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Old 07-11-2005, 04:33 PM   #21
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The law, medical, business, etc professions are fields that require great skills and I was not up in them.* ** Thank my Lucky Charms.
Along with those "great skills" comes great competition. If you're tenacious, you can succeed quite nicely. Unfortunately, many of those in Generation X and Y want their success handed to them. I've learned the hard way that things don't work like that. Perhaps that's why I'll probably never truly retire -- but will most assuredly become FI from my efforts.
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Re: Why do they even call it "retirement"?
Old 07-11-2005, 04:48 PM   #22
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My best bud was/is the most intel person I've met.

Med school was all about "Who'se your daddy??


Make's u relize jast haW INBRED them docs r. Go to Yurp. Get away from these Bubba jerks.
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Along with those "great skills" comes great competition. If you're tenacious, you can succeed quite nicely. Unfortunately, many of those in Generation X and Y want their success handed to them. I've learned the hard way that things don't work like that. Perhaps that's why I'll probably never truly retire -- but will most assuredly become FI from my efforts.
O.K., as a member of gen x, I have to stand up for my generation. I think there are just as many baby boomers who are looking for some one else to give them what they want as any later generation. My work is filled with stories of boomer dinks who sucked their depression era parents dry all their lives, then lost the family house once the parents died, just to support a lifestyle they couldn't afford because "they didn't DO overtime" etc. I have a coworker who has been "renting" his house from his dad for $400 a month for something like 20 years, yet complains he hasn't been able to save up for a house and that housing is too expensive in San Diego, everybody else got lucky breaks he didn't etc.

I think I heard somewhere that every generation thinks it's the last good one, but I say there are plenty of bums born since the beginning of time.
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Along with those "great skills" comes great competition. If you're tenacious, you can succeed quite nicely. Unfortunately, many of those in Generation X and Y want their success handed to them. I've learned the hard way that things don't work like that. Perhaps that's why I'll probably never truly retire -- but will most assuredly become FI from my efforts.
We have some overpaid boomers here (due to tenure) who are incompetent in many skills especially the computer related ones. They refuse to learn how to use technologies such as Arc GIS, which is becoming more and more essential to work in my field. These guys better watch out; we're (gen x-y's) better trained, and both us AND them know it.
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