AverageAmericanGuy: Pichu0102: Is there any hope for the future of anyone not born into wealth, or lucky enough to pull off a multi million dollar company? Is the average person always just going to be miserable until the day they die?Sometimes I think it would be more humane to relax restrictions on assisted suicide, but I quickly realize that won't solve anything any more than any other action we take. Miserable from cradle to grave seems to be the default for a grand majority of people.Think of life like a video game.You can grind all your life and have a relatively simple path. Just keep grinding, money and experience will come in, eventually you'll be living better than you were when you started the game. But you don't have much to your name except what you earned from grinding.You can alternatively flail wildly, enjoy yourself, and end up with no experience and no money.The ideal path is to save some of that money, invest it in better tools that will increase your ability to earn money and experience. Yeah, maybe you have to grind a little harder, but as time wears on, you earn more from the better tools and eventually the grinding becomes easier and leveling up becomes faster.Or you can buy your way into the game, dominate it without spending any time, just money. Very few people start here, and it's a waste of time to concentrate on these guys unless they are directly griefing you.
No Such Agency: So after a day at work, HE gets to kick back and put his feet up... but HER day at work keeps going? That sounds... equitable.
BMFPitt: Sounds like somebody has a case of the Mondays.
AverageAmericanGuy: A lot of the "quality of life" complaints derive from the hell that men put up with at home from their wives who complain about the men being at work all the time and never helping at home. It's as if they don't understand the concept of division of labor.I work hard to support the family, my job is to continue increasing my pay so as to make my family comfortable. Your job as a stay-at-home wife is to take care of the daily routine of the house. Washing the dishes, dear, is your job, no matter how much you think I should do it because you're "tired" and have been "busy all day".Housework is tough. No one said it wasn't. But so is earning a living. Everyone has a job to do. Quitcherbiatchin.
cherryl taggart: If my coworkers would simply do the job assigned, when assigned, we might actually not be stressed all the freaking time. Instead, it's let's have another meeting to discuss the project, another meeting to brainstorm how we can recruit volunteers to do the work and give us credit, table the discussion until after a couple of days pass, see deadline as a mere suggestion, have a few more meetings to discuss how awful all the rough sketches are, realize deadline is now imminent, stress out and accept any rough draft as final, complain bitterly over rejection by consumers, nit-pick the carcass, move on to next project. Lather, rinse, repeat until downsizing occurs, when all the newest hires are fired, and the fossils continue to do business from the good old days of the 1960's, while complaining about getting no appreciation from the industry for being an example of a zombie, living off past glories.
Shadowe: Because American culture isn't anti-welfare, that's a common misunderstanding. American culture is Pro-Suffering.
Gyrfalcon: You have to have your priorities, and decide what you can live without, is all. And what you want to have.My sister has five kids, a full-time job, a dog, and a mostly worthless husband (he works, and that's about it). The kids all have various sports activities, homework, piles of clothes, and demands on her attention. She tried for a while; but now she takes time to sleep, eat, and read by not cleaning the house every day, or cooking dinner every night. The kids get take-out or pizza or chicken nuggets for dinner.If people don't like it (it drives my mom crazy), well, too bad. She's busy and wants to have fun with her kids now and to live to see all her grandkids someday, so something has to give, and since my BIL won't do his share of the chores, it's live in a messy house and don't cook for five finicky kids all the time. And she's a lot less stressed than many of these women with fewer kids who are trying to live the perfect suburban dream.You just CAN'T have it all, ladies and gentlemen. Sorry.
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AverageAmericanGuy: doglover: RanDomino: [www.iww.org image 299x342]You laugh, but with modern technology 4 hours a day accomplishes a shiat ton more than 8 or 12 used to. There's no John Henry that can out-harvest a combine.He's not laughing. He's a true believer.
Pichu0102: Is there any hope for the future of anyone not born into wealth, or lucky enough to pull off a multi million dollar company? Is the average person always just going to be miserable until the day they die?Sometimes I think it would be more humane to relax restrictions on assisted suicide, but I quickly realize that won't solve anything any more than any other action we take. Miserable from cradle to grave seems to be the default for a grand majority of people.
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