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Crusader

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#1 10 years ago

Dont you ever think, when a kid and in teens, I seemed to always yearn for more freedom, always thinking the older i got, id be free, id do what i want, id get car, that I would not be trapped anymore. Now I am older, Working, i actually have a Car, I finally miss those days, I was more free back then, than I am now, now i realise im more trapped by a Job, having to pay rent, bills, food and living costs, aswell as funding me car and have more worry than I ever did back then. I was happier and more free then, than I am now. My parents always said it was like that, guess nobody realises how good it was until its gone.




Fetter

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#2 10 years ago

Growing old is quite possibly the most depressing experience ever. When you're younger you don't have to worry about anything, but there's so much shit to wade through when you're an adult. The whole bills, taxes, payments, etc. thing is largely the fault of our current times. I honestly don't want to pay the government a percentage of my paycheck just so some rich fat geezer can get richer and fatter.

It's because of this I am planning on withdrawing into a forest of the like and going completely self sufficient (solar power, livestock, etc.) as soon as I have some money to do so.




Vasili

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#3 10 years ago

Welcome to society!

We're born. Forced into education. Forced into a job. Forced to live by others rules. Told what to think. Told where to go. Pay people your earned money through tax. Pay other people out of debt through recessions even though you didn't cause it. Realize you're just another cog in a fucked up machine. Get old. Government gives you a retirement fund and gives you permission to do nothing for the rest of your life. Find out the business's and banks have taken your retirement fund. Realize you're too old to try the things you could of done. Get even older. Find that you can't have shit by yourself. Die.

And well, if you don't like working together there is always some forgotten island somewhere.




Fetter

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#4 10 years ago
Vasili;4783183Welcome to society!

Screw society. Screw progress. Back to the old ways, says I.




AlDaja

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#5 10 years ago

YouTube - Trace Adkins - You're Gonna Miss This This song comes to mind on occassion.:(




Nemmerle Forum Mod

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#6 10 years ago

You know what... I don't live my life that way. I spent about two years of my life in school, I'm at university studying subjects I like, I don't work for a living, I do pretty much whatever I like with my time. And when I'm done with university I've no intention of going and working in an office maze. In my experience the older you get the more freedom you have, it's how you choose to use it.




Dot Com

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#7 10 years ago

Vasili;4783183Welcome to society!

We're born. Forced into education. Forced into a job. Forced to live by others rules. Told what to think. Told where to go. Pay people your earned money through tax. Pay other people out of debt through recessions even though you didn't cause it. Realize you're just another cog in a fucked up machine. Get old. Government gives you a retirement fund and gives you permission to do nothing for the rest of your life. Find out the business's and banks have taken your retirement fund. Realize you're too old to try the things you could of done. Get even older. Find that you can't have shit by yourself. Die.

And well, if you don't like working together there is always some forgotten island somewhere.

It's never too late to start investing your time into some sort of passion or hobby. Learn how to:

play an instrument sing make art hang glide climb a mountain travel to 3rd world nations, walk the unbeaten path and explore different cultures break the law take some risks

While yes, I agree that society and life is fucked, make the best of it.




random_soldier1337

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#8 10 years ago
The Walrus;4783188Screw society. Screw progress. Back to the old ways, says I.[/quote] Doesn't matter. As long as we were part of the human race, there was always a society, no matter how primitive or basic. You'd always have to follow some sort of norm. [quote=Jeffro;4783401]It's never too late to start investing your time into some sort of passion or hobby. Learn how to: play an instrument sing make art hang glide climb a mountain take some risks While yes, I agree that society and life is fucked, make the best of it.

I lol'd at the last few but they are very true and can be done very easily (although I'm sure you knew that ;) ). Truth be told, we are always free. We just hold ourselves back due to the social system present and even then we can do as we please if we disregard it. We always have free-will. We just fail to utilize it for one reason or another. Mostly because we do not wish to due to the consequences born of our actions which can often be detrimental to us, unless we know what to do and how to handle the situation. Oh and I erased some options from the quote I made of Jeffro's post because I'm sure NS would never think about doing any of those. ;) Although it would be a very helpful, healthy and enriching experience should you choose to.




Sh0wdowN

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#9 10 years ago

Vasili;4783183Welcome to society!

We're born. Forced into education. Forced into a job. Forced to live by others rules. Told what to think. Told where to go. Pay people your earned money through tax. Pay other people out of debt through recessions even though you didn't cause it. Realize you're just another cog in a fucked up machine. Get old. Government gives you a retirement fund and gives you permission to do nothing for the rest of your life. Find out the business's and banks have taken your retirement fund. Realize you're too old to try the things you could of done. Get even older. Find that you can't have shit by yourself. Die.

And well, if you don't like working together there is always some forgotten island somewhere.[/quote] I'd say forced into an education sounds a lot harsher than reality. If it was up to parents, how many kids do you think would've had a better future staying home? The ones whose parents wouldn't choose to send them to school would be more or less messed up, therefore it being law is the best solution.

Forced into a job? I suppose if you don't have *anything* you enjoy, but you'd be surprised how many different jobs there are.

You're not told what to think, you're pretty free. Don't be so melodramatic. And you're not told where to go, either, you have freedom.

Don't be pessimistic just for the sake of it. [quote=Nemmerle;4783206]You know what... I don't live my life that way. I spent about two years of my life in school, I'm at university studying subjects I like, I don't work for a living, I do pretty much whatever I like with my time. And when I'm done with university I've no intention of going and working in an office maze. In my experience the older you get the more freedom you have, it's how you choose to use it.

I agree with Nemmerle. One of the reasons why I pursue higher education is just so I won't think "*sigh*, I gotta go to work tomorrow", but that I'll actually look forward to it because it'll be something I enjoy. I have no intention of being a drone in a faceless, gray conglomerate.

But, yeah, it is what you make of it. I mean, Jeffro complains a fair bit about society, and I'm not saying the complaints are unwarranted, but at least he seems to have made a choice to do something he enjoys. You can make the best of almost everything, especially considering how well off everyone who has the ability to read/post on these forums are compared with the majority of the world.

You complain about going to work? Africans may not have to work, but they have to walk miles on miles every day to get some water. Their life is *constant* work just to survive. Your work will at worst be barely tolerable, but that's in terms of boredom, not physical exhaustion, and those two are completely different.




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#10 10 years ago
The Walrus;4783163Growing old is quite possibly the most depressing experience ever.

I resemble that remark!

Uggh, OK, the mere use of that famous comedy line is probably a good example of how old I am. Trust me guys, it's not getting out on your own that's the worst part of growing old. For one thing, it's half mixed with the hope you'll eventually earn your way to a happy fulfilling life. No, indeed it is instead the dreaded mid life crisis. The point at which you realize your mind is writing checks your body can't cash. Cherish your youth while you can. The more you learn to roll with the punches the more you'll enjoy it.

OK, I'm done with the ancient cliches now. Any more and we'll need a translator.