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Basement Bitches (media.patriots.win) 🐓 tendies 🍗
posted ago by ENVYNITAZ ago by ENVYNITAZ +3005 / -11
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PatriotMan1776 160 points ago +160 / -0

We gonna have a repeat? Great Depression, global war, then a great era?

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War_Hamster 155 points ago +158 / -3

Nope, this time they're manufacturing a crisis so big the people will be begging the Globalists to come in and re-make the economy.

Enter The Great Reset.

If they pull this off, it is game over.

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honk_honk_honk 69 points ago +69 / -0

the people will be begging the Globalists to come in and re-make the economy

The msm will make it look like the people are begging them to come in and do that.

They need the people to achieve their ends and create a 'consensus' as much now as they did with the 2020 election. They don't.

They need complacency more than they need compliance.

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War_Hamster 59 points ago +59 / -0

$10 gas, meat prices tripling, shortages of random basic "necessities", etc...

All of those will have the sheep begging for a savior, and the powers-that-be are all set to swoop in and "save" us from the problem they created.

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honk_honk_honk 38 points ago +38 / -0

That will all happen but my point stands, no consensus will actually be needed, merely the illusion of one - and complacency - the election and covid have taught them that much.

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War_Hamster 25 points ago +25 / -0

You're not wrong about what they'll try to do, but I suspect they're not going to be successful this time around. Too many are now onto their game.

That doesn't mean they're not going to keep pushing their bluff or that the damage done won't be considerable, I just think they're going to fail, this time.....but they'll be back.

The real question is whether we can address the fundamental issues that allowed for this assault to take place over the past century, and that requires a very high collective pain tolerance. It's going to have to get messy.

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Keeneix 16 points ago +17 / -1

Financial portfolio management. Safety assets and acidic assets.

It's the rent seekers. The fundamental issue is rent seekers. How can we have a strong population that can stand against tyranny if all of our wealth is being syphoned from us by rent seekers.

The flaw in our system is we have let rent seekers run rampant. They have created a new generation of serfs; those that work for land that is not theirs. All those who rent are slaves. Good luck with affording a down payment if you rent and have no family that functions well enough to help you out from the mud.

Too many hand outs and not enough hand ups.

TL;DR: Rent seekers and not enough hand ups/too many hand outs.

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War_Hamster 22 points ago +22 / -0

Shorter version: End the Fed.

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KekistanPM 5 points ago +5 / -0

After watching a few documentaries and doing a bit of reading, I would expand the fundamental issue being "borrowing;" or at least the terms under which people borrow money. Rent seeking is a form of borrowing property in exchange for regular payments.

Before the first Great Depression people borrowed money to buy on margin. After the market crashed, they couldn't pay it back and they lost everything. For decades people bought houses, cars, and other things with loans which they later couldn't pay back. The federal government is borrowing money printed by the Federal Reserve in exchange for I.O.U.'s to pay it back later.

We're too deep to climb out of this hole now. Most people don't have $20,000 just sitting around in their bank accounts to buy cars with, let alone $300,000 to buy houses with. What seemed like a tantalizing idea to make selling goods and services more accessible to laymen is now a ticking timebomb.

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cancer 3 points ago +3 / -0

Abolish property tax & income tax

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massivehairycleaner 9 points ago +9 / -0

I personally think every time they push for an agenda, they're fine with getting some portion of their goals met.

Then they rinse and repeat. I don't think their stated goals are ever expected to be 100% met each time.

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War_Hamster 8 points ago +8 / -0

That's definitely how they've gotten this far. 2 steps forward, 1 step back.

The Hegelian Dialectic describes this methodology very well: https://www.collective-evolution.com/2018/06/22/hegelian-dialectic/

My concern is that this time they are going to go for the whole ball of wax. We are nearing their endgame.

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CelesteD 2 points ago +2 / -0

An interesting idea, incremental victory. Very much like the frog in the boiling pot of water.

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hilboggins 3 points ago +3 / -0

Yea.. but the problem is the string pullers have distanced themselves so far from the puppets.. it's basically Hydra.

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War_Hamster 3 points ago +3 / -0

That's why I push for Ending the Fed. Take away their biggest weapon in one fell swoop. But that can't be done in the current environment.

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CuomoisaMassMurderer 7 points ago +7 / -0

Sic semper tyrannis

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basedvirginian 4 points ago +4 / -0

I am a simple pede, I see my state’s motto I updoot

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Edial 4 points ago +4 / -0

How people can see this happen under a Democrat administration and not wake the fuck up baffles me.

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TD_Covfefe_Crusader 6 points ago +6 / -0

They need complacency more than they need compliance.

They have both.

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midoridesu 19 points ago +19 / -0

They are already preparing to move to crypto. Not sure if it will be a 1 world currency, but the gears are in motion.

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War_Hamster 33 points ago +33 / -0

Cashless society, so all transactions can be traced to create a social credit score.

And if you speak out against it......no soup for you.

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IroWide 9 points ago +9 / -0

This is one thing that truly scares me.

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War_Hamster 11 points ago +11 / -0

A bunch of us will go full WOLVERINES before submitting to that.

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TD_Covfefe_Crusader 6 points ago +7 / -1

It's the same goal of the mandatory jabs and "vaccine passports"; totalitarianism.

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War_Hamster 12 points ago +12 / -0

All roads lead to One World Government.

I think we need to find a fork in the road pretty soon.

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befehlistbefehl 11 points ago +11 / -0

Or make one.

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War_Hamster 6 points ago +6 / -0

Now there's a thought......

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Gmama2 3 points ago +3 / -0

This is the terrifying part. I am very interested in blockchain tech and crypto, but a government controlled version is terrible. As it is the Chinese control much of the crypto market now.

I think the government will try to snuff out crypto because not only do they want control, but they are terrified of blockchain which could ensure no vote cheating and trace all foreign aid and domestic spending to stop graft. That's why they are suddenly all worried about tax evasion and money laundering. More tax evasion and money laundering is done with USD than crypto.

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War_Hamster 3 points ago +3 / -0

The want a centralized digital currency.

A decentralized one is out of their control.

This is going to be a very important topic when this expanded money supply causes hyperinflation and they try to implement The Great Reset.

I think a commodities backed decentralized crypto with a finite supply is exactly what the doctor ordered. But I still want a cash or coin alternative.

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Gmama2 4 points ago +4 / -0

Agreed.

Wonder when they will start claiming cash transmits COVID.

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War_Hamster 1 point ago +1 / -0

Crap, I think they already did.

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MR_ROBOT1776 6 points ago +7 / -1

This is what I've been telling people. Sure you have the chance to make some quick money or lose all your money on the volatility of all these different crypto options. In the long run these are likely going to be worthless.

The feds will eventually create their own and outright ban companies from accepting these transactions under the guise that they're hard to tax, destabilize the economy, are used on the black market, and too easy to launder money. The value will be driven back down to what it was during the Silk Road era or lower due to that place being shutdown.

It skyrocketed when Musk said Tesla would accept it, then he changes his mind and it plummets. Imagine what will happen when the feds say that shit is no good anywhere unless you're a criminal on the dark web.

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NealKenneth 5 points ago +5 / -0

Imagine what will happen when the feds say that shit is no good

Then all that money leaves the USA. That's all that would happen. Billions upon billions goes overseas.

To kill crypto you would need every nation in the world to agree to not use it. Not likely to happen considering China, USA, Turkey, Germany etc. all benefit from it individually in the short term. The reality is that any nation that bans crypto is just shooting themselves in the foot - and they know that.

Crypto is a gamechanging new technology. Banning crypto would be like a country banning the printing press or computers or the wheel. That country would immediately designate itself a backwater, irrelevant country that only exists because more developed countries haven't decided to annex it yet. Within a generation or two it would have no capacity to win any sort of international conflict.

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LordRaymondx 1 point ago +1 / -0

They aren't banning crypto per se but instead I can see them only allowing state sponsored crypto to be used legally.

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NealKenneth 2 points ago +2 / -0

I'm sure they'd like to do that, but how would that be enforced?

It would like only allowing people to use state-produced wheels or state-produced printing presses. Except that would be way eaiser to enforce because wheels and printing presses are easily visible objects that can be physically destroyed.

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igolfohio 2 points ago +2 / -0

That's more reason to have it imo. It may be the only way for a free person to survive under tyranny

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Gmama2 1 point ago +1 / -0

You need to educate yourself about crypto. It isn't just Bitcoin and doge. There are a lot of projects that ensure privacy and decentralization. It is very important for people interested in those things to look at crypto.

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Joesf23 12 points ago +12 / -0

My wife thinks Im off my rocker when I tell her that they want the next crash to be so bad that people willfully hand over their 401ks to the government for "protection". Government will offer a promise of 1% annual growth and zero risk, and people will take it. The fed cant stand it how much $ people have in retirement that they (the gov) cant get to.

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War_Hamster 20 points ago +20 / -0

I'll try to dig up some old articles from the early Obama days when they were proposing requiring 50% of all 401(k)'s to be invested in treasury bonds.

Think about it; what better way to expand the budget than requiring us to purchase the debt.

They really did try that.

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Joesf23 11 points ago +11 / -0

Yes, I remember in 2010 they were floating the idea of "government managed 401ks" then shelved it because the market was starting to rebound from all the QE bullshit. Anything we control or own in our lives "they" want to take it from us.

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War_Hamster 11 points ago +11 / -0

As to us controlling our 401(k)'s, consider the following:

Over 50% of all 401(k) contributions go into Large Cap funds. These funds almost all index to the S&P 500, which is market cap weighted.

This means that the funds put more money into the largest stocks in the S&P 500 than the smaller stocks.

So basically, while saving for our own retirement, we are financing the rising stock prices of the richest and most powerful companies in the world. You know.....the ones who are currently trying to take over the world?

And this continues every single day, as millions of hard-working Americans put 5-10% of their paycheck into their 401(k), basically funding our own demise.

These Cartels are ruthless.

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basedvirginian 8 points ago +8 / -0

Good lord it’s modern day cattle slavery where our masters resent us for not giving them enough funny money fast enough!

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War_Hamster 7 points ago +7 / -0

Yes, and the money was just a tool to keep us complacent and slaving away for The Man.

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Joesf23 3 points ago +3 / -0

Yes, it's a nasty situation. What did the head Blackrock guy say? "You will have nothing and you will like it!"

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War_Hamster 4 points ago +4 / -0

And I used to work for these guys. Wall Street banker until I figured this stuff out in 2009. I was gone in a matter of weeks.

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Gmama2 3 points ago +3 / -0

I 100% agree they are going after our 401Ks.

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Zanesapphire 1 point ago +1 / -0

Jokes on them i don’t have one!

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FliesTheFlag 1 point ago +1 / -0

Already got our SS $ which is absolutely worthless shit, lets fuck the 401ks too!

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el-y0y0s 10 points ago +12 / -2

This is the correct answer. Business is scrounging for workers as the economy starts to come back, but the 25 year olds are just too comfortable living off grandma's pension like a permanent all expenses paid vacation, twitching all day long fooling people that they have life goals, while being on their last year of fully paid for healthcare.

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UnknownFren 7 points ago +7 / -0

I think 25 year olds largely feel hopeless, and Twitch "stardom" really is the greatest thing they think they can hope to achieve. Good education and work ethic alone aren't enough to be able to live a life better than that which welfare will provide.

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Kn33l2Dominion 6 points ago +6 / -0

Is that why suicide rates have skyrocketed. I don't believe they are happy. They are hopeless. And with good reason. There will always be haves and have nots. The amount distance between the two is becoming so vast a lot of young adults are just checking out. It's engineered this way.

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Kn33l2Dominion 2 points ago +2 / -0

It's designed to breed hopelessness

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Kn33l2Dominion 2 points ago +2 / -0

😆

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Huntercole 6 points ago +6 / -0

It’s already happening. Nothing happens overnight look at California and what the Dems have done to that state in a mater of 40 years. Now they got everyone collecting unemployment poor small family businesses can’t even find people to work. After having to be forced to lockdown last year. Some states will be unaffected and some will perish.

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basedbusdriver 22 points ago +23 / -1

Basement living has been "under" reported

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Chopblock 58 points ago +59 / -1

25 yrs olds today live in a world where they must put in extreme effort, have extremely good luck, and make near-perfect decisions just to have a chance. Each barrier by itself has workarounds, but in combination they present a massive ‘great barrier reef’ to achieving the “American Dream” and work to force everyone into endless corporate servitude or destitution:

  • Entire compulsory public school experience of ‘common core’ nonsense, zero-tolerance mindlessness. and textbook grifter useless indoctrination

  • Extremely limited everyday access to outdoor ‘green spaces’, ‘treehouse-building’ materials, and ‘radio-shack’ components & tools, especially for browsing

  • Nominal access to online information and ‘learn to code’ self-starter activities practically limited by walled gardens, subscription models, closed-source code, walled-garden hardware compatibility issues, and ‘software stack framework bundle’ impediments

  • Social class mixing limitations created by artificial institutionally-driven structures, ‘tiger-moms’, and electronic social media transformation

  • Single-parent and two-income families, lack of opportunities to engage with extended family and other adult mentors.

  • Elevated penalties for normal teen blunders, pranks, and awkwardness

  • Non-stop media propaganda against non-consumerist behavior

  • Jr. high & High school ‘tracks’ that limit range of exposure to new interests and opportunities

  • Non-stop pressure to structure life around artificial college admissions criteria

  • Few opportunities to learn business by entrepreneurship

  • Every job available is maximized dead-end exploitation or MLM-style grift

  • Good careers force a decade-long upfront ‘buy-in’ of financial and compliance subservience - either to the needless crushing-debt and indoctrination of university, or the institutionalized career scams present in almost every trade

  • Identity politics, internship abuse, and H1b permeate the hiring process along with forced applicant exposure to data-mining, corporate surveillance, and often outright scams

  • Boomer parents live in a fantasy world from 50 years ago — “I worked a summer job to pay my way through school’

  • Accurate information for career planning is made opaque, hidden, overly complex, and full of jargon

  • Entry level professional jobs are gigs that externalize risks onto workers, muh future partnership in industries where it is plain that the model will not last, ‘academy-style’ workplaces that channel all benefits through the company in lieu of straightforward ‘due payment for work’, and ‘useless cog’ cubicle farms with little opportunity for growth

  • Financialization incentives, licensing requirements, ‘standards’-compliance, and other types of regulatory capture, industry market manipulation, weaponized litigation, and ‘intellectual property’ abuses create incredibly high barriers to professional-level entrepreneurs and startups

  • Government regulations heavily penalize anyone who tries to break out of the status quo, depriving them of health insurance, housing, credit, payment processing, and even the ability to easily travel.

  • Bankrupty and other ‘jubilee’ debt forgiveness removed as a way to ‘reset’ — any failure compounds into a path that forces the individual into state dependency

  • Age discrimination and impossibly high investment costs for switching careers

  • Real estate market investment-class created bubble make home ownership out of reach

  • Inflation and government bail-outs for ‘too-big-to-fail’ institutions create working-class trap of diminishing returns and stagnating market conditions

  • Tech-mediated social networking continues to limit opportunities to meet quality candidates for marriage and family starting, with compounding effects through life

  • Neoliberal attitudes and boomer brainwashing create social penalties that ‘blame the victim’ for unemployment, financial setbacks, indebtedness and bankruptcy, with massively demoralizing effects

  • Peers and media obfuscate reality, bastardize language, and censor ideas that go against ever-changing narratives

  • Mass surveillance, tracking, ‘dark design patterns’ and ‘nudging’ using advanced behavioral science techniques degrades individual autonomy and makes ‘know thyself’ (a precondition to self-empowerment or self-actualization) a difficult task in and of itself.

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BlaineBug 17 points ago +17 / -0

THANK YOU FOR HITTING THE NAIL ON THE HEAD!

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George_Abraham_Trump 14 points ago +14 / -0

Please turn this into a book!

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Almagest 6 points ago +6 / -0

Great fucking breakdown. 100% agreed.

I feel horrible for the generations that after me.

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Vox_Dobad 5 points ago +5 / -0

Very good

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TD_Covfefe_Crusader 7 points ago +7 / -0

I personally know of two men who are in their twenties and have never left home. One of them is in his late twenties and has already told his parents that he is going to "wait them out" and claim the house for himself eventually. The other one is currently in college but comes home every weekend and break and shows no signs of ever striking out on his own after college. He has a car but doesn't even drive it.

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rangers24 7 points ago +7 / -0

I’m in a similar boat I guess. I’m 24 and in school, double majoring in one stem degree and one business degree. I took a 3 year gap in between high school and college to play junior hockey and then got recruited to my current college to play and got some money off my tuition.

I live at home when I’m not at school so I have been while covid has been going on and I work for the family construction company. I don’t pay rent but I take care of my parents cars and I’ll cook and buy food sometimes throughout the week. I’ll run errands whenever they need me to.

I’m excited to be done with school and move on though. I lived away from home for the 3 years I was playing hockey and most of the summer last year I lived in hotels for work.

Meanwhile my 22 year old sister works at an under the table restaurant job, did two non consecutive semesters at community college. Has no aspirations in life and is content with living at home.

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TD_Covfefe_Crusader 5 points ago +5 / -0

Nah, you are good, fren. You are still in school and I'm sure you will have a career and move out on your own once you are done with your degree. That was pretty standard even thirty years ago. You will do well.

These guys I'm talking about have no such ambitions. The younger of the older of the two is pretty much a permanent college student with no sign of ever obtaining a degree. He has only sporadically worked entry level service jobs and did some tutoring. The younger one has never worked a day in his life and I can't imagine him ever holding a job. He's so lazy that I'll be amazed if he even finishes college, but even if that happens, he's simply got no ambition to do anything other than live at home with his parents forever.

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Zanesapphire 2 points ago +2 / -0

I feel you fren. I’ve been homeless for years and was offered the chance to come back to my family. I now have a chance to go to school because i found an apprenticeship installing carpets in homes and I’ve had the chance to do all the house work for my grandparents especially. So i am overproductive but i don’t even care. But I know how you feel. I know liberals don’t do Jack shit and expect everything. I’m just saving for my future through school and my own land to build my own home on with my Job.

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rangers24 2 points ago +2 / -0

I think a lot of the older people on here don’t realize how much more difficult it is now to go out and just start your life for the average person coming out of school even with a solid degree.

Of course there are a lot of lazy fucks who go for art degrees and other bullshit and then life at home and expect their parents to care for them until they’re 35

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LibertarianXian 3 points ago +3 / -0

"claim the house for himself eventually."

hmm, how will the property taxes and living expenses be paid, UBI?

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TD_Covfefe_Crusader 2 points ago +2 / -0

Probably, or the money he inherits when his parents pass away.

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TD_Covfefe_Crusader 2 points ago +2 / -0

That's what I would do.

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ENVYNITAZ [S] 20 points ago +20 / -0

hmmmmmmmmmmm

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TexasPiper 8 points ago +8 / -0

Survey says yes

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HulkHogan42069 3 points ago +3 / -0

NEKKID GRAMMAW!!!!!

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kernel 4 points ago +4 / -0

Let's hope!

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ImReallyRich 107 points ago +109 / -2

I guess I don’t have to be embarrassed by it anymore 🤷🏻‍♂️

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ENVYNITAZ [S] 113 points ago +114 / -1

living with family is not embarrassing, whining about it is . . .

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basedvirginian 57 points ago +62 / -5

My ex is going to be relying on his mother financially until he is 29. She pays for fucking everything and does not require her children to work at all

The reason we broke up is because I gave him an ultimatum: get a job and be man so we can start our lives together or not work and we break up

He chose B.

Edit: so people don’t think I’m an absolute bitch, he had graduated college in dec 2018, then went to grad school where he graduated in like August 2020. Then he put off work because he “needed to study for the LSAT” for the summer. Then he said he “needed to focus on applications” for about 2 months after that. Then when I finally snapped, he said he resented me for making him grow up/get a job

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ENVYNITAZ [S] 32 points ago +32 / -0

y'all are better off MAGAgal

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MAGADutchPEDE 3 points ago +5 / -2

Could be a MAGAgay 😳

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basedvirginian 6 points ago +7 / -1

Hahah, I doxxed myself here a few weeks back and showed that I am indeed a chick 😅

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UnidentifiedWhiteMan 23 points ago +23 / -0

Well this makes me feel better about having my first in person interview after college at 25. thanks.

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basedvirginian 18 points ago +20 / -2

He had graduated college and graduated one grad school already before deciding to be a lawyer because he could put off growing up for three more years.

His is a very different situation than simply just being late to the party. His is consistently avoiding growing up and left me with the short of the stick each and every time.

You’re at least making a positive change. He just wants his mom to tell him what to do for the rest of his life and drag some poor sap along with him

(This happened only a couple weeks ago so it still stings lol)

Edit: also he didn’t have a job for approximately 6 months after he graduated from grad school. I wasn’t asking for a corporate suit and tie job. Literally just a job. Any job. I was sending him applications left and right. Refused to apply for any.

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Huntercole 26 points ago +26 / -0

College was the biggest farce perpetrated on millennials. I remember in high school how much they pushed you to go into debt to attend a 4 year university and say “it doesn’t matter what you study just get a degree” so glad I went into a trade became Cnc programmer/applications engineer. I make more money then my friends that went to college without the 100,000+ debt.

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jennyfrutex 3 points ago +4 / -1

I say this as someone with three degrees: at least half, possibly more than that, of graduate students are wasting their time in grad school. I worked my ass off, made connections in my field, and built a network that set me up for employment before I had graduated, and I did that with zero debt. But nowadays, students take on tens of thousands in debt for a master's degree in "communications" or (shudder) "gender studies." They actually come out dumber than they went in. And they're unemployable.

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Huntercole 1 point ago +1 / -0

I believe in higher education the problem is that colleges don’t teach the actual professions the country needs. We need a lot more engineering it’s so hard to find anyone in my trade with critical thinking skills. All you can do his hire someone and cross your fingers that they have the aptitude to handle the task. I’m trying to find someone to replace me so I can take an upper management position and it’s nearly impossible. When you do get a good employee they leave to work for Lockheed or General Atomics (a huge military contractor) those companies pay big bucks for easy work. Finding a loyal hard knowledgeable worker is impossible these days.

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CuomoisaMassMurderer 9 points ago +9 / -0

Sorry you had to go through that. I'm sure you assessed his motives and intentions.

By contrast, my Sister married a guy and they both got a full ride to their PhD. He quit to start working - for Boston Dynamics. Back in the 80's. As a big brain making all their Skynet stuff possible now.

So I'll need to go back to put a stop to all this.

I'll be back 😎

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Chopblock 5 points ago +5 / -0

This may not apply in your particular instance, but there does exist a ‘trap’ of sorts in the post-graduate level where the ‘wrong job’ is actually penalized more than ‘no job’ (or the ‘excuses’ explanations your BF echoed) during the hiring process.

It’s similar to the way a ‘popular girl’ can’t ‘stoop’ to dating a ‘nerd’ in high school without losing her status, or how a retail store manager who gets pushed out from his current job can’t just go work as a cashier if he ever hopes to get another store manager position. Often the small wages from working the interim job forfeit the chance of much higher wages later on, a substantial opportunity cost.

It’s not fair or reasonable, but it is widely and mercilessly enforced.

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basedvirginian 3 points ago +3 / -0

He hadn’t worked since 2019 though, so the gap in the resume was more suspect than being a waiter or something ya know?

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Chopblock 6 points ago +6 / -0

Law firms care about internships, law school activities, and likelihood of bringing in new clients. They don’t want the guy who worked as a waiter, because that work proves he’s the type of person who won’t put up with their bullshit and exploitation (“doesn’t show commitment”). And most law schools make having an outside job impossible — some even outright forbid it.

There’s a chicken-and-egg phenomenon at work, too — does the legal profession create shitty people, or are only shitty people attracted to law? It’s a bit of both.

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el-y0y0s 12 points ago +12 / -0

Then you have the 25 year olds, like my friends step son, living off their grandmothers pension, living in her home, paying Zero to live there, gaming online all day on his new computer, pretending they have life goals.

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basedvirginian 8 points ago +8 / -0

Lmao that’s him minus the government pension!

Absolutely disgusting. I told him he was NEET as a way to motivate him to get off his ass. He just resented me. 🙄

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Shalomtoyou 4 points ago +4 / -0

How'd you meet him, if he spends his time gaming all day?

Man. I remember those days. Now I can only really game after the kids are asleep.

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basedvirginian 3 points ago +3 / -0

We met at college on tinder 😅🙃

Another reason why I’m swearing off dating apps when looking for Mr. BasedVirginian lolol

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Shalomtoyou 3 points ago +3 / -0

Met my wife on Craigslist.

And a lot of other crazy people.

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el-y0y0s 3 points ago +3 / -0

lmao i had no idea there was even an acronym built for that. Ima have to use it !

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anon098 2 points ago +2 / -0

lol never heard of NEET until now. What do you think is at the root cause of his inability to stop procrastinating and start taking real action?

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basedvirginian 2 points ago +2 / -0

Two words: his mother.

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anon098 1 point ago +1 / -0

Shoot that's too bad to hear. I wonder if inadvertently she gets social and emotional benefit from him being home. For better or worse she probably does especially if she lives alone.

Tough situation and I hope he is able to find his way eventually. But yep definitely not your job to stick around and cajole him into taking even the most basic action to improve his situation.

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loveshock 1 point ago +1 / -0

He's got daily quests!

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MauserShooter 7 points ago +8 / -1

Dad should have gave him the ultimatum when he was 20.

Finish a apprenticeship or college while working as many hours as possible or get out today.

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basedvirginian 12 points ago +14 / -2

Would you be shocked to hear his mom is a single mom? And his dad isn’t really involved 😒🙃

I’m so fucking glad I dodged that train wreck of a family lmao

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MauserShooter 5 points ago +5 / -0

I hope you didn’t waste to many years of your life with them.

Find a Man, a man with a decent job. One that can provide for a family.

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basedvirginian 2 points ago +2 / -0

It was only 2 years, so in retrospect it’s not too big of a chunk of my life. I’m glad I got out when I did though

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MauserShooter 2 points ago +2 / -0

It could have been worse.

You only live once, and the younger you are to get married and have children the better. I know it’s not nice to say it but, your children will be healthier if you the mother is younger, and you will have more energy to take care of the kids when they are young and super demanding. That and they will be ready to leave the home when you are younger. Giving you more time in your life to enjoy and do things when you are younger.

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Chopblock 6 points ago +6 / -0

Getting ‘kicked out into the world’ only helps an individual reform if the world is organized in such a way as to make reform generate success.

Increasingly, that’s not the case.

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BlaineBug 5 points ago +5 / -0

Absolutely true.

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NC_patriot 2 points ago +2 / -0

What happens when he turns 29?

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basedvirginian 6 points ago +6 / -0

He graduates law school and magically thinks he will land some awesome job at an awesome firm after graduating because he’s “smart” and “went to good schools...”

I asked if he planned on working while in law school. He said nOpE.

Poor sucker is gonna be living with him mom until he’s 40 because he just doesn’t understand the modern job market isn’t like it was in 1995

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NC_patriot 6 points ago +6 / -0

Lol, he's gonna be in for a rude awakening if he's never worked before. New lawyers have to work crazy hours.

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Chopblock 8 points ago +8 / -0

The real rude awakening comes when the lawyerlings discover that the market fell out from under the legal profession back in 2010 or so, and the firms haven’t adjusted their structures to provide any meaningful career path with any predictability for new lawyers — they’re thrown into a never-ending gauntlet of exploitation, and the long-term reward (becoming a partner) is largely illusory.

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ThirteenPercenter 3 points ago +3 / -0

The crazy hours only come with traditional big lawfirms, but that’s where most of the law jobs are. In house lawyers and government jobs work pretty much normal hours.

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basedvirginian 2 points ago +2 / -0

I tried telling him this, especially considering this would’ve been when I started to be pumping out kiddos but he didn’t listen to me 🙄

Sad! Guess I’ll just have to find someone better 😉

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NC_patriot 1 point ago +1 / -0

You will find him at a Trump rally this summer!

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themightykekfish 2 points ago +2 / -0

The issue with degrees is they don’t hire people who are in a state of arrested education.

I heard Canada has something like 600,000 more education major grads than spots.

Their solution is going back to school forever. Crazy pills

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honk_honk_honk 6 points ago +6 / -0

It is partly skills related too. You can live at home and be useless or you can live at home and be useful. My parents live on a farm so I guess it is accepted the farm will go from them to some of us, I moved out early, some of my siblings still live there and honestly I can't blame them, it is great.

Unlike the people I met in university they can cook, grow, raise livestock, plan ahead, hunt and do woodwork etc. Ofc not everyone's equally good at all that and some have +/- more skills above the rest, but they're much more self sufficient than many people I studied with who just ate takeout 24/7 and never cleaned up after themselves unless someone gave them a nuclear boot up the ass.

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Bouldabassed 4 points ago +4 / -0

Both that and if you're a bum who is just leeching.

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pikX 4 points ago +4 / -0

exactly, as long as it's part of a larger plan, it's fine. my parents don't mind me living with them as long as i'm doing what i'm supposed to be doing. don't even need the basement, still have my room.

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ENVYNITAZ [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

nice

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Standingoak 4 points ago +4 / -0

Hard earn wisdom, this

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Kinkinnatus 14 points ago +14 / -0

Agreed. This idea of de-locating from your family is a modern transience encouraged by the ever - growing number of Americans who live by scratching at the surface of this country. For those with roots, leaving your family is illogical and irrational. I live on land that's been homesteaded by my family for generations. This is my family, and this is my land. I just took my mother to tend the family graves, and some day my children's children will be doing my own grave. There's nothing wrong with that, and I couldn't care less what some spawn of urban sprawl thinks about life patterns.

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Shalomtoyou 5 points ago +5 / -0

Yeah. that would be a very different spin than someone who sleeps in the bed they had when they were a kid, gaming all day.

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Nogozone 2 points ago +2 / -0

True.

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RyanT282 1 point ago +1 / -0

Very well said!

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CHEVLEON 27 points ago +27 / -0

I currently live with my parents. I have goals of getting out and owning property and a decent house with enough space for a proper wood shop.

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NC_patriot 12 points ago +12 / -0

It's good when you are living with them to save money! Some just live with their parents so they don't have to do ANYTHING.

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basedvirginian 8 points ago +8 / -0

Yeah, living with parents to get yourself established is different than them financing your life in perpetuity imo

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CHEVLEON 5 points ago +5 / -0

I live rent free so long as I help maintain the yard, Cook, clean, etc. otherwise I'd be paying Rent. I'm done blowing 7 grand on College, to be taught useless shit. I'd rather blow it on buying a plot of land that I can call my own.

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randomuser9193 1 point ago +1 / -0

Education is good, if it expands your mind or gives you a chance to improve your income. If you don't think college is doing that, then you are making the right decision.

But if you squash your education now, you are potentially limiting your personal and economic growth.

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NoFats 2 points ago +2 / -0

It'll change your whole perspective on life when you've reached that goal.

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JESUSJUGS 17 points ago +18 / -1

It’s not embarrassing. I’m sure your parents are nice people, but they grew up during an extraordinary time of unprecedented wealth/prosperity. They still worked hard and were driven, but it was just different. Young people today face different challenges (one of the major ones being home-ownership and renting). Some things are easier and some are harder. Such is life.

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leonfire99 1 point ago +1 / -0

I wish I could have lived with my parents for longer build up savings. And my sister's family actually does live with them and pay rent.

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HadrianTheGreat 98 points ago +115 / -17

All because boomers sold out our economy in the 90s for cheap Chinese shit. Embarrassing.

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censored4wrongthink 66 points ago +75 / -9

Then have the audacity to say "lol fuck you you're poor you bum". I honestly fucking can't stand boomers

you think we lost a year of our 20's on our own volition? Those entitled bitches demanded we wear masks to protect them from a virus that explicitly targets them

fuck boomers 100%

the most worthless generation who just consoomed and left the tank dry

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officer_slater 36 points ago +40 / -4

Agreed. The whole mask enforcement shit sent me over the edge with boomers. They love to call millennials selfish but we had to walk around with a bullshit mask because they were scared. Next will be the vaccine enforcement because boomers are scared. Fuck them

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America1stAndOnly 26 points ago +26 / -0

Don't forget how they collectively lost their shit over the most simple and tame of phrases, "Ok boomer". They've ridiculed their children's generation and blamed them for the woes of the world ever since they were born. Then, after 30 years of being told we're to blame for everything, we get tired of hearing their completely outdated and terrible advice, we rolled our eyes because we were tired of hearing from the know it alls that know nothing, and said, ok boomer. And they lost their shit.

How dare anyone have the audacity to not listen to them! Bootstraps! Handshakes! Don't tell me about the 2 economic recessions and the depression you went through, you're just a lazy millennial! Then, to top it all off, perhaps the most infuriating part of all, is that when confronted with it all, they'll smile and say "Glad I won't be alive to deal with that."

I swear, they just hate and resent their kids because having kids meant that life was no longer all about them.

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censored4wrongthink 12 points ago +12 / -0

I swear, they just hate and resent their kids because having kids meant that life was no longer all about them.

WEW Lad

couldn't have said it better my self

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Cmchn 7 points ago +7 / -0

My mother kept nagging me because I was an idiot for spotting online for jobs in the late zeroes-- those listings only existed so we'd know they were available!

One place actually threatened to call the cops when I showed up with a resume.

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America1stAndOnly 9 points ago +9 / -0

Try not to feel too bad about it, I think we've all been there. We heard them say their line over and over again and thought to ourselves, "Why not give a shot? Maybe they're right." Then we do give it a shot and it plays out exactly the way we thought it would and we just feel dumb for having yet again followed their bad advice. At least the only thing we lost in those cases were our dignity and pride.

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Cmchn 7 points ago +7 / -0

The racial stuff is happening because of their virtue signalling, too. If they hadn't dogpiled anyone the race-baiters called an -ist or -phobe to show what good boys they were, none of the racial bullshit going on would've happened, either.

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CuomoisaMassMurderer 1 point ago +5 / -4

Baby boomers turn 57 - 75 this year. Most of that age range does just fine. Most of those masks were supposedly "protecting" people too old to be baby boomers.

Stop broadcasting your own stupidity and ignorance. Divide and conquer is the strategy of the elite, stop helping them!

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Edial 2 points ago +2 / -0

A generation with little time left on the planet. It's no big deal.

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censored4wrongthink 7 points ago +7 / -0

what impact? - we're like, 30 lmfao

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Bldg_2019 -10 points ago +10 / -20

You were busy playing video games. They weren’t invented in the 90s. Blame yourself, not “boomers”.

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censored4wrongthink 24 points ago +30 / -6

I'm well off, cause I worked my ass off. I didn't have the boomer privilege of only having to work a part time job and pay 200 bucks for a semester.

Just for boomers to be living on my and my kids labor for decades to come thanks to their lovely social security that neither of us will ever see.

then when you call them out they screech like the "snowflakes" they claim everyone else is.

Boomers are the epitome of projection

spez: "You were busy playing video games" is the exact shit I'm talking about. As if those retards didn't sit in front of their TV watching the sportsball and yelling at the screen about how "wE MaDE iT tO ThE PlAyOffS" every minute they had off from their 9-5 factory job that covered their mortgage, car payment, kids tuition, wife's habbits and "man cave" decorations/sportsball titckets.

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CuomoisaMassMurderer -4 points ago +4 / -8

You're so full of shit. Stop it.

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censored4wrongthink 14 points ago +15 / -1

ok boomer

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Kenrailae 7 points ago +8 / -1

Incorrect. Video games were invented in the 70's if I've got my dates right, and started really gaining traction in the 80s/90s with Nintendo and Sega. But Atari and..... crap, can't remember the one that bridged the gap in there, but anyway, they were around 70's and 80's if I remember correctly. Well before the 90's at any rate.

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Bldg_2019 6 points ago +6 / -0

I said they weren’t invented in the 90s. I think you misread. They were definitely there in the 70s.

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Kenrailae 4 points ago +4 / -0

I might have. My bad.

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CuomoisaMassMurderer 3 points ago +3 / -0

They didn't consume the lives of baby boomers. Pong just wasn't that great.

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IntrepidBurger -11 points ago +7 / -18

You have access to more resources at lower cost than any generation in the past. There are lots of wealthy people in your age group.

Your failures are 100% on you.

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censored4wrongthink 17 points ago +19 / -2

who said I've failed? lol

My life is fucking fantastic by the grace of God and the fruit of my labor

Doesn't change the fact that i'll never see a dime of the money we put into social security for the leeches that are boomers and that we were handed a broken nation

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ITS_A_MINDSET 9 points ago +10 / -1

Boomers are so selfish and solipsistic they can’t even fathom having concerns to improve conditions for all members of society.

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censored4wrongthink 7 points ago +7 / -0

embodied by the delusional insinuation that you only speak out about a subject if you're "failing".

maybe I see shit for what it is and although I got mine, I'm still concerned about my fellow millennial and hate that they have been demoralized beyond belief so I let them know that they aren't crazy despite the boomer gaslighting.

You stated it perfectly fren

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ITS_A_MINDSET 5 points ago +6 / -1

this guy is literally living in poverty and gets an emotional high from other boomers upvotes when he pokes fun at millenials struggling in this economy.

It's sad. He's a victim of his generation's ineptitude as much as the unfortunate millenials he admonishes. Easier to hide in emotionality than face reality.

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censored4wrongthink 4 points ago +4 / -0

you

I like you

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julianleroux 34 points ago +34 / -0

Every living generation has behaved disgracefully in their own way, IMO

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Kenrailae 16 points ago +16 / -0

This is the truth boomers in particular need to get through their heads. They are no better nor worse than any other generation, and have made their own mistakes and problems that later generations will have to solve. Just like every generation before them.

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CuomoisaMassMurderer 3 points ago +4 / -1

Baby boomers are no less (or more) aware of this than anyone else.

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BigIronBigIron 12 points ago +12 / -0

Living?

The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers.

Socrates, about 30,000 months ago

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julianleroux 4 points ago +4 / -0

It seems that quote is just more fake news from the New York Times ...

https://www.bartleby.com/73/195.html

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CuomoisaMassMurderer 1 point ago +2 / -1

Kek!

This is where ijits try to blame the NY Times on baby boomers. Not only was it not created by those 20 and younger, but the Mayor of Amsterdam wasn't either.

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CuomoisaMassMurderer 2 points ago +2 / -0

They cross their legs?!?

Oh the horror

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RyanT282 2 points ago +2 / -0

And they ate the dainties!!

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CuomoisaMassMurderer 2 points ago +2 / -0

Not just that, they gobble them. Original pearl clutching? Kek

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RyanT282 2 points ago +2 / -0

Gobbling the danties was the last straw for me. Sitting cross-legged was bad enough!

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cryogen 12 points ago +13 / -1

More like because the priors set the long term economy to shit with income tax, medicare, social security, etc etc

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CuomoisaMassMurderer 3 points ago +3 / -0

The Pryors? Richard Pryor was influential, but ...

Lol

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Prudentwait 3 points ago +3 / -0

Every problem with our modern economy can be tied back to Richard Pryor. He's behind all of this.

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CuomoisaMassMurderer 2 points ago +2 / -0

Can't we just exorcise this devil to Cleveland someplace?

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War_Hamster 8 points ago +11 / -3

It is far more complex than that. Our free market systems and emphasis in individual over collectivism has been under attack for more than a century.

But sure, let's blame the Yuppies instead of the biggest threat to humanity in history.

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paulej 9 points ago +9 / -0

It is actually closer to truth than you suggest. My home town shriveled and died after a factory closed and moved to Mexico. Then many, many more small factories closed and moved production to other countries during the 1990s and 2000s.

For a while, China was labeled "most favored trading nation" (or some such). Since then, virtually everything was made there and few tariffs were imposed. American factory jobs were clobbered.

I've have liberals debate that with me, as they point out that manufacturing has increased in the US. At the same time, if you plot that against the growth in population you can see we have lost jobs relatively.

We're at a point now where it's amazingly hard to manufacture anything in the US. If you have a product idea, you have far better luck going to China to try to get it manufactured. You just can't find anyone in the US willing or able to do that.

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War_Hamster 9 points ago +9 / -0

None of this was an accident. Recall who ushered China into the WTO. Bill Clinton, who also had to pay a large fine for accepting campaign contributions from....CHYNA.

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booblitchutz 4 points ago +5 / -1

How much did you buy from Amazon last month?

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Bldg_2019 60 points ago +74 / -14

These are the losers calling anyone over 35 “boomers” 😂

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BigIronBigIron 44 points ago +45 / -1

We should consider this a sign of a failing society, not something to gloat over.

Haha, you're poor, fuck you! Now vote for me.

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basedvirginian 14 points ago +14 / -0

Idk if it’s a failing society if it’s going exactly as the democrats/elites intended...

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IAbsolutelyDare 21 points ago +21 / -0

A successful failure.

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honk_honk_honk 10 points ago +10 / -0

Trunalimunumaprzure as they say today.

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IllEagle 9 points ago +9 / -0

Falling up stairs

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BigIronBigIron 4 points ago +4 / -0

Who knows? Keep lists.

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zigZag590 1 point ago +1 / -0

Jokes on them, they'll be the first ones that people eat when they are starving.

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RedAltoids 9 points ago +9 / -0

Generational warfare is one of the best D&C strategies they've ever came up with. Even people who catch on to other things don't seem to get this.

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CuomoisaMassMurderer 8 points ago +8 / -0

It takes 0 talent to prey upon the worst aspects of human nature to get Americans to hate one another. They use every axis of polarity imaginable.

We need to at least inform our own when we see it, MAGA is being splintered.

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silent_majority_LA 8 points ago +10 / -2

I got called a boomer on instagram once by some stupid 20 something year old. Ironically enough we are both millennials, albeit I'm amongst the oldest in the millennial generation and he was on the much younger cusp of the generation. What a dumb turd.

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paulej 6 points ago +6 / -0

It's not even "boomers" who are to blame for whatever people are complaining about. Then and now, it's unmitigated spending. In fact, since Obama came into office, our debate has skyrocketed every year. In fact, it doubled under Obama. Do we blame Gen Y for that? Or do we blame the Gen X and boomers in Congress? It's always the politicians making poor decisions. They're spending money to get votes rather than trying to be good stewards of the public purse.

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Patriot3976 2 points ago +2 / -0

they aren't even spending money to get votes, a lot of the spending circles back around to their own pockets by pumping up industries that are a special interest and benefit only to them.

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ENVYNITAZ [S] 1 point ago +5 / -4

YUP

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DEPORT_DOOMERS 59 points ago +60 / -1

Can you blame them? Have you seen the housing market? This is more of a symbol of Biden destroying the economy than anything. Also our kids have been brainwashed into putting themselves into college debt for a degree that goes nowhere. Can’t live on your own working at McDonald’s... we need to promote trade schools again

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ENVYNITAZ [S] 30 points ago +31 / -1

we need to promote trade schools again

AMEN FREN

i have 3 college degrees including a Masters . . . not using them . . . and my eldest son the Plumber makes 3 times what i do . . . (and he can fix shit, whereas i just write scathing emails)

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DEPORT_DOOMERS 23 points ago +23 / -0

I’m a blue collar worker, I work indoors in the air conditioning doing machining. I basically work by myself all day with no one barking orders with me. I do my job and everyone else does their job. Plus when you do trade work everyone’s based, unless you’re in some shithole city.

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ENVYNITAZ [S] 5 points ago +5 / -0

God Bless Fren

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Standingoak 2 points ago +2 / -0

Where ; )

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ITS_A_MINDSET -1 points ago +3 / -4

Lol I must make like 5x what you do then you old weak beta!

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ENVYNITAZ [S] 2 points ago +3 / -1

way cool kid . . . and you would never call me beta to my face or would be surprised silly keyboard warrior

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ITS_A_MINDSET -1 points ago +2 / -3

Oh you know I would, weakling. I probably have 60 lbs on you.

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ENVYNITAZ [S] 2 points ago +3 / -1

6' 3" and 210 . . . relax fat fuck

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ITS_A_MINDSET 0 points ago +3 / -3

haha sure thing buddy.

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ENVYNITAZ [S] 0 points ago +2 / -2

ain't yer buddy, ain't yer pal, could teach you things about respect that yer 2 gay daddies didn't

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paulej 3 points ago +3 / -0

The houses at this moment are insanely high. I suspect it is another bubble and we're going to see a crash. I hate to call it a crash, though, because it's just an insane spike that just started a few months ago. My house leaped in value and there's just no good reason for it that I know, unless it's due to high demand from people fleeing big cities.

Seriously, anyone know why housing is going through the roof? Pent-up demand? Urban exodus? Other?

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paulej 2 points ago +2 / -0

This has all of the signs, then, of this being temporary, even if it lasts all year. I feel sorry for those who might spend $500K on a home right now and find it worth $400K in two years.

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FalconJiffy 4 points ago +4 / -0

It's not a bubble. There is no underlying problem with the housing market like in 2008. There's just not enough single family houses to go around and local zoning laws exacerbate that problem. It will only get worse as inflation rises and these new buyers can inflate their way out of their mortgages.

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paulej 2 points ago +2 / -0

If it's not a bubble, that would mean the prices we see now are normal. My own house tends to rise 2% to 8% annually (generally on the lower end). In the past year (and largely just the past 3 months), it has risen ~19%. That's way outside the norm, which is why I think it's a bubble. I fully expect my home value will drop within the next 12 months, because the current price is senseless.

I agree with you that it's not like 2008. I assume a rush into the home market is driving it, but I don't think this will be sustained indefinitely.

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Prudentwait 1 point ago +1 / -0

Florida is definitely experiencing a housing bubble at the moment. You can expect a house to sell for at least $20,000 more than it's worth. Problem is, owners of rental properties are selling while the market is high so renters are finding themselves forced to buy at ridiculous margins or find another rental property that doesn't exist. Bad situation all around for people who aren't investors.

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paulej 3 points ago +3 / -0

After getting burned by the government during COVID-19, I can fully understand why landlords would want to get out of the business. Renting a home has always been a risky business, but COVID-19 would have been the nail in the coffin for me. Just imagine owning 5 rental properties with mortgages attached for which you -- the landlord -- are fully responsible for at the bank, while the government is telling your tenant they're not required to pay you.

Our government is just despicable. I appreciate the need to help those who could not get to work or lost their jobs, but they could have frozen all bank notes during the same period. Instead, they just gave landlords a hard kick in the ass. I suspect some are grateful to sell and cut their losses. I would not be surprised if some didn't have to file bankruptcy due to the government's actions.

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Rebeltrooper09 39 points ago +39 / -0

this is not just liberals... I am 30 living off family savings because the lockdowns nuked my industry...

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ENVYNITAZ [S] 14 points ago +18 / -4

covid crap got me too . . . i'm an Elderpede living in a motel . . .

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ITS_A_MINDSET -12 points ago +7 / -19

Pathetic. You’re a failure.

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basedvirginian 12 points ago +15 / -3

Dude wtf is wrong with you? You’re the pathetic one for kicking a man while he’s down.

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ITS_A_MINDSET 11 points ago +16 / -5

What is this man doing when he repeatedly makes fun of millenials in the same position?

I ain't kicking him. I'm begging him to get up.

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censored4wrongthink 2 points ago +2 / -0

Nowww I see what you were referring to in our other thread - what an actual sack of shit

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ENVYNITAZ [S] 17 points ago +18 / -1

My generation is fucking retarded, they can't equate that communist policies are the reasons shit is getting harder economically and blame "old white men" for all their problems. Also, their stupid degrees aren't helping them either.....

AMEN FREN

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ENVYNITAZ [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

kek

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BrainwashedbyTrump 6 points ago +6 / -0

I live in Portland, Oregon. After robbing businesses blind with their new CAT Tax (corporate activity tax). My business just had to write a check for 25K for the first time ever. 2020 will be the worst year on record for Oregon business. Now they have to pay this huge tax if their business made more than 1M in revenue.

Oregon just decided it will lottery 1 million dollars to a single person who takes the vaccine.... plus about another 15k to a few other younger individuals (kids) in a lottery. These are the kinds of moron fucking idiots we have running this state as well as the country. They steal from us and give our money away for stupid bullshit while claiming they don't have enough.

And they wonder why they have so many homeless, helpless, people trashing the place like I've never seen before. Its the most expensive place to live with the most trash and homeless all over the place. It's an absolute disgrace.

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LibertarianXian 2 points ago +2 / -0

No wonder those counties want to separate and join Idaho!

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Patriot_Lettuce 8 points ago +8 / -0

To be fair, we're both to blame, young and old.

The old for letting communism sneak in to the country, and voting for closet communists, without doing any research, just trusting a talking head.

The young, for perpetuating and amplifying the mistakes of those who came before us.

TLDR The old got us into this mess, the young took the mess and made it worse, rather than try to get out of it.

If you're a white male, with a good science degree, it's damn near impossible to get a non-recruiting agency job. And all recruiting agency jobs offer barely enough money to live(not enough to save any worthwhile amount of money), no benefits, work longer hours, get treated like shit, then dumped at the end of your contract with no hope for promotion.

Every year, I get the same emails the same position from recruiting agency jobs I applied to in the past.

They'd rather give difficult engineering jobs to diversity hires with little to no experience and a terrible resume, than to someone who actually earned the qualifications to work the job.

It's hard for millennials that are trying to find work in many fields. It's hard to just get started in life, earning enough to buy a home. So, I'd just say, don't be too hard on people who have no choice, but to live with their parents to survive, as long as they're trying to find work, or working on starting their own company.

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Patriot_Lettuce 3 points ago +3 / -0

Indeed. Sadly, we are the few sane, level-headed amongst our generation. The rest have gone bat-shit insane. Don't even get me started on how impossible it is to find a sane woman to date! All the sane one's were taken a long time ago, it seems.

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igolfohio 2 points ago +2 / -0

Upvoted this. I'm a millennial, I don't have financial hardships but I understand I'm the exception and I also understand it's a tough world for men my age. The dating world is by far the toughest if you're Conservative when it comes to relationship values. All I want is a woman who hasn't had a barrel of pickles run through her, kids with different fathers, and is straight, not bisexual. Those things are deal-breakers for me and it limits me to probably less than 5% of single women my age. I'm learning to find fulfillment being single though.

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Patriot_Lettuce 2 points ago +2 / -0

Those used to be very low standards.

Compare them to the ironic and laughable standards of women's today for men, is nothing short of being both their little bitch and being God and being able to give them anything they want at the drop of a hat. They want you to be rich, and have you support them, but then call you the patriarchy and never contribute to the family unit or home. It's cruel and painful what they have put men through. Also, it's almost impossible to tell who these women really are, when they're closet liberal "neo-conservatives". I honestly think that they believe they're conservative, but have no clue they're brainwashed liberals.

I don't have a single friend or brother(millennial aged brothers that is) that has been able to stay married. Every single time, it is the woman who does something cruel to the man, usually it's unusually and exceptionally cruel, and they break up. Not one of the women ever thought they did anything wrong. They thought they were the victim.

It's worse than clown world talking to 90-95% of millennial age women or younger. It is quite literally, and I do mean literally, like talking with people who are permanent residents in a psychiatric ward. There is no reasoning with them. They have been taught to "take take take", and never give back; that it's never their fault if they cheat; that if they have a problem that was caused by their own idiocy, that it's also not their fault.

For a long time, I thought, maybe there was something wrong with me or the way I was perceiving the world and understanding what virtue was, but eventually, after having my eyes opened to the brainwashing in school and subtle indoctrination that Hollywood, news media, social media, etc.. has had on people..... it all makes sense now, in retrospect.

Sorry for the wall of text. This is just a soap box of mine, that I often vent about. I would've tried to catch a good woman when I was younger, but I had some very serious health issues for a major part of my mid-to-late 20s, and I suppose I'm lucky enough to be alive to complain about this.

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paulej 1 point ago +1 / -0

I blame the politicians. I vote against every spending bill put before me on my local ballot. Congress should do the same, but they don't. The politicians are listening to somebody other than me. I'm guessing they're listening to Democrats who keep demanding more spending, knowing that Conservatives will not go marching in their offices.

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Standingoak 3 points ago +3 / -0

Hard earned wisdom, THIS

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Standingoak 2 points ago +2 / -0

See way better than me. I had to live with my parents for 18 years ; )

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junky_junk_junk 2 points ago +2 / -0

And it's even worse if you are the "white friend" trying to explain this to others.

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themightykekfish 1 point ago +1 / -0

I couldn’t get shit in Baltimore now I’m living pretty good and my company pays my healthcare

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themightykekfish 0 points ago +1 / -1

Eh where im at is less important than fleeing these shithole cities.

Save and FLEE. I ended up leveraging my ex getting fired to finance the trip sold all my worldly possessions cars Etc.

Really you can pick anywhere these vermin are fleeing to theres plenty of money.

I thought about living in the Ozarks recently.

You want to go places with labor disparities and a reasonable cost of living to wage. Many of these liberal expats have huge amounts of capital to live off. Drives up property value but keeps areas afloat.

I look at places based on taxes and desirability.

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themightykekfish 1 point ago +1 / -0

I like mountains I cant do beach.

If I was you I'd go rural where they provide housing. Go fishing and biking on the weekends

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gisvfmqpzt 37 points ago +38 / -1

Oh hey this is me.

I have no debt, 50k in cash, and make 80k annually.

I can't afford a median cost house. I don't have 20% down and the mortgage payment would be 75% of my take home income. There are cheaper homes, but the most mortgage I can service is 300k. I order to buy a cheap house with that mortgage, I need another 50k for a down payment.

My current housing options are: -Rent an apartment. This is the worst option. For 1/3rd of my income or more, I can get a room that is actually actively infested with rodents and cockroaches in a building that's hotboxed by weed. Apartments that aren't falling apart start at 50% of my income.

-Buy a mobile home. I can get one of these for 80k. So, I'd have a small mortgage and whatever holding costs are involved in mobile home ownership. Dave Ramsey suggests not doing this because it won't appreciate in value. I'm not sure whether this is a good idea or not, honestly.

-Rent a house. This would cost less than renting an apartment, actually, which is why an apartment is such an unattractive option. I think this would be ok if I had to do it. It would still be about 30% of my income.

-Live with roommates. This would allow me to live paying less than 25% of my income in rent. In exchange I'd have 1 bedroom of a shared house with a shared kitchen and a shared bathroom. Every time I've had roommates I've lived in filth and had to clean up after them. It would be cheap though. Frankly though, I don't see how this is much different than living with family.

-Live with family. This is what I'm doing. I just circumstantially work in the same city where my parents live. I've worked in other cities before, and lived on my own before. I pay my parents rent and do work to maintain and improve their property, so it's not like I'm bumming off them. Living this way allows me to save 1.5k a month. I don't see why I should enrich strangers by renting from them instead of keeping more money in the family. This is also my least expensive option and therefore my fastest path to home ownership.

So, question. Other commenters here disparage this living situation. Am I living in a morally compromising way? In the past I've rented my own place and lived with roommates. Is there some sort of life lesson I'm supposed to get by continuing to do so that I haven't learned yet? I'm not sure what I'd gain by giving money to strangers to live with strangers instead of enriching my family. I'd welcome advice on what I should do. Housing costs are up 40% YoY and I feel like I'm falling eternally behind on housing costs unless I dramatically increase my income.

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Bldg_2019 19 points ago +19 / -0

Your situation doesn’t sound morally compromised at all. You’re paying into the household. Do you make a hobby of getting online and trashing your parents as “boomers” and blaming them for everything? If not, seems like you’re living responsibly to me. It’s the “fuck boomers...hey mom what are we having for lunch” crowd that pisses me off.

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paulej 7 points ago +7 / -0

Housing prices are artificially high right now. My wife and I were thinking of buying a new home, but I decided against it since the prices make no sense. This just started a few months ago. Either we're seeing a temporary burst in demand that is driving the price up or we're seeing a new trend to unaffordable housing.

If I were in your shoes, I would do one of two things:

  1. Buy a cheaper house, perhaps in a less populated area, that has not been affected by the recent stupid pricing; or
  2. Wait

Back in 2008 or so when the housing market collapsed (and it might again!) there were a number of articles that highlighted the benefits of renting vs. buying. I swear, I felt like I was reading a bunch of cuckory [ <= new word there ] trying to justify their reason for renting and how much easier it was to rent vs own. It's almost always better to put your money into your own property. However, you don't want to do it when the market is at a high.

However, I just have a feeling that this current bubble will pop. Housing prices were nowhere near this high just 3 months ago. I expect they will come back down. It would be really unfortunate if you bought a home and it lost 30% in value over the next year. But, if you can find one that isn't insanely priced, it's good to pour money into it than into your landlord's pocket.

One other thing: don't take a 30 year loan. It's like life-long debt and you'll note that you pay FAR more interest than principle on those loans in the first 10 years. Then you move! You nearly pay for the house twice and risk losing most of it to the bank if you move. Buy a cheaper home and take a 15 year loan, if possible. It will allow you to save far more money.

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NC_patriot 6 points ago +6 / -0

There is nothing wrong with the way you are living. It sounds great!

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FuckReddit4545 3 points ago +3 / -0

Are you me? Now that housing is out of control I've been priced out. Graduated into a depression, saved and saved for a home, only for the market to take off right when I was finally ready, now I can't afford anything, again... I'm about to say fuck it and buy a manufactured home and be done with it. Home ownership just isn't in my deck of cards I guess.

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CuomoisaMassMurderer 2 points ago +2 / -0

You're doing GREAT!

The problem is entitled brats not making any effort. And the parents who enable such. Most of whom are too young to be baby boomers.

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WiseOldOwl 30 points ago +30 / -0

You know, family is the most important thing in this world. Yeah, some are toxic, but that's another issue.

Residing with the people who mean the most to you should be a good thing, not a mark of shame. They won't live forever.

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ENVYNITAZ [S] 7 points ago +8 / -1

Residing with the people who mean the most to you should be a good thing

i concur . . . covid made it negative

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BaddestDudeCornPop 19 points ago +19 / -0

I don't fully understand the stigma against living with your family as an adult, but I think that's the beaner in me. It was normal for 3 generations under one roof for most of my life with aunts, uncles, cousins, etc... moving in and out constantly or finding places as close by as possible. I guess the difference is that they were always working, in school, or at least looking for work. My grandparents wouldn't have tolerated NEETs for too long.

When I went through a rough time (thanks Obama economy) in my mid 20's I went back with my family and kept myself afloat doing contract IT work and odd jobs.

Now I'm in my 30's and before WuFlu I was living the digital nomad life since everything I do is remote, but decided to settle back with my family for the time being until traveling becomes easier. They're planning on moving to a retirement community by next year, so I have no problems going back into traveling mode or finding myself a more permanent residence in the mountains of Wyoming or Idaho if this stupid covid shit persists.

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HulkHogan42069 5 points ago +5 / -0

The issue is living in the basement, whining about it, with no real plan and taking no responsibility or initiative. Your situation sounds very different, fren. No shame in what you described. I moved back in with my mom for a short while in my mid twenties and moved out as soon as I was able. Tactical retreat, regroup, keep on truckin’.

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BaddestDudeCornPop 7 points ago +7 / -0

I know a couple of perma child adults. Generally it's their parents who are to blame. They're never forced to take any sort of initiative and are OK with being told how to live their lives, which is why they see the state as their pseudo parents.

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ENVYNITAZ [S] 3 points ago +4 / -1

beaners are awesome . . . i'm not against families living together at all . . . it's the whining about boomers as kids stay under their rooves . . .

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123breadman 1 point ago +1 / -0

Same family lives multigeneration since we had no wealth.

No idea what the stigma is. Better than everyone paying $3000 rent for 3 different units.

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rylinm 19 points ago +19 / -0

I wouldn't be too quick to judge without more detailed statistics... example, I live with family right now, but I also have a real job (remotely, in hardware engineering). I bet a lot of other folks are likewise taking advantage of remote work to spend time with family.

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ShadeCat 2 points ago +2 / -0

I agree. It's best not jump to conclusions on people. I have a full-time job and pay for my own expenses but I also suffer from serious health problems. Living on my own isn't recommended.

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ENVYNITAZ [S] 2 points ago +3 / -1

not judging as much as observing

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UnidentifiedWhiteMan 17 points ago +17 / -0

Hey, finding a first job out of school is tough!

Despite what you may have heard, having a degree that says you can code does not guarantee you any jobs.

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zigZag590 3 points ago +3 / -0

Build a portfolio... In today's world, you gotta treat your work like you are training for the Olympics.

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ENVYNITAZ [S] 0 points ago +3 / -3

kek

showing up ANYWHERE is 51% of the task

showing up on time earns more points

keep showing up and you get hired

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WildStar 8 points ago +8 / -0

Don't forget to work for multiple years without any pay because, for some reason, that's legal now.

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Genericwhitemale 2 points ago +2 / -0

Huh?

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Strongocho 17 points ago +25 / -8

I moved out when I was 17 selling weed... Kids are losers these days.

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ENVYNITAZ [S] 23 points ago +28 / -5

parents kicked me out at 18 . . . for growing weed . . .

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Strongocho 2 points ago +2 / -0

Ironically I was kind of pushed out because I got kicked out of high school for skipping all the time and they had previously caught me growing weed in their place and selling out of my car in their driveway lol. I was such a little shitbag.

Selling weed didn’t pan out so great though. I was living like a baller for a few years and then got robbed of everything and had nowhere to turn. I joined the Marines at 19 and spent tue next 4 years in Japan and then the 2 after that in college. I am doing pretty well now in a low end cubicle job.

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ENVYNITAZ [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

God bless fren

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Hektik 16 points ago +17 / -1

Rising Cost of LIving and Rent specifically makes living in my area inhabitable unless you are making over 25$ an hour.

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Strongocho 3 points ago +3 / -0

Then move. That is what I did.

I think the problem is that young people think they are going to be living in their own house or apartment with no roommates in a nice part of downtown and that is the only option. When I was young I moved into the hood and had roommates and paid $200 in rent. Get a couple friends and rent a house in the shitty part of your city. I promise you will have the time of your life.

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Racist 5 points ago +5 / -0

moved out at 17 as well and moved across the country to work

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ObamasLooseButthole 4 points ago +4 / -0

I moved out when I was 18, then almost immediately left the country to immigrate to the US where I knew absolutely no one and I'm doing great now in my mid 20s.

People whine too much and work too little. And this goes for all generations.

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CuomoisaMassMurderer 3 points ago +3 / -0

BASED IMMIGRANT

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infinitysupreme 16 points ago +16 / -0

Another perspective: I'd rather my unmarried daughter live with us in our safe country home than share an apartment with a couple of questionable roommates in a degenerate city.

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CuomoisaMassMurderer 10 points ago +10 / -0

BASED PARENTS

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TeeBP 14 points ago +14 / -0

Fake news! I actually live with my grandmother! Get rekt scrubs.

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Anticom 14 points ago +14 / -0

Live with my parents while looking for a house.

I'd rather do this than pay Rent to some globalist homo and earn zero equity. At least my money with be going to my parents instead.

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CuomoisaMassMurderer 3 points ago +3 / -0

Sounds like you have your life in gear, and your parents are happy to help you get a good start?

This is a better option than many have ...

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Stanwyk74 13 points ago +14 / -1

Well a lot chose community college instead of wasting money for expensive virtual college.

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ENVYNITAZ [S] 7 points ago +8 / -1

hahahahahahaha . . . i did both . . . have 3 degrees . . . don't use them

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HeadExam 4 points ago +4 / -0

Nothing wrong with online colleges. Unless it's Phoenix or Devry.

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h4yw1r3_ 13 points ago +13 / -0

I've already housed one for a year (family member, not child). i get really bummed when I see them advocating for crazy shit on social media. opposing the Texas constitutional carry nonetheless.

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TexasPiper 8 points ago +8 / -0

Time for them to find a new place to mooch

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h4yw1r3_ 4 points ago +4 / -0

they've since moved on and their mooching off of a different aunt, lol. sad too because they could easily make money and live well but they just never quite get it all together.

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ENVYNITAZ [S] 2 points ago +5 / -3

they have time for social media but not finding own place . . . hmmmm

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h4yw1r3_ 10 points ago +10 / -0

no they were gainfully employed waaaay above the poverty line but we were living in a place where you have to make multiple 150k+ a year to not be in the rat race. they also fled NYC when they locked down due to Covid. I've since moved, lol

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half-blacktrump 12 points ago +13 / -1

Not surprising. Career age is 27. People go to school for 4 years at least up to 8 before they even consider getting a career. That puts you at 23-27 before you are out of school. Where are they supposed to go?

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ENVYNITAZ [S] 4 points ago +5 / -1

the military?

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MauserShooter 9 points ago +9 / -0

I did that, and in the new military I wouldn’t waste my life in it.

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ENVYNITAZ [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

understood

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iorek 6 points ago +6 / -0

Ain't what it used to be.

All the good leaders are long gone... or better stated: purged.

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BobSux 1 point ago +2 / -1

Get an apartment while going to school. I lived with three other guys in a two bedroom shithole when I was young because it was all that I could afford.

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ChiliPowder 11 points ago +11 / -0

In most cultures outside the 'western' world, kids live with their parents until their mid to late 20's, or until they get married. I lived with my parents up until 25; they provided food and shelter, and I did house chores and got educated, and that's all they wanted from me. I had enough saved up to move out comfortably. My wife was in the same boat. All her parents wanted was for her to get a good job and education.

My kid will have the same luxury. I will always support him financially, as long as he's studying, working, or looking for a job. I feel it's these family dynamics that our country needs the most. So many of my friends hate their parents, and it just boggles the mind.

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Basehobo 11 points ago +11 / -0

I know we ream Millennials here often, but as a millennial myself I feel like I need to make something clear about the situation: we were lied to pretty explicitly.

We were told growing up that all we needed to do was go to college and we would have a good life. So basically everyone did which saturated the market at a time where unemployment was high ('08 crash). So coming out of college, most jobs were offering the same wage as non-college jobs, or there were just no appropriate positions available.

Add to that the housing price inflation over the last 8 years and it's not hard to see why this phenomenon is happening. My wife and I were lucky and got into a home about 5 or 6 years ago and it's basically doubled in value, but I can't begin to imagine how anyone breaks in nowadays.

So we should work toward coming up with solutions to these problems and we can pull some of my whacky generation off the brink.

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CuomoisaMassMurderer 6 points ago +6 / -0

I was told the same lie. I told my Dad before 1980 that world no longer exists and holds nothing for me. Sadly, I was right.

I have lots of compassion for young people struggling and trying to do your best, but dammit kids are supposed to be smart enough to rebel!

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Vox_Dobad 4 points ago +4 / -0

This is an important comment. We weren't just lied to explicitly- we were lied to by teachers and counselors continually for the entirety of our K-12 education.

They looked down their noses at trade schools, and by high school essentially began hardcore shaming anyone who had good grades into needing to go to college.

And this was in a good high school in a rural area 20 years ago. I can't imagine how much worse it's gotten since.

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Chancehappeneth 3 points ago +3 / -0

Yes, the shaming. It's like the kid who has to repeat a grade. Within a month, no one in his original class will speak to him or play with him at recess. It doesn't have to be intentional or malicious to be grouped as "lesser than" and excluded.

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Chancehappeneth 3 points ago +3 / -0

And along with that huge lie was the lie that you should follow your dreams. Way too many people my age refuse to work in any other field than their dream because it's soul crushing. It's hard to blame them when they don't realize they've been brainwashed let alone ready to leave the cult. Also, the shaming and shunning is real.

You know who really got the short end of the stick? Gen-Xers who worked 20+ years without advancing much at their jobs because Boomers in the top positions refused to retire. And when positions finally became available, upper management brought in fresh from college millenials instead because of their higher "education" level. Then Gen-X got stuck training their bosses and supervisors who then quickly turned over their new skills to move on to another company. Nuts.

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ENVYNITAZ [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

trade schools

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iorek 11 points ago +11 / -0

Realistically this situation is fucked in every direction.

Housing costs have skyrocketed; which in turn ups rent.

I believe the national average for rent is ~$1500 a month.

The lockdowns shutting down jobs; and the government moratorium on rents only are driving those prices up.

Couple all that with the continued gibs of endless unemployment that allows the lazy to live far beyond their means while refusing rent to property owners.

There's no easy solution to this as each negative in this cycle is perpetuating the rest. The most obvious is cut off the welfare and end the rent moratoriums, which will inevitably lead to the rioting of those abusing the broken system.

But honestly; those are the trash already rioting anyway most likely.

I can't blame the younger for living at home, it's likely the most cost effective option. However, my fear is that most are not using as a stepping stone to get on their feet; but rather see it as a permanent solution to avoid self-improvement and growth.

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ENVYNITAZ [S] 6 points ago +6 / -0

yeah . . . 1500 is about right . . . i'm paying 2000 for a dump in CA

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CuomoisaMassMurderer 4 points ago +4 / -0

Ouch

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BaddestDudeCornPop 1 point ago +1 / -0

I was offered a real good job at the very beginning of 2020 in Los Angeles. I turned it down because I couldn't justify paying 2k/mo for a shithole, roach infested apartment that was like 250sq ft.

I was doing the digital nomad thing at the time and making half as much as the job offered. Despite renting rooms or in-laws quarters, I was able to have a higher standard of living and save more money than if I had taken the job because of how high the cost of living is in CA.

Sometimes I miss the beach, or the few friends I have that still live out there, or the few restaurants that I loved to eat at, but fuck CA. I could never live there again.

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ENVYNITAZ [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

yeah, CA native and weather pussy here . . . but gotta go

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UtahBeach 9 points ago +9 / -0

Remember how in the the old days, before the 1940s, for about all of human history (including America), that family lived under the same roof, passing the property from generation to generation, building a strong attachment to the land and loyalty to clan over outsiders?

Then suddenly if you didn't intentionally tear yourself away from your roots, atomized in some shithole city where nobody gives a fuck about you, you were a loser/basement dweller/failure (take your pick)? It's almost like a certain party was starting to work it's tendrils into the American culture and breaking the bedrock up on purpose.

Hmmmm...

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silentnoobxd 9 points ago +9 / -0

I mean, I know several prime age high skill men who are stuck at home now because the leftist vale finally is lifted and they just flat out don't hire white men anymore in several of the best paying industries. Literally have seen jobs sit open for a year because the spoiled fucking 35 year old hiring manager refuses to hire any of the white or Asian men that apply, and the crop of high functioning minorities have all already been hired any promoted up to the chain. They literally ran out of minorities to hire and are now short circuiting about it

This race shit was an intentional attack.

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dagoat4l 8 points ago +8 / -0

Housing cost is out of control. Houses in my area which is not special are going for 30k over cash. People crazy right now. Also these kids today want silly things. A 4 year degree that cost them 100k and cant find a job. They worried about the phone they got, want a very costly car, eat out daily, cant have a roommate, etc. They are spoiled. No wonders my kids hate me.

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IllEagle 8 points ago +8 / -0

I'm 36 & have lived on my own (or roommates) for about 17 years, except for 1 year with my folks for a variety of reasons.

However, living with your folks I imagine is kind of a smart move these days IF you're contributing & not just mooching. I would love for my family to have a big compound where we all have our space but work together to make everything easier on everyone.

For most of the world, living with family is not a big deal. We view it differently here in the U.S. because for the last 75 years our economy has been strong enough & has provided opportunity for people to be more independent. Unfortunately, that seems to be going down the drain. The Powers That Be are nuking our currency's value while simultaneously making it more difficult to obtain when they shut down business.

So it's no surprise that more people are holding up in their parents house. A 19 year old kid is what, gonna go work for $13/hr, take home $750 paychecks & rent a 1BR for $1600/mo? Hell, if 3 friends are lucky enough to find a 3BR for $2400/mo that's still $800/mo per person.

That's the one thing that really pisses me off about the older generations on "The Right." This side rarely wants to acknowledge that shit is way, WAY more desperate than the world they knew when they were 19 years old.

Easy to say "pull yourself up by your bootstraps" but the choice is supporting China with cheap ass $45 WalMart crap, that falls apart in 2-3 months or paying $150-250 for durable workboots... And it's kinda tough to buy $200 boots when 50% of your income is spent on the roof.

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ENVYNITAZ [S] 2 points ago +3 / -1

no one has EVER had it easy . . . it's the whiners that slay me . . . go back 100 years and see how real men and women lived before social media complaining

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IllEagle 2 points ago +3 / -1

Yeah, yeah... I've heard that before. I've said it before too.

"No one ever had it easy." That's bull, but not quite what I was saying anyway. Given the choice of being 21 years old in 1976 vs being 21 here in 2021?

I bet you'd prefer 1976, right?

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ENVYNITAZ [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

i was 18 in 76, nothing was handed to me, i voted for carter and sat in gas lines

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IllEagle 1 point ago +2 / -1

OK, sure but that doesn't mean life in general wasn't a bit easier back then. I never said life was always 100% smooth sailing for everyone all the time. I'm speaking in generalities.

My perception is that, back then, you might have a shitty job, or you might be broke, or your girl might've cheated on you, or your car broke down... But somehow you knew things would eventually turn out alright.

Right now, that attitude & that confidence is far less realistic because the entire system is crashing down. Fuel shortages, food shortages, threat of war, threat of our own government tyranny, the control over communication systems, the decimation of the dollar. Just because there's more fast food & social media Exists now doesn't mean life in general is better today than it was 50 years ago. Things now are just... Different. What worked then doesn't work now.

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ENVYNITAZ [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

"that attitude & that confidence is far less realistic"

my point is that folks are weak now . . . think about it . . . if someone gets 'offended' it's national news

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IllEagle 1 point ago +1 / -0

Sort of. Everything is amplified. Weak shit gets amplified on social media, so it looks bigger than it is.

But the opposite is true as well. In the 70's, Schwarzenegger was one of a kind. There were a few hundred bodybuilders worldwide that could get that jacked. Now, every city has 1,500 dudes that are JACKED. Plenty of Gym Queens too- girls that are way fucking stronger than any woman alive back then.

So, yeah, a lot of weak people.... But a lot of tough MFers out there too

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ENVYNITAZ [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

big and/or beautiful bods do not equal toughness

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HulkHogan42069 2 points ago +2 / -0

I have a three bedroom for $1400 a month.

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IllEagle 2 points ago +2 / -0

Where do you live? And rent or is that mortgage?

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HulkHogan42069 1 point ago +1 / -0

Rent, NH

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IllEagle 1 point ago +1 / -0

Well, guess I'm moving to NH cuz I'm in Boise & 3BR rentals out here are fucking outrageous. Check Craigslist Boise, you'll see what I'm saying.

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HulkHogan42069 2 points ago +2 / -0

But I mostly agree with you.

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roffelted 7 points ago +7 / -0

Maybe it will be a good thing. Having a larger house with a suite in it could have the grandparents help raise children instead of daycares. I am not saying that this is a picture perfect scenario but with food costs , fuel costs, housing costs, daycare costs, cost of increased taxes , cost of hydro, etc etc etc etc etc this may financially be a blessing in disguise.

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EMP2024 2 points ago +2 / -0

I lived with my parents through college (same city, why waste money on housing?) and moved out maybe a year after graduating.

Staying at home helped me buy a used car in full and have enough for a down payment on a house with an FHA loan.

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coolhandcuke 7 points ago +7 / -0

I'm gen X. Back in the day, the media made a huge thing about us moving back in with our folks after college.

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ENVYNITAZ [S] 0 points ago +1 / -1

back in the daze . . . you have earned the right to say it . . . KEK Fren

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ENVYNITAZ [S] 3 points ago +3 / -0

Amen Fren

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Moonlight 7 points ago +7 / -0

It's better to be in the basement than deal with health discrimination on vaccines.

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ENVYNITAZ [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

kek

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TyrannyBuster 7 points ago +7 / -0

There's a difference between living with your parents, and your parents living with you.

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Vox_Dobad 2 points ago +2 / -0

And neither is a bad thing. I wish I'd have gone the route my nephew is on now. He's working in local industry and living at home to save money for a house. He doesn't pay bills, but he essentially does the same chores he did when he was in school and helps out around the property. Everybody wins.

Me? I was a dumbass and bought the college line, when I could have done much the same as him. I ended up coming back to my hometown and working at the mill anyway. That degree looks pretty on my wall, but that's all it's doing.

I'm doing fine and own a house, so I'm better off than many who took the college bait, but I'd be doing a lot better if I'd have worked and saved over the course of those college years.

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ENVYNITAZ [S] 0 points ago +1 / -1

hmmmmmmmmm

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paulej 5 points ago +5 / -0

We also have the highest college enrollment rates in history. Related?

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Socialismsuckz 5 points ago +5 / -0

This wouldn’t be a bad thing if young people would stay home, save money and then buy a house. Family staying together longer to form a strong financial hold in the world I think we should get back to. Moving out and living solo in a 2k apartment while owning nothing is not sustainable. Teach kids how to buy property and prepare for a better life with out debt.

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ENVYNITAZ [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

point well taken

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TrumpsRightNipple 5 points ago +5 / -0

It’s kind of crazy the difference of perspectives on here. You can tell the comments of “young kids so lazy and entitled these days haha stay with mommy now” are older people who obtained their well paying jobs many years ago with no secondary education and have houses and kids and a good pension. Now days, you spend huge sums of money obtaining a good degree (useful ones) and are forced to work for lower wages than the previous generation earned without education. Housing is now unobtainable due to average house being about 1 million in my area. My grandfather came here and used to work for the equivalent of 90k/ year, no education no work experience, nothing. I am lucky to make 50k with full references and an honours commerce degree. It’s not that I’m lazy, it’s that it is becoming almost impossible to obtain the basic things my grandfather was able to get earlier in life than me. It’s like we are going backwards...

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ENVYNITAZ [S] 1 point ago +2 / -1

college is way over-rated

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EMP2024 3 points ago +3 / -0

But necessary for some fields.

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ENVYNITAZ [S] 3 points ago +3 / -0

understood . . . doctors, engineers, anything with 'studies' is useless . . . that's my 4 year is in before the masters

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geekesmind 4 points ago +4 / -0

Hell, we all gonna either have to move back in with parents or get roommates cause Biden is going to kill us all with his inflation cause we will only be able to afford rent or gas or food .

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ENVYNITAZ [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

resident joe wants FEMA housing for all . . . i warned everyone before 2020 and everyone called me a chanster

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Keep_on_winning_kag 3 points ago +3 / -0

Chanster alert.

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ENVYNITAZ [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

kek

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Eddie_Vanjovi 4 points ago +4 / -0

"Thanks Obama"

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IdahoMan87 4 points ago +4 / -0

What defines a “young adult”?

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ENVYNITAZ [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

hmmmmmm

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MrEvangelon1 4 points ago +4 / -0

Basement bitches or....Last Will & Testament hounds?

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ENVYNITAZ [S] 3 points ago +4 / -1

DOH!

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findthewarmspot 4 points ago +4 / -0

I miss my kids. Sometimes I wish they’d move back home, emphasis on the sometimes.

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ENVYNITAZ [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

live My Sons more than my own life

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Gnometard 4 points ago +4 / -0

2008 to 2016 it made sense, there was no work that paid anything decent. I struggled finding work that paid my total monthly expenses. I couldn't afford to travel for interviews, or to miss work to do so.

But in 2016 companies started hiring like crazy. I started my first real job in June 2017. From June 2017 to December 2017 I made more money than I had in the previous 3 years combined.

Unfortunately the commies didn't want to try for any of these new jobs

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MR_ROBOT1776 4 points ago +4 / -0

Meh, different situations for different people. I offered for my mother to come live with me and split rent while in college. It was much easier than dealing with some free spirited Tinder hoe or shitty roommates that would have held me back.

Guess who's out of debt, paid for their own shit and got to have some fun toys along the way? I do get the point though. Too many are not working, not progressing, and just living rent free with their parents so they can go block traffic for BLM and advocate for UBI.

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Dialectic 3 points ago +3 / -0

Antifa fags

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cptkloss 3 points ago +3 / -0

given their bolshevik "education" - they will soon see their parents as "oppressors" standing in their way to "happiness" (i.e. rightful inheritance")

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Lipscarf 3 points ago +14 / -11

Moved out when I was 19, wife and I bought our first house at 21, just sold that house and bought second house at 31. Most of my generation are pathetic losers. The entitlement mentality among my peers is pervasive. There is an incredible lack of work ethic and personal responsibility from the participation trophy generation.

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ENVYNITAZ [S] 8 points ago +11 / -3

There is an incredible lack of work ethic and personal responsibility from the participation trophy generation.

truer words never spoken Patriopede . . .

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SteveMcQu33n 3 points ago +6 / -3

Don't know why you are being downvoted, you speak the truth.

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ENVYNITAZ [S] 2 points ago +5 / -3

whiners gotta whine

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Standingoak 2 points ago +2 / -0

Amazing , make good choices and good things happen....WHO KNEW .

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UkDeplorable 2 points ago +7 / -5

Ok boomer

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CalMagaMan 3 points ago +3 / -0

And they are collecting unemployment while doing this.

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NvJohansson 3 points ago +4 / -1

A generation of basement woke activists

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CuomoisaMassMurderer 2 points ago +2 / -0

That's the problem, when it's coupled with disrespect, destroying society, and/or crime

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BidenTouchedMe 3 points ago +3 / -0

Step daughter has six months to figure it out. Told her she can do nothing and smoke weed all she wants with a group of like minded people in her own apartment. I don't raise and support lazy adults. She's morbidly obese and likes to dye her hair in the colors that attract cucks. She's got her own gender and I wish her luck with all of that somewhere else. I tried but the force is too strong with that one. I don't want her around my six year old whom I'm trying to raise properly and with a good education. She has bouts of depression and mood swings. Told her doing nothing but living a fake life on the internet isn't gonna help. She gets out once or twice a week to get her weed and hang out with other socially ignorant and obese and disrespectful individuals. It's just a waiting game at this point. Either she goes or I go and I won t fault the old lady for chosing her own daughter as long as I have my out I have no hard feelings. My anxiety is off the scale. She's filthy and it's become unhealthy. She eats everything even my sons food for school. I could keep going but leftism is a fucking disease I wish on no one. It wrecks relationships and drives you to hatred having to be around it. Her mom has enabled it against all my advice. Peterson said don't raise a kid that you will end up resenting. Sadly that has happened in my case and nothing can be done. She will get thrown to the wolves to at least raise my son right. Anyone here with a spouse and a step kid may understand that sometimes no matter what you do they resent you long enough that you just give up and it becomes a waiting game and that's that. She's 18 and has six months. Then she's someone else's issue. Her mom will most likely allow her back whenever she wants and that's when it's over for me.

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ENVYNITAZ [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

stay strong Patriopede . . .

if the SHTF make sure you FILE FIRST in court so you get custody of your Son

you're in my prayers Fren

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HulkHogan42069 3 points ago +3 / -0

I am 28. I have a car, dog, three bedroom apartment all to myself with a garage and washer/drier. Never went to college. Weird, right?

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HulkHogan42069 3 points ago +3 / -0

Also raised by a single mom.

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ENVYNITAZ [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

sounds like someone who knows how to work . . .

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Genericwhitemale 1 point ago +1 / -0

Why would you want 3 rooms if u live alone?

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HulkHogan42069 1 point ago +1 / -0

I keep a wap on tap in each one 🤣

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Genericwhitemale 3 points ago +3 / -0

So its not all to yourself? Lol

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grenades_and_ham 2 points ago +2 / -0

Ha, got out of the military and had no where to live, ended up renting a old greyhound bus from one of my dads friends. Talk about motivation.

That bus always spooked me because there was a little button on the front of the bus that would open the door.

Every night I was paranoid.

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ENVYNITAZ [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

awesomeness!