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Don't be jealous of others. I spent 25 years working, supervising, and setting up hospital and stat labs. The happiest day in my life was walking away from that stressful mess and extremely toxic work environment where everyone is obsessed with belittling. These status careers suck the life out of you, not so much when you first start(that's because you don't know any better), but as you gain wisdom and ask questions that's when it all starts to unravel.

Most of this career nonsense is ego, people too embarrassed and afraid to be honest with themselves that they really don't enjoy what they do, but the pay is good and society and familly bases respect on an endless list of conditions, causing people to live in fear of not measuring up.

My philosophy is that you can grow and learn anything you want, there's nothing holding anyone back from learning in the information age. When I quit working in the lab and worked for myself it allowed me to continue to study mathematics on my own having worked through probably 35 textbooks in these last 4 years, something I always wanted to do, but didn't have any time at all because I was working 12-14hr days. When I was working I was constantly trouble shooting, solving one problem after another, but I wasn't growing at all, I was simply refining and honing something I was already good at and that is true for most people, matter of fact we reward people for this which locks people into this way of life with more pay and security as long as you agree to show up to your half-way house everyday like a model prisoner.

Life is very short, I enjoyed these last 4 years delving into vector calculus, linear algebra, abstract algebra, real analysis, mathematical statistics, discrete math, proofs, topology, this is what I've wanted to dig into for a long time and everyone of these textbooks cost me no more than $5-20 to purchase as they were used university textbooks from ebay. I figured up what it would have cost me to do this in person at the local university down the street and it would have cost me $300/credit hour and as much as $200-300 for each of the textbooks, that's why higher education is a huge scam, I think I spent maybe $300 total on this huge pile of basically new textbooks. The beauty of all this is that none of this is career related, it was simply because I wanted to increase my understanding of how our universe works.
In the end, did you figure out how to make your pee pee bigger?

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Don't be jealous of others.
Thanks for the kind words man.
I am looking down the barrel of 40 soon and been feeling pretty behind in life compared to my peers. I may not have the status but I damn sure on my way to looking better than most of the guys my age! (hopefully lol)
 

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Thanks for the kind words man.
I am looking down the barrel of 40 soon and been feeling pretty behind in life compared to my peers. I may not have the status but I damn sure on my way to looking better than most of the guys my age! (hopefully lol)
My brother has lots of status, endless list of accomplishments, extremely athletic makes about $500K salary and another $500K from investments and businesses, former competitive body builder, still huge.

I spent about 10 hours in a vehicle recently, just me and him, he's not happy at all, he's stuck in a stressful career.

This status stuff is bullshit, it's what holds us back and forces us into wasting years of our lives.

We have been conditioned through relentless propaganda to build a resume, to look good on paper. If you dare to step off the rat race and become untraceable, unaccountable that is suspicious, dangerous. The slaves are supposed to pick their quota of cotton.

A society that maximizes conformity. We are being turned into Asians that do as expected, a culture of shame where if you make the slightest mistake you put a noose around your neck with a society that doesn't bat an eye. It's a very sick disturbed thing modern man has become.

You gotta look past what others are doing, the shadowy underbelly of the American dream has multi-millionaires offing themselves with either suicide or drugs, that tells me right there that you're not gonna find what you're looking for trying to look like the so called better half of society.

Spending your life trying to look important to other assholes, that's basically what the upper middle class lives.

This leaves everyone else with a constant anxiety and nagging feeling that they have to justify their existence. It's scary what extreme individualism has done to us, isolating and destroying our fellow man one by one with suicide rates exploding as a person reaches their mid 40's until they retire and can get away from the glaring judging eyes which allows this storm to cool off and a person the breathing room to regain their sanity. Suicide is always insane for a healthy rational person, it's only those around us that can drive us to this state.
 
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Thanks for the kind words man.
I am looking down the barrel of 40 soon and been feeling pretty behind in life compared to my peers. I may not have the status but I damn sure on my way to looking better than most of the guys my age! (hopefully lol)
Just work and save. That's it.
 

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Don't be jealous of others. I spent 25 years working, supervising, and setting up hospital and stat labs. The happiest day in my life was walking away from that stressful mess and extremely toxic work environment where everyone is obsessed with belittling. These status careers suck the life out of you, not so much when you first start(that's because you don't know any better), but as you gain wisdom and ask questions that's when it all starts to unravel.

Most of this career nonsense is ego, people too embarrassed and afraid to be honest with themselves that they really don't enjoy what they do, but the pay is good and society and familly bases respect on an endless list of conditions, causing people to live in fear of not measuring up.

My philosophy is that you can grow and learn anything you want, there's nothing holding anyone back from learning in the information age. When I quit working in the lab and worked for myself it allowed me to continue to study mathematics on my own having worked through probably 35 textbooks in these last 4 years, something I always wanted to do, but didn't have any time at all because I was working 12-14hr days. When I was working I was constantly trouble shooting, solving one problem after another, but I wasn't growing at all, I was simply refining and honing something I was already good at and that is true for most people, matter of fact we reward people for this which locks people into this way of life with more pay and security as long as you agree to show up to your half-way house everyday like a model prisoner.

Life is very short, I enjoyed these last 4 years delving into vector calculus, linear algebra, abstract algebra, real analysis, mathematical statistics, discrete math, proofs, topology, this is what I've wanted to dig into for a long time and everyone of these textbooks cost me no more than $5-20 to purchase as they were used university textbooks from ebay. I figured up what it would have cost me to do this in person at the local university down the street and it would have cost me $300/credit hour and as much as $200-300 for each of the textbooks, that's why higher education is a huge scam, I think I spent maybe $300 total on this huge pile of basically new textbooks. The beauty of all this is that none of this is career related, it was simply because I wanted to increase my understanding of how our universe works.
Perfectly said. I know someone with this fantastic job and everyone in their department has been getting let go and they fear they're next. Well, I always work regular ass jobs so I don't worry about it. Anyone who thinks they aren't doing well just work, start a Roth and throw 50 bucks a week into it. Regardless of where the money came from you'll eventually have some wealth
 

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Perfectly said. I know someone with this fantastic job and everyone in their department has been getting let go and they fear they're next. Well, I always work regular ass jobs so I don't worry about it. Anyone who thinks they aren't doing well just work, start a Roth and throw 50 bucks a week into it. Regardless of where the money came from you'll eventually have some wealth
Even though I have invested quite a bit of money, the problem is, money is out of my hands and you can bet if the shtf that money will disappear into the company owner and manager pockets.......this country is run by sleazebags.

If I had to do it over I would have bought gold starting 30 years ago as that has shown to at least double in value every 10 years. And unlike other investments that can be taxed over and over in a never ending extortion scheme until they bleed you dry, you can actually hold onto physical gold yourself.

Even owning land or buying rental properties is out of your hands technically as it can collapse as well thanks to the government.

Here's the problem as someone that has lost about $90K in investments over the past 9 months because of the globalist plans to crush the western world. Most of the value of stocks is only on paper unless you're short trading, if you're in this game for the long haul I'm sorry to say the 11% per year growth isn't gonna happen anymore. The low hanging fruit has been picked, the slaves are waking up from their hypnosis and choosing not to participate, the taxes are being pissed away on foreign wars and sacked up and stuffed into foreign bank vaults for our politicians to skim.

We're at a stage in our civilization where the cost of doing business is such that there is no profit. It's sort of like those that want to run our country on hydrogen that hadn't realized it takes more energy to break water molecules and produce hydrogen than you'll get back using hydrogen to power your economy.

I hate to sound pessimistic, but our hyper specialized economy with all these people that have very specific skills that make them one trick ponies are in for a rude awakening when the cycle of mass layoffs accelerate and they find themselves at a disadvantage and unable to adapt because the truth is when a people are hungry and looking to survive they don't need someone with a masters degree in speech pathology.....no one is gonna give a shit about your credentials.

If you could get rid of one thing that might save our civilization it would be to get rid of usery, let everyone just be without spending their lives servicing debt.
 

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Even though I have invested quite a bit of money, the problem is, money is out of my hands and you can bet if the shtf that money will disappear into the company owner and manager pockets.......this country is run by sleazebags.

If I had to do it over I would have bought gold starting 30 years ago as that has shown to at least double in value every 10 years. And unlike other investments that can be taxed over and over in a never ending extortion scheme until they bleed you dry, you can actually hold onto physical gold yourself.

Even owning land or buying rental properties is out of your hands technically as it can collapse as well thanks to the government.

Here's the problem as someone that has lost about $90K in investments over the past 9 months because of the globalist plans to crush the western world. Most of the value of stocks is only on paper unless you're short trading, if you're in this game for the long haul I'm sorry to say the 11% per year growth isn't gonna happen anymore. The low hanging fruit has been picked, the slaves are waking up from their hypnosis and choosing not to participate, the taxes are being pissed away on foreign wars and sacked up and stuffed into foreign bank vaults for our politicians to skim.

We're at a stage in our civilization where the cost of doing business is such that there is no profit. It's sort of like those that want to run our country on hydrogen that hadn't realized it takes more energy to break water molecules and produce hydrogen than you'll get back using hydrogen to power your economy.

I hate to sound pessimistic, but our hyper specialized economy with all these people that have very specific skills that make them one trick ponies are in for a rude awakening when the cycle of mass layoffs accelerate and they find themselves at a disadvantage and unable to adapt because the truth is when a people are hungry and looking to survive they don't need someone with a masters degree in speech pathology.....no one is gonna give a shit about your credentials.

If you could get rid of one thing that might save our civilization it would be to get rid of usery, let everyone just be without spending their lives servicing debt.
We are on similar pages. I like that.

Even if you do buy land what's to stop the government from seizing it or any of your assets in a declared "emergency"? Much like the access to bank accounts and the attempts to have a "cryptocurrency" they control as they attempt to further devalue and eliminate the dollar.
 

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Just a side note…. You didn’t “lose” 90K in investments…. The value of your portfolio has been reduced by 90k.
I would be willing to guess, most, if not all of that 90K was actually profit and growth accrued over that same period that preceded the “loss”
The point I make, is that capitalism likes to bitch and complain about the “losses” without giving proper credit to the gains……. It is cyclical…. Get in at the right time, get out at the right time….. or ride it long……
Not hating or even being sour…..just adding my perspective to that particular claim you made….
 

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Just a side note…. You didn’t “lose” 90K in investments…. The value of your portfolio has been reduced by 90k.
I would be willing to guess, most, if not all of that 90K was actually profit and growth accrued over that same period that preceded the “loss”
The point I make, is that capitalism likes to bitch and complain about the “losses” without giving proper credit to the gains……. It is cyclical…. Get in at the right time, get out at the right time….. or ride it long……
Not hating or even being sour…..just adding my perspective to that particular claim you made….
Especially if those investments were in growth/tech.

It’s been nothing but buying opportunities the past year, for the long term. Energy will make a nice run in 2023
 

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I don't hold out long term optimism for growth.

The problem is there is too much pushing down as we look for infinite growth on a planet with finite resources. You can't double your population and expect the same resource allocation.

Much of what people put their faith in is "big ideas", they latch onto concepts like capitalism or communism or socialism or libertarianism. However these big ideas are almost worthless, they're just there to give the illusion that you're in the drivers seat.

Details are what matter, the step by step details of how a resource is produced and utilized and all the millions of steps it takes in between. Most Americans don't know jack shit and that's why our countries are run by the big think tanks at ivy leagues using government dollars. The average man on the street is far removed from these power centers, they don't have a clue how the sauce is or was made.

Does anyone really think long term debt service is something that the next generation is interested in. Does anyone like looking at a report stating that you're in debt to the point where it could take 30+ years to pay off. So the next generation that built up this massive debt when they come to power they will off load and when they do, it will be bigger than any crash we've experienced in the past.

That said there are always ideas that can be scaled up and produced for a consumer market that will bring in smaller less painful sums of money from the average guy, sort of a like a parasite that feeds on their host without too much notice. That's the future economy, not taking on huge debts that enslave mankind.

If you take a look at the things that cause debt, healthcare, education, housing, transportation, they're gonna have to be radically transformed and streamlined to drastically reduce costs or else you're gonna have billions of people fighting wars in the streets as only few have access to these benefits. Even the rich guys are taking notice that the average guy isn't gonna just sit by and watch income disparity this great go on for much longer.

You now have illegals demanding $30/hr in NY. I knew this was coming, I just didn't expect the genie to come out of the bottle this fast. Those coming into the country aren't gonna pick cotton for their masters anymore, they're gonna swarm the system and take control and you can't blame them can you? The idea of a hierarchy where certain people live in luxury or have access to a good life, while others are turned into low wage slaves was never gonna last long in an age where information travels this fast, combined with a population that is becoming more and more decadent in their never ending pursuit of excellence when it comes to doing the least work possible for the most pay and that's us, colonizers as they call us, we're the Romans and the barbarians are getting ready to serve up a major ass whooping.
 
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Former corrections officer. Present hospital security manager.

Half the officers at the prison were on TRT or UGL gear.
 

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Really neat to see how diverse this forum is. I find joy in reading everyone’s comment.
 
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