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what the fuck to do with my life plz

Discussion in 'RC' started by einride, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. NAD

    NAD What A Horrible Night To Have A Curse

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    A) Skipped lunch today. Straight to wine for dinner. :loco:

    B) Nope, I've missed y'all periodically. It was time to check in. :oops:

    C) I moved my laptop next to where she is sitting on the floor organizing my old photos of ex-girlfriends. WTF?!

    D) Whoops! :loco:
     
  2. lurch70

    lurch70 Active Member

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    congrats on the marriage ... wait till dorian finds out .. he's going to commit Harakiri.
     
  3. Krilons Resa

    Krilons Resa Jerry's married?!

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    Fuckin' NADatar :kickass:
     
  4. NAD

    NAD What A Horrible Night To Have A Curse

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    I went through this. I became miserable at 25 because I had a degree and was on year 6 of a good career. Textbook definition of Doing Things Right and I fucking hated my existence. The only real Life Choice I made at the time was to grow my hair out. Seven years later, it's still the correct decision. I made a massive career change at 31 and don't regret it. It never felt so good to work harder than ever before for way less money than I had grown somewhat accustomed to. My boss asked me about this shift after I had been working for him for some time, and I said "it feels good to not hate myself when I wake up in the morning" and it's completely true.
    Do you have any good stories from this time period? If so, it was not wasted. I spent 10 months in LA trying to make it as a musician. Failed miserably, made $25 pay total. Spent more than that in gas money each rehearsal. But I'm glad I did it.

    Fix'd.
    :lol: White males rule the world! So why come I'm still poor?
    Oh fuck me this is almost good enough to replace my signature.
    As opposed to the job you currently hate? You can always shoot yourself in the face at the end of the tour. :loco:

    :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:

    College is stupid. I think I'm on my 10 year anniversary as of next month. I loved my time there, but only have a piece of paper to show for it and nothing more.

    When I was 17 I wanted to tour the world as a rockstar. Still do. Still won't, but whatever. :Smug:

    Good so I'm at the halfway mark, can't wait for this wave of semi-contentedness to reside. :loco:

    I don't know who you are but I like this.

    So yeah. Good thread. The only advice I have is to surround yourself ONLY with things that are worth your time. This includes people, jobs, possessions, everything. Eliminate the waste, even if it means hard choices and hurt feelings. I have a limited circle of friends, I only eat the food that I enjoy, I play music with who I want to, and go to a job that I choose. Life is not perfect, and there will always be things to distract your from the important things, but doing everything in your power to get rid of the undesired elements helps. A lot. Well, it works for me anyhow. Mostly. I also have an awesome wife and family. That doesn't pan out for everyone, but it certainly helps me.
     
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    lurch70 Active Member

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    that accurate multi-quote thing you did is impressive. i still have no idea how to do that.
     
  6. NAD

    NAD What A Horrible Night To Have A Curse

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    :err:
     
  7. ChaosLee

    ChaosLee Formerly Necromunchkin

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    Nad, I am the artist formerly known as Necromunchkin.
     
  8. dorian gray

    dorian gray Returning videotapes

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    that quote....ahahahahahahahhaaaaahahahaaahahhaa
     
  9. NAD

    NAD What A Horrible Night To Have A Curse

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    I should have known! Because it says "formerly Necromunchkin" right there. Duh. ChaosWhisky.
     
  10. einride

    einride your best friend

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    hey there doom, i remember you, it's been a while :eek:

    thanks for the input, that's slightly encouraging.


    this is also a good post, thanks. you know, i am predisposed to the "be happy with less money, work less" school of thought but there is less, and then there's less.

    i currently live on about $830 a month after rent is paid*, and that has to pay for food + gas + inevitable car repairs + beer + clothes + everything. i have no home insurance, nothing like that. absolutely no margins, if something goes wrong i have no money saved up to take care of it, i'm essentially fucked if, say, my car breaks down or my computer breaks down or something like that.

    another example: i'm moving in with my girlfriend and we need a new couch, but a new couch would take me literally a year to save up for. i can't go on trips or vacations, i can't really have a nice dinner out with my girlfriend, i can't even reasonably have a couple of beers with my friends at a bar, because $5 or so for a beer just doesn't fly with the sort of constraints i have.

    so you see what i mean when i say i need to make more money. it's not about being rich, it's about living a reasonable life with hopefully a small buffer so i don't have to feel the repercussions of buying new tires for my car for like 5 months and have to ask my boss for advances on my salary constantly (real life example right here, i had to buy new winter tires so as to not to kill myself, and it was already summer again when my economy at last got back on track from the hit i took there -- i had borrowed lots of money from my boss, from my girlfriend, from at least one friend, etc.)

    and you could say "well, sell your car, eat rice and lentils, stop drinking" but i can't help but feel i should be entitled to a life with something at least approaching the same kind of material comforts almost everyone else has. i have a car worth $500 from 1988 and i still can't really afford to drive and maintain it. it is frustrating sometimes.


    * keep in mind the exchange rate, too: the dollar is very weak so that is less money to me than it might sound like to you
     
  11. einride

    einride your best friend

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    eh, to be fair i wouldn't say i HATE my current job. i get along with everyone, i'm pretty independent with what i do, i have my own room where i can listen to death metal on youtube while working. it's okay. it's just that 1) it pays little and 2) it's going nowhere. no personal growth, no pay increases, not even any climbing the corporate ladder. not even anything particularly impressive to put on my resume. dead end.

    the music business, though, is just one of those things that i feel is pretty rotten and miserable, and working with music would make me end up hating music, and i love music and live for music. therefore: no go.

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  12. Thanatopsis123

    Thanatopsis123 白鬼

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    I have some distant Swedish relatives and they said that this kind of situation is the same for everybody in Sweden. Nobody has disposable income. And most American politicians love to point out the same thing about Scandinavian countries every time somebody bad mouths American inequality.

    Then again my relatives said this while on a month long family vacation in America so either it was bullshit or they are somehow the exception.
     
  13. einride

    einride your best friend

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    in my experience, this is just not true

    if it has any truth to it, it is only because people with larger incomes have been conditioned to also spend more money on stupid shit -- which i guess is the definition of having disposable income, so not even this holds any water

    plenty of people make plenty of money and have enough to stash some away at the end of every month

    you see, i work half time (4 hours a day, more or less. lately it's been more like 6 hours a day because we have a lot to do at the moment) at a job with relatively low wages. i am definitely the exception, not the rule.
     
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    the solution to your crisis is to kill yourself for satan
     
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    this thread should be renamed "10,000 reasons why working on a farm will leave you crippled and poor". eh, it could be worse. the part i hate most about my job is probably the 16-20hrs of driving every week (at least i get paid for it). i gotta say, one awesome advantage of my career is barely having to pay anything towards taxes at the end of the week.
     
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    seriously considering a 180 degree turn and changing careers ... the fun and diversity of what I am doing is really boring (read: annoying) me.
     
  17. einride

    einride your best friend

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    i'm considering something p. drastic as well but i won't say anything until i know for sure its gonna work out
     
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    einride your best friend

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    NAD What A Horrible Night To Have A Curse

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    If it doesn't work out, it'll make a good story afterward.

    A few years ago I joined a synth-pop band in LA to try and become famous. That didn't work out, but I get to laugh about joining a synth-pop band, just like this: :lol:
     

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