Skip to comments.I don't want to live on this planet anymore.
Posted on 11/06/2012 8:25:07 PM PST by wastedyears
If Obama is reelected, this country will fall.
I'm 27 years old and have nothing going for me. More companies will go out of business, and more jobs will be lost and shipped overseas. I'm going to be fined because I won't be able to find a job to buy worthless government healthcare.
I came home from voting upbeat and confident. Now I feel useless and I'm at a crossroads in my life that I fear and don't want to face.
I'm almost 30, and I have nothing. What the hell am I going to do?
At least you got 5 years on me. The American Dream is dead, I just wish we we born earlier to experience it for ourselves.
I’m not pimping a blog, and dunno how you guys feel about vanities, but any hope I had for the future of this country, as well my own future, was pretty much just flushed down the toilet tonight.
I feel like I should crawl under a rock and wait for the end of the world.
Similar boat as you. 28 years old, just scraping by. No real future prospects I’m afraid.
Stop whining and use the intelligence God gave you.
Move to Canada, get in the Oil business, and watch the collapse.
I’m 46, looking for work, I help take care of Mom and my 2 cats. I’m scared with you guys. Thanx a lot to the dumb clucks here in Penna.
I’m 10 years your senior and I don’t know what to think. My wife wants to check out of this country...seriously were not pulling a histrionic reaction here. I don’t know what to do. I feel totally lost for me and my family.
Find what comforts you too when it comes to faith and practice that on a regular basis. You will find yourself going forward and growing in experience and soul each year.
Keep the faith my FRiend. Let no man or government stop you from thriving and being the best you that God intended. In adversity all men are tested. This is where you carve who you really are. Be great. Be the change you want my FRiend. Be sure too to fill yourself up to doing the things you enjoy that make you feel good.
Our generation will turn out to be the worst America has ever had, should there be an America in another 10-20 years.
He may go for broke and destroy it in another 2 years. I consider scorched earth highly likely.
At this point..I am pretty much DONE with politics!! A couple months ago—or less...a poll came out that the American people only want ONE party rule—Democrats.. I guess they are going to “get what they want”.
Revelations is about to be fulfilled before our eyes, folks....
There is a God, and He is in charge.
Put your hope in Him, not in men, not in their governments, and not even in their armies. Because nothing can happen unless He either allows it or causes it.
Tomorrow, the sun will shine, the birds will sing, the rain will fall, and the wind will blow.
I am in my sixties and have survived twelve presidents.
When I hear people say that they’ve never seen the country more divided, they musta forgot the 1960s. They musta forgot the Civil War. They musta forgot the Women’s Temperance Union and Prohibition.
We’ll get through this.
Have lots of children. Home school them. Teach them self-reliance, and encourage them when they marry to have lots of children and do the same.
The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.
I’d like to move outside the country, but don’t know where.
I’m 43, and I feel stupid for never taking advantage of the American dream, for taking it for granted, that in time, that I will get it when I’m ready, but... I’ve squandered it. I am a fool.
God help us. All we have now is the Senate and House to keep him in check, but he has so many ways around everything, and oftimes, too many of our own kind bending to his will and giving in, “compromising.” Bad day for America. Damn the fools who voted for him.
When I was 27, I had also had nothing.
Now I’m 57, and I have something. I’m small potatoes, but I’m happy potatoes.
It took a long time for me to figure out how to get along in the world. You’ll do it too.
America is not going to fall. America is a process, a methodology. It’s based on human nature, and human nature isn’t going to change.
There’s lots of feedback loops operating here. Far too many for anyone to keep track of, certainly not for Obama and his loser minions to keep track of.
We’ll pick ourselves up and carry on. You’ll be part of it. Don’t worry.
I should tell myself to focus on God, and the family, etc...
but I can't right now....
its over....its done....elections are massively corrupt because I know in my heart Romney had this won....
I guess it'll be Canada if things get much worse, if they'll take us...
I hate everyone who voted for the nazi dictator, and the trouble is, my family is in that group...
so what do I do now?
You will do what you can. People had to deal with Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. We just have to be tougher.
When I said I have nothing, I meant it. No job, no savings, CC almost max and little left in my account. I’m just lucky my parents haven’t said the proverbial “bye” to me yet.
I don’t know how I don’t drink myself into the hospital when I feel like this.
It’s not worth thinking about that, honestly. You may as well assume that USA has already ceased to exist.
Focus on your own survival, and immediate loved ones if need be.
That’s the problem. Where can we go without jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire???
I got nothing for you man.
If you’re thinking of doing something drastic, at least consider joining the French Foreign Legion. You’ll learn French, get to see Senegal or Guyana, and after 4 years you can choose a new French name and move to Paris when you get out of the service. Paris is filled with good looking women. Boy, that’s some city. Believe me you.
Let me suggest for your new name: Jean-Bertrand du Charlebois.
Oh please. Pick yourself up by the bootstraps, take an anti-depressant, and get busy. Whining about your perceived plight on FR is nonsense.
I was afraid to post this dream I had. I was 50, had a young wife and small children, I remember having a locket around my neck. I was in the woods with my father, who was close to 80. It was Civil War II we were fighting and the bad guys were closing in. All I remember is I had an M1 Garand (or maybe the M1 carbine) and .45 (like my grandfather had at Normandy) and I remember saying to my Dad, “if we make it to the Blazer, we’ll be OK.” We made it, fired it up and escaped. I woke up in a cold sweat with my heart racing. Is this our future? I did not tell this dream outside my mother and father.
You’re thinking like a liberal, guy. Your success depends solely on you. You make your own opportunities.
If the economy were upbeat, you could find a job for some other guy, work for him. But that’s unlikely. You need to make your own job. Which in the longer run will be better because if you can start your own successful business (for example) then you will be dependent on no one.
The other guys in this thread also have great advice. Cheer up!
Man, you are one lucky dog.
Move to Texas or Idaho, or some good state while you are young, and build your own world of good, wholesome, caring people, that can understand the things that you talk about whether they agree with them or not, and that share most of your values.
Actually, at age 27, you should be able to go anywhere, hang out with anyone of any type, and always have a good and interesting time.
“Move to Canada, get in the Oil business, and watch the collapse.”
I AM from kanadastan. I came here to escape socialism and guess what I get?
I think you need to take a deep breath. There will always be winners and looser, givers and takers...
I’m old. I’ve saved all my life and am comfortable. If the economy collapsed tomorrow, there would still be “rich” people and “poor” people. I have no doubt whatsoever that if everything was reset... I’d be back on top again almost immediately.
I don't want to sound uncaring, but you'd better get your shit together soon. If you are still useless under fully-implemented ObamaCare post-2014, then you won't get any medical care. Productive worker bees who can contribute to the collective will get repaired; the rest will get end-of-life counseling. Or worse, eventually....
If I were a bit younger, I’d be in tears. I share your hurt, anger, depression. Because I’ve been blessed to live for 68 years in the USA, because I’ve been given a wonderful family, a sustaining faith, wonderful friends, and the invaluable gift of freedom, I can weather this storm.
I believe, fervently, that God has His own mysterious reasons for allowing us (as a nation) to ignore and even, thanks to B.O., deny Him. As a nation, we haven’t learned what we need to. As a nation, we must continue to defend our faith, our freedom. We can do that in prayer. My favorite solace.
There are so many ills we are suffering, in every facet of social intercourse. In education, in economics, in living in truth and reality. We cannot, I will not, succumb to the evil that wants us to give up. We must gather our strength, turn to the Lord, and be the best people we can be.
Don’t give up. Don’t give in. You are blessed with life, with an opportunity to help restore God’s greatest gifts: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. If we don’t work toward that goal, then the evil really will conquer.
Keep the faith. Pray.
My daughter is just a few years younger than you and I fear for her future as well.
All we can do tonight is pray that somehow we will make it through this very dark time. And keep fighting for what we believe in and what we know is right.
I have primary hyperparathyroid disease. Trying to further my education would be useless right now. I have the same complaints as my 90 year old grandfather, who survived a heart attack in August. I have most of the symptoms listed on that website. Chronic mental and physical fatigue are the most prevalent for me. My last physical hurrah was at the age of 15, when I was physically active all day without getting tired.
I did okay in junior high school, and nose-dived through high school. I don’t even have that good of a learning history. What the hell am I going to do?
You have given me one of my few laughs of the night. Merci beaucoup.
Well, I’m 41 and I can’t answer that question in my own life.
I can only say this. I do not want to lift a finger to help this country, in any way at all. Yes, there are good people left in it, but I don’t see how it matters any longer.
I am just going to prepare for the collapse. Yes, I’m a crazy prepper now.
We should all become missionaries in Costa Rica
Let me guess, the same damn thing as Kanuckstan??? That’s gotta suck to jump from the frying pan into the fire!
God has removed His Blessing from this nation. It is done. Toast.
My sole allegience is therefore to the Lamb.
“I’m 27 years old and have nothing going for me.”
Nah. You are uniquely gifted by God.
There is plenty of opportunity out there. You will be taxed. Maybe more.
There is also opportunity in other countries - particularly Asian countries.
Go West young man! Don’t rely on dufus government officials to do anything for you.
Do not despair. . . no man or government can save. Trust in the Lord, he will walk with you no matter where you go.
I agree...God is in charge. I have resolved that I will only do business or spending my money with people who support my values.
If you’ve got nothing to tie you down, here’s an option. The maximum age to join the Air Force is 27, for the Navy it’s 34.
Consider joining either branch, and opt for technical training. Learn all you can. Put in 20 years enlisted. Collect the paycheck, then collect the pension.
It’s not the American dream, but nothing is anymore.
Oh, and try to find happiness where you can. In a sunset, in a CD of your favorite songs, in helping others.
They’re loving this thread at DU. Get a grip.
They’re loving this thread at DU. Get a grip.
BTTT for what I hope will be another helpful, older and wiser FR thread.
And besides, RR doesn’t appear to be ready to concede Ohio.
May God keep watch over us all, and see us through this troubling time.
We didn’t all have a solid education and foundation built by capable parents. I had a few clumps of mud, rather than a solid foundation for a skyscraper. I had a terrible education and didn’t go to college. To top that off, my longest work experience was 22 months long, and that ended in January 2008.
There are a lot of different roads taken to this belief system. Like I’ve been doing for most of my life, I followed someone else, almost blindly. I likely don’t know how to lead, and am scared about trying to take control, because if I fail it will probably crush me for good.
Like I said, we didn’t all get a solid foundation built by those put in charge of us.
He has no health insurance of his own, can't get on mine and will be fined the last pittance of his wages with Obamacare penalties for not having insurance. He won't qualify for Obamacare because gov't programs don't view child support paid as a "legitimate" expense. He is not the exception, rather the rule. Just google "Title IV-D" and "child support nightmare" It is a horrible catch 22. White, western, conservative males are afraid to reproduce due to the heavy penalty they pay should the mother of their child decide to drop them like a hot potato and take their wallet. Thus a reduced demographic and voting block. I look forward to the Mayan calendar theory and/or asteroid at this point.
I supposed you could move to Kolob?
If I was you I would turn to my faith, eat well, with the little energy I did have I would do light exercise to increase my endorphins and energy and find fulfilling hobby or enterprise even if it just 10 minutes out of my day. I would also surround myself with a few friends that I could provide friendship and hopefully they too would return the favor. Also I would get a pet if I had the capacity preferably a low maintenance one. Fish. Cat.
You keep up the good fight and realize God is on control. As disappointing as this is, there is a larger purpose at work here. Align yourself with that.