Live on your own or with Mommy?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Tacdriver, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. fornik8her

    fornik8her Junior Member

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    Moved out 40 years ago :cool: Haven't looked back. Hopefully I'll never get to the point where I'll be dependent on the kids :drool:
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    Would be kind of pathetic if I still lived with mommy.
  3. namelessentity

    namelessentity Resident Cynic

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    I grew up in northern colorado. Estes park, ft collins and boulder mainly.
  4. Sparky

    Sparky ¿sdooɥʍ

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    Other than Octane, I'm the youngest active poster, but I don't live at home either.

    I've lived at school for the past four years, and I intend on living in Burlington, VT or another major northeast US city (that isn't Hartford) post-graduation. I've spent some time at home during breaks, but usually I've been working elsewhere during my extended time off.

    I have a lot of college loan debt, but it's my own debt that I'm fairly confident I'll be able to pay off sooner or later. And I've done my own laundry since my mom found empty weed baggies in my pants sophomore year of high school. Call out some names, yo.
  5. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    That's a good incentive for grabbing the box of tide yourself. :wink:
  6. bigwill51534

    bigwill51534 Saint, Church of Ryanism

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    I moved out on my own (well, with the Navy) two weeks after graduating high school (when I was 18 years old), and haven't returned since. To take it to the next level, I have never had a reason to borrow money from my parents, and have been completely independent ever since. I am now making payments on my own home, have gotten married (and support my wife who is a stay-at-home mom), and provide for my son. We have 3 cats and 3 dogs, and also help to support many other close friends by providing them work by doing renovations to our house/garage and also by working with our tree company. I work a full time job with the Navy, and another more-than-full time job doing tree work. I am running myself into the ground now, but hope that it will pay off and provide a more comfortable life when I get older.

    I am really proud of what I have accomplished for myself. I started with ABSOLUTELY NOTHING, and have gotten to where I am today (only owe 1/2 of value on truck, about 75% on boat, and on house). We live a comfortable life, and are able to do most of what we could ever want to do.

    ~Will Courtier~
  7. Coleman

    Coleman fresh off the corner

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    I've been living at home with my parents for about 2 years now. Before that I hadn't lived at home for 8 years. I quit working full time and went back to school. I'm lucky to have been able to do that.. but living at home with the parents isn't as uncommon as it was 20 years ago. Especially since unemployment among people under 30yrs old being as high as it is... Moving home took a big toll on my pride but I don't let that bother me anymore.

    In 3 months I'm moving to Rochester, NY. God damn yankees.
  8. Octane91

    Octane91 <smartass comment> Staff Member

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    Define home?

    Do I live in the same building as my mother, yes, but I'm only here to sleep. I can't stand this place, or the people in it (long story) anymore. I do everything on my own, and just use "home" as a place to crash.
  9. nidex

    nidex Hood Rich

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    New job?
  10. gB dAvId x

    gB dAvId x thats what she said

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    dont you live at home still?
  11. mattdev

    mattdev liberal crybaby

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    I've lived on my own since I turned 18. I'm 25 now and I rent a house with my girlfriend, and I'm hopefully going to buy later this year.

    I also voted for Obama.
  12. Commissar Smersh

    Commissar Smersh 2020 Staff Member

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  13. Tacdriver

    Tacdriver Junior Member

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    My whole point was that to disagree with me, you had to live life on your own first. Scrounge for what you need then and only then, make a judgement. If some if not most things are handed to you, how can you take a stance on anything? Life is brutal to so many and comes so easy to others especially the last 50 year generation......that includes me, sometimes we lose focus.
  14. Commissar Smersh

    Commissar Smersh 2020 Staff Member

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    Dude, just admit your impressions were wrong.
  15. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    Are they? I believe there's way too many judgements passed down on these forums by people who haven't got a clue also.
  16. Tacdriver

    Tacdriver Junior Member

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    For the most part, my impressions were spot on. My thoughts about a few on here have been backed up. They don't live in the real world or tried and failed. Simple as that.
  17. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    A failure is evidence that someone tried to do something.
    A failure can only be judged equitably if all participants are playing with the same variables.
    And.....what's real world for one person isn't neccessarily the real world for another.
    Just ask anyone living in Samolia or Ethiopia.
  18. Sparky

    Sparky ¿sdooɥʍ

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    Wow, you're such a role model in putting yourself on a pedestal above other members of the Tweak community. Why don't you have a pissing contest with other ex-cops instead?
  19. Dustin

    Dustin Junior Member

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    I wonder if Tac has lived or even traveled to other countries and seen the way things work in the rest of the world.

    'Living with mommy and daddy' is an integral part of other cultures. Granted, those cultures aren't AMERICA FUCK YEAH SHOOT GUNS AND DRINK BEER WOOOOOOO so they're worthless anyway right?
  20. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    B-B-B-But.........pedestals are the pillar of our society. Without them, where'd western civilization be? :wink:
    This has always been a brag-fest. The difference being that it used to suffice to simply brag about OC'ing, computer hardware and classe shedules.
    Now it's about houses, possessions, jobs, vacations and home theatres. Our whole western society is based on feeling better than everyone else.
    One of the only things OK about getting old, is that you get to where you just don't have the same amount of importance on that trivial shit.
    This, and you get to sit back and watch all the silly people chase that invisible carrot on a stick that's so almighty important.
    It's mind over matter: "I don't mind.....'cause it don't matter"

    (waits for the shit storm)
  21. GOG427

    GOG427 Hello, Sunshine... It's you.

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    I wish I had the extra $900 for rent, so I could get back to having my own place."somedays" It would have to be a house, I hate apartments! When I did live on my own during college and around here. I was legally blind still, so I had to get help driving to the city. Work was close enough to walk for 16 years. Anyway with all the help my folks need, i'd still be over here at least 8 to 12 hours a day, so for me it just isn't cost effective to have my own place. " I'm happy as long as I can help my folks."
  22. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    I'd rather live with my mother than be a hateful forum troll, just saying.
    czechrboard tassia says thanks for this.
  23. Coleman

    Coleman fresh off the corner

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    Yessir. I'm working for a tech start-up based out of Rochester, NY. I lucked out and didn't have to move up there during the Winter.. not looking forward to subzero temps.


    Are you putting down people who have tried and failed? Shit, man.. I'll be the first to admit that I've failed at many things. But I'm still out there trying. I doubt I'm one of the people you were initially talking about, though, since I've been MIA from the boards for nearly a year. But, hey, it's easy to judge others when you don't really know what their financial status is, right? :highfive:
  24. GOG427

    GOG427 Hello, Sunshine... It's you.

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    I'm just side-stepping the forum troll and saying congratz Coleman!
  25. Dustin

    Dustin Junior Member

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    Tac's generation bankrupted the country and now he's telling those younger than him to go out and waste money on rent and things rather than completing an education and saving up enough to buy a house for themselves