Tuesday, November 12, 2013 9:27:41 AM
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In Xylob's world he was homeless by the age of 19. Starving and on the streets, spending his days just surviving and his nights sleeping under a tree in the city park.
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He realized that he was in that situation due to his own poor choices and (banned)ed up priorities.
In Xylob's world he worked just about every $h!t job you can imagine and picked himself up without ever begging, panhandling, or taking charity or government subsidies to solve his own problems. Including picking up trash and picking crops.
He used a fake address to get a job, then he got a second job. Then after a bit he got a place to live, and a THIRD job.
He now owns a house and a car and still works hard for what he has. He's earned it.
If he could do it, most others can too. He cared enough about his problems to do something about them instead of sitting on the street with his hand out, expecting a solution to fall into his lap or the government to save him.
You assume much about Xylob, but know jack $hit about him.
You assume his parents got their sh!t together only through the good grace of others who helped them out, you assume his parents didn't work hard to earn what they got and only lifted themselves up through favors and nepotism. You're dead (banned)ing wrong and you're showing your ignorance. Maybe your family got where they were via shady back room deals, but don't paint everydoby with the same brush used on you.
Do not belittle my own accomplishments with assumptions that I am "A person with all the right connections".
Perhaps because you are incapable of it yourself, you assume that hard work and dedication will not get you anywhere because you only got where you are through ass kissing.
I don't assume others are not trying to help themselves, I would just like to see the evidence of it before handing them my tax dollars.
When I see somebody with a cardboard sign begging for my money when they sit in front of a McDonalds with a "NOW HIRING" sign, it p!sses me off a little bit. When you don't have a job, you are not "too good" for any job - I know this for a fact through my own experience. Not pretty theories of a utopia while I sit at a keyboard.
When a co-worker comes to me for help solving a problem they have, I expect them to show me what they've done already to solve their problem, I expect the same from others elsewhere.
"I have a problem - fix it" gets you nowhere with me.
"Can you help me with this? Here's what I've tried so far" will get my help.
As for college and formal education... I can't count how many people I know with degrees who are not working in their chosen field. Let us not forget about the countless millions of "well-educated" citizens buried under mountains of debt they acquired getting the education they are not using.
I also can't believe that most companies now require a bachelors to be a secretary or receptionist.
Formal education is grossly over-rated. Every day I work with complete idiots who have degrees - frankly, most degress are purchased these days, not earned through hard work and learning.
Our education system has devolved to the point where children are only taught how to memorize data long enough to pass a test. We haven't taught children how to learn, think, or solve problems in decades.
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