all laugh smugly at you for being so stupid, and you still end up in a dead end job.

Don't like it? You're a weak entitled snowflake. Try to speak out about the unbalanced system? Well you probably poop on cop cars so we won't listen. Deal with the pain by drinking heavily? Welcome to Fark.
 
2013-04-30 09:09:11 AM  

oilyfishhead: Well, you can't have that, but if you're an American citizen you are entitled to:
a heated kidney shaped pool,
a microwave oven--don't watch the food cook,
a Dyna-Gym--I'll personally demonstrate it in the privacy of your own home,
a king-size Titanic unsinkable Molly Brown waterbed with polybendum,
a foolproof plan and an airtight alibi,
real simulated Indian jewelry,
a Gucci shoetree,
a year's supply of antibiotics,
a personally autographed picture of Randy Mantooth
and Bob Dylan's new unlisted phone number,
a beautifully restored 3rd Reich swizzle stick,
Rosemary's baby,
a dream date in kneepads with Paul Williams,
a new Matador, a new mastodon,
a Maverick, a Mustang, a Montego,
a Merc Montclair, a Mark IV, a meteor,
a Mercedes, an MG, or a Malibu,
a Mort Moriarty, a Maserati, a Mac truck,
a Mazda, a new Monza, or a moped,
a Winnebago--Hell, a herd of Winnebago's we're giving 'em away,
or how about a McCulloch chainsaw,
a Las Vegas wedding,
a Mexican divorce,
a solid gold Kama Sutra coffee pot,
or a baby's arm holding an apple?


I'm probably the only Farker old enough to know Fee Waldo Waybill's work when I see it
 
2013-04-30 09:15:08 AM  

Mjeck: When you turn your back on Our Lord and Savior, I'm not surprised


This is the precise reason for many of our issues, and the creation of atrocities like the soviet union.
Here is a quote from Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn:
"
Over a half century ago, while I was still a child, I recall hearing a number of old people offer the following explanation for the great disasters that had befallen Russia: "Men have forgotten God; that's why all this has happened." Since then I have spent well-nigh 50 years working on the history of our revolution; in the process I have read hundreds of books, collected hundreds of personal testimonies, and have already contributed eight volumes of my own toward the effort of clearing away the rubble left by that upheaval. But if I were asked today to formulate as concisely as possible the main cause of the ruinous revolution that swallowed up some 60 million of our people, I could not put it more accurately than to repeat: "Men have forgotten God; that's why all this has happened

 "
 
2013-04-30 09:15:50 AM  
aka "Snowflakes enter the real world" or "Parents fail at providing a realistic job preview of life."
 
2013-04-30 09:20:41 AM  
You get out of life what you put into it.  Stop expecting others to provide for you.  Hardships are a fact of life and we continue to do our kids a disservice by trying to protect them from that too long.  Let them deal with adversity before they move out.  They will be far better prepared to cope once on their own.
 
2013-04-30 09:23:38 AM  
Isn't that special.

Most of us will spend more time being over 30 than under 30.

You can play on my lawn.
 
2013-04-30 09:26:05 AM  

jgi: Yeah, I don't find it surprising. When you graduate college like you've been told to do yet you can't find a job and have to move back in with your parents, it can cause some pretty heavy self-reflection. Honestly, I don't think this is a bad thing. My hope is that it helps these young adults wake up and teaches the next generation to not believe the lies they've been told. We definitely need an intense cultural shift because the old way truly is busted.


As a millennial who got a job out of college, partially because he has a 'less desirable' degree, but is still technical, let me say: my generation was programmed to think 'I must go to college period. This will give me job'.

For many, many people, this isn't remotely the case. We've been hard core programmed with a line of thought propagated by the government down through the public school system, and I suspect many of us are only just now branching out. Figuring out that, even if we did get a job, it's shiat. The boomers still dominate most workplaces and aren't retiring like we were promised, and they block 90% of promotion because they will be there till they die in another 10-20 years.

I like my job. I guess if you consider turning 30 and starting to work on 'life goals' as a quarter/mid life crisis, then whatever. I'm just not shellacked by crippling fear any more.
 
2013-04-30 09:30:45 AM  
Disappointed at the lack of pictures of LiLo getting hot again.
 
2013-04-30 09:34:35 AM  

Jim.Casy: Yogimus: "I am in my 20-s and I wished there was more to life"
- SO MOVE THE fark OUT OF YOUR MOM'S BASEMENT.

...and in to a dead end job in a shoebox apartment with 3 roommates. Don't like it? Go back to school and acquire more debt while we all laugh smugly at you for being so stupid, and you still end up in a dead end job.

Don't like it? You're a weak entitled snowflake. Try to speak out about the unbalanced system? Well you probably poop on cop cars so we won't listen. Deal with the pain by drinking heavily? Welcome to Fark.


What amazes me is that you think this is a MUST BE.  Live the hard life when you are young. Front load your pain, and the rest of your life will seem easy.  Don't accrue debt. Work 2 jobs, and pay for college with cash.  instead of looking at reasons why you can't do it, try looking at those that did... and do every day.
 
2013-04-30 09:42:40 AM  

Yogimus: Jim.Casy: Yogimus: "I am in my 20-s and I wished there was more to life"
- SO MOVE THE fark OUT OF YOUR MOM'S BASEMENT.

...and in to a dead end job in a shoebox apartment with 3 roommates. Don't like it? Go back to school and acquire more debt while we all laugh smugly at you for being so stupid, and you still end up in a dead end job.

Don't like it? You're a weak entitled snowflake. Try to speak out about the unbalanced system? Well you probably poop on cop cars so we won't listen. Deal with the pain by drinking heavily? Welcome to Fark.

What amazes me is that you think this is a MUST BE.  Live the hard life when you are young. Front load your pain, and the rest of your life will seem easy.  Don't accrue debt. Work 2 jobs, and pay for college with cash.  instead of looking at reasons why you can't do it, try looking at those that did... and do every day.


jesus - I gotta leave the room -
 
2013-04-30 09:45:41 AM  

Yogimus: Jim.Casy: Yogimus: "I am in my 20-s and I wished there was more to life"
- SO MOVE THE fark OUT OF YOUR MOM'S BASEMENT.

...and in to a dead end job in a shoebox apartment with 3 roommates. Don't like it? Go back to school and acquire more debt while we all laugh smugly at you for being so stupid, and you still end up in a dead end job.

Don't like it? You're a weak entitled snowflake. Try to speak out about the unbalanced system? Well you probably poop on cop cars so we won't listen. Deal with the pain by drinking heavily? Welcome to Fark.

What amazes me is that you think this is a MUST BE.  Live the hard life when you are young. Front load your pain, and the rest of your life will seem easy.  Don't accrue debt. Work 2 jobs, and pay for college with cash.  instead of looking at reasons why you can't do it, try looking at those that did... and do every day.


So you want them to live a hard life and not complain about it ever, which circles back to the original reply...
 
2013-04-30 09:48:44 AM  
Eh. I'm at this dreaded age. And it is affecting my friends. One friend got a life coach to deal with her quarter-life crisis. My boyfriend has decided to go back to school. One friend just cries to herself constantly; paralyzed by her fear. Etc, etc, etc. I feel the pangs sometimes too, but can usually knock myself out of it. Granted, I'm better off than most of my friends. I love these people, but they obviously seem to suffer from "participation trophy syndrome". They are not untalented, or unintelligent, they just don't see the need to go above and beyond, and cannot understand why that is not rewarded. Case and point, my boyfriend wanted to apply for a cool job in my building (different company), so I suggested making an uber flashy application and I would sneak upstairs and slip it in that person's mailbox. I said it would show amazing initiative, an obvious ability to go the extra mile, imply a strong existing professional network, and your creativity (it's a marketing position). His response, "it's too much work". Love the boy, but wanted to smack him for that.

From my personal experience, my mind often drifts to thoughts that I should be a millionaire, with a fancy Manhattan highrise by now. Then I remember that I'm farking 24 and need to get the fark back to reality. I have no debt, don't live paycheck to paycheck and have a 2-bedroom Manhattan apartment to myself on the Upper East Side. I'm actually like 10 years ahead of where my peers are and I should be grateful, so no damn pity party for me. So I just get over it. Know how I plan to celebrate my quarter life crisis in a few months? Upping my 401K contribution, setting aside a few grand to begin an investment portfolio, take on more freelance clients and enjoy the hell out of my 20's. I've only got 5 more years, then I'll be 30, which is essentially dead... or you know, still quite young. I'll use my parents as a bench mark. They are in their mid-60s and still traipse into their house in the wee hours on weekends after a night out partying with friends. When they get old, I'll start to worry. Sounds like if people my age just got the fark over themselves, they would realize that life doesn't have to be some motivational poster to be fun and exciting.
 
2013-04-30 09:55:28 AM  
There's nothing new about this. They were biatching about this almost ten years ago when that awful book of the same name came out. I was age-appropriate then (24) and even I knew it was bunk.
My biggest problem with the book ("Quarterlife Crisis") is that the interviewed a very specific cross section for their book: they all seemed to have money to go to Europe after graduating college, or got a job right out of college but, oh darn, it's not what they really wanted to do.
 
2013-04-30 09:58:22 AM  

victrin: Eh. I'm at this dreaded age. And it is affecting my friends. One friend got a life coach to deal with her quarter-life crisis. My boyfriend has decided to go back to school. One friend just cries to herself constantly; paralyzed by her fear. Etc, etc, etc. I feel the pangs sometimes too, but can usually knock myself out of it. Granted, I'm better off than most of my friends. I love these people, but they obviously seem to suffer from "participation trophy syndrome". They are not untalented, or unintelligent, they just don't see the need to go above and beyond, and cannot understand why that is not rewarded. Case and point, my boyfriend wanted to apply for a cool job in my building (different company), so I suggested making an uber flashy application and I would sneak upstairs and slip it in that person's mailbox. I said it would show amazing initiative, an obvious ability to go the extra mile, imply a strong existing professional network, and your creativity (it's a marketing position). His response, "it's too much work". Love the boy, but wanted to smack him for that.

From my personal experience, my mind often drifts to thoughts that I should be a millionaire, with a fancy Manhattan highrise by now. Then I remember that I'm farking 24 and need to get the fark back to reality. I have no debt, don't live paycheck to paycheck and have a 2-bedroom Manhattan apartment to myself on the Upper East Side. I'm actually like 10 years ahead of where my peers are and I should be grateful, so no damn pity party for me. So I just get over it. Know how I plan to celebrate my quarter life crisis in a few months? Upping my 401K contribution, setting aside a few grand to begin an investment portfolio, take on more freelance clients and enjoy the hell out of my 20's. I've only got 5 more years, then I'll be 30, which is essentially dead... or you know, still quite young. I'll use my parents as a bench mark. They are in their mid-60s and still traipse into their house in the wee hours on weekends after a night out partying with friends. When they get old, I'll start to worry. Sounds like if people my age just got the fark over themselves, they would realize that life doesn't have to be some motivational poster to be fun and exciting.


I had to recently shake off some of these feelings too. Quite honestly the first two years of employment after college were utterly brutal and my main problem was that all of my bosses had poor college education if any at all. People didn't have to go to school for my job and now it's mandatory. Not only that, due to the employment competitiveness some of the brightest graduates from top universities are killing each other and taking low pay for these jobs. After about two years I finally had the résumé to get with one of those fair companies, but damn if I didn't feel like I was practically flipping burgers at my last job. They didn't care about investing experience in rookies because they didn't have to. It can make you feel like you've gotten nowhere.
 
2013-04-30 10:02:09 AM  

thecpt: So you want them to live a hard life and not complain about it ever, which circles back to the original reply...



Man up.  Your life isn't remotely what you could call "difficult" if you post on fark.  It is a lack of perspective, and no clue about what "earning" it means.
 
2013-04-30 10:05:01 AM  
Has The Pressure To Succeed Left A Generation Disillusioned And Exhausted? ...What, did you actually expect a company to pay you gobs of money from the get-go just because you reciently received a piece of paper?

"I'm not really doing what I want to do, and I'm always mad at myself that I'm not further along," Jason Wood, 24, recently told CBS 2′s Maurice Dubois.

Others said they still haven't figured out what it is they want out of life.


Ya, that's called life.  You will probably switch careers several times trying to find something you like.

This is the worst piece of crap I've read in a while.   The author clearly had a midnight deadline and whiped up this POS in 10 minutes.

/Find a job you love and you will never work a day in your life
//unfortunately that job pays nothing and you'll be lucky to get the interview
 
2013-04-30 10:08:57 AM  

Yogimus: thecpt: So you want them to live a hard life and not complain about it ever, which circles back to the original reply...


Man up.  Your life isn't remotely what you could call "difficult" if you post on fark.  It is a lack of perspective, and no clue about what "earning" it means.


When did I say im having a hard life? And why haven't I "earned" where I am? I'm pretty sure I've earned where I am(which is currently working patiently through debt)

But hey, keep thinking you can judge or something. Apparently you haven't worked through difficulties if you can post on fark.

/if you're seriously trying to say something like compare my situation to starving Ethiopians, just don't respond because you should post that in every thread
 
2013-04-30 10:09:08 AM  

thecpt: I had to recently shake off some of these feelings too. Quite honestly the first two years of employment after college were utterly brutal and my main problem was that all of my bosses had poor college education if any at all. People didn't have to go to school for my job and now it's mandatory. Not only that, due to the employment competitiveness some of the brightest graduates from top universities are killing each other and taking low pay for these jobs. After about two years I finally had the résumé to get with one of those fair companies, but damn if I didn't feel like I was practically flipping burgers at my last job. They didn't care about investing experience in rookies because they didn't have to. It can make you feel like you've gotten nowhere.


Same boat. I got an awful job after college, after a fairly idyllic (read: minimum wage but fun) job in college. But I graduated in 2009 when the job market was at its worst, so I told myself that I was lucky just to find work in my field.

But the real problem was I had no basis for comparison. Other than an internship my senior year, this was my first time actually working in my industry. So I figured all the bad stuff I had to deal with was typical, and that I really had no choice. That made it really easy to despair a bit over my choices; if this is what working in this field is like, then I may have made a terrible mistake, wasted years of my life, and gone into debt for a job I hated.

A year later I landed a new job in the same industry, and they couldn't have been more different. Suddenly work was fun and rewarding again, and I have never regretted my career path. But for a while there I was seriously wondering if McDonalds might be preferable.
 
2013-04-30 10:14:47 AM  

Yogimus: Jim.Casy: Yogimus: "I am in my 20-s and I wished there was more to life"
- SO MOVE THE fark OUT OF YOUR MOM'S BASEMENT.

...and in to a dead end job in a shoebox apartment with 3 roommates. Don't like it? Go back to school and acquire more debt while we all laugh smugly at you for being so stupid, and you still end up in a dead end job.

Don't like it? You're a weak entitled snowflake. Try to speak out about the unbalanced system? Well you probably poop on cop cars so we won't listen. Deal with the pain by drinking heavily? Welcome to Fark.

What amazes me is that you think this is a MUST BE.  Live the hard life when you are young. Front load your pain, and the rest of your life will seem easy.  Don't accrue debt. Work 2 jobs, and pay for college with cash.  instead of looking at reasons why you can't do it, try looking at those that did... and do every day.


Doesn't work that way any more, grandpa.  Tuition has skyrocketed, rent has gone up, everything costs more, while wages have stagnated.  These days you have to work more than a year to pay for two semesters of tuition (and that's before living expenses).  How are you supposed to apply yourself to your studies while working two minimum-wage jobs?

Never mind that fact that when you finally get the shiny degree, it's nigh-well worthless.  Almost nobody is hiring, those that are refuse to pay anything near a reasonable salary, and what few jobs come available have hundreds if not thousands of desperate applicants.

So don't lecture me about how I should be doing it.  It's no longer the golden age of your distant youth.  Times change, try to keep up.
 
2013-04-30 10:17:07 AM  

Spanky3woods: I'm probably the only Farker old enough to know Fee Waldo Waybill's work when I see it


Not by a long shot.

/She's a beauty!
 
2013-04-30 10:19:54 AM  

Bondith: Yogimus: Jim.Casy: Yogimus: "I am in my 20-s and I wished there was more to life"
- SO MOVE THE fark OUT OF YOUR MOM'S BASEMENT.

...and in to a dead end job in a shoebox apartment with 3 roommates. Don't like it? Go back to school and acquire more debt while we all laugh smugly at you for being so stupid, and you still end up in a dead end job.

Don't like it? You're a weak entitled snowflake. Try to speak out about the unbalanced system? Well you probably poop on cop cars so we won't listen. Deal with the pain by drinking heavily? Welcome to Fark.

What amazes me is that you think this is a MUST BE.  Live the hard life when you are young. Front load your pain, and the rest of your life will seem easy.  Don't accrue debt. Work 2 jobs, and pay for college with cash.  instead of looking at reasons why you can't do it, try looking at those that did... and do every day.

Doesn't work that way any more, grandpa.  Tuition has skyrocketed, rent has gone up, everything costs more, while wages have stagnated.  These days you have to work more than a year to pay for two semesters of tuition (and that's before living expenses).  How are you supposed to apply yourself to your studies while working two minimum-wage jobs?

Never mind that fact that when you finally get the shiny degree, it's nigh-well worthless.  Almost nobody is hiring, those that are refuse to pay anything near a reasonable salary, and what few jobs come available have hundreds if not thousands of desperate applicants.

So don't lecture me about how I should be doing it.  It's no longer the golden age of your distant youth.  Times change, try to keep up.


No skin off my back, your peers will take your pace in the job market.
 
2013-04-30 10:25:36 AM  
Once upon a time we had these things called 'educators' they tried to prepare young minds for the reality of life after high school. Students would write essays answering the question 'Where do you see yourself in 10 years?' I answered 'dead or in jail' I didn't truly believe that would happen but hey, I was lazy. The teacher was cool he said 'if you live and don't get incarcerated, where will you be?' Hmmmmm Sugar Daddy? Lotto winner? I failed the assignment but got a trophy anyway....
 
2013-04-30 10:32:17 AM  
Around the age of 21-25 is when folks start figuring out that actions and bad habits have consequences.  The shielding the recieved from their support groups start fading away, and this tends to shock folks.  Ideas and world views developed through adolescence crumble.

"It's not fair!" - World says fark you.
"It's hard!"- No. It just IS.
"This is not what I was promised!" - Too damned bad.

Remember, there is a million JUST LIKE YOU but useful willing to take your place.
 
2013-04-30 10:40:03 AM  

Yogimus: Bondith: Yogimus: Jim.Casy: Yogimus: "I am in my 20-s and I wished there was more to life"
- SO MOVE THE fark OUT OF YOUR MOM'S BASEMENT.

...and in to a dead end job in a shoebox apartment with 3 roommates. Don't like it? Go back to school and acquire more debt while we all laugh smugly at you for being so stupid, and you still end up in a dead end job.

Don't like it? You're a weak entitled snowflake. Try to speak out about the unbalanced system? Well you probably poop on cop cars so we won't listen. Deal with the pain by drinking heavily? Welcome to Fark.

What amazes me is that you think this is a MUST BE.  Live the hard life when you are young. Front load your pain, and the rest of your life will seem easy.  Don't accrue debt. Work 2 jobs, and pay for college with cash.  instead of looking at reasons why you can't do it, try looking at those that did... and do every day.

Doesn't work that way any more, grandpa.  Tuition has skyrocketed, rent has gone up, everything costs more, while wages have stagnated.  These days you have to work more than a year to pay for two semesters of tuition (and that's before living expenses).  How are you supposed to apply yourself to your studies while working two minimum-wage jobs?

Never mind that fact that when you finally get the shiny degree, it's nigh-well worthless.  Almost nobody is hiring, those that are refuse to pay anything near a reasonable salary, and what few jobs come available have hundreds if not thousands of desperate applicants.

So don't lecture me about how I should be doing it.  It's no longer the golden age of your distant youth.  Times change, try to keep up.

No skin off my back, your peers will take your pace in the job market.


You are painfully out of touch.
 
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