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Overall, we are better off. My Daughter is a college senior. Hubby has been at current job about 4 years now (so he has a bit of seniority). I'm retired from my many long employment years, but did work several months last year (temping). I look after our farm and livestock every day. Summer is coming and we've got some camping plans. It's all good.
"The measure off intelligence is the ability to change." Albert Einstein
I have friends who bemoan their financial state because they can't afford a 4th flat screen TV for their $250k home. They also have maxed out credit cards, over-sized vehicles with incredibly high monthly payments, and wear designer clothing. Why? Why is that the standard people are trying to live up to and why would it be bad if we lowered our expectations below that?
I was raised to believe that you leave everything behind when you die, so there's really little point in collecting expensive material crap at the detriment of your other responsibilities or ability to enjoy life. In other words, I don't need a Mercedes when a Ford Focus will do just fine. I don't need a 250k house just 'cause I got pre-approved for that amount. I don't need a flat screen in every room of my house. I don't need to go out and buy a better deck than my neighbor just to say I have it.
Our material expectations are ridiculous.
"Hmmm...Can't decide if I want to watch "Four Houses" or give myself an Icy Hot pee hole enema..." - Blake Shelton
I think we're loads better off at my house than we were 3 years ago. Maybe we're just lucky? the only negative I've noticed is higher gasoline prices.
Mitt Romney: Of Course The Economy Is Getting Better | RealClearPolitics
Even the republican nominee is saying that things are getting better. You think the Republican nominee is a liberal democrat?
When I look back over the course of my life, it has its share of ups and downs. But virtually ALL of the ups and downs are related to my personal circumstances, not politics. I don't think of my own life in terms of who was president when I was 16 or 21 or 27...I don't know of anyone who does.
Last edited by Kandahar; 04-25-12 at 10:10 AM.
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