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Posted 06/06/12 - 6:11 PM:

Thinker13 wrote:

I agree. It might seem like a good idea to play with cute babies from a distance for a while, but when you're supposed to take their responsibility for a very long time, it becomes onerous at times.

From your previous post in this regard, I might have mistaken the notion of your 'burden' and suggested that your pain is worth your enjoyment.

I hope you get more energy and kids behave. thumb uppeace



Please do not misunderstand, for all my complaints and grumbling I would not trade my time with the grandchildren for anything. My daughter is planing to move out again in a few months and I think I might miss the constant noise and disturbance. In all honesty the grandchildren are pretty well behaved, I just get tired easily at my age, a bit advanced compaired to others here.

One thing that really bothers me is that I take care of the grandchildren all day and then my daughter asks if I've finished working on her car. When I take care of the kids, that is what I do, and anything else is secondary if at all.

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Posted 06/27/12 - 5:47 PM:

He may have the resources the be able to afford philosophizing... blah what am I saying? I live off of the "system" (as much as it pays me to say it). The only income I get is SSI. I'm a college student on a constant job search who has a mental illness. This may all count against me, but it's at least it says that the poor can not only afford to philosophize, but need to do so.

Thinker, I agree with what you said about some people being born philosophers. I've always been... well... a thinker. wink As Lady Gaga said I was "born this way". Thinking has gotten me into a lot of trouble, but it has occasionally been my saving grace. It gives me a little place I can escape to, to be myself (even if it's just in my brain). The conclusions I draw from thinking often cause me more harm than good. Still, I find solace in being able to think for myself.

Philosophy, I believe is literally translated into "Lover of Knowledge". I view it as "Lover of the Pursuit of Knowledge".
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He may have the resources the be able to afford philosophizing... blah what am I saying? I live off of the "system" (as much as it pays me to say it). The only income I get is SSI. I'm a college student on a constant job search who has a mental illness. This may all count against me, but it's at least it says that the poor can not only afford to philosophize, but need to do so.

Thinker, I agree with what you said about some people being born philosophers. I've always been... well... a thinker. wink As Lady Gaga said I was "born this way". Thinking has gotten me into a lot of trouble, but it has occasionally been my saving grace. It gives me a little place I can escape to, to be myself (even if it's just in my brain). The conclusions I draw from thinking often cause me more harm than good. Still, I find solace in being able to think for myself.

Philosophy, I believe is literally translated into "Lover of Knowledge". I view it as "Lover of the Pursuit of Knowledge".


In the first, paragraph I meant to say "pains*" not "pays". Whoops. kooky
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Please do not misunderstand, for all my complaints and grumbling I would not trade my time with the grandchildren for anything. My daughter is planing to move out again in a few months and I think I might miss the constant noise and disturbance. In all honesty the grandchildren are pretty well behaved, I just get tired easily at my age, a bit advanced compaired to others here.

One thing that really bothers me is that I take care of the grandchildren all day and then my daughter asks if I've finished working on her car. When I take care of the kids, that is what I do, and anything else is secondary if at all.



Your daughter being young, cannot 'get into your shoes.' She cannot realize easily you get tired. When she comes to you she thinks that since a lot of time has passed, you must have made some progress with car.smiling face
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KinNaoko90 wrote:
He may have the resources the be able to afford philosophizing... blah what am I saying? I live off of the "system" (as much as it pays me to say it). The only income I get is SSI. I'm a college student on a constant job search who has a mental illness. This may all count against me, but it's at least it says that the poor can not only afford to philosophize, but need to do so.

Thinker, I agree with what you said about some people being born philosophers. I've always been... well... a thinker. wink As Lady Gaga said I was "born this way". Thinking has gotten me into a lot of trouble, but it has occasionally been my saving grace. It gives me a little place I can escape to, to be myself (even if it's just in my brain). The conclusions I draw from thinking often cause me more harm than good. Still, I find solace in being able to think for myself.

Philosophy, I believe is literally translated into "Lover of Knowledge". I view it as "Lover of the Pursuit of Knowledge".



A. What is SSI?
B. Is it difficult to get jobs for fresh passouts over there?

It's difficult to get them over here, in India and I am told that it's because of the recession-Euro-crisis--which I have never ever understood. sisyphus
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SSI is Supplemental Security Income. Usually it's only given to the retired, but if you have a disability, you can get it to. Throughout my life I have struggled with the stigma surrounding my mental illness. Now I struggle with the stigma surrounding living off of a form of welfare as well. There are many people who abuse the system and, when people see me doing well in college and volunteering my time to hold support groups for people with disabilities, they tend to ask themselves and occasionally me "Why aren't you working?" It's quite frustrating to try to explain to people who haven't been in the same situation. Many people assume that there is nothing "wrong" with me.

Coupled with the fact that people are basically required to have at least a B.A. or higher to get the few jobs that are available, it is extremely hard to get a job. People are being laid off left and right. Not many people are getting hired. This results in hundreds of applications being sent out to every available job.

For me, I don't even have my Associate's Degree yet. I'm still applying to every job I have a chance of qualifying for, but there might be three of those total locally that I could commit to. This means I'm not only competing with hundreds of other applicants, I'm also not able to apply to as many jobs as those other applicants.

Blah, the economy... -insert obscenity here-
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Posted 06/28/12 - 12:57 PM:

KinNaoko90 wrote:
SSI is Supplemental Security Income. Usually it's only given to the retired, but if you have a disability, you can get it to. Throughout my life I have struggled with the stigma surrounding my mental illness. Now I struggle with the stigma surrounding living off of a form of welfare as well. There are many people who abuse the system and, when people see me doing well in college and volunteering my time to hold support groups for people with disabilities, they tend to ask themselves and occasionally me "Why aren't you working?" It's quite frustrating to try to explain to people who haven't been in the same situation. Many people assume that there is nothing "wrong" with me.

Coupled with the fact that people are basically required to have at least a B.A. or higher to get the few jobs that are available, it is extremely hard to get a job. People are being laid off left and right. Not many people are getting hired. This results in hundreds of applications being sent out to every available job.

For me, I don't even have my Associate's Degree yet. I'm still applying to every job I have a chance of qualifying for, but there might be three of those total locally that I could commit to. This means I'm not only competing with hundreds of other applicants, I'm also not able to apply to as many jobs as those other applicants.

Blah, the economy... -insert obscenity here-



That's just gloomy, but I wish you good luck.
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Posted 06/28/12 - 2:24 PM:

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That's just gloomy, but I wish you good luck.


Tell me about it rolling eyes and thank you!
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KinNaoko90 wrote:


Tell me about it rolling eyes and thank you!



I was saying that what you described looks a bit difficult to live with. smiling face
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Posted 06/28/12 - 2:42 PM:

"tell me about it" is a figure of speech in english. basically she's saying she agrees. smiling face
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libertygrl wrote:
"tell me about it" is a figure of speech in english. basically she's saying she agrees. smiling face


Thanks for the clearing that up lib. I always forget that translations differ across cultures. smiling face
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Posted 06/29/12 - 1:20 AM:

libertygrl wrote:
"tell me about it" is a figure of speech in english. basically she's saying she agrees. smiling face



laughing Oh, I was not aware of that. That might look ignorant on my part but it's ok. thumb up
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