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Daughter finds out who her Real Father is 50 years later

Started by JOE, May 15, 2024, 07:43:47 AM

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Quote from: JOE on June 09, 2024, 09:04:59 PMI know more than a few like that. But they aren't from the older generations. Seems the young ones/baby busters are even worse. Trouble is they've grown up in a time of plenty & have only known prosperity. But just a scant 100 years ago most people were poor & few could afford the time to be spoiled like many are today. However it could all vanish as rapidly as it appeared. Most of these young women (and men too) are unaware how quickly times can change & many will end up struggling like our grandparents did. Unlike them tho, many may not make it as they haven't learned the essential skills of survival.
100 years ago it was the rule rather than the exception that a single member of the house could function as the breadwinner, while the other would stay at home to function as the protector of the nest. The income generated from a sole breadwinner had the purchasing power to allow for this.

Such a situation has not existed for decades. Most family units these days require both parents to be working one or more jobs and taking on lines of credit to make ends meet. With increasing government interference aimed at dissolving the family unit and making the remnants dependent on the state for their next meal ticket.

Maybe you'd like to shut your yap for long enough to reassess what "wealth" is and how it might be expressed. Because the way I see it, society today is all but bankrupt and you would be looking at pod living in your dotage, but for the generous offer of you being Thiel's piece of buttered crumpet.

And don't hand me any shit about your store of coins and precious metals. They won't be calling you "grandpa" and sitting on your knee to hear about the tales of your successes, real or imagined.

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