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    not to be trusted miss fortune's Avatar
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    I generally find surviving and succeeding out of spite to be a good enough motivation... obviously kids these days aren't nearly full enough of piss and vinegar

    on another note (and this applies to certain people I know in real life as well)... sometimes you've got to swallow your pride and work a job that you always thought that you'd never have to work in order to get somewhere... work is work, dream job or not... and you'd be surprised how much better you feel being productive and making some money
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    nah, mostly just starve/die of lack of medical/mental health care. unless drinking and smoking counts as suicide. although youth suicides ARE crazy up, suicides usually never even go above .1% of the population per year.

    congrats to south korea though, they really know how to pile on the pressure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fripping View Post
    congrats to south korea though, they really know how to pile on the pressure.
    It's the Confucian mindset there (same with Japan and China... and not so different from the so called willpower and merit based rhetoric in the conservative West).

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    My husband suggested/requested I not share my thoughts on these things in public places, so . . . anyway . . .

    But I've been trying to think of ways for us and other folks we know that are struggling to pool resources for bulk purchases and maybe, eventually, interest-free home purchases. I think it can be done. Just not sure where to start yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguar View Post
    Thanks for responding with a comment that has nothing to do with what I posted.
    It has to do with the one I quoted in the first place. I suspect that will still stand even if you tell me it doesn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fripping View Post
    nah, mostly just starve/die of lack of medical/mental health care. unless drinking and smoking counts as suicide. although youth suicides ARE crazy up, suicides usually never even go above .1% of the population per year.

    congrats to south korea though, they really know how to pile on the pressure.
    It's a funny thing. It looks to me like suicide mildly correlates with development.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic Poriferan View Post
    It has to do with the one I quoted in the first place. I suspect that will still stand even if you tell me it doesn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    Yeah, that's my birthday.
    I'm quite sure you are familiar with the holiday (well most everywhere but the states) and what I mean by inferring to that date.

    Most people in the states only know it faintly as Labor day that starts around September.

    Even then, that day has been turned into shopping.

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    People who are unemployed and untrained are more likely to feel like they can't cope with daily life. Of course that makes sense.

    But I don't think you should be vengeful toward people who say "they can't cope."

    It says something if there are a large number of people are out there unable to cope with their daily lives. I wouldn't describe "getting angry" at your situation as a very good coping mechanism, though it's outwardly directed nature may improve the possibility that you'll find opportunity and engage rather than disengage from a situation.

    I believe that confidence comes from having a sense that you are capable, not that having confidence will make you capable. When people feel like they can't cope, the problem isn't confidence, it's about skills.

    The first step is engagement, whether you feel like you are capable or not.
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    bump, curious if people got anything to say to that.
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