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    Slumming it isn't the right word, but I think it is probably a label my upward reaching middle class peers would pin on me. I am a computer programmer who makes a good salary for my geographical location. It's not right to say that I'm, eh, financially comfortable (divorce, kids, ENFP, etc).

    I did the suburban thing for so long, and it made my skin itch. I never felt comfortable in that environment. The first time I attained my own volition, I moved into an apartment with lots of 'character' in urban center of my small city. I love it. I love walking around at midnight past dark alleys and people stumbling between bars. I'm sometimes annoyed by people milling around outside my window on the sidewalk talking to my toothless neighbor late in the night, but most of the time I'm amused by it. I try to tell her it's not necessary when she brings me unusually gained offerings of baked goods from the grocery store as recompense for using my wi-fi, but she gives it to my anyway.. and I enjoy it.

    Today I'm going to go give plasma for some cash. I don't really need the cash, at least not anymore or any less than anybody needs an extra $50. Which is to say that I will definitely use it. But, the stigma doesn't bother me, and it's something new to try out.

    On the flip side, I get so irritated when people talk for hours on end about their lawn treatments at work. Or when my coworker bitches non stop about having to get home to have them repair his $1500 treadmill yet again. Or when people are so happy to move out of their beautiful old turn of the century homes and into some cloned characterless 2x4 built home in a neighborhood with an HOA that won't even let people put up a clothes line because it looks low class.

    Anybody feel similar?

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    yes it's boring...there's nothing wrong with preferring a different sort of crowd or living environment. i would prefer to live in the city also with friends more interested in the arts or psychology or something other than bs gossiping about neighbors or home repair etc....home design i can get into but yeah boring chit chat of suburbia no thanks.
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    Your post reminded me of this






    Lol

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    Sounds like the philosophy in FIGHT CLUB.

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    Who the hell truly aims to live to work to pay for a house they only sleep in to wake up to work to pay for life to live to work to live to wait to die- when they're old and can finally ''rest'' or- ''enjoy life'' in their ''golden years''- old, rotting in florida and khaki shorts and big socks, or maybe going to the Grand Canyon in their RV with a spouse they hate or hardly even know. It's really all just wasting time and waiting for the inevitable, and letting perceived needs dictate & limit your own ability to authentically live.

    Fuck that life.
    03/23 06:06:58 EcK: lex
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexicon View Post
    ... rotting in florida and khaki shorts and big socks......
    Hey now..., as a Florida resident, I'd just like to say that khaki shorts and big socks are awesome.

    Otherwise, I agree with the sentiment of your post
    "The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it."
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    Quote Originally Posted by tinker683 View Post
    Otherwise, I agree with the sediment of your post
    Yeah, my posts can really rock, sometimes.
    03/23 06:06:58 EcK: lex
    03/23 06:06:59 EcK: lex
    03/23 06:21:34 Nancynobullets: LEXXX *sacrifices a first born*
    03/23 06:21:53 Nancynobullets: We summon yooouuu
    03/23 06:29:07 Lexicon: I was sleeping!



    04/25 04:20:35 Patches: Don't listen to lex. She wants to birth a litter of kittens. She doesnt get to decide whats creepy

    02/16 23:49:38 ygolo: Lex is afk
    02/16 23:49:45 Cimarron: she's doing drugs with Jack

    03/05 19:27:41 Time: You can't make chat morbid. Lex does it naturally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinker683 View Post
    Otherwise, I agree with the sediment of your post
    Sentiment. Unless the essence of her post has been eroded and swept down a river...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelchairdoug View Post
    Sentiment. Unless the essence of her post has been eroded and swept down a river...
    I bet it did.
    03/23 06:06:58 EcK: lex
    03/23 06:06:59 EcK: lex
    03/23 06:21:34 Nancynobullets: LEXXX *sacrifices a first born*
    03/23 06:21:53 Nancynobullets: We summon yooouuu
    03/23 06:29:07 Lexicon: I was sleeping!



    04/25 04:20:35 Patches: Don't listen to lex. She wants to birth a litter of kittens. She doesnt get to decide whats creepy

    02/16 23:49:38 ygolo: Lex is afk
    02/16 23:49:45 Cimarron: she's doing drugs with Jack

    03/05 19:27:41 Time: You can't make chat morbid. Lex does it naturally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexicon View Post
    Who the hell truly aims to live to work to pay for a house they only sleep in to wake up to work to pay for life to live to work to live to wait to die- when they're old and can finally ''rest'' or- ''enjoy life'' in their ''golden years''- old, rotting in florida and khaki shorts and big socks, or maybe going to the Grand Canyon in their RV with a spouse they hate or hardly even know. It's really all just wasting time and waiting for the inevitable, and letting perceived needs dictate & limit your own ability to authentically live.

    Fuck that life.
    You know, everyone always posts posts similar to this (me included) and they always fail to mention what alternatives they see. What else do you want people to do?

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