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post #151 of 166
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Originally Posted by mkarim View Post
Our entitlement society has created an entire generation of slackers (both men and women) who think society owes them without having to work for anything.
We don't all feel that way. I work about 80 hours a week, always have, for just above the poverty line, and I love it. My generation isn't 100% Connes.
post #152 of 166
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Originally Posted by Bill Smith View Post
Probably the smartest observation of the lot on this thread. I'm older (fortysomething) and I'll be honest, I know a couple women in my social circle I have known since we were teens that have not left high school in terms with their relationships with men.

Do they wish they were with YOU?
post #153 of 166
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Originally Posted by Bill Smith View Post
If I had a dollar for every lame ass pointless start up idea/business model.....

Hmm that sucks man, because when I was 16 I had an idea, I'm 18 now and because I didn't have the money or the legal expertise, the id has already been developed (digitalized IDs).

There are current developments where you have a little magnetic strip on your phone and it contains bank info/credit card info.

My plan was to take this further and store everything on it (license/passport/social security).
Fuck this shit economy!!!!

I'm just gonna go to college and get a degree in money-ology
post #154 of 166
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Originally Posted by sofaking9000 View Post
Hmm that sucks man, because when I was 16 I had an idea, I'm 18 now and because I didn't have the money or the legal expertise, the id has already been developed (digitalized IDs).

There are current developments where you have a little magnetic strip on your phone and it contains bank info/credit card info.

My plan was to take this further and store everything on it (license/passport/social security).
Fuck this shit economy!!!!

I'm just gonna go to college and get a degree in money-ology
2 points about your idea: 1. It was invented a lot longer than 2 years ago. 2. They've floated this idea. People are too paranoid to want it.
post #155 of 166
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Originally Posted by intent View Post
2 points about your idea:

1. It was invented a lot longer than 2 years ago.

2. They've floated this idea. People are too paranoid to want it.

Hmm, I do not know much about it but you can not deny that more can be done, the opportunity is there.
post #156 of 166
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Originally Posted by sofaking9000 View Post
Hmm, I do not know much about it but you can not deny that more can be done, the opportunity is there.
thanks for the blanket statement, high school.
post #157 of 166
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Originally Posted by mkarim View Post
Many women want it both ways - for them to be treated equally when it suits them and have men take care of them when it suits them. I've never had a woman successfully explain to me why this should be the case, but...

I don't know that it should be the case, but I think there are understandable reasons why it is.

First, although American women have made strides in the workplace, their median income is still $.78 for a man's $1. Hence, a woman might reasonably consider her man to be underperforming if he's not making @20% more than she is. Second, if a woman wants the choice of whether to work in business or be a stay-at-home mother, the latter is only an option if the man is a very good provider. (Yes, a man could be a stay-at-home-father instead, but the first item above is part of why this is relatively rare.)

Third, women are commodified (by men and themselves) according to standards of attractiveness"”in terms of physical beauty and ability to conceive and bear children"”that are very youth-oriented; that is, their value goes down over time. Men, by contrast, are commodified primarily according to their earning power or potential; typically, this means their value goes up over time.

In choosing a mate, a woman naturally looks to form a partnership in which she can be more competitive in life. A man who treats a women a certain way is demonstrating his ability"”financial and emotional"”to be a good long-term provider for her and any future offspring; a woman looking for a serious relationship is likely to gauge a man according to that ability.

Of course, individual men, women, and relationships are more complicated than that. Basically, though, everyone"”male or female"”wants to be treated in whatever way will be most advantageous to them at any given time, according to how they see the big picture. On the surface, this can appear inconsistent; underneath, it's anything but.

Your mileage, of course, may vary.
post #158 of 166
^ Eloquently put, pstoller.
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post #160 of 166
Stazy, EAson, and I are the only good men left in this forum.
post #161 of 166
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Originally Posted by kwilkinson View Post
My generation isn't 100% Connes.
I never said it was 100%. I was referring to the trend. Nothing applies to each and every person :-)

Good job on working hard though. Working to earn something gives me a sense of accomplishment.


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post #162 of 166
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Originally Posted by intent View Post
...What I don't understand are girls ...
Give it up. It can't be done by anyone with a Y chromosome. If you really could understand girls, your head would explode.
post #163 of 166
Girls dont even understand themselves.
post #164 of 166
I think I'm the opposite of this article. I'm 21. Make entirely too much money and have entirely too much responsibility. I'm not married, nor close, but it's something I look forward to when the time comes.
post #165 of 166
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Originally Posted by Reggs View Post
Girls dont even understand themselves.

Got that right.
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