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post #121 of 195
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I am a child of a middle class family living in the suburbs and we still do this.

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Slim, your drive is really impressive. Good luck.

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post #122 of 195
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Originally Posted by Hombre Secreto View Post
You better... or you might end up having to survive on Ramen soups from the 99 cents store like me.

that is my nightmare. to graduate college and live alone in an apartment that I can barely pay for with my part time job. Have no furniture, and barely get by on ramen noodles.
post #123 of 195
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Stops cold drafts and lowers heating bills.

to be honest, we only do this on a sliding glass door that covers most of one wall in an extension that is cut off from central heating. we also have one of those plug in heaters for that room, too.
post #124 of 195
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that is my nightmare. to graduate college and live alone in an apartment that I can barely pay for with my part time job. Have no furniture, and barely get by on ramen noodles.

Suckers, this is why I'm not going to college.



...oh wait.
post #125 of 195
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that is my nightmare. to graduate college and live alone in an apartment that I can barely pay for with my part time job. Have no furniture, and barely get by on ramen noodles.
Well that is currently my life, kid. Do a good job in school, and don't leave home until you can afford a place of your own, or your parents kick you out.
post #126 of 195
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Originally Posted by FStyles View Post
Not that anyone will read this with any interest now on the 3rd/4th page, but my folks and I came here from China with not a penny over $200 and a dream. Neither were educated or spoke a lick of Engrish, I was 4, and we knew no one. (when i say $200, I mean it. No bank account, just had 10 $20's)

I won't ramble on with any sob stories, but we were pretty piss poor. No one to turn to back home and definately no one to help here. We were on legit visas but we never once took a penny from the gov't other than the free education and free meals provided to me.

They both worked their asses off and put themselves through college in their 40's. With lots of hard work and a substantial dose of good luck they eventually landed careers which turned into better opptys and so forth.

Fast forward 23 years and my folks are very well off now.... Actually very very well off now but they still "think" poor which drives me up a wall, especially when they come to our place and snoop around in my closet area. The conversations that get started about a particular piece of clothing is NOT fun.

anyway, American dream in its finest form (IMO) and accordingly, we love this country like only immigrants can.

A great testament to the American dream!
post #127 of 195
Just remember, someone has to be poor so that the big timers have someone to look down on. Without people living check to check, eating ramen, and sleeping on the floor - big timers might start feeling... average. That would obviously be unacceptable.
post #128 of 195
well, at the very least, thanks for inspiring me to try and work hard enough now so that I don't have to live check to check. Not that I wanted to do that before this, but people sharing their stories is certainly a motivator.
post #129 of 195
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Originally Posted by Tokyo Slim View Post
Just remember, someone has to be poor so that the big timers have someone to look down on. Without people living check to check, eating ramen, and sleeping on the floor - big timers might start feeling... average. That would obviously be unacceptable.

Philosophers and plowman
each must know his part.

Thanks for carrying your weight man!
post #130 of 195
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post
Philosophers and plowman
each must know his part.

Thanks for carrying your weight man!

Who makes more money, philosophers or plowmen?
post #131 of 195
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Originally Posted by TheFusilliJerry View Post
well, at the very least, thanks for inspiring me to try and work hard enough now so that I don't have to live check to check. Not that I wanted to do that before this, but people sharing their stories is certainly a motivator.

Remember it is in the moment of your decisions that your destiny is shaped.
post #132 of 195
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Who makes more money, philosophers or plowmen?

The philosopher wouldn't care either way.
post #133 of 195
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Who makes more money, philosophers or plowmen?

Think YMMV.
post #134 of 195
Threads like this make me have second thoughts about buying anymoar clothing.
post #135 of 195
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Originally Posted by Kas View Post
The philosopher wouldn't care either way.
Not all philosophers are stoics. Many lead lives of luxury and probably wouldn't have had it any other way.
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