OK here's the deal. I'm a 40 something
OK here's the deal. I'm a 40 something male who has been visiting this site for a few years now, and I have to admit I do it mostly for the laughs. I do realize that there are a few people out there who have legitimate problems, problems that were caused by other people in their life. But that's life. Get a grip, for Christ's sake! It seems to me that most of you haven't had to do the hard thing. The hard thing is an experience that pushes you to the limits of your physical and mental ability. "That which doesn't kill you makes you stronger" is not a cliche'. It's true. What I really want to do is call you a bunch of losers and whiners, but I was raised better than that. Well, okay, most of you are a bunch of losers and whiners. This must be a segment of society which I've had little exposure to. I've been around people who buckled down and got the job done when it had to be done. Parents who made me work my ass off as a kid, both at school and at home. Flown aircraft in combat. Friends that are achievers, associates that are professional in all they do. I imagine most of you didn't have that kind of exposure growing up or in your current situation. Kind of sad, I guess. Here's what you're missing out on - a complete life, loving wife and kids, all material needs met in spades (285K salary a year). No one gave me anything growing up. I busted my butt to get here. No amount of whining and blaming other people will get you anywhere in life. One must face the responsibility for one's actions, one gets the credit (and blame) for one's own actions. It's that simple.
I expect to catch a whole lot of crap for what I've said here, but you know what - I don't care. If someone reads this and decides to drag themselves out of whatever funk they're in and become a contributing member of society, then great. As for the rest of you, well, too bad.