Puffer Fish wrote:I think to some extent that really depends on which region you live in.
Which may do much to explain the diversity of opinions on this issue.
In other cases it may be more a generational issue, because people only remember how it was for them when they were young a long time ago, and just automatically assume that everything is still the same.
I've lived in several apartments over the last several years, and was able to save quite a bit of money for a rainy day too. I've had an apartment in one of the most expensive housing markets in the world, and I wasn't in any way well off, and I didn't even have a roommate to help pay bills. The excuses are bullshit.
60 years ago people would have 5 kids and be poor, and yet they survived. Nowadays young couples complain it's too expensive to have kids while talking on the latest Apple phone and walking their highly bred show-quality dogs costing thousands of dollars and saving up for a boob job and their annual Carribean vacation.
Our society is ill in the head and have their priorities filmy shoved up their collective asses. Things like love, children/family, community, and independence are no longer valued as they once were. Love is doing for the 'gram to get "likes", and pets are our children. PETS ARE OUR FUCKING CHILDREN. I sound like an 80 year old fart, which i'm not. I guess should have listened to my grandparents more instead of laughing at them as "out of touch" in my self-righteous ignorance. Post-Industrial society FTW.
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