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post #331 of 387
I did the "work like hell" thing in grad school, opened up a lot of doors for me and really helped me grow professionally and personally. You don't really know what you're capable of until you have to force yourself to work 70+ hours a week for months on end, completely on your own motivation. There was a certain perverse joy to it sometimes too; it could be great or it could be intensely miserable.

Now I have a lot more options for better money than I would have otherwise and I'm still young enough to enjoy it. Didn't get to start a family before 30, but I don't think I would have wanted to do that anyway.
post #332 of 387
Starting a family young was, in hindsight, a good thing. You want motivation? Plus, I can talk to my kids and I'm still cool. Their friends still think I'm cool. There's nothing like your kids and their friends thinking you're cool because they will readily listen to your advice. And I'm not talking about the, well they're going to drink/do drugs/sex anyway so they might as well do it with me at home types of cool, either.

I know/work with guys who are just starting their families because of the career path they've chosen and some of them can't have kids now and the others, by the time their kids are teens they will be ancient. Not a good look.
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Starting a family young was, in hindsight, a good thing. You want motivation? Plus, I can talk to my kids and I'm still cool. Their friends still think I'm cool. There's nothing like your kids and their friends thinking you're cool because they will readily listen to your advice. And I'm not talking about the, well they're going to drink/do drugs/sex anyway so they might as well do it with me at home types of cool, either.
I know/work with guys who are just starting their families because of the career path they've chosen and some of them can't have kids now and the others, by the time their kids are teens they will be ancient. Not a good look.

I think the jury is out on that. We'd both agree that there is such a thing as being too young or too old to start a family. But my first kid was born when I was the same age that my father was when I was born, and he never struck me as "old" (I suppose he also never struck me as "cool", but that's a whole different metric).

Life is full of trade-offs. I waited to have kids, and that will provide them with some opportunities that they wouldn't otherwise have (because we have more money as a result of that wait). But we undoubtedly lost some things. Nothing that I particularly regret, but the experience of raising a child as a 22 year old is undoubtedly different than it is as a 32 year old.
post #335 of 387
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How are teh twinz, old man?

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I think the jury is out on that. We'd both agree that there is such a thing as being too young or too old to start a family. But my first kid was born when I was the same age that my father was when I was born, and he never struck me as "old" (I suppose he also never struck me as "cool", but that's a whole different metric).
Life is full of trade-offs. I waited to have kids, and that will provide them with some opportunities that they wouldn't otherwise have (because we have more money as a result of that wait). But we undoubtedly lost some things. Nothing that I particularly regret, but the experience of raising a child as a 22 year old is undoubtedly different than it is as a 32 year old.

There's nothing like being able to teach your kids in lieu of just giving them what you never had. I personally think going thru "the struggle" is something that makes strong individuals and wouldn't give that up for anything. I ride easy now but I can adapt quickly if necessary. More money, more problems. If your kids know the value of a dollar they will be more apt to make better choices than the ones who are "privileged" and put in private schools because "I wanted to give you what I never had" and they largely end up despising you for it or turning to drugs/porn/prostitution/become runaways.
post #336 of 387
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You mad smile.gif
How are teh twinz, old man?

They're good. I need them around to feed me soft foods (my teeth are long gone) and give me my bath (my hip is bad).
post #337 of 387
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They're good. I need them around to feed me soft foods (my teeth are long gone) and give me my bath (my hip is bad).

I LOLed IRL. I'm glad you are such a good sport. A few of us may be having drinks this week, hope u to join us (I owe you a beer) smile.gif
post #338 of 387
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Originally Posted by NORE View Post

Starting a family young was, in hindsight, a good thing. You want motivation? Plus, I can talk to my kids and I'm still cool. Their friends still think I'm cool. There's nothing like your kids and their friends thinking you're cool because they will readily listen to your advice. And I'm not talking about the, well they're going to drink/do drugs/sex anyway so they might as well do it with me at home types of cool, either.
I know/work with guys who are just starting their families because of the career path they've chosen and some of them can't have kids now and the others, by the time their kids are teens they will be ancient. Not a good look.

I wouldn't have had kids before now regardless of my career path, so I might as well have gotten a head start in the process.
post #339 of 387
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They're good. I need them around to feed me soft foods (my teeth are long gone) and give me my bath (my hip is bad).

so i was right
post #340 of 387
I told you I can't chew those damn oysters !

On a serious note, can you guys believe that kid above is actually the baby's dad? (for the avoidance of doubt, the one with the Playstation controller is the father while the one sleeping is the son)
post #341 of 387
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I told you I can't chew those damn oysters !
On a serious note, can you guys believe that kid above is actually the baby's dad? (for the avoidance of doubt, the one with the Playstation controller is the father while the one sleeping is the son)

How hard is the father? Got a news story link?
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post #343 of 387
I don't even know where to start with that^^
post #344 of 387
There was a follow up story about 12 weeks later saying that DNA proved he wasn't the father, and the mother was a slut.
post #345 of 387
Whatever the case, that kid has an alpha future ahead of him.
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