How to overcome
your loneliness

Stop Anxiety
and panic attacks

Save Your Relationship
No Matter How Bad
Your Situation Appears

Dating advice
for women over 30

LIFE SUCKS

Stories submitted by real people.

[Tell Your Story]

Bookmark and Share

Categories:

Abuse  Addictions  Alcohol  Anger  Anxiety  Appearance  Attitude  Bad Luck  Childhood  Crime  Death  Disappointment  Drinking  Drugs  Environment  Failure  Family  Friendship  General  Health  Independent circumstances  Job  Justice  Juvenile problems  Life Story  Loneliness  Meaninglessness  Mistakes  Money  Philosophical  Poverty  Prank  Racial  Relationship  Religion  Reputation  School  Sexuality  Society  Sociopathy  Stepdad  Stepmom  Stress  Tragic Events  Unemployment  Violence  


Archive by Month:
July 2012
2012 June
2012 May
2012 April
2012 March
2012 February
2012 January
2011 December
2011 November
2011 October
2011 September
2011 August
2011 July
2011 June
2011 May
2011 April
2011 March
2011 February
2011 January
2010 December
2010 November
2010 October
2010 September
2010 August
2010 July
2010 June
2010 May
2010 April
2010 March
2010 February
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
May 2008
February 2008
January 2008


Ads:

Is success even possible anymore?

Posted by anonymous at November 30, 2011
Tags: 2011 November  Society

Why is it so impossible to make it in modern America?

I hear all these baby boomers calling my generation lazy. I don't understand what they expect us to do.

I work very hard, working two jobs while trying to complete an engineering degree. I want to succeed, but I don't see a feasible pathway to the middle class.

If you're 18 years old in this country, what are you supposed to do when you graduate high school?

1.) You can follow your dreams and go to college, but that will almost certainly make you a debt slave for 10-20 years. And when you graduate the likelyhood of getting a job is small at best.

2.) Join the military that is now so full it is competitive to get into.

3.) Go work a series of minimum wage jobs that give no health benefits, and no chance of promotion without a college degree.


It must have been nice to go to college for a sixth of the cost, to have almost instant opportunity upon graduation.

It must have been nice to pay into social security and expect to receive it yourself.

It must have been nice to quit your job and migrate to San Francisco, sit out in the grass, smoke pot, and listen to music for a week straight, to burn your draft card and take acid everyday.

It seems to me that of all the people who can critize my generation, the baby boomers should be the last to open their mouths.


Votes:


Similar Entries:
psych December 14, 2010
Chronic Sickness and Failures, I need to go. June 9, 2012
Rate my life... January 31, 2010
I just really need a big hug :( December 29, 2011
Failure June 15, 2011



New Comment

Comments:
By anonymous at 03,Jan,12 12:29

Those ways you describe - they are the ways that society explained to you that are good. They are good in the meaning that following them you will be a "good" member of society. I.e. another obidient sheep that feeds its masters and does not cause problems.

If you want to succed you have to think out of the box. Always remember - society is not meant to make personally you happy or successful. It's meant to prosper in general sometimes against good being of its members.

I'm not saying that you have to be a criminal, it's really not a way if you are not smart enough and don't have connections with powerful people. But you have to think beyond of what parents and teachers told you.


By Lowell at 03,Jan,12 20:51

"I work very hard, working two jobs while trying to complete an engineering degree. I want to succeed, but I don't see a feasible pathway to the middle class."

Your doing it right. Trust me, effort will get you there. It still works, expand WHO you know. That's all it takes in addition to putting out actual effort. You'll do fine.


By anonymous at 04,Jan,12 05:52

Your so right,
not just America though,
all Western nations


By anonymous at 06,Jan,12 00:11

Couldn't agree more about the baby boomers, they're possibly the most sanctimonius and hypocritical generation to ever burden our planet! They didn't know the great depression of the nineteen thirties but they've gone and created an economic situation just like it for their children - They've even got the gall to lecture and cast blame. The poster on 01/04/2012 was right though - It's happening to all western nations.


By lose weight pills at 01,Feb,13 00:12

eGgg4n Thanks for the blog article.Really looking forward to read more. Really Great.


By link building at 06,Sep,13 07:54

u58Ns5 Fantastic post.Really thank you! Fantastic.


By make money online at 12,Sep,13 20:30

aVNs1O Great blog post.Much thanks again. Cool.


By awesome link building at 24,Sep,13 11:38

TRR2Lk Major thankies for the article.Thanks Again. Really Great.


By link building team at 15,Oct,13 08:31

6ghctA I am so grateful for your article.Really looking forward to read more. Will read on...


By take a look at it! at 23,Oct,13 15:37

cuw5nm A round of applause for your blog article.Thanks Again. Much obliged.


New Comment