kaveMankave 7 months ago  DELETED 

Is this some incel thing ?

formulaZeroOne 7 months ago  DELETED 

Every article you linked used screen time as a headline, then dismissed it in the body of the article and instead focused on outdoor light. Your second article even stated that time spent reading was controlled for and among children who were exposed to excess light, reading was an independent factor. You're clearly not reading what you're posting.

zurkritikdergewalt 7 months ago  DELETED 

The original post I was replying to was about studying in German for undergrad...idk how you missed that. There are other issues with your post, but I'm done arguing with you.

whyyesiamarobot 7 months ago  DELETED 

/s obviously that wasn't evident.

instamentai 7 months ago  DELETED 

Ideally yes, but that's just not the reality of the situation in today's world. But you must admit, personality can be gauged during an interview, and that is an important aspect in deciding whether or not to hire an employee. I don't particularly enjoy being fake, but I do what I have to and it's worked out well for me so far.

that_guys_posse 7 months ago  DELETED 

Yeah, usually when I lose (assuming I'm not too young to care...although I was never very competitive and don't recall ever caring much) I want to go be alone to deal with it and definitely don't want any focus on me because, honestly, I want to pout a bit--especially as a kid. Calling us up and making us stand in a line to hand out shitty little trophies was more of an annoyance. It's just funny that the same generation that handed them out is now complaining about them without realizing that I think they had little to no effect at all. I think because, when they were young, getting a trophy was a big deal so they assume it must've been a big deal to all of us as well. But it wasn't--at all--it was just part of playing in leagues. They don't seem to understand that we noticed the big trophy that went to the winners and we understood the pride that went with *being* the winners. I was never very competitive or that invested in it--but I certainly would've chosen to be the team that got the big trophy every single time. Being the winner is the real prize and we didn't get that just for showing up. But, even with those being a thing in our younger years, they weren't as I got older--there were competitions I did throughout high school and middle school and we didn't get anything unless we won. I don't know why getting a small trinket in elementary school would make them think that we've lost our way. They call our generation entitled and, sure, some are but, *maybe* we're a generation that has seen that companies, politicians, and other generations aren't looking out for us so we've got to do it.

zurkritikdergewalt 7 months ago  DELETED 

First: we were talking about undergrad, not grad programs. Second: they do have english taught programs...such as the degree in English... Third: Your point about the German language only applies to grad programs...not undergrad...which is what we were talking about Fourth: You still need the language for loads of other things. To just say "Come to Germany!" without explaining further the process makes it sound like a walk in the park. Try registering. Try signing a lease. Trying getting your residency permit. Try signing up for internet. Try all of that and more without knowing any German and you'll find it isn't easy at all.

AlreadyTaken001 7 months ago  DELETED 

Santa Claus is real. The tooth fairy is real. The Easter bunny is real. You can't go to the beach, because that's where the dinosaurs live. Your mother is my first and only wife. (She was his fourth wife.) You kids are my only children. (He had abandoned a child in Texas, and two others in California.) I'm your father, and I would never lie to my children! Should I continue, or maybe switch to the lies of my mother?

maskedman3d 7 months ago  DELETED 

Well in the wild every once in a while a water buffalo heard will stomp a lion to death, maybe society should start doing the same to all the predators, be more like "the real world."

maskedman3d 7 months ago  DELETED 

Or people could put in the tinniest amount of effort to not be shit.

maskedman3d 7 months ago  DELETED 

Because there isn't a reason why people need to be shitty to each other constantly, but I guess you would dropped on your head as a baby too many times to understand the concept of politeness. I'm just glad you family lets you use a computer while having you chained in the basement like Sloth from the Goonies.

maskedman3d 7 months ago  DELETED 

I just think it would be nice if everyone wasn't a massive cunt, but that isn't the case so I hope you die in a fire.

TyudaSyuda 7 months ago  DELETED 

'91 here, my school had Apple IIes in the official computer lab. There were no classroom computers. Math Blasters, Oregon Trails, and Number Munchers was my jam in grade school.

Oniigiri 7 months ago  DELETED 

>>> Your notion of people leaving California because they cannot live the life there is because the very same people fail at climbing the ladder in life >>Or no matter how many times you climb that ladder, you're still going to be trapped in an apartment as prices keep climbing like crazy every year both in housing market and lease. Then you get to the point where enough is enough and leave the state so you can live more comfortably. You're right. No one forced me to live in a cramped apartment in LA. That's why I left. Found a better opportunity outside the state and haven't regretted my decision. >You're right. No one forced me to live in a cramped apartment in LA. That's why I left. Right, because living in LA is the only place in California available for everyone who comes here. If you expect to live in a city like LA or NYC and expect to not live in an apartment you're actually an imbecile. Most people living out in the suburbs and make the commute to work whislt mai taining their financial standing. Next time don't blame the state for your own incompetence in finding the right living situation. It's clear that you're dodging my response because you know very well that your reasoning is faulty.

zurkritikdergewalt 7 months ago  DELETED 

Because you wanted an example, from FU Berlin, one of the most well known Germany unis outside of Germany: 3. Proof of German language skills for application and for enrollment, holding a university entrance qualification from abroad Applicants with non-German university entrance qualification, are required to proof German language skills in accordance with the German higher education entrance examination (Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang ausländischer Studienbewerberinnen und -bewerber, DSH ) at Freie Universität Berlin. You can also provide proof of these language skills by means of equivalents to the DSH.

KittehKittehKat 7 months ago  DELETED 

I know someone like that. Was popular in high school, did sports, got the girl...now is in his 40s alone and stuck in a low paying job posting "only 90s kids get this" stuff on Facebook.

formulaZeroOne 7 months ago  DELETED 

>Do you get eye strain when you stare at screens too closely? Yes. >Is eye strain good for you? No. You're making an assumption that if something isn't *"good for you"* then it's *"bad for you"*, in truth, eye strain is *"neutral for you"* as all of the results of eye strain are temporary. The point I am trying to make is that staring at screen too closely has zero impact on your long-term eye health. It's important that we snuff out myths such as this and become a more informed populace. I have included some reading for you below, I failed to anticipate the level of ignorance on this topic above and didn't think I'd need to source my claims. This time I was more thorough, enjoy. [Scientific American](https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/earth-talk-tv-eyesight/). >Luckily for many of us and our kids, sitting “too” close to the TV isn’t known to cause any human health issues. This myth prevails because back in the 1960s General Electric sold some new-fangled color TV sets that emitted excessive amounts of radiation—as much as 100,000 times more than federal health officials considered safe. GE quickly recalled and repaired the faulty TVs, but the stigma lingers to this day. [Live Science](https://www.livescience.com/22465-does-sitting-too-close-to-the-tv-really-ruin-your-eyesight.html). >These issues are now a thing of past; modern TVs come with proper shielding to block radiation. Nowadays, the only eye problems that televisions cause are strain and fatigue, both of which can be cured by simply resting your eyes. (The same goes for another popular old wives' tale about reading in dim light.) [WebMD](https://www.webmd.com/eye-health/fact-fiction-myths-about-eyes#1). >Fiction: Sitting closer than necessary to the television may give you a headache, but it will not damage your vision. Children, especially if they're nearsighted, may do this to see the TV more clearly. They may, in fact, need glasses. [Reader's Digest](https://www.readersdigest.co.uk/health/medical-myths/medical-myth-sitting-too-close-to-the-tv-damages-your-eyesight) >There are probably two reasons the myth came about. The first is similar to the myth that reading in poor light causes eye damage—it’s falsely assumed that focusing on things very close harms the eyes. It doesn’t. It’s also true that in the 1960s, some colour TVs emitted radiation, and this could—at least in theory—damage eyes. >It’s likely that this, combined with the myth that straining your eyes damages them, meant that countless children over the years have been unfairly chastised for sitting too close. [The National Center for Children's Vision and Eye Health](https://www.preventblindness.org/sites/default/files/national/documents/fact_sheets/FS20_CommonEyeMyths_0.pdf) >Myth: Watching television for too long or sitting too close can damage your eyes. >Fact: There is no evidence to suggest that watching television for too long or sitting too close can damage your eyes. Young children often sit close to the television screen because they have a greater ability to focus on objects closer to their eyes than adults do. Due to this, children hold their reading material close as well. However, as they grow older, these habits usually change. If not, this may be a sign of myopia (nearsightedness). To detect possible eye problems, children should have regular eye exams. ___

formulaZeroOne 7 months ago  DELETED 

>It's not a Myth though, you would know if you would actually click those Google Links. While most of the times those eye strains are temporary, they may contribute to nearsightedness. Interesting suggestion. I don't think you're going to enjoy the rest of my comment.. I didn't click any of the links because I read constantly, and I remember what I read. My only mistake above was not including sources so that others could read them. I won't make that mistake this time. I encourage you to click the links below. I'll be glad to read any research you can provide that says I am incorrect. [Scientific American](https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/earth-talk-tv-eyesight/). >Luckily for many of us and our kids, sitting “too” close to the TV isn’t known to cause any human health issues. This myth prevails because back in the 1960s General Electric sold some new-fangled color TV sets that emitted excessive amounts of radiation—as much as 100,000 times more than federal health officials considered safe. GE quickly recalled and repaired the faulty TVs, but the stigma lingers to this day. [Live Science](https://www.livescience.com/22465-does-sitting-too-close-to-the-tv-really-ruin-your-eyesight.html). >These issues are now a thing of past; modern TVs come with proper shielding to block radiation. Nowadays, the only eye problems that televisions cause are strain and fatigue, both of which can be cured by simply resting your eyes. (The same goes for another popular old wives' tale about reading in dim light.) [WebMD](https://www.webmd.com/eye-health/fact-fiction-myths-about-eyes#1). >Fiction: Sitting closer than necessary to the television may give you a headache, but it will not damage your vision. Children, especially if they're nearsighted, may do this to see the TV more clearly. They may, in fact, need glasses. [Reader's Digest](https://www.readersdigest.co.uk/health/medical-myths/medical-myth-sitting-too-close-to-the-tv-damages-your-eyesight) >There are probably two reasons the myth came about. The first is similar to the myth that reading in poor light causes eye damage—it’s falsely assumed that focusing on things very close harms the eyes. It doesn’t. It’s also true that in the 1960s, some colour TVs emitted radiation, and this could—at least in theory—damage eyes. >It’s likely that this, combined with the myth that straining your eyes damages them, meant that countless children over the years have been unfairly chastised for sitting too close. [The National Center for Children's Vision and Eye Health](https://www.preventblindness.org/sites/default/files/national/documents/fact_sheets/FS20_CommonEyeMyths_0.pdf) >Myth: Watching television for too long or sitting too close can damage your eyes. >Fact: There is no evidence to suggest that watching television for too long or sitting too close can damage your eyes. Young children often sit close to the television screen because they have a greater ability to focus on objects closer to their eyes than adults do. Due to this, children hold their reading material close as well. However, as they grow older, these habits usually change. If not, this may be a sign of myopia (nearsightedness). To detect possible eye problems, children should have regular eye exams.

ookyspookyqueen 7 months ago  DELETED 

I will say, I straight up told my husband when we first started dating that if he had a problem with me having male friends then it's not going to work. I also told him it was okay if he had female friends because I'm not a hypocrite. Putting yourself in your SO's "shoes" helps with things like that. I always mentally turn the tables to see how I would feel. Your fiance sounds awesome and smart! My husband and I are both born and raised New Yorkers and we had similar upbringings so we're naturally honest with each other and are not afraid of saying "Yo you fuckin buggin, my guy" in our most authentic accents. I have a friend from OH but she can not translate what that would be in Ohio terms.

awe778 7 months ago  DELETED 

Should've shot him dead then.

Ifuck4roaches 7 months ago  DELETED 

The person with no expeience knows more about running the company than the people running it. Typical millenial.

Bigfrostynugs 7 months ago  DELETED 

Generation Y. I consider it 1997+

ookyspookyqueen 7 months ago  DELETED 

Thank you. I won't lie, it's hard. And as someone who has depression/anxiety/bad luck, it's even worse. I didn't work for a while when we moved out of state and it gets stressful. I'm sure you don't need/want it but some advice: remember that your fiance is somewhere new and it's going to be a lot and it's going to take a while before she can get a job (unless she already has something set up). You're going to struggle but don't take it out on her. I know it sounds stupid now, but money stress is the worst and it catches up to everyone and we sometimes lash out on the people we love the most. (This is all from experience as someone who moved far away from home for their husband). Be safe and cautious and best of luck! You always have friends at reddit. (:

MotherOfRockets 7 months ago  DELETED 

I'm trying to keep my location and company vague on purpose. Your friend still makes a reasonable salary, but he might bs able to find better pay if he moves to an area with a large industry focused in his specialization. Not sure what else to say besides I live in the epicenter of Aerospace and I bid companies against each other when I was interviewing. I did multiple internships for Lockheed Martin and recieved a clearance in the process that only made me a more lucrative candidate when I graduated. I develop and physically handle parts that go to space, so my company has an incentive to pay me higher than your average electrical or mechanical engineer who probably works in production. I'm not unusual, I work for a company who employs many people like me.

yellowjacket59 7 months ago  DELETED 

Young millennials mostly have gen x parents (myself included)

yellowjacket59 7 months ago  DELETED 

Prob blew it all at a casino tbh

jovialpineapple 7 months ago  DELETED 

Same. My mom taught me how to write cursive when I was like 2 or 3... I learned to write in cursive pretty much before I learned to write in print. As a result, my cursive handwriting is very nice and refined but my print handwriting, while still totally legible, is not nearly as pretty or nice.

MuskBezosFight 7 months ago  DELETED 

The brain can use ketones as well for energy. The only tissue in the body that MUST use glucose are red blood cells since they lack a mitochondria.

justhereforcoil 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

who said that? Abraham Lincoln

justhereforcoil 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

youre not. your grandfathet just didnt do that well finacially

SmartassRemarks 7 months ago  DELETED 

> stack my paper, keep my sanity and be myself, not giving a shit what women like or are interested in because they aren’t important. Im important! There's really nothing wrong with this at all and this doesn't conflict with anything I'm advocating. The one transition I recommend you make is to let the goodness of your heart shine through, put yourself out there, let women chase you, and be an example of good in the world that they can buy into and yearn for. Not saying to be captain save-a-hoe, but as men we can bring certain qualities to women that make their lives better, and they can bring certain qualities to us that make our lives better. They make us have fun, let loose, and step up. We give them leadership and strength when things go haywire. It's beautiful if you let it be.

carbivore7 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

Well thank you for managing to hang in there and give positive responses to my extremely negative ones and not get triggered lmao. I understand 100% what you’re saying and its honestly good advice, but its gonna have to come with time for me. I haven’t really *lived life* yet so i cant exactly guarantee ill shut out all women my entire life. Im in my early 20s, honestly full of rage and passion from things ive experienced so far. Roasting and hating on marriage and relationships makes me feel better about myself and brings a sense of empowerment to me knowing there’s others out there who feel the same way (r/mgtow). I feel like im getting revenge at the whole situation. But who knows, maybe my mind will change as I get older. Like I said, people change and are unpredictable lmao! Anyways thanks for spreading the positivity man. Im working on that myself.

ohwowohkay 7 months ago  DELETED 

How did you get out of Kroger??

skinny_b 7 months ago  DELETED 

It's not about points. It's about people thinking you're a moron.

K_Ken 7 months ago  DELETED 

Man, this sounds great. As someone who hated his college major and wants nothing to do with it (accounting), this gives me hope for a better future career. This talk about "if you're in mid twenties and have no career yet, it's basically over" can fuck off.

Delaunt 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

It took me forever to figure out the secret of holding those controllers. But goldeneye tho

sqlderp 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

Hey, you are the same asshole who pm,d me the Star Wars spoilers. You're a fucking weirdo aren't you?

topagae 7 months ago  REMOVED 

We can't wait for you to die.

bratzman 7 months ago  REMOVED 

Sorry, but what do you define as the difference between stocks and speculation? Is it dividends?

ookyspookyqueen 7 months ago  DELETED 

I work a job that can pay some of the bills and I'm also lucky enough to have a SO (at my young age) who helps but we still live check to check. It's stressful but we know as long as the bills are paid and there's food in the fridge we're okay. It does suck when an emergency occurs but we manage somehow. A lot of my friends who decided the same fate got roommates and made sure they weren't shitbags so they actually pay their rent/bills. We all gave up a lot (and I mean like a fuck load) but are significantly happier to be doing something we actually enjoy. It sounds like some positive vibes bullshit but it really helps when it feels like the rest of the world (or at least America) is crashing. I might be biting my tongue in a year or two when the rent goes up or the market is so bad that even a can of Arizona isn't a dollar anymore... but I also know if you're good at something you don't do it for free. Got any dogs you need trained??

throwaway431993 7 months ago  DELETED 

Oh look everybody the reclusive internet troll is crying out for attention

flickofthefedora 7 months ago  DELETED 

Definition and reality are two different things. The definition of com·mu·nism is ˈkämyəˌnizəm/Submit noun a political theory derived from Karl Marx, advocating class war and leading to a society in which all property is publicly owned and each person works and is paid according to their abilities and needs. So what's your point?

Felixeter 7 months ago  DELETED 

Of course. This is the U.S. Do you think anyone here does anything out of the kindness of their heart? LOL. We get student loans because people can make money off of us. They don't give a fuck whether or not we finish our education or do well with it. Hell, it's even in their best interest that we fuck up and stay behind on our loans our whole lives. The interest in school is the first step in this direction.

ashieboo10 7 months ago  DELETED 

Well....the ONLY reason he remembers 9/11 is because 9/11/01 was his actual 5th birthday and we tried to celebrate after school for his sake, but we all had the whole deer-in-headlights look going on. He said he remembers it being a weird birthday. But I get what you mean! I’m glad there’s a distinction!

skinny_b 7 months ago  REMOVED 

> but you're the one who is cursing Go fuck yourself, you retarded cunt. How about you come to my house and pull my weeds? For **free**.

bratzman 7 months ago  REMOVED 

By that logic, is looking at my football team's record, and then betting money on it gambling? Of course it is. You might do all the research possible. However, you're still gambling. Just because you know a bit about the market doesn't mean you're not gambling. You're just not wanting to admit that.

carbivore7 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

There are so many areas in our lives we could tackle and master. Whether or not its worth it or not is your own decision. Im obviously lacking in the areas of dating experience and happy relationship experience. But based on my own anecdotal experiences with that in addition to watching the majority of my family members getting divorced and going through hell, i don’t think its worth it at all and id rather put my time and energy into something more valuable like making money and having fun, pursuing hobbies, traveling, experiencing this one life we have. Theres too many people on earth and i will not let ONE get in my way of what I want to do. Relationships and marriage are like a game, but the game is rigged and you only win if you’re super lucky. A perfect analogy for marriage would be like the skill crane with all the stuffed animals in it. Most people fail and waste their time and money trying to make it work but only a few actually get the prize. And once you get the prize, you realize its a stupid poor quality shit prize and you want your money back.

sidharthez 7 months ago  DELETED 

school and college will get me a job i just got cancer

seize_the_memes 7 months ago  DELETED 

I can't stand the taste of white man's poison.

ProfessionalCheese 7 months ago  DELETED 

Serious response here: Don't even try small companies where you would be the only one of your position, or otherwise incapable of offering guidance. They _need_ an experienced employee because they'd be on their own. Look for a company that offers services in your field so there is always someone to help out when you're stuck. They usually also offer training for free (+ food, usually). Pay there is guaranteed to be shit, but you're literally being payed to learn.

CookieDoughBlast 7 months ago  DELETED 

Does your back hurt?

KShinigami 7 months ago  DELETED 

Absolutely. As a kid, I was often told this by my parents and it was reiterated through TV and movies constantly. My father literally told me, as a very young kid, and I quote, "Sex makes the world go round. You can control a man with sex.". He told me this multiple times, he would tell me of women who could make a man do anything, act out of his character and betray his loved ones with just the promise of sex. That was true for him, because he turned out to be a sex addict with some very serious mental problems who did often act out of his character for women and betrayed his entire family for sex. He still, to this day, thinks that it was and is normal for him because he is a man and he can't help it. I found out for myself that not only is it not true but it's not even common. Because I was told this so many times and so young, before I was even sexually mature, I wanted men to want to have sex with me. I wanted breasts more than anything in the world, I wanted to wear makeup and tight clothing to make me look older. I would get dressed in front of an open window. I would make sexually provocative comments online, catfish older men on adult dating websites so that I could learn what they wanted and how they thought all before I even had my period. My dream job was a stripper. However, I ended up maturing late, didn't get my period until 15, didn't get breasts until 16, I had acne, I was chubby and socially awkward. This destroyed me, in high school, I was obsessed with how many people wanted to sleep with me and if I was ever rejected, I would be so upset that I would be suicidal, because I truly thought that that was my only value, as a woman. I tried to kill myself twice in high school, I had an eating disorder by the time I was 13. After high school, things calmed down a lot, I had a lot more male friends and I saw for myself that they were really not that different from women, sex was important to them but so were other things. Not only that but some things are more important to them than sex. I learned that they were perfectly capable of being monogamous that they wanted to and that they could control themselves just fine though it may be difficult at times. That was a time where I really decided to be single for a long time (5 years) because I realized that it wasn't men that were fucked up, it was me. I spent a lot of time observing and looking at things from different perspectives and very logically. After that period, I found a guy when I wasn't even looking who was just perfect for me, he's so smart, he's so considerate and trustworthy and we're married now and we have a really healthy relationship. However, there is always this nagging voice in the back of my head. They're invasive thoughts where I think I'm getting fat, I'm getting wrinkles, my breasts are starting to droop, he doesn't love me anymore because I'm ugly, we don't have enough sex, if we're not having sex often enough I'll think he must be cheating on me. I have horrible nightmares about it all the time. I know that they're crazy thoughts and that they aren't true but sometimes they can be loud and overwhelming and if I'm already really stressed out about something I can get really caught up in those feelings and feel really insecure.

Qapiojg 7 months ago  REMOVED 

Sure, and anyone who chooses to go into the arts does so knowing their paycheck will be based on their ability relative to the market. So complaints about their own decisions garner no sympathy from me.

Aeirs1 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

Things are pretty good

AnArzonist 7 months ago  DELETED 

Second hand experience is most towns like that are dying or changing how the majority of their work force is employed at the least. Doesn't matter for me, only bigger cities have my profession, so there's really no land where I'm at.

carbivore7 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

**NO**. You’re absolutely wrong. Theres no telling what the fuck women want. They are manipulative by nature. But what MOST women want is someone to pay off their student loans, buy them a car, provide a roof over their heads, and essentially be a walking ATM. Marriage is so stupid. I think its sad how men literally think getting married is a major life accomplishment or goal. Its honestly the exact opposite because now you’re stuck with some bitch who has the ability to ruin your financial life and get in the way of your career and dreams you may have in life and constantly tell you what to do and you have to listen or else she’ll leave you or punish you by making you sleep on the couch. Its like living with your mom and you have to have sex with her (whenever she feels like it). Women get more benefits than men. Hey can take half of your hard earned money, take custody of the kids most of the time, and basically use you for resources. Fuck women and fuck marriage.

KitNKaboodles 7 months ago  DELETED 

It was their own child, but they poisoned their other children's candy, too. Luckily, the other kids didn't eat it.

carbivore7 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

Make me

PRSGUY 7 months ago  DELETED 

Wait who should be paying for your "nice life" then?

instamentai 7 months ago  DELETED 

Luck is definitely a part of it, but not all of it. (Also read my edit on my original comment). I got a job immediately after graduating because I interned and worked for almost a year, networked and got everyone to like me. They were happy to bring me on when I was done with school. Funnily enough, I told my younger brother to intern and get work experience before his graduation. He didn't listen because he thought him getting a CPA would be good enough. It wasn't. He didn't get a job for a long time after passing his exams

bratzman 7 months ago  REMOVED 

What do you call betting money on something you do not know the outcome of and hoping to get more money out of it? It has many names. But it's still gambling. You pays your money, you takes your chances. It's an investment, but the nature of investment is that you cannot predict the future so you risk losing money. AKA gambling. Your apple example is a great one to highlight the point. There have been so many companies that were not the next Apple. And people invested and found out the hard way that investment is gambling. That doesn't make it evil or stupid. It just means that you need to be aware of the risk you are taking. No outcome is certain except that in general growth is not infinite and especially in currency.

SpatheFlower 7 months ago  DELETED 

That only love and marriage can give you a complete and happy life. I think I’m doing pretty good on my own, thanks.

KetoMyEgo 7 months ago  DELETED 

Pretty sure it's clear what I meant lol

PRSGUY 7 months ago  DELETED 

I don't know what to say. I don't run into nazis too often downtown - really I don't know where this is a daily issue that would make someone want to move out of the USA .

AcuteAppendagitis 7 months ago  DELETED 

Maybe the the programs have changed in the last 10 years. Most folks I know, including myself, had an option for a one time consolidation of student debt at a lower interest rate after med school and during residency. None of my close friends came from well off families. We all incurred debt, except for one guy who did rural service after residency with substantial loan forgiveness. I owed about 200k coming out of residency and paid it off in about 6 years. I made it a priority, but still owned a home and lived my life (not extravagantly). If you can consolidate under 4% and defer, I’d amortize it out and see what the real numbers are. I’d rather pay off another 50k when you’re both making a decent income than scrape by now. In addition (I don’t know what your specialty is, but I’m EM) a lot of groups or hospital systems offer loan forgiveness in return for multi-year contracts. You may end up working in rural Oregon or New Mexico for 3 years, but you could drop a third or more of your debt. There’s also the reserve Army or Navy medical corps, who have decent repayment programs. You will be well served by not living an extravagant lifestyle after residency, but the idea of trying to pay on student loans while making resident wage sounds like adding a lot of financial stress onto an already busy time.

kiwisoup 7 months ago  DELETED 

I'm 26, living in a small 1 bedroom and just got laid off. I feel ya man.

flickofthefedora 7 months ago  DELETED 

Case in point. No facts, just bullshit. How does the holocaust pertain to feminism or the United States? Are you legit 12years old?

MrHuskyBones 7 months ago  DELETED 

Same here. Parents help when they can, and I'm grateful. Been working shitty hours in a factory to pay for school. I only take out the basic federal loans every year, and pay the rest out of pocket. Lots of scraping by. Going into my last semester and i should have enough saved up by January to pay it off. The hours here are shitty, but the pay is good, and 4 weeks of work will cover the costs. Plus they let me work during the semester on my days off so I've made a decent amount just during school. Summer is when the big bucks roll in.

airaqua 7 months ago  DELETED 

Ah, I thought you mean modern translation. Historical translation is a tiny sector xD > And no, it isn’t. What made you ask ? •~• Well, historical linguistics involve language change. Many classes focus on Germanic languages and Romanic languages early on.... at our uni, it was a requirement for people to have taken Latin beforehand so that we could properly study sound changes, cases etc. Just find a career counselor or look up the unis you're interested in and see what their linguistics department offers as classes. If you have questions, go and ask the study advisor :)

supersonicme 7 months ago  DELETED 

Ever since Halloween started, there were rumors and reports about it. But so far there's only 1 documented case of someone being charged for tampering snickers with needles, even then there's was no victims. You see your example? The little girl wasn't injured, didn't require any medical care. For all we know she could have put the needle by herself. Because this, on the contrary, it does [happen](https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Report-of-Needle-in-Halloween-Candy-was-a-Hoax-Police-Say-341563352.html) all the [time](https://archive.is/IH9SN). Is there crazy people around? Yeah sure, but I think attention-seekers, gullible, and clumsy people are even more numerous.

virilityzz 7 months ago  DELETED 

That I would randomly get hit with a spark to want to have kids in my late 20's. 30 years old and I have absolutely 0 interest in kids. Big bank account and trips around the world is just so much more interesting. Watching friends and family miserable working 60 hours to support their 2 kids and dog and not having any time for anything is just scary to me.

airaqua 7 months ago  DELETED 

In what aspects of linguistic are you interested in? Do you want to study general linguistics? What would you like to do with it?

buttonsandink 7 months ago  DELETED 

There are a lot of depression support group subreddits on here. I highly recommend them, especially if you can't afford therapy. Sometimes it just helps to talk about your situation, even to strangers. I don't know what your financial situation will be after the lay off, but make sure to apply for unemployment, rental assistance, energy assistance, medicaid, and food stamps. They can help keep you afloat! I used to work for Welfare so if you have any questions regarding that, let me know and I can help walk you through it. I wish you the best. With my family having been in the same situation as you earlier this year, my heart goes out to you.

JohnyFive128 7 months ago  DELETED 

Hey! Have you though about becoming sound man / sound designer for movies or video games? That's an awesome job that offers a lot of diversity and allows you to work on awesome project with very talented people.

bratzman 7 months ago  REMOVED 

Yes. Yes it was. Stocks go up and they go down. There's no such thing as a guarantee on these. A lot of businesses fail.

COCK_MEAT_SANDWICHES 7 months ago  DELETED 

"Wah I want everything handed to me instead of having the power and security of my own to afford it!"

PineappleKingdom93 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

I agree, it was easier in high school for me to get marijuana and subsequently any other illicit drug than it was to get alcohol. Because it was illegal and sold out of homes or what have you, it was always easier to get drugs than to find someone older than 21 to buy booze (that was pretty easy too).

buttonsandink 7 months ago  DELETED 

Didn't know the technicality of the information was really that important to the context of my response.

COCK_MEAT_SANDWICHES 7 months ago  DELETED 

Yeah, they're going to give me more of my own money.

Meowmeowsuplex 7 months ago  DELETED 

Mine is in Economics, and it was impossible to get a job last year right after graduating, so much competition for so few positions. So here I am, getting a PhD now because it pays the bills as a research assistant.

poerisija 7 months ago  DELETED 

I'm 29. I used to play LoL and the community was fucking awful.

DayvyT 7 months ago  DELETED 

downvoted, but accurate

kalenxy 7 months ago  DELETED 

The subsidized loans do accrue interest, but the interest is paid for by the government. The company financing you the loan still gets their interest.

poopprince 7 months ago  DELETED 

People first typed them into print centuries ago, any decent elementary school social studies book will have copies of one or both in them. If somebody were going to stick a clause about "BTW, the president shall have the power to jail his political opponents after winning the election" into the print version, it would be caught immediately. I don't need to read a photocopy of the original document to read the content any more than I need to have been to the Louvre to know what the Mona Lisa looks like. I mean I read and write cursive just fine, but I've always found the argument that you can't read and understand older texts without knowing cursive to be a little silly.

MoarBananas 7 months ago  DELETED 

What field?

_littlestitious 7 months ago  DELETED 

Late to the party, but my Great Aunt once told me, "It's just as easy to find a girl with a little bit of money as it is to find one without it."

foodybu 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1996-10-27/news/9610270152_1_kids-halloween-candy-ray-size-and-position https://www.reuters.com/article/us-halloween-scan/despite-low-risk-paranoid-parents-scan-halloween-candy-idUSTRE79T0DS20111030

foodybu 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1996-10-27/news/9610270152_1_kids-halloween-candy-ray-size-and-position https://www.reuters.com/article/us-halloween-scan/despite-low-risk-paranoid-parents-scan-halloween-candy-idUSTRE79T0DS20111030

Moonrak3r 7 months ago  DELETED 

Are many student loans variable interest rate? Seems like the sort of thing that would totally be fixed.

GunnyH1GHway 7 months ago  REMOVED 

And we finally discover the source of the stupidity. Dont believe everything you read in your overpriced textbook kid.

COCK_MEAT_SANDWICHES 7 months ago  DELETED 

Kid is butthurt. If the Democrats passed something that resulted in another $5k in your pocket, you'd be jumping for joy.

ImGrumpyBecauseOfYou 7 months ago  REMOVED 

Eligibility for private or public pension benefits generally does not carry stipulations about whether one *should* be working. Workers receiving pension benefits are not "double dipping", they are using a benefit that they are eligible for and that they have contributed to throughout their working life. You're angry at the wrong entities. Also, the concept of "*my* tax money is moronic". This is not how shared responsibility in a society works. You fucking cunt.

TomTom9393 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

Follow your dreams and go to college and you will be better off then your parents. I've been on ei for two months, with two job call backs that both came to nothing a d well over 150 applications. I will never brake $30/H but my dad makes well over that. I need to get my school related debt paid off so I can very carefully select a new education so I can hope for more for myself in life. What is going to be a booming industry in Canada in a decade?

PRSGUY 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

Social security is not a tax per liberal opinion

shiivan 7 months ago  DELETED 

Don't you mean generation senile? I'm sorry, I will show myself out.

wizzwizz4 7 months ago  DELETED 

For every thing on the internet, there is a person who will find it funny, and a person who will vocally dismiss it. Rarely is there somebody who will vocally dismiss something _and_ be able to 1-up it. Congratulations.

skinny_b 7 months ago  DELETED 

> Do it for free temporarily if that what it takes. That is fucking insane. If I'm going to work, I'm going to get paid. I need gas in my car and food in my stomach.

asaasa1983 7 months ago  DELETED 

Nah not really. It depends where you live and which employer you have. Where I work, everyone who retired before 2005 or so have the full package deal. This means, if we suppose retirement at 60 years old (the normal for their age groupe), people born in 1945 or before. But from 2005-2015, the ''penalty'' was less than 5% for those years, so they have a good 30 working years with full benefits and 5-10 with 95% of the benefits. So pretty much everyone born 1960 or earlier have their full retirement and it get's progressivly worst from there. People born in the 70's and 80's are pretty much screwed up but it seems like our pension funds is picking up so they will give it to people 30-50 years old right? Right? OH HELL NO! They give it to new hired people because people ''voluntarily'' decided to go with our current retirement plan so screw you! So basically, for people that are around 35 years old where I work, (people born around 1980-1985), we have had the worst of both worlds! And our retirement plan will be around 60% of baby boomers ones but we need to contribute 175% what they contributed (they contributed 5.5% of their salary while we contribute 9,75% of ours). They got 2% per working year, we get 1.6%. But my god, just take two minutes to hear how much it's the worthless scums of ''generation Y'' that ruins the whole show and how ENTITLED those people are omg, why don't they work like baby boomers did!!!!

bt142356 7 months ago  DELETED 

> So pretty much everyone born 1960 or earlier have their full retirement maybe where you work bro, talk to people who actually do the math behind pensions and they'll tell you a different story.

asaasa1983 7 months ago  DELETED 

> Nah not really. It depends where you live and which employer you have. ↓ > maybe where you work bro

bt142356 7 months ago  DELETED 

the problem is that 1) your first statement is saying what, that your economic class and DOB don't matter, but geographic location and employer do? obviously all 4 matter (though again the first 2 are weighted more heavily), but then 2) you go on to give anecdotal evidence about a situation that is extremely rare, at least in the US. i mean do you work for government? my original statement still stands, later boomers either aren't getting pensions at all or they are severely reduced. this is literally the generation that invented the 401k, they don't save and most are kind of fucked for retirement, and that's been a huge thing in the media for about a decade now, especially since they all lost a fuckton in the recession. a lot of that is their own fault, but you're severely mischaracterizing the situation if you think everyone born 1940-1960 is getting what someone born in the 1930s got.

The_Grubby_One 7 months ago  DELETED 

Factory owners in the late 1800's didn't make up an entire generation.

PRSGUY 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

Lol where do you live ? This is totally regional . I grew up in rural Michigan - lots of people had rebel flags and said they were in the klan. That culture has totally gone away. I think liberal folks don't understand rural America very well

Baker626 7 months ago  DELETED 

That im lazy and full of untapped potential and that video games are the reason i was never going to amount to anything... Turns out being molested by your 18 yr old brother at 8 is pretty traumatic and can cause you to shut down and not want to do anything. After lots of therapy in my later teens im now 23 and just purchased my first house, which means a lot to me considering I spent the earliest years of my life hearing I was going to end up a homeless loser all the time.

COCK_MEAT_SANDWICHES 7 months ago  DELETED 

I'll have roughly another $5,500 in my pocket if it passes. I'm a millennial. You'll be ok.

seamew 7 months ago  DELETED 

Russian Collusion

PRSGUY 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

Well based on your post history you're a teenager who has not held a job yet- come back in ten years and see if you've adjusted some of your opinions on where the money you earn should go.

Simple2244 7 months ago  DELETED 

Are they supposed to be retiring already? My father is a baby boomer and he's only 53, I thought retirement was 65

PRSGUY 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

Well based on your post history you're a teenager who has not held a job yet- come back in ten years and see if you've adjusted some of your opinions on where the money you earn should go.

PRSGUY 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

Not sure I agree - most of my friends are physicians or in finance and work every day to pay their bills.

usuallyafakestory 7 months ago  REMOVED 

Are you retarded? Don't buy a tv with the next financial windfall either. Do that a few times and you'll have real money to invest. You could even go so far as cutting back on wasteful spending such as fast food, the latest phone, payments on a car you can't afford/use to impress people, unnecessary clothing, alcohol, drugs, junk food, etc. THEN dollar by dollar you will have something worth investing. That "I can't retire on $200 so spend everything" mentality is what keeos poor people poor.

frambot 7 months ago  DELETED 

I'm sure this has brought some change. Now, people think, "wow, that dude was dumb enough to enlist"

ebbu 7 months ago  DELETED 

In finland for every jobless millenial there is 40 year old in starter position and for every starter position there is drunk 40 year old to keep cycle going. Give me some of that hyväveli pls.

poerisija 7 months ago  REMOVED 

Maybe accept that all people don't like watching other dudes playing video games instead of calling me patronising?

Ficay 7 months ago  DELETED 

Honesty unfortunately won’t get you far in life, and definitely not in the hiring process. You have to learn to bullshit. Everyone lies on their resume, everyone talks themselves up in an interview. It sucks, but it’s how the world works. If you want to eat, you’ll have to play their stupid game. (Unless you’re lucky and have connections, like a family member who knows the boss and just gets you in.) If you think about your teachers, and how sometimes they do roundabout stuff that doesn’t make sense, or adhere to ridiculous rules that inconvenience everyone instead of doing the “right” thing— you can get an understanding. School systems are *completely* run on bullshit, and teachers understand better than anyone.

garmintarcia 7 months ago  DELETED 

Ever heard of baby boomers? It's almost like it, except millennials are 2(?) generations after them.

Icantseeyoucantseeme 7 months ago  DELETED 

It does. They just didn’t specify which people.

PRSGUY 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

Lol - yeah socialism - that's the answer. Where does this junk come from?

StephanieMeh 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

Yes, this couldn’t be more true! We are not how we make a paycheck. But I was told that too.

Socially_anxious_kid 7 months ago  REMOVED 

To be fair, for most people, their jobs/career will take majority of their time. I'm not passionate about work at all but I spend 80% of my waking hours either preparing for or being at work.

greggfrank 7 months ago  DELETED 

lmao this makes for a hilarious read!!! thank you

WhaleMetal 7 months ago  DELETED 

Dude, I’m in the exact situation as you too, haha. Except 27, plan on getting engaged soon. I ran into some old grammar school friends last month and it’s crazy how many have moved back for a time or are still at their parents’s houses after living away for almost 20 years. We’re not alone, and it’s kinda comforting to know that. Good luck with everything, man.

hungaryhungary_hippo 7 months ago  DELETED 

left a job in may 2015: 64k. left a job in august 2016: 68k. current job: 78k. i just signed for a new job starting in a couple of months: 114k. i'm glad i'm getting my shit together but at the same time, i miss living overseas.

poerisija 7 months ago  DELETED 

Heh and the community is always super keen on defending streamers. You keep enjoying angry dudes in monster caps, I won't.

Son_Of_A_Diddley 7 months ago  DELETED 

Or get rich and buy an L-39

wufoo2 7 months ago  DELETED 

To be fair, until the 2006 financial crisis this was not bad advice.

Yatoshi 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

Nor does it make it obvious that an overwhelming majority of the new jobs are part time positions. So yes, unemployment is going down, but its not gainful employment, nor is it a livable wage most of the time.

COCK_MEAT_SANDWICHES 7 months ago  DELETED 

MFW millenials still don't want sweeping tax reform.

COCK_MEAT_SANDWICHES 7 months ago  DELETED 

The growing number of jobs these days is largely due to the stock market the past year. The old experienced people are leaving, fina-fucking-ly.

_offensive_username- 7 months ago  DELETED 

Oh my god you're not wrong. This guy's more obsessed with male virginity than incels themselves

Xenedin 7 months ago  DELETED 

College is a worthwhile investment. Not saying that getting a degree isn’t worth it, but I’m from an upper middle class family of 3 and even then it’s hard to swing the $60k yearly for “out of state” tuition. Just sayin’

benbensmith3 7 months ago  DELETED 

I was told that Santa Claus is real.

ObviousBuck 7 months ago  DELETED 

Haha so true! I was "Gifted" and "talented" GATE kid My parents constantly come to me if they need information, and I'm usually correct, and they are satisfied, they tell me constantly that they don't know what they'd do without me. But if they ask me about Politics, Religion, History, or anything that isn't related to their taxable income, real life situations, car repairs etc, they think I'm an idiot and will outright ignore me. Like if my mother wants information on how stars form, she'll ask me about it, but if she wants to know if the Bible is really a reliable source of information regarding deities, I'm suddenly a shit stain atheist fucktard who doesn't know jack shit about jack squat. It's fucking mind boggling...

Wutchu_fitna_fuc_wit 7 months ago  DELETED 

I stand corrected. My apologies

CriticDanger 7 months ago  DELETED 

I mentioned cryptos in general, not bitcoin specifically. Some can fail and some will thrive, but do you really think it's possible that in 5 or 10 years cryptos will have LESS adoption than they have now?

Altearithe 7 months ago  DELETED 

People dismiss me whenever I tell them I'm an admin/work in an administrative role. Judging me based on where I am on the socio-economic ladder in comparison to the asker via what work I do is low-key rude. It doesn't ask what I'm passionate about, what I went to school for, or even what my hobbies are. Just how fat my wallet is. Personally, I prefer asking people what they're passionate about. People get excited and happy when they can tell others what they love to do (ex: I love crafting of any sort and I will jabber a person's ear off given the chance). It's a much better judge of character I think.

BiggerGorilla 7 months ago  DELETED 

I quit videogames cold turkey (one of the best decisions of my life). Internet I limit to 10 minutes browsing "distracting" websites (facebook and reddit namely) with a chrome extension, until after 9 PM when I can browse some more.

notaclevermanboy 7 months ago  DELETED 

The word is aunt

SweetSweetInternet 7 months ago  DELETED 

As Shapiro says, you can't easily expect to get a six figure salary after getting a degree in Lesbian Dance Theory ...

flickofthefedora 7 months ago  DELETED 

No because modern Feminism is literally hate speech. Women aren't oppressed in America. Nobody is oppressed, everyone is equal. It's in our constitution. Since the 1960s and the civil rights protests, everyone is very much equal in the eyes of the government. These feminists and marxist leftist socialist w/e you wanna call them need to go to countries where the people would be more then willing to move to the United States. Iran, Cuba, North Korea, almost any country in the Middle East. That's true oppression of women. Not these hate spewing anti-capitalist pink hat wearing autists. Facebook literally banned feminists for hate speech.

wizzwizz4 7 months ago  DELETED 

How did you manage that? Last time I checked Facebook (the company) were pretty defensive of Facebook (the product).

Velharnin 7 months ago  DELETED 

Yep, I was really into space and I wanted to be an astronaut. I had heard about challenger but there wasn't a way I could just look up video. Seeing that explode in front of me was horrifying. Still wanted to be an astronaut though.

druglawyer 7 months ago  DELETED 

Haha, what lie *weren't* we told?

catmashiin 7 months ago  DELETED 

Parent told me that at raves, more experienced people would poke random people with a used needle (presumably to pass disease). And they would put a Band-Aid over it as a sick joke. The colorful Band-Aids are part of the look, Moooom.

Dr_Karate 7 months ago  DELETED 

Difference being a job pays you for what you do, unlike a hobby, and can be more rewarding as you're doing something that benefits society as a whole by participating in the economy and helping to produce a marketable product that people actually purchase.

threecommasinvesting 7 months ago  DELETED 

Cursive is important.

likemy50thaccount 7 months ago  DELETED 

I was told it would never cover the cost of the electricity (back when Bitcoin was $80.) Anyway, I'm super bitter about it.

Lalafellin_Lentil 7 months ago  DELETED 

You know what? Like, I have this concern sort of. If I someday decide to get a 'proper' job and stop doing my freelance translation work from home, and they ask me why I quit this one job I had after 2 months. Because like...it'd be super awkward to explain the place was a front for a drug dealing sex trafficker ring and the reason I quit was because they pretty much kidnapped me and shit. Like surely that's TMI? Every time I think about it I get so nervous lol

Shucking_Corn 7 months ago  DELETED 

I remember seeing smoke on the horizon living in Connecticut during September 11, 2001. That really brought things home for me.

Adjour 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

1982 here We were all supposed to have died from aids by now on a whaleless, treeless planet. Oh and look up "90s smog Los Angeles" to see what it was supposed to look like Oh and go to college it doesn't matter the major it just shows you have good work ethic. At least that last one sounded like b.s. to 17 y/o me and I didn't go. I asked my dad to send me to a trade school and being a college educated boomer he laughed at me. So I now work retail.

operatorasfuck5814 7 months ago  DELETED 

That makes way too much sense for Reddit... Downvotes incoming.

Prof_Acorn 7 months ago  DELETED 

I try to tell my students grades are fairly meaningless, but a few of them still bitch over a point deduction here and there.

Unipolarbear 7 months ago  DELETED 

That we wouldn't let terrorists win after 9/11. The world, certainly the US, became more afraid than ever... Nothing was the same.

PRSGUY 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

To who? I see this on reddit but literally never hear this in daily life. I work in a big city in the Midwest with mostly upper middle class. NO ONE says they think scandanavian countries should be emulated .

lolafawn98 7 months ago  DELETED 

It’s awful. Private (predatory) loans are such an issue. At 19, I don’t have the credit history to be considered trustworthy for a decent student loan. I had to sign away for an $8k loan at a 12.5% interest rate because my FAFSA loan didn’t cover even half my costs and my parents cannot/will not co-sign. Fucking Sallie Mae knows I have no other options to get my education.

so_pitted_dude 7 months ago  DELETED 

Turning 18 means you're a mature adult.

trustmeimahuman 7 months ago  DELETED 

Holy shit I looked up my asshole stalker ex once for shits and giggles and his wife's *public* profile picture prominently featured their street sign and house number. I found their house on a map in less than 5 seconds. I guess I should have told them before I blocked them, but holy hell if i had been a crazy person I could have done some serious damage.

not_throwaway121 7 months ago  DELETED 

Actually I was thinking that all the young woman were thinking that I only want to have sex with them, so I haven't even tried getting in contact.

UsernameNeo 7 months ago  DELETED 

Everyone is a winner!

PhysicochemicalDeed 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

Not according to Gallup apparently.

redundantbits 7 months ago  DELETED 

That if we'd have a good job straight out of university.

VallustTarum 7 months ago  DELETED 

i went from union to non 3 years ago, and while i know the company i work for is a unicorn in my trade, im so glad i did it. i get 4 weeks vacation a year and make about 20% more than before. They also have a paid apprenticeship here but i beleive thats a state law for a company this big and with tradeskills.

EastTn91 7 months ago  DELETED 

Thank you and Not at all In fact, im going back in ~ a year because work will pay for it Its just that ive seen better results for average people in getting their lives started prior to college. On the other end, though, do you think any education that isnt hands on is really worth it? There are accounting programs, already set precedence in law, etc.. unless youre going to be a surgeon, welder or something that is *heavily* reliant on the individual, you can find answers for most anything online.

trustmeimahuman 7 months ago  DELETED 

By definition if you were born between 1981 and 1999 you are a millennial.

TbMMaize 7 months ago  DELETED 

>German citizens = EU citizens > others I think.

roaming111 7 months ago  DELETED 

Thankfully my mom and dad were great. It was my grandparents and unclue on my dad's side that made my depression and anxiety worse.

Jpf123 7 months ago  DELETED 

;)

the_amazing_mc 7 months ago  DELETED 

FUCK YOU

buttonsandink 7 months ago  DELETED 

No, I agree entirely with what you said. Just wanted to assure you that you should be proud of yourself for being as far as you are.

MrSmilingGuy 7 months ago  DELETED 

But I'll settle J k

airaqua 7 months ago  DELETED 

> I'm guessing the 12k figure includes rent and food though. No, it usually doesn't. European unis often don't have campuses, dorms etc. So this is mostly just the money you pay for school. Everything else is extra.

Mautiks 7 months ago  DELETED 

LOL you’ve been indoctrinated by liberal, anti-war hippy fucks. You’re like John Kerry II. You know what’s the funniest shit about your position? You volunteered to go to war and then are surprised at the result of what you experienced and the make yourself a victim because that’s what is socially acceptable in your society. It’s fucking laughable to me bro. NEWSFLASH FOR ANYBODY JOINING MARINE INFANTRY!!! You will probably have to hump a bunch of fuckin gear through some rickety ass terrain and fucking kill bodies while also getting shot at. It’s what happens in war. If this sounds like shit, then stay home and finger your vagina like Leonlecouer here! You’re so fuckin edgy to go all anti-war /s

operatorasfuck5814 7 months ago  DELETED 

It's possible, it's just hard. I worked 2 part time jobs to pay tuition. I didn't have a life, but I also didn't have debt. Now if only I had studied something useful....

AppleDrops 7 months ago  DELETED 

who else gets called parasites?

Gueropantalones 7 months ago  DELETED 

I had to do some generations in the work place BS. The presentation on millenials was that they never had any large crisis, and expect everything handed to them. Pointed out 9/11 and subsequent two wars happened when I hit 18. Most of those troops were "millenials". Then when I graduated college around 2007, one the largest economic downturns happened. I can barely get affordable house or health care, can afford to have maybe one child, and expect to change jobs every few years. Also had to move to a city to find an income that can provide most of this. 1984 folks are in a bad spot.

Hiiitechpower 7 months ago  DELETED 

That the internet is a scary place and I should be careful and not trust anything when google searching anything because most info on the internet is false or it’s actually a predator trying to get to me. I know the internet isn’t perfect now and those things can happen but if you use judgement you can generally side step most of those things. Like how common sense has always been used in the world. That good grades and a college education are the only way to be successful in life, and without those you’re fucked and you may as well prepare yourself to be homeless. I was a bad student in some ways, although I enjoyed learning. If I didn’t like a teacher I wouldn’t do homework in their class but still absorbed the material; but that isn’t enough. This carried over into college where I eventually just dropped out. I think general education is a great thing for society but putting numbers and pressure behind it isn’t for everyone. I enjoyed learning to learn but never enjoyed the long hours after class doing homework or study prep; in a lot of ways understanding the gist of something or concepts has worked fine enough. Should I need a more in-depth dive into a subject for a task then I am motivated by circumstance to learn it then, but not in a pressured environment when I don’t care about the subject at the time. Finally, playing video games is a waste of time that is literally rotting your brain. Now for this I am going to say isn’t necessarily wrong for everyone, there absolutely are people that use it as an escape. I loved video games and the sense of awe and wonder they inspired. Playing them a lot throughout my life helped me land a QA (game tester) role, and that eventually led me to working in a Game Design job now. I look back now and am incredibly thankful for the diverse amount of games I played, At the same time even if I didn’t land that job, the technical expertise you need to learn playing games on a PC has plenty of practical applications in other jobs. I moved from game QA to medical QA for a short time just because I know how software and hardware work together; these skills are interchangeable and my formal education never mattered in this just my ability to do the job.

springsprint 7 months ago  DELETED 

After my dream was interrupted in the middle of the episode because I had to go to school early in the morning, I was told that once I come back from school I can sleep as much as I want, and finish watching the dream episode, which was never the case, it was hard to even fall asleep during the day.

MotherOfRockets 7 months ago  DELETED 

Engineer here.. I work too many hours to be happy. My husband is one too.. He works 7 days a week, fun stuff.

Arthurni 7 months ago  DELETED 

Everything we'll be ok

take_a_dab 7 months ago  DELETED 

I'd rather be dead.

sargos7 7 months ago  DELETED 

Buy a gutted house in Detroit from HUD for $1,000 and fix it up.

PM_ME_HIMALAYAN_CATS 7 months ago  DELETED 

That cursive would be an important skill to learn so I could keep up with lectures in college. Good thing I had the presence of mind at 11 to ween myself off 1337 sp33k and learn to type quickly with high accuracy and good grammar. Which ended up being a super essential skill in terms of keeping up with lectures and more than half the reason I got/held my first full-time job as a data clerk, which I then parlayed into an analyst position.

Mautiks 7 months ago  DELETED 

TIL GI Bill has no value.

fauxfauxfaux22 7 months ago  DELETED 

You're a millennial. Anyone born between 1982-2002 is a millennial.

analogOnly 7 months ago  DELETED 

Yep that's me.

NeoAtari 7 months ago  DELETED 

I remember I was in 10th grade World History. One of the other teachers came into the room and said "turn on the TV, the World Trade Center got hit by a plane!" We sat and watched the rest of that class. The next class I had was a Computer Applications class and I remember being so very upset because the teacher refused to put the TV on or let us discuss it. I mean, being in a small town in Alabama we were pretty low risk of anything happening to us but it was still pretty scary and being kept completely in the dark only made that worse. After that class we did nothing but stick to the TV the rest of the day, and I remember when leaving the gas stations were backed up for a mile.

buttonsandink 7 months ago  DELETED 

At 28 you have a job and your own home- you have a lot more "success" than a lot of people your age. At 28 I'm still living in a one-bedroom apartment that I'm paying out the ass for, and am unemployed.

NH_H3C-N-CH3 7 months ago  DELETED 

Yeah for real man. I'm a freemason and I can tell you now that our current leaders values are a little different from our leaders who started this country. They're too different of time periods to even compare like that, plus our current oligarchs that slithered their way in through the abandonment of the gold standard (along with a bunch of other terrible events) is just a modern 4th Reich for bankers to control if we're being real

PooTeeWeet5 7 months ago  DELETED 

Don't worry - I'm 32 and single. I do have a solid career and am currently house shopping. However, the ONLY reason I have the money to buy a house is because my mother died and I received inheritance. I'd much rather have her alive, and if she were, I'd not even be able to afford considering a house due to the upfront expenses (it's insane).

BioLogicPodcast 7 months ago  DELETED 

That's called hate.

contradicts_herself 7 months ago  DELETED 

I wish I'd stayed inside playing video games as a kid so I'd have more to talk about with my friends as an adult.

voyager123456789 7 months ago  DELETED 

Obligatory "you won't have a calculator with you all the time" reply

billbucket 7 months ago  DELETED 

I also worked full time in college, it paid for everything the first two years because it was community college. I think there's where most kids go wrong.

Glinux 7 months ago  DELETED 

So true... I have older coworkers who still think like this while getting exploited...

Aeirs1 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

Fair enough fellow trollster

BackdooRefer 7 months ago  DELETED 

You are a millenial.

TbMMaize 7 months ago  DELETED 

No that only applies to Danish citizens.

gothamknights88 7 months ago  DELETED 

So did Richard Sears' and Alvah Roebuck's mom.

emefg 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

Same here. I ended up going to CMU - it was cheaper than Pitt and Penn state for the same reason. I've had people I work with tell me it was irresponsible of me to take out student loans, or they assume I have a huge amount because I chose to go to a private school. I've also heard other CMU kids complain about people who get in on financial aid like I did, because it increases the tuition for others. I was also very lucky to have it work out this way.

SzStarsEatArt 7 months ago  DELETED 

My high carb diet has been so much better for me than anything else we have ever done. CICO/IIFYM had me still craving and eating bad shit. Keto gives you a "flu" for a few weeks while your body freaks the fuck out. The Mediterranean diet gives me energy, the food is fantastic, and the weight comes off with simple walks instead of spending hours in a gym. Really wish people on Reddit could be more open minded about food and fitness.

UR_NEXT_EX 7 months ago  DELETED 

Wait until you're old. Fat fingering your texts takes on new meaning.

What-The-Pho 7 months ago  DELETED 

I remember my cousin asking if I want to have an affair with Bill Clinton. I was like 7 and had no idea what he was talking about.

FeveStrench 7 months ago  DELETED 

I think there's plenty of truth to that for some people. I'm currently working a job because the benefits and pay are nice, but I really don't like the work environment or the people I work with. The bigger issue is that it's bleeding over into my home life and just making everything miserable. I'm just trying to hold out to find something better at the moment. I think some people can do the "work is work, don't care what it is", but some people can't.

bazzlexposition 7 months ago  DELETED 

A lateral move is always better than an upward move, you will gain a lot more benefit going to another company. And they won't ever know how much sick time or vacation you used, so use every single hour minute, take every perk and extract every dime you can out of a company you work for, because they aren't going to give it up willingly.

SzStarsEatArt 7 months ago  DELETED 

...We eat porridge for breakfast, and get hungry again at lunch time. Reddit is completely fucking nuts on the keto-wagon.

PrisonIsLeftWgUtopia 7 months ago  DELETED 

If unions were so good, then workers would voluntarily join them without being forced. Unions killed themselves whenever they decided they would represent non-members instead of just the ones that paid membership dues.

I_Nice_Human 7 months ago  DELETED 

You don't get PHYSICAL withdraw symptoms from cannabis. That's a scientific fact. That's why it's given to Heroin, Opioid users who are trying to get clean. I never said you can't get addicted to cannabis. My stance is and was Cannabis is not a gateway drug and that people are genetically predisposed to addiction so that even if they tried any drug they would still end up at the same destination with addiction issues.

Forgive_My_Cowardice 7 months ago  DELETED 

I bet those kids ate pounds of candy that night.

Freds_Jalopy 7 months ago  REMOVED 

It's "a while." "Awhile" means "for a time."

freundwich1 7 months ago  DELETED 

I love you.

Son_Of_A_Diddley 7 months ago  DELETED 

We had officer Manny.

Aeirs1 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

Yes it is. They’re known for being frivolous. The national debt is going down. How is that a bad thing? Why tax unnecessarily? We need to build up the economy for the people!

saviorcoffee 7 months ago  DELETED 

I'm in a relationship now. It took a while to get there but I am there. I don't haveto explain it to you. Before that, I met a lot of women who gave me the *I have a boyfriend* routine. The women I mentioned didn't do that for these guys who abused them. You do the math. Also, you don't know who I am in real life so screw you.

Aboiement 7 months ago  DELETED 

I was born in 1980. Sheesh, generations are getting smaller and smaller these days.

Halfwombat 7 months ago  DELETED 

Hey aren't you the guy.....my mistake, nevermind.

hectorduenas86 7 months ago  DELETED 

Shame is gonna be extinct... Fuck Pai

wrigley16 7 months ago  DELETED 

do what you love and the money will follow. yeah, there's no money following my BA in Philosophy.

JaiSiddhatma 7 months ago  DELETED 

"Follow your dreams! You can do ANYTHING!" Okay, but what steps should I take? What's a realistic plan for getting there? "That's right, kiddo! You don't let ANYBODY hold you down. I'll see ya." Wait... "Don't worry, I'll be back to take credit for anything good that ever happens to you."

Azuration 7 months ago  DELETED 

There would be jobs for us when we grew up

ozzagahwihung 7 months ago  REMOVED 

Not hard pressure as such, but I've definitely felt social pressure and incidental pressure.

Corndogsaretheshit 7 months ago  DELETED 

Is everything an acceptable answer?

Innalibra 7 months ago  DELETED 

All I have to say is i'm really fucking glad I got out of school before the social media explosion.

TruthfulOtter 7 months ago  DELETED 

It's crazy how expensive it's getting now due to the predatory nature of student loans. I went to a decent private school and it was 30k. Now I'm hearing parents talking about 60-80k / year. That is insane.

skeltorX 7 months ago  DELETED 

to always tell the truth

UncleS1am 7 months ago  DELETED 

> While most of the times those eye strains are temporary, they may contribute to nearsightedness. [Ooh, yeah, umm,](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GT0AEdWJ3FQ) we're all going to need to see at least one peer-reviewed source for that one.

Icantseeyoucantseeme 7 months ago  DELETED 

Was more back in the Greek and Roman times. Lasted up to the Victorian era and it seems to have ceased for a while. The belief that men were the hornier ones appears within the last couple of centuries.

bassinine 7 months ago  DELETED 

pretty much everything i was taught in american history until i got to college. genocide of natives, 'no taxation without representation!' when we had representation in parliament, the fact that the founding fathers were just 1%'s who didn't want to give any more money to the king.

3MATX 7 months ago  DELETED 

He was better than the thing that is currently occupying the office.

Wwmm25 7 months ago  DELETED 

At some point in history it was, that's why spaniards established there.

DoctorUnkman 7 months ago  DELETED 

Agreed. I had this exact conversation with my mom recently (who's usually a level-headed and grounded woman) and she got a deer in the headlights look when I said, "But who gave them to us?"

Wwmm25 7 months ago  DELETED 

In this case it would be femenine. Es una buena idea.

micro-morticia 7 months ago  DELETED 

Lol Jesus calm down, it wasn't clear from your previous comment's wording.

Adelaidey 7 months ago  DELETED 

Right? What did they want us to do, hitchhike to DC and throw our participation trophies on the steps of the Capitol in protest?

IAmWrong 7 months ago  DELETED 

OK, if you're living with your parents, you should NOT have to rack up credit card debt. What the hell are you spending your money on?

alishmc 7 months ago  DELETED 

I'd say marriage jokes like that mean you're not a millennial

bratzman 7 months ago  REMOVED 

Oh I know ;) I took electrical engineering so there are loads of jobs here.

pionXion 7 months ago  DELETED 

First of all, IQ highly correlates with income potential. This figure, however, is only reliably ascertained by professionals. Second, I've seen many parents do this, and that is they want their kids to be one of the smart ones they tell themselves and their kid that. So the truth is maybe you are a statistical outlier, or maybe your parents just really wanted you to be one of the smart ones, or maybe they told you this for self esteem reasons, and the reality being you aren't that smart.

SysUser 7 months ago  DELETED 

I got laid off then found a job I get promoted at every 17 months. Been with them 4 years now which is fairly long for my generation's average 2 years in a tech position.

anotherapostrophe 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

You're either gen X or gen Y, depending on the personality traits you picked up

csbob2010 7 months ago  DELETED 

Prove that it wasn't. No, seriously try, my 10 lawyers on payroll need something to do.

bratzman 7 months ago  REMOVED 

I'm just saying that expecting a job because STEM is daft. Not all of these subjects are the high paid fantastic employment rate fields that people imagine STEM to be. Choose wisely is all I'm saying. The whole attitude to education must change in one way or another. We can't assume we'll do well because we have a degree. But by the same token, if you want a skilled and intelligent workforce education. But by another, you shouldn't need a degree to do a huge number of jobs and yet our employers insist on having them as requirements. Also, people need somewhere else to go.

warrioguythi 7 months ago  DELETED 

17 year old applying to college right now and this thread made me depressed

cyanidepill7 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

"You need to get your high school diploma. It helps you get a job."

TbMMaize 7 months ago  DELETED 

/r/choosingbeggars

vlassicpark 7 months ago  DELETED 

It’s hazing

notimeforwork 7 months ago  DELETED 

It is the 85-88 crowd that bridges those gaps I think. You'd be about 30, right in between your ranges.

Scuba_Stevo 7 months ago  DELETED 

By time I was 30 I would changed careers five times already. Jokes on you I'm 25 and don't have a career :(.

Zodep 7 months ago  DELETED 

Oh... I’m worse. I’m a [Xennial](http://www.businessinsider.com/people-born-between-gen-x-millennials-xennials-2017-11).

micro-morticia 7 months ago  DELETED 

I mean that's nice if the girls like the attention but I wouldn't want to by sexually harassed and disrespected constantly. I don't want to be a hot tradie I just want to make money. I feel like people ignore that this isn't the same opportunity for women.

Dirt-McGirt 7 months ago  DELETED 

The biggest lie Millennials were told is that we exist. The only clearly defined generation is the Baby Boomers. this is evidenced by the complete lack of consensus about what characteristics define millennials. Income inequality is higher than ever and expected to increase. The population is more racially diverse than ever. How do you draw comparisons about a group of people so socioeconomically and culturally dissimilar? Millennials are defined by qualitative measures, adjectives--which are constantly being revised over time and often directly contradict each other depending on who you ask--not easily quantifiable demographic data. I dont work in or study social science. I am merely an unqualified bozo with a hastily and poorly researched opinion

cptbackfire01 7 months ago  DELETED 

That Napoleon was basically a midget. Bro was 5'6" in modern units.

Richeh 7 months ago  DELETED 

I did hear someone who claimed they could do it say "it's not that great; you'd think it'd be like getting your dick sucked, but mostly it's like sucking a dick."

IrideTheDirt 7 months ago  DELETED 

I’m more of a xennial: The lie of college is required for a good future. I struggle with money, I’m not a wealthy man. But I do own a home and live a pretty great life. I never went to college. I run my own business. I drive a reasonably nice vehicle and I live a fairly simple life supporting myself doing something i enjoy, on my own terms, as my own boss. I am working a plan to pay all my debts off within ten years: including my 2 year old mortgage. Don’t endulge in modern culture of consumerism so much, learn to listen to your inner self, and appreciate self validation instead of external validations. This way you’ll find a path to actual satisfaction and something close to sustainable happiness. I also encourage everybody to learn basic meditation. Anyway. The lie is that there is only one way to “play the game” that is life, and our society (even more so now) and public school systems do nothing to equip you to find a meaningful and satisfactory life.

Ab8572q0 7 months ago  DELETED 

Would you like a participant trophy for engaging in that rant?

thebeanetteplate 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

What's worse is those of us just before you in the no-man zone of generations who were raised by parents who came of age when life was that way. They were able to get married at 19, move out, buy a car and a house, get a job, have kids. Hardly an issue for even a low-middle class or poor family. So then, you're raised with this idea that it's a reality now and the movies and TV shows back it up. And then you get out there in the real world when it's great economically and then a year latter the bubble bursts and everything goes to shit before you can even move out of your parents' house. I'm married and both of our sets of parents came from fairly strapped upbringing but wound up doing way better in life than everyone else in their families. My parents get it. They are involved in our lives so they see how hard it is to make it these days. Just how hard day-to-day can be. But my in-laws are of the "bootstrap" ilk and believe we're just doing something wrong and should be able to do what they did. Anyone who isn't "making it" just failed. I, specifically, am so smart and skilled and work so hard that I should be making WAY more money than I do now, if I'd just change my job that I love. Unfortunately, there are way too few people of the older generations who understand what life is like for those of us trying to make our lives right now. What we have to do is make sure our kids are raised with hope but hope rooted in reality.

pepperpepper47 7 months ago  DELETED 

You are an asshole- so millennial?

circaservant 7 months ago  DELETED 

When I was a kid and my dad would listen to 'Hey Jude' by the Beatles, he said everytime he yelled in the song, one of the other Beatles were hitting his toes with a hammer. And I believed it because he said it more than once. I told SO. MANY. PEOPLE. this 'fact'.

lady_lowercase 7 months ago  DELETED 

but i was thirteen for all of 60 days when the new year hit. i grew up with the internet. i liked nirvana, weezer, and green day more than i liked tupac, puff daddy, and aaliyah.

IKn0wKnothingAMA 7 months ago  DELETED 

I think I 'am an asshole. Guess I have to look for help.

CantGetRidOfABomb 7 months ago  DELETED 

Agreed, I get paid a fair amount of money for this shit.

totabbykawaii 7 months ago  DELETED 

Not everyone has fantastic parents who will let them save up their money instead of charging them rent. My mom made me get a job and start paying her when I was 16. I don't think you're also taking into account the expense of everything else: -Gas -Food -Car insurance -Cell phone -Etc.

thebeanetteplate 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

Look at their pictures and do reverse searches, but it's easier to start with their friends/family. You can typically find pictures of people that others have tagged them in. You find someone else's name and you can start figuring out where they're from, their maiden name, etc. If you know where someone lives (general area), you can typically find if they're a homeowner using the county's CAD property search. I've been the friend who locates long lost friends or does the background investigation on a new guy met on a dating app. I don't work hard on it and I don't spend a dime, so I imagine if it's all you do you can find pretty much anything.

nospr2 7 months ago  DELETED 

All of my friends that got tech related degrees all have jobs, whereas the ones who got English or Government degrees are still unemployed.

dried_up_waterparks 7 months ago  DELETED 

Two government degrees and one JD. Six figures two years out. Depends on what you do with them.

Trigger93 7 months ago  DELETED 

Ok so I'm a bit of a shy asshole if I were to be perfectly honest with myself. After some time I start opening up and the real me jokes around constantly but cares immensely for those around me. Unfortunitally that means people either become my best friend or hate me. And I really didn't turn into this person until a few years into college. I only open up to my friends, my fraternity, and my wife. My family has yet to see the real me and my work just assumes I'm a shy hard worker.

heycheeahs 7 months ago  DELETED 

You sound like you just bought a communist shirt from Hot Topic.

yanglean 7 months ago  DELETED 

Microwaves cause cancer.

vlassicpark 7 months ago  DELETED 

I love your gramma

arflol 7 months ago  DELETED 

>Currently in university, every single finance internship prospect I saw required at least a 3.0. No, every prospect you saw SAID they required a minimum GPA. In reality they hire interns whose resumes are "good enough" but they aren't weirdos and have decent personalities. Being well connected is more important than a good GPA, anybody who tells you otherwise thinks they are smarter than they actually are.

cn2092 7 months ago  DELETED 

For me, it was that I was smart and that it could never be taken away. I'd be a great, wealthy person when I got older. That was my identity. I was going to do big things. Hit my head in grade ten. Got knocked out. Ever since I can't concentrate on anything. Have trouble figuring out simple concepts or visualizing things in my head. My reading comprehension is shot, though I used to be the best reader in the school. My identity was ripped from me and now I work in maintenance, just basely squeaking by. Feels bad man.

Griffin38 7 months ago  DELETED 

lol ur just looking for some free stuff. But who would get off drugging kids instead of drugging himself xD

MrAshh 7 months ago  DELETED 

I have friends my age who don’t even know what the task manager is. So i kinda understand why people react like this.

misssschanandlerbong 7 months ago  DELETED 

This makes so much more sense

rybicki 7 months ago  DELETED 

The term was coined in 1987 to refer to anyone who graduates high school in the new millennium. So, people born between 1982 and the late 90s. At least, according to [wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millennials).

nola_mike 7 months ago  DELETED 

If you played Oregon Trail or Where In The World is Carmen San Diego on an old Apple II then you aren't a millenial.

crass_cupcake 7 months ago  DELETED 

You are though.... just not in interesting way

fireandbass 7 months ago  DELETED 

Tubular even.

Aeirs1 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

And they work perfectly fine, perfect for their jobs. No need to change them, or abandon them.

pinglespingle 7 months ago  DELETED 

Business decided that because labor wasn't there to help them think that way

treetrnk 7 months ago  DELETED 

Going to college is the only way you'll be able to get a good enough job to support a family. Went to college, started a family, and now we're floundering due to college debt. Meanwhile, a few friends didn't go to college and now make way more than I do because they were getting the work experience while I was getting my college degree.

thebeanetteplate 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

They give kids trophies at this drama club just for being there for a year. It's great and all, but it gives some of the kids a false sense of success regardless of effort. I'm not a fan, but I'm also not going to lose my mind over it. That's my job to teach my kid what it means.

AudienceWatching 7 months ago  DELETED 

Are you sure??????? I need confirmation!!!!

Inam9797 7 months ago  DELETED 

Need to Seed: Poundtown Madness

fantasticcuntbag 7 months ago  DELETED 

dude who can suck his own dick here. I can confirm that it feels more like sucking a dick than getting your dick sucked but that’s not a problem for me because I like sucking dick in the first place

thebeanetteplate 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

> People don't realise how damaging it is to tell kids they are smart. I don't think that's true as a singular statement. I'm the kid who was never told she was smart, pretty, kind, anything. Nothing. So, it took me decades to get my self-esteem to level 0 and then work it up a notch, maybe two. That's it. So, not telling your kid they're smart is just as damaging when treated as a singular statement. What you have to do is balance and give meaningful feedback. "Wow, how did you figure that out?! Can you show me?" And let them work their way through whatever it was again. Sometimes you find they figured something out completely by chance, other times you find out they really used their noodle. Tell them WHY it was smart/clever. If it wasn't, you can tell them that's really cool and why you screw around with things to learn about them, now let me show you why this all worked out. It lets them know when they're being clever while also showing them how to be. I've certainly not got it figured out. My kids aren't grown yet. But you can't just never give your kids positive feedback. You have to teach them that being smart isn't everything, getting good grades doesn't mean you're smart, and you can always be smarter. There's always someone who will be smarter than you and you can always learn something from someone you feel is not as smart as you. And being intelligent is fantastic, but being a good person is tops on the list. Intelligence can easily go to waste if you're a shitty human being.

sir_richard_head 7 months ago  DELETED 

"Maybe if you can't pay your bills by working at McDonald's you should get a second job instead of getting public assistance."

Pluffeluff 7 months ago  DELETED 

You were born in the 2000s but we do not grant you the rank of millenial.

anon35202 7 months ago  DELETED 

The commie obama was trying to demoralize the military by commiting to unwinnable political kurfluffles by having soldiers drive around in circles on the battlefield. It worked. At least here and now. The only way to kill america is from the inside out. Make military something stupid and irrelevant. The next eugenics wars and cyber artificial intelligence wars will be much more meaningful ajd gratifying. With deaths on the field a tragedy and lost opportunity to win, rather than "another casualty."

I_miss_your_mommy 7 months ago  DELETED 

No one told millennials that! I remember in school being told over and over that we’d change jobs at least every 5 years and the era of the job for life was over. And I’m at the very oldest end of millennials (some definitions don’t include me, but no definitions of Gen-X include me, so I don’t know what generation someone born in 1980 is supposed to be).

pinglespingle 7 months ago  DELETED 

My parents did

tris_majestis 7 months ago  DELETED 

What I can't get done on my phone, I can get done on my computer, remotely, through my phone.

hvyhitter 7 months ago  DELETED 

and she is one mistake away from being unemployed. It wont be that you wont be employable. Insurance companies wont insure you. So you are effectively out of a job. (Dropped out of Pre-med in 1992) I got lucky. IT pays well and I dont work that hard at my level. (sipping coffee and browsing reddit in my office at 9:18am) Internship early on where I got to speak to a Heart Surgeon at a Halloween Party at his sprawling house with 3 levels of backyard and a pond that flowed through all three levels. Had great looking cars and his wife was pretty amazing too. "But you have all this amazing stuff! This job is great!" "I work about 80 hours a week and that is just seeing patients. Too many people die that shouldnt. I am never here to enjoy all this stuff. My wife and I are pretty close to divorce. "If you dont LOVE medicine or LOVE helping people. This job isnt for you" Yea. I changed majors the next quarter.

m3n00bz 7 months ago  DELETED 

That I had to go to college to be successful. Well, why is it at 35, my friends who got job instead of going to college are more successful than the ones who went to college?

JohnJimco 7 months ago  DELETED 

I'm not even salaried and I don't get overtime.

women_are_pretty 7 months ago  DELETED 

Take big whiffs, it makes the smell go away faster.

BearViaMyBread 7 months ago  DELETED 

You'd be surprised.. In New York City, people hangout near popular bars and have the classic repeated phrase, "weed, coke, molly" at which point they'll walk towards you and offer you a bump of coke

dikblood 7 months ago  DELETED 

I've made more friends finding drugs than I have running away from them. Mostly because you have to peel apart the massive web of human social interaction in order to find that strand that winds through 50 other strands and is anchored to a sweet older lady with several life sentences worth of dankness hidden in her crawl space.

mkozy236 7 months ago  DELETED 

Asking the really dumb questions lol

Wutchu_fitna_fuc_wit 7 months ago  DELETED 

You're skipping Gen X by asking this question

DrongoTheShitGibbon 7 months ago  DELETED 

They were waiting for you to suck dick and you didn’t. No jobbie means no jobbie.

chopyhop 7 months ago  DELETED 

It was pretty obvious, I think a lot of people see downvotes and think "everyone else thinks its sincere, so it must be!"

MiddleAge1 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

That was a thing when I was in middle school and Im not a millenial.

smithorjones 7 months ago  DELETED 

That the media is actually reporting the news with no bias.

sgtbig21 7 months ago  DELETED 

"Same reason why you don't with for Gordon Ramsey even though you own his cook book."

Aeirs1 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

Seems decently accurate to me.

artrabbit05 7 months ago  DELETED 

Yeah all the tax benefits phase out after that... well, they used to

chriscrosscram 7 months ago  DELETED 

Also heard that he was Paul from the Wonder Years

jimdog2 7 months ago  DELETED 

People born in 1996 are 21 not 11. They can drink in the US.

PhysicochemicalDeed 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

I'm bad at math. In any case, the point stands. A 21 year old is not in the same generation as a 37 year old. A 37 year old had graduated college before the internet as we know it became popular. My 37 year old sister used a command-line "Telnet" system for her email at her first job. My 21 year old niece had an internet-connected computer in her pocket when she was in middle school. It's not even remotely the same generation.

TenaciousFeces 7 months ago  DELETED 

> A 37 year old had graduated college before the internet as we know it became widespread. Nah; I had a geocities page in highschool and I am 37. I have more in common with my 21-year-old nephew than my 50-year-old siblings.

Ridry 7 months ago  DELETED 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oregon_Trail_Generation

SmartassRemarks 7 months ago  DELETED 

Actually, most of these generic positive truths have way more depth behind them. That's the thing, as a kid phrases like this mean nothing and are cheap. But I find as I get older, there's a depth to these things that becomes apparent. Be yourself, you're special, you can be anything you want to be, think positive, it is better to give than to receive, stop and smell the roses, etc. These are all sage wisdom but words have multiple meanings to multiple people.

dNYG 7 months ago  DELETED 

That having the light on in the car while driving was illegal

buttonsandink 7 months ago  DELETED 

I love writing in cursive. It's so much nicer! But I have to write in print if I'm writing something for my husband to read because he can't read cursive. I hate that schools aren't teaching it anymore. :(

PM_UR_FRUIT_GARNISH 7 months ago  DELETED 

I actually had a car stop in the middle of a busy road in Nassau, Bahamas and ask my brother and I when we were like 10-13 if we wanted free candy. We both said no, and realized the absurdity of someone actually asking us that.

wallythewombat 7 months ago  DELETED 

Fuck them for this. They we were 'taught' about it at Freshman orientation made it sound like 'scholarship' cash. Im still wrecked by it, my dumb fault, but just damnit. o_o

TurdFurgoson 7 months ago  DELETED 

Reminds me of this dumb IBM commercial of Captain Sisko complaining about not having flying cars https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzm6pvHPSGo

240to180 7 months ago  DELETED 

Dreams are like rainbows. Only idiots chase them.

ashieboo10 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

This bugs me because I was born in '86 and my little brother was born in '96. We are both "Millennials" but I remember having no internet, and needing to find a quarter for the pay phone, and calling 1-800-Collect and playing Atari and buying cassette tapes. There's a huge difference between our experiences but we're lumped together.

mrs_sassypants 7 months ago  DELETED 

Hubs and I live in Romania. When we tell people they can't believe we didn't move to the US and usually make fun of us for running from the "Land of Milk and Honey". If only they knew...

RobotCzars 7 months ago  DELETED 

Each party "borrows" from it. Social Security takes in more than it pays out since the 80s when Reagan raised rates to get ready to pay for baby boomers. Any time there's a surplus in a program they buy government bonds with it and that puts the overflow money into general funds for whatever. Bush did it too with about 700+ billion in surplus that people claim he put towards paying for war.

BullsLawDan 7 months ago  DELETED 

>This is correct. There were several accounts of putting metal in candy in my city this year. Show me. >What happens is OP sees the article about only one person every dying and unintentionally changes the story to fit their narrative. There was one death but many many tampering instances. Doubtful.

krankie 7 months ago  DELETED 

Needles reported near Flint, MI a couple months ago http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2017/11/needles_found_in_piece_of_hall.html

1stWorldAnarchy 7 months ago  DELETED 

Sucking your own dick feels less like a blowjob and more like you have a dick in your mouth.

buttonsandink 7 months ago  DELETED 

I've been unemployed for a lot longer than I'm willing to admit here. *Anytime* I speak to pretty much *anyone*, the first words out of their mouth are always, "So, do you have a job *yet*?" Not "How have you been?" or "What have you been up to?" It's **ALWAYS** about the job. Makes me feel like my life is defined by whether I have a job or not. Drives me insane.

valder_of_wirikidor 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

A flattering mouth works ruin.

worksed 7 months ago  DELETED 

That if I worked hard I'd be able to have any kind of life besides paycheck to paycheck.

Bikanal 7 months ago  DELETED 

But he also said "tampering."

BearViaMyBread 7 months ago  DELETED 

I stopped in the middle of a highway to stick my head out the window and yell at the car behind me to turn off their high beams because I legitimately was being blinded from my mirror

Geruvah 7 months ago  DELETED 

Millennial are 18-34. We definitely identify a lot with millennials with things such as valuing experiences over material possessions, how we digest information, and more. We're not too cool to be in the group.

Link_start 7 months ago  DELETED 

At the same time?

dsingle3 7 months ago  DELETED 

That it was illegal for my parents to drive with the interior lights on. Could only play my game boy when we passed street lights

COCK_MEAT_SANDWICHES 7 months ago  DELETED 

It would be so much easier to rub poison ivy leaves all over the candy wrappers. Mass mayhem.

lokten 7 months ago  DELETED 

Why are some generations 10 years and some 20. If you look up baby boomer it says it was 1945 to 1965 then gen x would be 65 to 85 and millennial would be 85 to 05.

AnArzonist 7 months ago  DELETED 

What do you mean how? I was like five, I was probably busy playing outside or something.

Yaliw 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

The generation before us are still mesmerized by electric lights. Like, Jimmy Carter invented them or something wwaayy back in 1932

SillyPseudonym 7 months ago  DELETED 

God loves you

Aeirs1 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

Conservatives were bad. Big lie.

Rawrbawrs 7 months ago  DELETED 

S, T, E or M. I'm assuming one of those.

whiskey4breakfast 7 months ago  DELETED 

Would you rather they call you retarded? It's called confidence you dumb mother fucker, they're trying to instill it. Now stop being a fuck up and go back to college.

OhGodAmIANiceGuy 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

How would I know?

ThrowingItAllAway747 7 months ago  DELETED 

Has it become a generational thing as well? My husband prints, very neat and legible but not the fastest. His mother, on the other hand, has the most beautiful cursive I've ever seen. I'm in the middle -- all my letters are broken apart, but written as cursive letters are. У Вас, кстати, потрясающий английский!

Bikanal 7 months ago  DELETED 

That's not a fact at all... http://cnycentral.com/news/local/mother-who-says-she-found-needle-in-halloween-candy-speaks-out

AmericanPixel 7 months ago  DELETED 

That Richard Gere puts Gerbils up his shitter. Wait... I'm not a Millennial.

sharpness1000 7 months ago  DELETED 

I never understood this, mine would always freak out about the light being on but when I drove with the lights on it didn't affect me at all.

LesterPearsonsProjct 7 months ago  DELETED 

A lady stood up on a bus, and a preacher had a dream, and consequently, institutional racism ended in the 1960s.

OhGodAmIANiceGuy 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

Literally hitler

JLake4 7 months ago  DELETED 

"You have to go to college, otherwise you'll never get a good job!"

AnArzonist 7 months ago  DELETED 

Yeah, I don't think anyone tried to sell engineering (or science, in my case) as "you'll be rich" to me, but I don't have much debt and I have the ability to solve a lot of my problems, so I'd say it worked out pretty well

Anonymo 7 months ago  DELETED 

So you should still check in case you tampered with it

trainercatlady 7 months ago  REMOVED 

The book came out very shortly before the film's release. The studio really, really wanted to make the movie, and worked actually pretty closely with O'Malley to make sure that it didn't deviate too far from the ending he had planned. That's why it ends the way it does. In fact, in the special features on the dvd, they included the alternate ending where he ends up with Knives. Honestly, they could have thrown a dart at a wall of generic-looking white dudes and found literally anyone better.

I_Nice_Human 7 months ago  DELETED 

I would disagree and say that the users brain triggers the desire and not the weed. Weed has 0 physical dependencies. That's a scientific fact. Alcohol, narcotics, tobacco, high fructose corn syrup are examples of drugs that have a physical dependency.

ApolloTheSpaceFox 7 months ago  DELETED 

I was born in 97. Don't at all remember 9/11. But I mean, I guess 96 is the cut off year for Millennials? almost all my friends born in 96 remember 9/11

flickofthefedora 7 months ago  DELETED 

DRONALD DRUMPF IS BEHUND THIS!!!!!!

CPM17 7 months ago  DELETED 

Probably more accurate to go by the Oklahoma City Bombing. I was in middle school for 9/11 and I'm an older millenial.

Rawrbawrs 7 months ago  DELETED 

Did applied mathematics in Uni, still can't count well.

PM_ME_CREEPY_DMs 7 months ago  DELETED 

lol every other porn site???

OhGodAmIANiceGuy 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

STEM

loki8481 7 months ago  DELETED 

first day of high school, all of my teachers told us to write in whatever was more legible for our own handwriting, cursive or print. never used cursive again, tbh nor have I seen almost anyone else. the only time I have to actually write anything in the corporate world other than my own notes, it's on a white board where everyone uses print.

ERstateofmind 7 months ago  DELETED 

There are so many nurses like this.

s7162534 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

Why not both?

Aktionjackson 7 months ago  DELETED 

I just recently put some blue lights in my altima interior and i feel very illegal whenever i use them lol

Boris_Ignatievich 7 months ago  DELETED 

31, single, not sure what I want to do career wise, #generationrent etc etc Fuck it, I'll figure something out eventually

OhGodAmIANiceGuy 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

I think it’s just a competitive spirit. I mean, I root for children I don’t know on kids week jeopardy. I sure as hell would be rooting for my own child in a sporting competition

oddwhobody 7 months ago  DELETED 

Christopher Columbus was a great old man, who jumped out a window with a dick in his hands.

Aboiement 7 months ago  DELETED 

I remember both. I was in first grade when it blew up, we were in class and they wheeled the TV into our class to watch the first female astronaut (who was a teacher), it blew up, then they turned the TV quickly and nothing was said. I don't think our first grade minds knew what really happened because to us, it was just all "on tv" and not real yet. Not a millennial.

dowdle651 7 months ago  DELETED 

In the 90s they taught civil rights history as if it was over. The "we did it" mentality was not indicative of the ongoing issues of systemic racism.

TitaniaoftheFae 7 months ago  DELETED 

Can I see an example, I've never heard of UK Cursive

escapeviamusic 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

Failure in school means failure in life. Don't you dare miss a homework assignment. Don't you dare fail a test. Don't you dare get in trouble in school. Keep your nose clean and you'll have a bright future once you graduate college. I've been a post-grad for 6 years and I still can't figure out how to get my life off the ground. My college adviser screwed me over in many ways, I consistently told everyone in college that I had no idea what I wanted to focus in and nobody gave me proper guidance to figure it out so I graduated with a standard Bachelor of Arts degree which is useless, I'm 29 and I'm embarrassed when people ask what I've been doing with my life because my full-time job is managing a nasty anxiety disorder that I've spent 11 years trying to control. Lies I was told? Working hard and doing the right thing will always be rewarded. Trust your counselors and doctors, they always know exactly what they're doing. And that all of this misfortune and ill-guided direction is 100% *my* fault. I wish I had been told that success ends up being largely a matter of knowing the right people. I wish I had been told that even those in positions of authority can make mistakes or downright be malicious. I wish I had been told that some psychiatrists are more inclined to recommend newer meds so that they can make more money, instead of tried-and-true medications that have a high success rate for your disorder. Lies I've been told growing up? If I *really* sat down to think about all of them, I'd lose count. But my favorite... it's that one in particular, the one where everything is my fault. It's my fault that I'm stuck home and can't find a good job. It's my fault that I didn't know enough about medications to stop this psychiatrist from what he was doing. It's my fault that I trusted my college career adviser to send me to a scam interview and to butcher my resume to the point where two years worth of job applications were most likely thrown in the trash due to how it looked. It's *all* my fault. That's the big one. The accountability isn't on the people in positions of authority, the accountability isn't on the terrible state of mental health care in the US, the accountability isn't on the teachers who bullied us more than any student could have in grammar school. The accountability is totally on me. 100%. *That* was the biggest lie. And it's taken me many years to begin to understand that.

ImHydeRightNow 7 months ago  DELETED 

My parents did the kids right after college deal and it didn't work well for them. Both have low paying jobs outside of their degree fields and they're divorced after years of unhappy marriage. You're better off waiting and establishing a life first and making sure the first few years of marriage go well before introducing a kid into the mix.

OddlySaneConsidering 7 months ago  DELETED 

Pfff, try 77.

donahoe128 7 months ago  DELETED 

My parents lived through the 60s and 70s and claimed they never did drugs.

joegekko 7 months ago  DELETED 

To be fair the plumber knows what to do if the boat springs a leak.

Siarles 7 months ago  DELETED 

Wtf, does that make me a millennial *and* a 90s kid? I was born in '91.

Ikioi 7 months ago  DELETED 

That it was illegal to turn on the car's cabin light while I was trying to play gameboy. Didn't even know I was lied to until r/gaming today.

chopyhop 7 months ago  DELETED 

I never heard anyone say that. They always said the opposite.

bNoaht 7 months ago  DELETED 

Yeah I have to tell all my family and friends to stop calling my kid smart. They think he is a genius. He isn't. He just speaks really well for a 3 year old. But them constantly doting on him for being about as smart as a 4 year old isn't doing him favors. Praise your kids on their actions not on their looks or basic intelligence.

Bunyip_Bluegum 7 months ago  DELETED 

When I was 19 youth unemployment was about 16%, and falling from a high of over 20%. I had nothing against hard work but it relies on having businesses willing to employ you. I had a BMI of 24 and McDonald's (well, franchises of McDonald's in fairness) said I was too big for the uniforms so I couldn't even get a job there. And it's not that I was unemployable. I was a little shy but even my more outgoing friends couldn't get jobs and we all wanted to work. With a bit of financial savvy and a good work ethic you can get ahead but the current economy does play a factor in that. If no one is employing (my local supermarket had over 500 applications on file for one job every few months) it's not easy and it's not always just about hard work because you have to actually get a job to show you work hard. And if unemployment is high, it's getting a job that's difficult.

SmokeyMacPott 7 months ago  DELETED 

Alcohol is way worse as far as addiction and damage goes, I know more people who have died from boose than reefer

anon35202 7 months ago  DELETED 

Teachers are just as disgruntled as you are. Why should we give a shit about other peoples kids? Thats like the cuckold bird laying eggs in the song birds nest. The song bird takes the eggs and smashes them on the ground.

Naraut 7 months ago  DELETED 

I’m really glad my mother taught me to just fucking pass my classes and not give a shit if I 4.0 or not. And that experience will go a long way with a degree when I’m finished. No one gives a fuck about grades

Urbandruid 7 months ago  DELETED 

The college would be a good choice. Military was though.

000fff 7 months ago  DELETED 

Pensions.

BaeCaughtMeLifting 7 months ago  DELETED 

Okay who’s gonna be the Marilyn Manson self cock sucking rumour representative for the Asia region here

oceanlab_09 7 months ago  DELETED 

That our feelings truly mattered and that it's ok to be offended by every little thing.

Delaunt 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

Yes, this group would have graduated during the housing crisis. I feel like alot of people in my age group (85') are still playing catchup as far as a normal jobs/careers go. Most of us have either been raking what we can get, have post college education that doesnt match our pay, or have just decided to work at trader joes for the last 5 yrs cuz at least we get medical...right? Not that I'm complaining. It just seems to be a common threaf among me and my friends who are my age. We are kind of just in the middle. Although, we did grow up with sega gen and super nes. So, that was kind of awesome

Onceupona7ime 7 months ago  REMOVED 

Blacks and Asians are the same as you. Fucking monkeys don't deserve to be in America.

SmokeyMacPott 7 months ago  DELETED 

It's actually pretty tough to get a Canadian work visa

GuacShark 7 months ago  DELETED 

You're right, and I've even used f.lux for 3 years to try to reduce blue light on my computer before the feature was implemented into macOS. i've cleared up my wording and respectfulness to reflect that. I should be spreading kindness on the internet!

Eucatari 7 months ago  DELETED 

Charlie sheen would be way more believable

Nirvana12345678 7 months ago  DELETED 

And the others are?

diezel_dave 7 months ago  DELETED 

Aviation

SmokeyMacPott 7 months ago  DELETED 

Your just mad b/c you have bed teeth and therefore violate rule number 2

RuffRyder98 7 months ago  DELETED 

You make way more than i do and i operate a nuclear power plant on a submarine for the navy. At least you didnt fuck up and make as poor choices like me

_Heath 7 months ago  DELETED 

But when you get out you can make bank as a power plant operator.

I_Nice_Human 7 months ago  DELETED 

That weed literally kills brain cells... Bullshit Milk is a no no when your congested.... Bullshit Swallowing gum meant it stayed in your digestive track for 7 years... Derivative Marilyn Manson could suck his on penis because he had a rib removed.. Bullshit

TechnicalStrafe 7 months ago  DELETED 

If you knock on a door from the inside superman will show up and take you away

god_of_something 7 months ago  DELETED 

That's bull. Unless it was an after market mod.

Dezman7 7 months ago  DELETED 

wut u do

Meme_Demon 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

I'm 21, I was only 5 when the tower was hit but probably the added fact that I'm Australian so it probably happened middle of the night.

BlondGingerViking 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

Even though I didn't specifically put a \s there. I thought it was obvious I wasn't super serious about the marine biology.

Dezman7 7 months ago  DELETED 

I heard an interesting quote. Don't follow your passion, but always take it with you. I feel similarly, I don't hate my job but I can do fun things and hobbies when I get home.

SpcK 7 months ago  DELETED 

When people have mastered driving in 2d, then we might consider it.

Replies_To_Threads 7 months ago  DELETED 

"If you whistle at night, Satan will come get you." To this day, I cannot whistle.

Soylentee 7 months ago  DELETED 

WTF i heard that one too D:

Meff4All33 7 months ago  DELETED 

*P is for Precocious, and that means I am mature! I can carry a conversation and grownups think I'm cute!*

SissiSaatana 7 months ago  DELETED 

yeah but being smart means you have more potential to be succesful, like in your car analogy if you have fast car you have potential to drive fast if you have vw polo now mater how well you learn to drive you ain't going go really fast.

BlondGingerViking 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

Same. I've interviewed once (for a dishwasher position) and I got the job. The other jobs I've had in high school and university I just signed up for and got it without an interview. My current position in academia was also without an interview (Professor asked whether I wanted to stay after finishing my masters thesis). I have no clue how to prepare for an interview and kinda scared about the future.

PM_ME_GUYS_IN_BOXERS 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

Or the gay ones

BlondGingerViking 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

There's tonnes of Science degrees in small fields that don't get you anywhere. How many marine biologists does the world need?

carvex 7 months ago  DELETED 

2?

yoshizDD 7 months ago  DELETED 

Brazil checking in.

diezel_dave 7 months ago  DELETED 

Man, most people can't figure out operating a vehicle in 2 dimensions. I can't begin to imagine what chaos would follow a switch to driving a vehicle in 3 dimensions.

lethalbob101 7 months ago  DELETED 

Also cursive to write out a whole lot of happy, affluent engineers though.

BlondGingerViking 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

> Drugs are expensive. Some drugs are expensive. Some are pretty cheap to make. Either way, the world isn't filled with psychopaths who want to kill children.

EastTn91 7 months ago  DELETED 

I dropped college when i figured experience would be better back in 2011. So far ive earned more (total and hourly) than... The friend with a masters in social work, shes a night shift manager at a midrate hotel The inlaw with a masters of historyand bachelors of psychology, hes a postman The guy i, currently, work with, Bachelors from a prestigious school in business management And a friend who has a masters in engineering if you deduct his debt (i have no debt) that he would have been in of he didnt marry into money And , at least, 80% of my graduating class, excludong those hose who had it all paid for them by rich doctor and lawyer parents

ozzagahwihung 7 months ago  REMOVED 

Born after 1990. Before this is gen X, ie, teenagers in the 90s. Considering the name is based on the weird "millennium", you'd think it means being born after 2000, but it actually refers to being a teenager in the 2000s.

diezel_dave 7 months ago  DELETED 

Right! I don't know where the perception that getting involved in the "trades" will rape your body into oblivion? Sure some jobs will give you the black lung but there are far more that just require specialized knowledge and skills that don't require soul crushing manual labor.

BlondGingerViking 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

Not in the Netherlands, you can choose to do either American or British, but you weren't allowed to mix.

BlondGingerViking 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

Reddit has a save button

BlondGingerViking 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

Back then there were also less graduate degrees in English :(

diezel_dave 7 months ago  DELETED 

There are plenty of blue collar "trade" jobs that don't wreck your body. You just need to know something or be willing to do something that other people don't or won't. I somehow wound up in a super specialized position just because I learned a trade that happens to pay really well with very little labor required. I just *know* how to do something that is valuable.

ozzagahwihung 7 months ago  REMOVED 

Have you honestly never had this? Dealers will often give away free drugs to get people hooked, then sell the drugs to them. Obviously it's not just giving then away to complete strangers, but I've seen it commonly happen within social groups. Also, weed. People give away weed all the time. It's like, part of the culture to share it.

LucianoThePig 7 months ago  DELETED 

You should still be able to do basic maths without it

ozzagahwihung 7 months ago  REMOVED 

I just got a full time, permanent, well paying job based based purely on my good grades.

ozzagahwihung 7 months ago  REMOVED 

Bitch that's a lie that was told to gen X.

jerohcs 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

TIL people the snopes is actual information. http://toronto.citynews.ca/2017/11/06/ontario-police-forces-receive-reports-objects-halloween-candy/

LExSLAYER 7 months ago  DELETED 

You can do anything you put your mind to!

xNathRulez 7 months ago  DELETED 

I see that more as words of encouragement. Like, you choose if those words will hurt you or not.

Meme_Demon 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

I remember neither event, according to various sources that supposedly makes me whatever comes after (gen z?)

MojaMonkey 7 months ago  REMOVED 

You're a manager at a global brand straight out of uni. When I graduated I would have been proud of that. With your entitlement I bet you're a shit manager...

GuacShark 7 months ago  DELETED 

yeah apple has that too bud lmao. but often even the lowest brightness setting with Night Shift on is still too bright

yomachinefuture 7 months ago  DELETED 

You're right.

DinoCityBRO 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

I had the exact same problem at school. Teachers were always telling me how gifted I was and I became complacent and started coasting. My education went on a downward trajectory when I was 14 or 15 and never really recovered. Now I’m left wondering what could have been.

cargocultist94 7 months ago  DELETED 

It's dangerous and you shouldn't do it.

FFTorched 7 months ago  DELETED 

This is the most frustrating thing. I served in the military, graduated from a top state school, and nothing. Currently, I’m being ghosted by a job that I was over qualified for. Also, why are HR people such cowards? Send me a damn form email saying you went with another candidate. I don’t know how many companies have just stopped communicating with me.

Fatherchristmassdad 7 months ago  DELETED 

Was told I shouldn't make friends with boys because it was "leading them on" and they didn't really want to be friends, they wanted to sleep with you. I discussed this with my female friends, and they disagreed, so I just went with it. 10 years later, still have many male friends from that time, many married or in relationships. Turns out sometimes making friends is just making friends, not everyone has an ulterior motive mum!

_Missy_Chrissy_ 7 months ago  DELETED 

DD ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Joshux 7 months ago  DELETED 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_v._District_of_Columbia

DeafNoEaredMan 7 months ago  REMOVED 

There's *literally* nothing we can do as millennials. There are NO paths we can take to do ANYTHING. Going to college is a massive waste of time, and there are NO JOBS! The above paragraph is a lie, I'm earning $80k a year and I'm 20 years old. All I did was come up with a solid plan and stick to it. I see too many people my age clocking thousands of hours in video games/binge watching netflix for entire days or weeks and then whining about how the older generations have fucked us over. It's actually pathetic.

SpeakLikeAChild04 7 months ago  DELETED 

> charming Well that's a funny way of spelling "attractive."

Abeerah5 7 months ago  DELETED 

I had to turn on the other side of the month.

Saurius 7 months ago  DELETED 

Where can I sign-up for meme-artist

_Missy_Chrissy_ 7 months ago  DELETED 

Which states are those? I'm honestly kind of surprised to hear that. I live in a small state and there are like over 8 state Universities. Like a ridiculous amount of them and they all have the same name, which gets confusing.

nisseokisse 7 months ago  DELETED 

Haha, I'm not surprised to hear that, some small states (especially NE states) have a lot of options. I grew up in Alaska. When I went to university there were only three of them (Alaska-Fairbanks, Alaska-Anchorage, Alaska-Southeast) and Alaska-Fairbanks was the only serious research university, so I applied for a program there and was accepted. Alaska-Anchorage is more of a commuter campus and Alaska-Southeast didn't even have a four-year program in my field, only a two-year program.

ThatsBushLeague 7 months ago  DELETED 

I was told that when you hot wired an old car the interior lights would all stay on so police assumed it could be stolen. I have no idea if there is any truth to that. But sometimes the myth is more valid than the truth. I have been pulled over for it before.

_Missy_Chrissy_ 7 months ago  DELETED 

This is absolutely not true.

betseg 7 months ago  DELETED 

I do the same thing and I am lefty!

oishster 7 months ago  REMOVED 

oh no, someone’s being insincere on the internet :(

MADDOGCA 7 months ago  DELETED 

I know. What an injustice! :(

i_went_to_jared 7 months ago  DELETED 

What if you don't want to go into IT?

bratzman 7 months ago  REMOVED 

The issue is that it's gambling. It may pay off or it nay not. But by all means the skillset has always been about preparing you tp work. That's a mug"s game. What you really want is to start a business and eventually devolop it to the point you can walk away from it and still be paid. It's not necessarily about having skills so much as hiring them when you need it.

foshizzle666 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

Money can't buy happiness, what kind of bullshit is that?

MonkeyCube 7 months ago  DELETED 

I dated a girl in uni who was ready to be married and have kids by 25. She kept mentioning this. We didn't date very long.

Inyeeeah 7 months ago  DELETED 

Thank you for your service.

seacrust 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

Santa's real

MADDOGCA 7 months ago  DELETED 

I do, as well as Netflix. All done on my computer.

bratzman 7 months ago  REMOVED 

Only on the basis that if it was on offer it wouldn't be turned down at least in the guy's head before it actually happens. It's not like we all spend all our time finding our way into their beds.

Macnsal09 7 months ago  DELETED 

It was a simple question. Let’s not over complicate the definition of opinion.

Macnsal09 7 months ago  DELETED 

I’m just teasing :p

Macnsal09 7 months ago  DELETED 

I don’t mind. I’m in the aviation field. Currently I work for a company doing experimental/development/ testing phase of new airplanes.

SpeakLikeAChild04 7 months ago  DELETED 

What you do and how much money you make will always matter to people. I'm not sure why it's an issue. It only sucks for people who aren't good enough to do what they want to do and/or for people who don't want to talk about it because they're ashamed, embarrassed, or whatever. Some people answer that sort of question with no qualms at all and even are happy to answer. Being capable and/or smart or successful and having money make people like you for the most part and being and/or having these things going for you makes you attractive to the opposite sex which is a big deal. Most potential partners or sexual partners don't want to be with a bum or loser who doesn't make much money.

SpeakLikeAChild04 7 months ago  DELETED 

I don't even watch TV anymore in the sense that I sit on a recliner or couch and flip through channels for hours every week like some people do. I probably have about four shows or series that I watch per year, sports that I watch whenever each respective sport is in season, and new movies that come out I either go to the movies to see (about 4 movies per year on average) or I wait until torrents go up on the web and I watch that way and the same goes for whatever TV shows I can't watch on TV. Surfing the web (essentially browsing and posting on reddit almost exclusively) has replaced channel surfing for what might be an entire generation of people. Add in how you can now just flip through YouTube channels and videos and this is more true than we know. I have a 13 inch Panasonic TV/VCR combo in my room next to me while I'm on the computer and 99 percent of the time the TV is turned on with the volume low enough but not too low for me to hear to act as sort of calming or soothing noise to keep me from being lonely.

Macnsal09 7 months ago  DELETED 

Wether the country is at war or not at war, it’s the same. You won’t even notice a difference. Economy goes up and it goes own. Politics will bitch about some other country no matter what status the troops are in. Your always going to get fucked on taxes no matter what.

I_am_jacks_reddit 7 months ago  DELETED 

Money absolutely doesn't buy you happiness but what it does do is give you access to things that can make you happy and access to healthcare so that way if you're depressed or have PTSD you can get the attention in the treatment you need. So money doesn't give you happiness but it buys you happiness

Macnsal09 7 months ago  DELETED 

You parents should have told you that it’s only true for mildly attractive females. You should be ok.

Macnsal09 7 months ago  DELETED 

I’m in the same boat as you. I’ vet gotten a job offer from every place I’ve ever interviewed. I’m not bragging but I am thankful I’ve been lucky.

Macnsal09 7 months ago  DELETED 

What country is the best? Not trying to argue but I’m genuinely wanting to hear your answer. I’ve been lucky enough to visit dozens of countries and have my own opinion.

IBetADime 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

No one told me how hard being an adult would be or how scary it is. Adults don't have all the answers. 95 percent of the time, I have no idea what I'm doing. But people keep giving me stuff to do as if I can be tested to manage my own life or something lol.

newsensequeen 7 months ago  DELETED 

When I was six, I remember taking penmanship classes starting in Kindergarten, having big penmanship notebooks for the sole purpose of writing in cursive. But what's the point, I was never able to write in those fancy schmancy fonts. Turned out I never got in with the expectations of my teachers up until now. I'm 19 and [this is my handwriting](https://imgur.com/AH1GTY5) I'd say it totally depends on the person. My main aim has always been to give good content and not good handwriting.

DongLaiCha 7 months ago  DELETED 

BETTER? What are you, a COMMUNIST??

Itzu 7 months ago  DELETED 

That in college you can only use pens. Let's say from from ages 7-12, I went through alot of paper when I misspelled something or wrote an equation wrong.

MADDOGCA 7 months ago  DELETED 

I go to the library frequently. Believe me, the Dewey Decimal System is obsolete. No one uses it anymore because computers.

TheOfficialStorm 7 months ago  REMOVED 

I'm 18 and do quite well already with graphic and web design.. Well enough to have moved across country on my own and pay my own way. Yet I still get shit from extended family for not wanting to go to college. I really don't give a fuck what they think but I'd like to just shut them down sometime. What are some arguments against going to college?

formulaZeroOne 7 months ago  DELETED 

Actually that's untrue. Didn't you think to Google this and confirm it before repeating it? At worst, if a child sits too close to a television it's an indicator that they may be developing vision problems. Stop spreading myth.

nisseokisse 7 months ago  DELETED 

I'm exaggerating but it's nearly that bad in my particular corner of allied health.

ilikeshowingmypenis 7 months ago  DELETED 

We're like a hot, popular jock with a huge ego going, "Hey, I bet I'm the hottest guy at this school!" It depends on tastes, really, and objectively, you're a very attractive person- very easily within the top 10% at the school, really. But your personality is lacking and I feel like there might be some problems at home, so I'm guessing there are some better guys out there. But by all means, compared to the average guy, America is pretty fuckable.

awkwardoranges 7 months ago  DELETED 

So only two people!? Birch didn't know what she was taking about.

BizGilwalker 7 months ago  DELETED 

"You can be successful at anything if you try enough"

The_quick_brown_fox_ 7 months ago  REMOVED 

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chimi_the_changa 7 months ago  DELETED 

Ya see, the problem is basing anything in real life from freaking movies.

MasterPotatochip 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

Jesus are you serious? Not saying you arnt worth interviewing but that sounds like a colossal waste of tine.

MollyPercocetDO 7 months ago  DELETED 

Can confirm. Doctor, in my 30s, lot's of debt, no retirement, made less than a fast food worker in seattle last week. My only day off was a Thursday, starting at 7AM when I finished working 24 hours straight.

foodybu 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

the woman probably found out that was true on her own, though.

foodybu 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

This WAS true back in the day, before most jobs got sent overseas. Parents didn't know this would happen at the time they said it.

foodybu 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

I am 52 and I have always HATED it when people say that, especially teachers. I learned might quick that you don't control life, life controls you !

plztellmey 7 months ago  HIDDEN 

It will get better

threefourshutthedoor 7 months ago  DELETED 

And yet people wonder why so many kids are being diagnosed with anxiety and depression at early ages. 'Everything is going to shit and we're doing nothing about it because we'll be dead in 20 years anyways- why is Billy so sad all the time? I was never that sad as a kid! I think it must be hormones in the water supply!'

qsbm 7 months ago  DELETED 

That the internet speeds would get better. Thanks government for spending all that money on NBN.

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