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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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gracias

gracias

Repeat after me

I am a free man. I choose my path and death is the one thing for sure. I do not fear death. I will make a better future for the comming generations. I will make it my purpose of life to awaken anyone and everyone. I will disengage from the false debt slave system as much as possible as soon as possible. I will be an example for all. For I know that when those hopeless souls awaken they will eventualy look for solutions. If your example of leaderless non violent enlightened disengagment is the path to freedom, others will follow. When a critical mass of humanity awaken and see the path to freedom is a simple decission the future generations will benifit and a better future for your time and effort spent will occur. Good luck my freind. stay positive and be not afraid to defend youself. I regret that I have but one life to give.

The most important thing is PMA, in life you get what you consistantly focus upon so use a positive mental attitude no matter the situation will benifit you and all those around you.
Gardening, solor, thermal, etc offgrid power, distil water. Start savomg files on your computer about canning and survival during the last depression.

sovereign

I'm not sure what you're asking?

I'm not sure what you're asking?

"I am I doing the right thing?"
"Am I doin the right thing?"

What is it you want from life? It sounds like you want a home of your own and a family. It sounds like you want a future worth looking forward to, less stress, and more money?

Find a new job and a girl; work hard and productively. Stress is a good thing. You're a 27 year old man. Stop acting like a child.

Sorry if that sounds harsh, but YOU should be who others look to for strength, not the other way around. There are plenty of good women out there who need your help and don't have your advantages.

Lastly, you need to have some kind of spiritual foundation to your life or else none of it will matter anyway. Having fun will become your purpose and you'll never get what you want because what you recognize as 'good and worth looking forward to' is hard work, stressful, and not always fun.

Yeah you're right, I can do

Yeah you're right, I can do with just a living wage, but a girlfriend/wife and family is the most important to me. It hasn't been working out at all. If I could afford it, I would have my own place near where all the young people live. I live so far away from everything.

Someone suggested expatriating,

Which I would still recommend if you can afford it, but if not at least consider the free state project. Even if you're not sure where you'll live, there are people who will house new free staters for a month or two while they get on their feet.

Seriously, just contact someone within the free state project, let them know you want to move, and work something out. You've got nothing to lose here. Plus, you'll be surrounded by young libertarians, which is what I think you need most right now.

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BOOSTING time - Round II

BOOSTING time - Round II

5 random questions to count on just one hand of yours: Do you think you're alone craving Liberty be back? Do you think all of of America wants Obama phones? Do you think nobody under 21 would understand the debasing of your currency since 1913? Do you think nothing is happening "underground"? Do you think Dr. Ron Paul is actually "losing"?

If you answered "yes" to ANY of the above, give it another shot:

A Lesson in Improvisation:
http://www.youtu.be/yfHWChrsYfk

(btw: ANYONE, just give this kid a microphone and a stadium, and FROM THAT POINT ON, my home will be YOURS as well, would you need, any time.)

Ron Paul meetups - aka the "underdog" (Yeah, right.)
* http://ronpaul.meetup.com/

and

the "top dogs" (Yeah, right.) :

Barack Obama meetups
* http://barackobama.meetup.com/

Mitt Romney meetups
* http://mittromney.meetup.com/

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So... as they say where I come from:

"Haut les coeurs !"

Peace.

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

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

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

I see my friend, you have

I see my friend, you have been here for about 3+ years. I myself, have only been here for about 1 year. I am 41.

Let me back up...

A friend of mine I play hockey with used to spoon feed me in the locker room stuff about Ron Paul for about 2 years. I remember thinking 'this guy is crazy', but then one day it just hit me like a ton of bricks. From that point on, I spent about 6 months in my garage on the internet. I saw it all.... 9/11, JFK, the FED, Afghanistan, Iraq, the War on Drugs, ,,,everything. One web site led me to another. And it seemed endless. I felt like everything I had ever learned was a lie. It was upsetting to say the least, and I WAS PISSED.

I was so consumed ,it almost cost me my family.

I did the sign bombs, I got on National and local television, I (still) wrote/write letters and call our elected officials when ever someone on here posts it. I engage. I have never been involved in politics before in my life, but I feel good about engaging now.

I would encourage you to take a break. Enjoy life. Take solace in the fact that you are aware of something that will happen eventually. Be prepared like a boy scout and live like a good man. Always do the right thing. Hug and love your family.

Sometimes when I have to make decisions, I think, "what would Ron Paul do"??

He was the man that brought us all here.

Here is your mission should you choose to accept it:

Post some GOOD NEWS for us. Look for those cool videos of that guy that rode the 100' wave, or the person that grows a beautiful garden, or anything else you see as a positive move for humanity. We ALL need to be reminded of that good news of progress. Check out www.ted.com.

Do what makes you happy and BE happy!

God Bless all of you.

I was back at my folks house

I was back at my folks house when I was 27. Lived there for a year or so until I found work. I'm not sure about here in the states, but I read in Italy the average age for someone to move out of their parents house is 31. I think you've done enough research. Take a good long break and do some fun stuff. Try meetup.com and join a group of hikers, mountain bikers, campers, kayakers, or whatever interests you. Pray every night. Take comfort in God. Try talking things out with a therapist. This world is not all doom and gloom, I promise. Life is what you make of it.

I actually kind of knew it

I actually kind of knew it since 2002 when I knew something wasnt right and then I heard about Ron Paul in 2007 confirming what I knew was going wrong. Ever since I have been researching all this stuff.

I was so consumed, it almost cost me my family.

Yep me too. Its tough being an outsider in your own clan before the clan wakes up and sees what you warned them about.

Wanna blow off some steam?

Smoke some weed; simple of that

with friends. At least it's good for laugh

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Free includes debt-free!

I have been there

This type of feeling is due to the lack of fun. I find myself slipping into that mode by being on the computer too much. Get a hobby. Buy a Gold Pan and try panning for gold....go to the gym. Take your mind of of the collapse. I feel your pain my friend. Nothing you can do except do what is right and have fun.

The one thing I didn't hear you say you were doing...

...was praying daily and thanking God for what you do have.

You have parents.
You have a place in their home.
You are eating daily.
You are not wounded severly.
You have use of all your limbs.
You do not have cancer.
Your parents do not have cancer.
You have *a* job.

A lot of people do NOT have one or more of the above.

Give it a shot. As they say it takes 6 weeks to make and keep a new habit. Run a pilot program between God and you via prayer for 6 weeks and just thank him and be contrite and see what happens.

I don't care anymore. I am a

I don't care anymore. I am a slave living in my parents house with very little money to do anything, I might as well be dead.

You have to develop new (old) standards

Ryno,
You are understandably depressed because you are judging yourself by the standards of today's society that puts high value on having *STUFF* (big house, fancy gadgets, expensive degrees, etc) and very little value on knowledge, skill and work ethic. You seem to have the latter things, and that is very encouraging. You are also aware of some truths that many are not, and that puts you ahead of the game.

I would like to encourage you to read historical biographies of some of the wise, brave and inspirational people who made this a great country 150-300 years ago, including our founding fathers, inventors, etc. When these colonies were settled it was with people who had very little of the *STUFF* society values today, and admittedly, some had little or no formal education. But they understood the time-tested wisdom and principles of 1) working hard, 2) being self-sufficient, 3) fostering a strong family unit. Those are the attributes that were respected when America was growing, and those attributes resulted in the greatest prosperity on earth. Those are all things that you have the ability to give yourself, and that is where self-esteem comes from, not from how much *stuff* you have. Those standards are TIMELESS, and if you Judge yourself by those standards you may deem yourself rich indeed.

You don't have to wait for some luck to fall into your lap in order to teach yourself how to grow a garden, hunt, build or repair some of your own stuff, develop a close network of family or friends that work together, specialize in skills and barter them. Even when you don't have a lot of money, you can use what you DO have (knowledge, skill, work ethic) and thrive on that. My mom, for example, is a seamstress. For many years she was a stay-home full time mom, and we lived in a small house with one (old) car. But we never had a shortage of clothes. Not only could she make clothes for us, she could make them for other people too. She still does that work for others. She shops at resale shops for cheap materials. She gets paid in cash, but she could just as easily trade that skill for car repairs, organic vegetables, or something else she needs. Same for my dad, who worked 30+ years for a utility company, but always loved woodworking, and still creates beautiful products. You can retire from a "job," but you never retire from knowledge, skill and work ethic.

So, you can be prepared for the worst, but expect the best. You can look at having a part-time job as an *opportunity* to learn the skills that will keep your family well, through self-sufficiency or barter, if the SHTF. If that never happens, those skills can still enhance your life under any circumstances. Hey, maybe along the way you will even meet a soul mate who shares the same principles. Either way, you can feel good about yourself without caving in to the shallow material standards of "success" dictated by modern society.

To sum up: find a useful skill you enjoy, specialize in it, keep yourself prepared for the worst, but focus today on what you CAN do and not what you can't. God Bless you, I hope to hear an update from you!

I understand

I completely sympathize. Please, find a psychologist as soon as possible. Don't worry about being pushed drugs. Psychologists cannot prescribe them. They are for talk therapy, and it will help immensely.

I highly recommend you see someone to talk to professionally.

And I say that because I care, not out of criticism. I think you are imminently at-risk.

Be wary of drug pushing shrinks.

They will fucj you up, big time.

Free includes debt-free!

Then try being a good slave?

No one will know but you.

Free includes debt-free!

oh boo hoo

Every few weeks you seem to make a thread like this, and it always ends up the same way. Lots of people give you all sorts of advice, only for you to respond with some excuse about how it's too tough or some other bullshit.

I seldom agree with FBI_Exposer, but s/he's right. You have more than most, and still you act as if your life is in shambles.

If you think you "might as well be dead", then you obviously don't care about yourself, so why should anyone care about you? Either that, or you're just looking for attention/pity.

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Well you can fuck off. I

Well you can fuck off. I didn't ask for your opinion.

Yeah, you did

when you posted your thoughts on a public forum.

You tell people to "fuck off" every time someone points out what you're doing. Yeah, real mature. No wonder why you still live at home.

Instead of complaining about your life to people on a website, how about you go out and do something about it? Oh wait, that'd require effort on your part.

You remind me of those snooty kids who throw a hissy fit when they don't get a new car for their sweet 16. You complain about your mundane existence more than those 13 year old 'scene' kids. At least they have the decency to save their whining for others who care to hear it.

I'm the same age as you and my parents are dead, and I lived on the street for almost a decade. Unlike *you*, I didn't complain about my life, I simply went and improved it. So excuse me if I don't feel sorry for you and shower you with e-pity.

tl:dr version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EL8e2ujXe8g

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I'm sorry to hear about your parents. I don't get to talk to mine as much as I'd like to and this thread was making me think about that.

'Tis all.

Carry on.

Thanks

Yeah, try to talk to yours more if you can (and if you want to, of course.)

I usually don't bring stuff like that up, but sometimes I feel it's necessary to get a point across, to offer a different perspective. My parents always told me that it's all a matter of perspective, that one person's horrible life is the dream life of another person halfway across the world. Not those exact words but that's the jist of it.

I know I can come off as rude, but I'm just a very straight to the point kind of person. Sometimes that doesn't translate well online.

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No, I scan these boards for the jackasses and then I avoid them like the plague. You're not one of them.

And, I just called my Dad and had one of the best conversations ever. He gets me in a way very few people get me.

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I'm not? Must be losing my touch!

My dad and I 'got' each other, too. It's rare to have a parent like that, at least from what I can tell. We were best friends, although that wasn't always the case. We were almost *too* much alike, heh.

Glad to hear your call went well. :)

Still keeping your music thread going?

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I can only talk to my Dad for a few minutes at a time because he thinks the government is tracking him.... seriously. Or, depending on the day the illuminati is after him.

My music thread? Are you kidding? That thing is out of control. When I started it, it was me and Old.no7.jd and an occasional stopper by. I now have a ton regulars and I cannot keep up with the responses for the life of me. I try to respond to every comment, but they have been kicking my ass lately lol

The idea was to get a few songs on a playlist for when I move to China in the summer, but the damn thing is going to cost me a small fortune.

Speaking of which, you should stop by sometime and add a song. I listen to every single one and have downloaded all except tonight's additions. I don't discriminate when it comes to music. If your ever bored, the door is unlocked let yourself in.

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Heh, my father pretty much said "fuck 'em" when it came to surveillance or anything like that.

Do you have a preference as far as music goes? So I can get an idea of what to pick from my mental playlist.

Also, China? I've considered it...I'd feel tall for once(!), but I dunno. What sort of work are you getting over there, if I may be so nosy? ;)

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