Post by MittenKitten on May 5, 2011 15:16:21 GMT -5
Very interesting. Although pretty true to life. I know we have made some of those decisions in our home and hoped for the best.
I do have to agree though having lived inner city, gone to school with many people very poor and worked in disadvantaged areas many of what happens to people are choices. When they make poor decisions to begin with or are unwilling to make sacrifices I can see where they get in the binds.
gdg- You bring up a good point- not everyone has the capacity to go to college- and even some folks who have the intellectual capacity to succeed in college lack other necessary components to being successful there. Unfortunately, there is a large push to go to college, instead of teach usable job skills. College is not always the best medium for educating. As you said, "almost everyone can learn a skill that will get them through life".
And in case anyone is curious- I have a partial college education and am finishing 2 related degrees right now. In things that shouldn't be degreed fields.
If you are not being treated with love & respect, check your "price tag". Perhaps you have marked yourself down. Its you who tell people what you're "worth" by what you accept. Get off of the "clearance rack" and get behind the glass where they keep all the "valuables"....bottom line is.... "value" yourself more..Repost if you like... You might help someone get off the clearance rack...
i think you all make really good points. for me, i found myself making choices in the game based on my values. for instance, if it was something that would benefit my child, i paid for it. but if it was a choice to benefit me, i said no. i also think my knowledge of money management helped me make my choices. if i didn't have that information, or had different values (not saying mine are right or wrong), then maybe i would have made different choices.
it all comes down to education. mizbear and gdgyva, i agree with you--you do not have to go to college to be educated.
Post by dragon2008 on May 11, 2011 10:01:57 GMT -5
Tough choices - made me think what I would really do (like look for a second job, find a roommate earlier) if this was my life. It would be really hard to handle these choices with children or a pet (but the pet helps with stress and depression).