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Is the SHTF about to happen soon? I feel like I have just given up on life

I just feel I have no future. Nothing to look forward to. Stressed out to the max. I'm only 27 and feel like I am going to have a stroke before I hit 30 with my service job that only pays minimum wage. (even though I have a college degree). I still live at home with my parents because I can't afford a place of my own. I am able to save as little that I do make on food and gold/silver for the collapse. I am I doing the right thing? I feel that this is all I can do. I don't come from a well of family so I can't go back to school or anything. I do live within my means and have a few student loans and my car(which I need for work). Am I doin the right thing? I am a single guy, so no spouse or kids or anything.

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I would suggest

listening to www.thesurvivalpodcast.com I think it will bring some perspective.

You might have a Candida overgrowth.

Candida is a silent epidemic in America due to antibiotics and our high sugar highly processed diets. It causes depression, fatigue, ADD, ADHD, foggy thinking, blood sugar issues, allergies, skin problems like eczema and psoriasis and whole host of other ailments, including type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure.

The medical community refuses to acknowledge our Candida problem because they make too much money off illness. It would be to their detriment to address the real underlying causes.

I highly suggest that you look into Candida overgrowth and water fasting as a cure.

You have good reason to dread

The wheels are about to come off this bus at any second now.

And when they do this nation and the world will experience the greatest financial calamity in the history of the world.

The entire global fiat currency banking system 'trust' bubble is going to pop BY DESIGN.

For many decades now the paper and digital ' precious metals' markets have been totally manipulated. Unknowable exponentials of 'shares' of non-existent 'paper' and 'digital' 'silver' have been sold over these decades, exponentials that have been used to artificially suppress the value of the REAL PHYSICAL SILVER, and physical gold etc.

Here's why. Our government has been using the actual physical metal value(based solely on what the value of silver or gold would be without any non-existent non-phsical 'shares' to skew the actual supply and demand curves) TO PROP UP THE DOLLAR.

Prop up the dollar with one hand that is...But behind the scenes the government is BUYING UP ALL OF THE PHYSICAL at the rock bottom price that THEY CREATED with the phony paper shares.

One day soon the entire economy is going belly up, and the government will continue to hold down the price
as everyone becomes unemployed and one by one most of us will end up having to sell our metals to one of these 'we buy gold' stores.

Finally the day will come when the entire nation is good and broke, the government will walk away from or outlaw or whatever digital and paper silver, and they will own most of the actual and then they will let the fiat money system bubble pop.

When the dollar comes crashing down the true value of silver and gold will be once again allowed to 'emerge' and the people who sold their holdings will be completely devastated when they realize they have walked into this trap willingly, even eagerly following and trusting their political leaders.

When that day comes the war on patriots will begin in earnest, for then the WARPIGS will have the cold hard COINAGE to pay mercenaries to fight us.

No amount of preparation for this war can ever be TOO MUCH.

On the other hand, nothing

On the other hand, nothing might happen. There are so many corrupt that feed at the trough that their self-interest is at stake first. Do you not think that because the very same issues have been problems since, well, forever...might these things simply continue to be solved with band-aids and cheats without a massive unwinding? I know it would be far less satisfying, but I think it would be much closer to the truth.

You may be poor but you have way more silver than I do, saved.

Why don't you get into prepping a little. Silver is great to have but you can't eat it. Raise rabbits and chickens for meat and other small livestock. Go to costco and buy 50lb rice bags for 20 dollars and store them.

If you want some peace of mind, I'd do that too. Sell a little of your silver to get those things.. you have plenty.

Oh and don't forget guns to keep it all.

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Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution, inevitable.

Yeah I was going to start

Yeah I was going to start buying some food storage stuff from now on.

if you're really serious, I'll be glad gto show you how I do it

to save you big bucks and a little headache in the future. If you'd rather learn yourself, there are tons of videos on it where people are passing on tips and tricks.

Also give real consideration to the animals and guns.. also traps. I would also think about placing a down payment on a few acres somewhere remote... maybe foods first lol.. It can be overwhelming so yeah.. maybe start slow. :)

Think about it all this way...even if nothing happens and we know it's coming.. you'll have food for any other types of emergency as well. It's just smart to prepare.

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Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution, inevitable.

Sure, thanks.

Sure, thanks.

Sounds like doing the right things for the wrong reasons.

Rather than live with your parents because you can't afford anything else, live with them because they are family, and you love them, and you want to help them. Focus on being a joy to them, and it will repay you with joy.
Go to your service job because you want to be a part of society, and use every opportunity to plant a seed of truth. You can't be very obvious on the job, but if you spend your time watching, waiting, ready to strike like Ninja with a tidbit of truth, you can while away the hours as a stealth "infowarrior." Who cares how much you get paid? You are working as an in cognito agent for love, the paycheck is part of your cover.
Don't buy silver against a collapse, buy silver to keep it out of those who would make weapons out of it.
One day, you will likely find that your little pile of silver can buy you and your loved ones a new way of life, but for now, remember that it all boils down to a choice between love and fear.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlrKW7fh_Bo

Love or fear? Chose again with every breath.

Wise perspective indeed

was a pleasure to read and give thought to.

May we be inclined to choose love!

Exactly, fishy!

You did it again. Got right to the heart of the matter.

I never did understand why it is so tabu for adult children (married or single) to live with their parents in America. Not saying they absolutely should but, what's wrong with that? With the rising costs of food, utilities, taxes, etc., it just makes more sense to stay together, with each contributing something (money, food, caring for grandparents, etc.) to keep the family functioning well. Love makes that easier to do.

The family unit is a powerful bond of love and trust and is the best defense against "invaders" of all types. (You can fill in your own definition of "invaders" as you choose.) The breakdown of the family structure is important to "invaders" who want to control you,your kids' minds and overall health. Not a good thing, that kind of outside control.

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

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If all else fails...

If all else fails...

... how about MOVING ?

http://www.dailypaul.com/272583/people-are-still-awesome-201...

:P

Just teasing. ;)

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

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"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

I have contemplated this

I have contemplated this option myself. But the real question is ... with what money .. with what job guarantee ... with what guarantee of a place to live? One can certainly try .. but it would make no sense to take any steps without first securing yourself a job elsewhere .. hopefully one that will lay out cash ahead of time or put you up somewhere until you can show a legal document showing you can make the rent.

All paper money eventually returns to its real intrinsic value, zero. - Voltaire

No good/great opportunities

No good/great opportunities in life come with "guarantees." The greater the risk, the greater the reward.

Exhibit A: Welfare "guarantees" a state of poverty.

sure i grant you that ... but

sure i grant you that ... but it would seem a bit unrealistic to with no money or savings be able to travel anywhere, let's say to another state, in a successful manner, with some form of roof over your head, clean, presentable, and well fed, in order to even have a shot at getting a job.

there is a minimum that one needs to be able to succeed ... i posted earlier and farther down ... this would make more sense if you read my story.

All paper money eventually returns to its real intrinsic value, zero. - Voltaire

I feel you. The thing is,

I feel you. The thing is, this guy lives at home with his parents, so what are his expenses? I'm sorry but if you can't save money while living rent-free, then you don't stand much of a chance in this world (this is coming from me, a 27 year old who lived in his uncle's back yard for 2 years in order to save enough money to start my first business.)

Hey man, I'm in the same

Hey man,

I'm in the same exact boat as you if not worse. I'm 23 and graduated with a degree in Business & Finance. The degree doesn't seem to help at all in getting a job. I'm working part time like maybe 10 hours a week because that's all I can get with a crappy boss that pays me very little and doesn't even pay me on time. I live with my mother and brother. My father died of cancer in 2008. My mother hasn't worked in 25 years. It took her 2 years to get a job at a local hospital as a patient transporter making $29,000 a year. I happen to live in New York .. so that $29,000 is way less than yearly expenses including car insurance, home insurance, food expenses, gas, hot water, electric. We are barely scraping by with whatever little is left of the life insurance my father left us with.

In late 2010, I had to get a medical withdrawal from college because I was diagnosed with acute ulcerative colitis. I lost 2 years of my life in a hospital undergoing many treatments until none of them worked and I had to undergo 3 surgeries of which left me with a colostomy and no colon. They closed my wound and I have an internal pouch made out of one of my small intestines. Life was good until my father died. Everything went downhill from there.

I invested in gold and silver with my savings back in 2007 which is the only reason why I'm still not on the streets probably. Against my choice, I was forced to sell some of my metals so that I could eat and pay my debts down. I have some left. I was lucky enough to convince my mother to put some money into metals in 2010 and I guess that will be our last money before we are completely broke.

Life is tough. But it sure helps to have some people to talk to about it. I've been on here for 5 years and being a member of this forum has helped comfort me a little. I posted about my disease diagnosis back in 2010 and it was put on the front page of this site. We may all be headed for doom ... but we are in this together ... as long as we have the internet that is ... so let's lock arms together ... because the storm may get a lot worse in the months and years to come.

Your ally in Liberty,

Fabian

All paper money eventually returns to its real intrinsic value, zero. - Voltaire

Hi Ryno!

Well here's a little bit of advice for you, maybe it will help, as I was in a similar situation to you not so long ago.

First off, don't hope for the apocalypse!! That's not something that is going to take away your problems!

Secondly, here's something that may sound really weird but helped me out a lot: Follow your dream.

Basically, a lot of ex-grads like you are stuck in crappy jobs because they're told that that's all they can expect out of life nowadays. However, the reason life is so hard is often BECAUSE you're expecting so little out of life. What it takes to make a better life for yourself is motivation, and motivation can never be found doing crappy jobs that make ends meet. Do you have something in your life that you always wanted to do, that would be your dream job/ occupation, etc? A lot of people shelve these dreams because they believe they can't make them a reality and instead get the crappy job to pay the bills.

If you do have such a dream (however impossible) then here's my advice: DO IT.

No matter how hard, no matter how unlikely the chances of success, its worth it to be motivated everyday because you are following what you actually want to do instead of what is 'realistically possible'.

And you know what else? Everyone around you who feels bad for you because you're not getting what you want out of life, they would LOVE to help you achieve what you really do want to achieve. Your own enthusiasm for it will inspire others to help you and believe it or not, in no time you will have achieved it.

Decide what you REALLY want to be doing with your life in a perfect world, and pursue it. There's really no point in doing anything else.

Obedience to God is resistance to tyrants.

I said pretty much the same thing

except in my case I 'had it all' when I started thinking 'what's the point' then decided to do what I really wanted to do and.... abracadabra... massive life changes and all, eventually, for the better. His reply to me: Your post tells me exactly how out of touch you are.
I guess I'm 'out of touch' because I 'had' and he's 'had not' which is absolute crap because he has a roof over his head, food, and family except it's not from his own effort but his parents. He can't understand that feelings of desperation happen regardless if you have or have not. A feeling is a feeling and causation is irrelevent.
ryno is incapabable of relating to most of the suggestions on this thread and prefers the comments that join him in his pity party. He's lost any sympathy he may have had from me.

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
James Madison

I just wanted to say sorry

I just wanted to say sorry and to all other people on here I got angry with.

Dude, you're working a

Dude, you're working a minimum wage job with a college degree. Now your gripe is that you didn't "come from a well of family so I can't go back to school"?! What, so you can work a minimum wage job with two degrees and twice the debt?

And waiting around for the world to end? Why not go pick out a casket? You totally misunderstood the message here. Grasp the ideas on inflation and protect yourself, but that's it. Not to hunker down in your parents basement and await armageddon. You gotta live your life dude. Find your calling, take a chance, whatever...

Things are not easy right now!

But I know one guy that is 72 years old. He works in my building he is there every day from 10 am to 8pm doing maintenance and cleaning. Then when he is done working he walks up the street and starts his second job as what I can only describe as a janitor from 9 until 2 am at a laundromat.

Sometimes you think you are doing all you can and working hard believe me I've been there with that train of thought and then you see people that do that day in and day out that work 7 days a week and never go on vacation and it makes you wonder if you are really trying as hard as you could be.

Now let's say you didn't even get a second job lets say you decided you wanted to learn a new skill instead go to night school for some vocational training or something I know some courses at my local vocational are only about 500 bucks and are 3 times a week at night or early in the morning and are only one to two hours. How many of us are willing to sacrifice the little bit of time to really better ourselves?

I know how hard it is I want to party and I want to go out and I want to get drunk and have a blast but I restrain myself and try to do things that will help me out in the future as much as I can. I'm not a machine though and neither are you and we are going to fail and fuck up but as long as you stay optimistic, focused and can find a balance in your life and find happiness and be thankful for what you do have you will be allright.

This world is full illusions right now. There were plenty of kids with me when I was in college some are still there and I thought man there life seems great. They have all this money I thought it was from their parents; they're always traveling and life seems to be treating them well. Then I realized a lot of it was student debt fueled spending and their going to screwed for a very significant amount of time and alot of them are just trying to extend their time which will make the pain much worse by going to grad school and piling on more debt. I shit you not when I tell you one of these people is in grad school right now for gender studies all financed by student loans. She might be having a ball now but eventually the party is going to stop.

Stay positive stay focused remember that their are people that are much worse off and be thankful. Other than that just try to do you best in everything that you do. Best of luck.

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    I know people like that too,

    I know people like that too, and when I think about it, I am probably better off. The stress of my job was just getting to me yesterday.

    MOVE

    You obviously aren't tied down. So move. Go where the money is.

    You have to seek opportunity out, it will not find you when you are inert.

    Oh, and lie, cheat and steal on your resume. Seriously, EVERYBODY lies on their resume nowadays.

    Also, apply with companies that aren't posting any job opportunities. You are way more likely to get a job that way since they won't be inundated with thousands of resumes.

    Gain your experience working for a smaller startup for less money than you'd like, gotta pay your dues.

    My last job I applied for I did a phone interview. I am very assertive, so I basically told the employer what I wanted, when I could start, and then said "I'll give you a call when I'm an hour out of town".

    There was a small pause, and then an "OK" on the other side. I basically told the employer I was hired and made the arrangements myself. Assertiveness is important.

    You are on the nose with your

    You are on the nose with your comment. Lying, aggressiveness and self-confidence are all rewarded, if not expected, in our culture. Of these reprehensible traits, I'd say self-confidence is the most important. Everyone is nervous and frightened...ALL THE TIME. If you exude self-confidence, the world will beat a path to your door.

    To build self-confidence, do something every day that scares you. What do I mean by this? Force yourself to be more open, start interacting with people in a way that you haven't before. If you have been timid, become outgoing. If you keep to yourself, start singing at a karaoke bar, or take dancing lessons or offer to take an apprenticeship for free somewhere you'd like to work. There are many things that can be done that will only take your time and effort.

    i agree, travel wide...

    A great man once said,

    "I'm a rebel, soul rebel
    I'm a capturer, soul adventurer

    See the morning sun,
    On the hillside
    if you're not living good, travel wide

    Said I'm a living man
    I've got work to do
    If you're not happy, children
    Then you must be blue
    Must be blue, people say
    I'm a rebel, let them talk,
    Soul rebel, talk won't bother me
    I'm a capturer, that's what they say
    Soul adventurer, night and day
    I'm a rebel, soul rebel
    Do you hear them lippy
    I'm a capturer, gossip around the corner
    Soul adventurer. How they adventure on me

    But, see the morning sun,
    On the hillside
    if you're not living good, travel wide
    Said I'm a living man
    I've got work to do
    If you're not happy, then you must be blue
    I'm a rebel, soul rebel
    I'm a capturer, soul adventurer
    Do you hear me?
    I'm a rebel, rebel in the morning
    Soul rebel, rebel at midday time"

    I use Blue Wave, but don't expect one of THEIR silly taglines.

    To be or not to be Wise men

    To be or not to be

    Wise men created a movie, The Wizard of Oz. Check it out. I, and you, went down the yellow brick road for 22 years to find out the wizard couldn't Be for us.

    You only Live once. Self pity because the people we thought were are our friends weren't, will only waste time/Life.

    Recognize you've been cheated fully and deeply and move on. The world is always completely and brutally fair. A man who walks up to a lion might get eaten. But don't be mad at the lion. Recognize that you were duped, and don't let yourself become a victim again.

    There are more opportunities now than there ever have been, but they look different than they used to. Plenty of people are getting rich. But if you tell yourself you're a victim then it's over.

    From the sounds of it, I've been exactly where you are. It sucks. But it can all change in an instant with the right frame of mind. Try to unlearn what you've learned. There is no work vs play. That only exists when you hand your brain over to someone who makes you do crap you hate and leaves you free time to play. When you control your mind, there's moving forward, and not moving forward.

    Most people around you are probably like zombies. They watch TV go on the computer, and seek anything that will prevent them from thinking. They accept failure. They even tell you it's OK, in theory to help you.

    Being a failure is not OK. Watching just 1 hour of TV because you hate your Life is Not OK. Set you mark and go towards it. There is nothing else.

    Don't focus on the problems of the country when you can't fix your own problems. When you become a player, you will be able to play a meaningful role in the country. Take care of yourself first.

    quit buying gold and buy as

    quit buying gold and buy as many 90% silver dimes as you can. All a guy needs is 10,000 of those dimes. Soon, silver will climb higher than anyone imagined. You won't have to worry about much.

    Where do you buy your dimes?

    Where do you buy your dimes?

    go to your local coin store.

    go to your local coin store. they should be about 2.60 per dime.