worried about future

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  1. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    well yea im worried about the future. with higher gas->higher food->higher goods in general and no wage increases has me VERY pessimistic about the future

    i hope i will be able to afford things once i graduate and yea not stress out like i am now. are any others in this situation

    i swear, i should just turn into a mountain man or something.....completely cut off from socialization and not be so god damned dependent on society for EVERYTHING
     
  2. Iscariot macrumors 68030

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    It's not that difficult to live comfortably, even on a modest salary, if you make sane financial planning decisions. I make significantly less than I could given my skills and experience, because I choose to work for a national leader in environmental and sustainable standards. It's the little choices, like taking public transit instead of owning a car, amalgamating as many services as possible, and eating out less frequently, that add up in the end.

    (To be fair, I make a fair bit more than average for my age group -- even if not for my education level -- and I'm living quite comfortably in accomodations above par for most people my age)
     
  3. OnlyMarcusCannn macrumors regular

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    I think about this a lot, too, especially since I'm getting ready to graduate from school, and it gets sort of scary when I think about how the future's gonna turn out. Let's see, we have kids shooting kids at school everyday, the USD is declining in value, gas prices are SOARING, heightened security for everything due to the fright of terrorism, and the mortgage crisis. This list goes on and on. Times are hard, and it's a bit mind-boggling to see how things have changed pretty quick right in front of our eyes. Even things like what seems to be the sudden increase in global warming scares me! I just hope that hopefully, with elections coming up, we can get someone in the office that make a better effort to get things better than what they are now. :rolleyes:
     
  4. dops7107 macrumors 6502a

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    There's definitely something to be said for developing a useful skill - be it mechanics, woodwork, plumbing, horticulture, making/repairing clothes. At the minute our society is SO diversified that everyone is specialist and cannot survive without others. Hell, some people can't even cook. The Guardian (UK newspaper) has a weekly environmentally-related column once a week, in which a celebrity is interviewed about their green habits. One question is "what skill do you have for the post-oil age?" Something we should all think about it. (I can grow plants and fix bikes)
     
  5. kresh macrumors 6502a

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    The times are getting bad, it seems like it's accellerated in the past 5 years. I am thankful that I am reconciled to God, through Jesus Christ. Not everyone is scared. Ever wondered why? If you are really that scared, I would ask those that are not, and have hope in Jesus Christ, why they are not.
     
  6. fadetoblack86 macrumors newbie

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    i think america needs to stop worrying so much about the world and start working on ourselves.
     
  7. OnlyMarcusCannn macrumors regular

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    Care to elaborate?
     
  8. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    It ain't just you.

    It's hard for someone like me, who's 51, to say that things were much better when I was a young man, because everybody gives you that look. You know, the same one you get when you try to tell someone about how you went through 6' of snow, uphill both ways, to get to school.

    Yet it's true. In my entire life, I have never seen anything this bad -- politically, economically, everything.
     
  9. chaosbunny macrumors 68000

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    Maybe it would be wiser to spend the money on a better social system & education than on the 30. or whatever aircraftcarrier and the 10000. or whatever nuclear weapon.

    Oh yes, and I agree with the roflchopter! :D
     
  10. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Only Tom Cruise can help us. When I take a look at the environment around me, I see trees and grass. I don't have the ability to see what he sees. Only Tom Cruise can.

    No wonder they do. You went uphill going and coming home from school. :eek:
     
  11. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    I know that's an old gag, but it fits.
     
  12. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    Well with a college degree you should be fine. The lack of a wage increase mostly effects minimum wage, which for a very long time no one been able to really live on.
    You will have a college degree and will be able to live confortablely. Even with todays higher prices.


    LOL you think the elections are going to change any thing. Then you pretty diliosional.

    Look back over past 20 years. Really who ever is in office has really little effect over you daily lives. Hell most of the time they will just maintain the status que. The congress will normally sit around 50/50 give or take. Almost ways you need both parties to agree to work with you.

    Lets not forget almost all politions care about one thing. It is power and staying in power.
     
  13. Prof. macrumors 601

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    Amen to that!

    Lets fix our own problems before we fix the worlds problems.
     
  14. Full of Win macrumors 68030

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    Ebb and flow... ebb and flow. If it was great all the time, then what would be the point? Life is a sine wave where there are ups and downs, enjoy the ups and work to get back to the ups when you are on the downs.
     
  15. atad6 macrumors regular

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    I think it's just important to try to keep things in perspective. Being worried about the future means you also have to consider the past.

    Yes, I believe the US is in a pretty low state compared to where it's been in the last few decades but that's the way it's always worked, up and down. If you look at where we are now compared to the rest of our history it's easy to make the argument that things have been much worse.

    With all the negative media saturation it's hard to ever notice when something good is being done. Perhaps I'm just being naive, but I like to hope that generally people care about improving the state of others.

    I'm usually the same way, worrying about everything but in the end worrying doesn't usually get you anywhere. My philosophy is to just try to help others, enjoy what this life provides me (good and bad) and not worry too much about the future.

    Maybe I'm being too much of an idealist, I just don't think it's such a bad thing to have a little hope in humanity.
     
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    Yes, you are anticipating the rapture. But most people have a more intelligent belief that they should prepare themselves for a much more realistic view of the future. Your beliefs do not have any merit, other than the extremist, closed-circuit views you have fallen pray to. I am not telling you what to believe in, but keep it to yourself.
     
  17. leekohler macrumors G5

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    I agree completely. Moving to a big city is one of the best things you can do to save money where gas prices are concerned. I haven't owned a car for almost a decade and I don't miss cars one bit. They are money suckers that will drain you of cash faster than you can count to three.
     
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    I dropped the car when I moved to the city three years ago. If I need a car for some reason, there's always Zipcar. And they have Mini Coopers.

    We are nihilists. We believe in nothing.
     
  20. solvs macrumors 603

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    I struggled at first, but after a lot of work, a lot of heartache, and some luck, I was able to make a pretty decent life for myself. I'm not going to say it's always easy. It isn't. But put more focus into bettering yourself and taking care of what you need to than worrying over things you may have little control over. It's a struggle sometimes, but as is life.
     
  21. skunk macrumors G4

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    Except bowling.
     
  22. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    Nobody ****s with the Jesus.
     
  23. biturbomunkie macrumors 6502a

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    same here, i really don't think i could live comfortably when i receive my undergrad degree. i think the only two options for me are grad school or navy medical corps and become a marine medical officer.

    the future seems bleak, but i'm just telling myself "no fate but what we make."
     
  24. Queso macrumors G4

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    Personally I believe secure financial planning during the boom times is a far more reliable strategy than depending on supernatural entities to see you through.

    Remember that it doesn't matter how good the Summer is, Winter always follows.

    But also remember that Summer does come again. This coming recession will end eventually, just like they all do.

    Even for diehard End Timers...
     
  25. solvs macrumors 603

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    Tell that to the ancient Romans. :(
     

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