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    Re: social insecurity

    Quote Originally Posted by Nickyjo View Post
    Or the govt could raise the earnings cap.
    Democrats will get that done... along with creating a new type of Industrial and Manufacturing Boom for the 21st Century and Beyond.

    Democrats will also reverse the madness created by Ronald Reagan... and again make Education and Skill Training Accessible to All American within the Working Class Society.

    Currently Trump's Betsy DeVos is doing everything she can to damage anything and everything of education... because they'd love to turn American working people into the same type of "indentured servants' that Andrew Johnson tried to do after the end of Slavery. The only people who can't see it is the cult group of serfs the Republican party has created.

    Serf = Serfdom was the status of many peasants specifically relating to manorialism, (Manorialism or seignorialism was an organizing principle of rural economies which vested legal and economic power in a Lord of the Manor in simple terms 'Plutocrats") and similar systems. It was a condition of debt bondage and indentured servitude,
    Today's people are caught in a defeatist cycle of "debt bondage"... and can be forced to work for low wages, because of their debt bondage. They can't afford to pay for skill training, higher education and in many places, they can't even keep up maintenance on the homes and vehicles or the standards to provide their kids quality educational programming within the schools system.
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    Re: social insecurity

    Quote Originally Posted by Good4Nothin View Post
    Ok, but you have to find a passion that the society needs or wants and will pay you for.

    My passion is playing guitars, and that's all I do now that I am not working any more. There are way too many of us, so hardly anyone gets paid enough to live. I think we can blame it on recording technology, which has made music easily available to everyone. Bars and restaurants don't need live music -- sometimes they want it, but the demand is low and the supply is high, so they can get it cheap.

    Most of the musicians I know did NOT try to follow their passion when they needed to make money and were raising their families. They would have wound up poor and having to depend on relatives or the government.

    Most young people probably think about supply and demand, as well as their own talents and preferences, when choosing a career. Giving them the advice to follow their passion is not helpful. And I think maybe that's what a lot of the college loan scammers did.
    There's a world of difference between having the passion to play guitar and being good enough to make a decent living as a guitar player. Getting married and raising a family has snuffed the hopes and dreams of quite a few that had the potential.
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    Re: social insecurity

    Quote Originally Posted by d0gbreath View Post
    There's a world of difference between having the passion to play guitar and being good enough to make a decent living as a guitar player. Getting married and raising a family has snuffed the hopes and dreams of quite a few that had the potential.
    I've been playing instruments since young, but I was never interested to play the "struggling musician role"... so I worked... I saw no need to get hung up in the cycle of seeking value of being called a struggling musician with a vain hope that I could one day say, I was a struggling musician who made good". For some that is a pathway they choose, some make it and some don't.

    Music is many things but the music industry itself is a program of its own, a few people select who will and will not get financial backing. There's been a lot of "One hit wonders" who fade into obscurity, to revert to a lower circuit and carve out a living.

    Today, a determined person can "produce themselves", as digital recording equipment is very inexpensive in comparison to how it was before, and there are web platforms or one can create their own to promote their own music.

    Rap Music was once thought to be a short lived category, but now it has found its way into many other categories of music, and the commercial and movie industry has embraced it within its sound tracks that become big market moving tracts.

    A great many musicians spend their time trying to be "cover players", repeating other peoples music. I personally never took that as a measure mark of whether or not I can or cannot play. I play what feels good to me of what I want sounds to do.

    Therefore: No one can tell another what pathway to choose.

    As to work, I've had long careers working, as I was never a Job Jumping Fanatic. I held various jobs before I engaged the long career job... and now I work a second career. My work cannot be "exported"... !!!! It is also in the best interest for the entity I work for that it not be "outsourced"... So... I can work until I'm ready to not work anymore. When I am not willing to keep a daily job, I can work as a consultant, and I have various readily available choices of areas I can do consulting work.

    I keep building my home music room, and I will also build a "small craft wood working shop in my back yard".... of which I can market items via the internet.

    So... I say its interesting for any individual to develop a variety of skill sets... if they can and if they want to... some people choose to specialize in one.

    I'm not interested in any concept of "Retirement" where I just do recreational and lounging things.... I can already do that... "after work" and "weekends".

    I have friends who retired from various jobs, and went out and found jobs...

    Some do other things, and one for example, 'Restores old cars", because that's what he has done his whole life even while working, he also Builds Custom Made "Steel Bar-B-Que Pits.

    I see some who do lawn service work, and one older guy did "stump removals"... Therefore, I know as long as Health is Good... People are amazing in what they can find to do.

    Some people do like the recreation and lounge life and if that works for them... then its "great too".

    Money Only is not everyone's objective...
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