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Old 01-11-2006, 01:28 PM   #21
 
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This Eastern world, it is explodin'

Violence flarin', bullets loadin'

You're old enough to kill, but not for votin'

You don't believe in war, but what's that gun you're totin

And even the Jordan Rivers got bodies floating

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Re: The It-Sucks-To-Be-Me Generation
Old 01-11-2006, 01:39 PM   #22
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Back to the 20-somethings and their expectations:

My SO's son, age 26, and his fiance, age 18, will both be moving out of their parents homes for the first time when they get married in March (halleluiah!)

He's beginning his apprenticeship as a union electrician, she's a grocery checker.* They have no savings now and he has no permenant job.

They have insisted on looking for a "cute house" in nice neighborhood to rent, despite our strong suggestions that maybe they start out in an apartment first.* *

As far as we know they have done NO budgeting of what their expenses versus income is going to be.

Now to top it off, Sunday they came asking to borrow the security deposit!!

Seems they expect everything instantaneously and have no sense of working for it.

Just my personal experience.
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This Eastern world, it is explodin'

Violence flarin', bullets loadin'

You're old enough to kill, but not for votin'

You don't believe in war, but what's that gun you're totin

And even the Jordan Rivers got bodies floating

etc

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The more things change, the more they remain the same.
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Old 01-11-2006, 01:41 PM   #24
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Back to the 20-somethings and their expectations:

My SO's son, age 26, and his fiance, age 18, will both be moving out of their parents homes for the first time when they get married in March (halleluiah!)

He's beginning his apprenticeship as a union electrician, she's a grocery checker.* They have no savings now and he has no permenant job.

They have insisted on looking for a "cute house" in nice neighborhood to rent, despite our strong suggestions that maybe they start out in an apartment first.* *

As far as we know they have done NO budgeting of what their expenses versus income is going to be.

Now to top it off, Sunday they came asking to borrow the security deposit!!

Seems they expect everything instantaneously and have no sense of working for it.

Just my personal experience.
Yep. Seen that quite a bit with Gen Y.
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Old 01-11-2006, 01:43 PM   #25
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And then when they are short a few hundred or thousand dollars for their rent/new car payment/ Bestbuy CC payment, they'll come running to you for another cash infusion. Economic Outpatient Care - dangerous thing!
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I am not the only one who knows a young person just putting in time until some Grand Father or other relative dies and they expect some cash?

The product of a generation who did not want their kids to go through what they went through,but failed to realise what they went through made them what the are.
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I'd say that about sums it up...
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Back to the 20-somethings and their expectations:

My SO's son, age 26, and his fiance, age 18, will both be moving out of their parents homes for the first time when they get married in March (halleluiah!)

He's beginning his apprenticeship as a union electrician, she's a grocery checker.* They have no savings now and he has no permenant job.

They have insisted on looking for a "cute house" in nice neighborhood to rent, despite our strong suggestions that maybe they start out in an apartment first.* *

As far as we know they have done NO budgeting of what their expenses versus income is going to be.

Now to top it off, Sunday they came asking to borrow the security deposit!!

Seems they expect everything instantaneously and have no sense of working for it.

Just my personal experience.
Wow, what's the rush with everything these days? *I always find it unusual when kids want to get married so young. *I'm a firm believer that kids should finish school, have a steady job and be a bit more "worldly" before taking the plunge. *Just my 2 cents.... *
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Wow, what's the rush with everything these days? *I always find it unusual when kids want to get married so young. *I'm a firm believer that kids should finish school, have a steady job and be a bit more "worldly" before taking the plunge. *Just my 2 cents.... *
Agreed.
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And retirement too -- what's the rush? Work a while, be a bit more "worldly". . .
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Well, I've been working longer than either of them have been alive...
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The product of a generation who did not want their kids to go through what they went through,but failed to realise what they went through made them what the are.
I think this is right on.
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What I want to know is did you give them the money for the security deposit?
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Wow, what's the rush with everything these days? *I always find it unusual when kids want to get married so young. *I'm a firm believer that kids should finish school, have a steady job and be a bit more "worldly" before taking the plunge. *Just my 2 cents.... *
Eh, I can see it both ways. If you wait until you are older you get more wisdom and experience, but you also get more cynical (and maybe even less choosy/desparate). Like everything in life, I guess its a trade-off.
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Wow, what's the rush with everything these days? *I always find it unusual when kids want to get married so young. *I'm a firm believer that kids should finish school, have a steady job and be a bit more "worldly" before taking the plunge. *Just my 2 cents.... *
Yeah, I don't think 26 is so bad, but the fact that he's marrying an 18 yr. old sounds like a recipe for disaster. We can pretty much write the script. 4 years from now, when they have two kids, she's going to say she never had any fun, never had a life before they got married so early. Now she wants to go out, do stuff, not be tied down to a husband who's 30 and works all the time... divorce. Single parenthood. Part time fatherhood and child support.

This is what SO went through with his son, and it seems destined to repeat.

But they are fundamentalist christians (the kids, NOT SO!) and probably feel a duty to go forth and be fruitful. :P
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Yeah, I don't think 26 is so bad, but the fact that he's marrying an 18 yr. old sounds like a recipe for disaster. We can pretty much write the script. 4 years from now, when they have two kids, she's going to say she never had any fun, never had a life before they got married so early. Now she wants to go out, do stuff, not be tied down to a husband who's 30 and works all the time... divorce. Single parenthood. Part time fatherhood and child support.
Wow. I no longer feel guilty for scripting out this outcome in my mind.

Modify the ages by a few years, and you have my cousin and her ex-husband. Electrician/construction worker husband and grocery store clerk wife.

My cousin married when she was barely 18, had two kids (the first a few months after the wedding ). Husband a few years older. Born again fundamentalist christians. Can't manage their money. Divorce after 3-4 years. Wow. .

Their material misfortunes paralleled their relationship misfortunes. As the last days of their marriage went by, a tree fell on their mobile home, ruining it beyond repair.
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the first a few months after the wedding
That happened to me too. I was shocked. We werent even married and I thought you had to get married before you could get pregnant.

My dad cleared it all up for me. Apparently the first one can come at any time, after that its 9 months or so.
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It is a book that all potential, current, grandparents, and children should read that deals with the problems of overparenting. This is something that almost everyone has faced in one way or another. When I read it I was just amazed at how it applies to almost everyone I've ever met, dated, shown my O face, snubbed, loved, been friends with, etc.

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My cousin married when she was barely 18, had two kids (the first a few months after the wedding ).* Husband a few years older.* Born again fundamentalist christians.* Can't manage their money.* Divorce after 3-4 years.* Wow. .
Yikes, we must be living in parallel universes.

It seems so obvious to everyone except them. Sigh.
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Wonder what born-again fundamentalist Christians are doing boinking out of wedlock?
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