there's more to everything than experience.
i certainly hope not.And those chumps you speak of, you can have your smart ass attitude, but it will be those chumps who will be bailing you out right at that moment when you forgot to stay one step ahead.
maybe it's dumb of me, but i'd rather take care of my own problems.
i don't like owing favors for one, and i like to think i have enough competence to get myself out of whatever i get into.
on the other hand, i did mention that i'm pretty good at avoiding the trouble i cause didn't i?
i really don't run into [m]any problems.
the real point about being one step ahead:
the thread's main idea is about the fantasy of one having the wealth of knowledge acquired over 15 years prior to actually experiencing those years, and imagining how much more comfortable life would be had they been able to predict and prepare for the troubles they knew they were bound to.
i try to remain comfortable as well and really haven't come across anything [except childhood...] that i couldn't take care of myself.
yeah, i'll grant that i did have a number of freebies, but it's not as though life would be unmanageable if i didn't get those handouts.
instead i just used them to propel myself even deeper into the abstraction we call life, and with those advantages [and whatever ones lucky sends my way] i plan on continuing the same progression.
but i certainly am not going to go against my natural habits hoping to receive a few more gifts.
especially not, seeing that whatever goodies i am given anymore aren't what i want, but what the sender thinks i ought to have.
it's called selfishness.
it ain't hip, but goddamnit, it works.
come to think of it, that's the deal with capitalism isn't it?
i forgot to tie it off -
the point is, both my ideal and halla's accomplish the same goal.
one happens in real time and the other is retrospective.