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Oct 28, 2023Liked by Theo Jordan

20 pounds of flour at Costco around 2020 and 2023 - $10 vs $17. Let's compare an average salary today and 3 years ago and we are not in a recession yet.

23 year olds are up for a big surprise.

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Oct 28, 2023Liked by Theo Jordan

Agree we’ll said!

This crushing expectation in her adult life means she was not prepared. Hopefully she will grow from it.

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"The American Dream doesn’t mean live in America and everything is a dream. It means we’re all free to pursue our dreams. And part of that freedom means it’s up to you to pursue them. We aren’t doing ourselves any favors by driving a culture of dependency; we stunt both the struggling individual (we create them) as well as our society as a whole.

When we focus every single ounce of energy and attention to feeling sorry for people, what do we not do? Address the damn underlying problems, at all.

At some point, the American people MUST stop allowing an overly-empowered and overly-influential sect of emotion-driven people from operating like a critical-mass onto us all."

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This is an excellent reflection on a story I just caught a glimpse of and at the time thought to myself, "Yeah, sucks to grow up," then never thought about it again. I had no idea this was such an issue. I suppose I heard my own children briefly mention that working in the real world didn't allow for much time for a anything else, but more of just a comment vs an inability to cope. Posting this on social media was her downfall, but as you said, that is not what this article is about. For me, married at 19, then returning to college, driving 100 miles/day x 4 years and working on weekends (no college life to speak of,) just having a job was a break.

Thank you for this thoughtful assessment of, "Welcome to the Real World." I suppose many who have been working from home and now required to return to work, are expressing similar thoughts as this girl.

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Well said.

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Nietzsche made a similar point. Suffering makes us who we are. It helps us overcome the world.In fact, in summoning the strength to overcome the darkness of the world, we find a way to overcome its meaninglessness, according to Nietzsche. He wished similar on people, he wished for suffering, so they would be stronger.

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Rome fell b/c like past empires it lost things to fight for , things to unite the peoples and without strong nmoral leadership and hardships humans begin to create probelms to tackle b/c it is within our DNA to be problem solvers. If we are socompfortable in society that there are no hard times than people will create non-sense like this pronouns BS to fill the gap. Sadly in that scenario is sexual depravity that is easiest to slide down the path too. This is why those seeking to destory society from within targeted any healthy religous beliefs followed by attacking the idea fo the family and finally healthy male/female relationships. Modern feminism was a perfect fit for all of these.

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Your grandfather sounds like he was one Hell of a man, the kind of man we men needed when growing up b/c frankly our fathers (the bnoomers) really had it to easy once we got past the trials and tribulations of the 60's and before. My own father never taught me any useful survival skill save for how to deal with woman and that's because he was a ladies man. He and my mother divorced before I was 2 b/c he couldn't find satisfaction with just 1 and once I was a teen he showed me the flirting game but frankly I'd rather have had one who would have taken me hunting and camping now that I'm old enough and wise enough to realize what's best in a father and grand father

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