@inspector_tiger Warren Buffet has said something similar -- he wants his kids to have enough money that they feel like they can do anything, but not so much that they feel like they can do nothing and still get by. What a champ.
More puppy stories please. Does the puppy ever expect to buy a home? How does this puppy feel about the flat tax? How is puppy budgeting loans for obedience school?
If you're in at all similar industries and the same city (which I'm not sure of?) maybe offer to go to industry meet-ups together? It can only be good for your career to expand your network as well and it can be brutal to face those things alone if your friend is not a natural networker.
I've definitely been on both ends of this, and it isn't the WORST, but it's pretty close. As someone who was broke as a joke, a friend inviting me over to help clear out her kitchen/liquor cabinets ("The food will go bad otherwise!") and watch bad TV was just wonderful. No cost, and I didn't have to think about how different our situations were while we hung out. As someone who currently has some struggling friends, I've learned to only OCCASIONALLY (once a month?) send them some type of job postings or bring up how they're doing on that front. It's a sensitive issue that only gets worse as time goes on, and resentment can blossom easily.
Wow, that is crazy! One time my bike got stolen from behind my building and 1 week later I saw some asshole riding it down my street. I was so pissed and angry that I (probably stupidly) confronted him and demanded it back. And he gave it to me! Since the theif had broken a railing to steal the bike, my lock was still locked to the frame. But man, that's nothing compared to having someone steal something from inside your home and getting the police to actually arrest them.
@wendyleigh Right? I think most people in debt are in the situation that laurafaysmith is - they got into debt because of school or difficult situations and/or can't free up any more disposable income. As you said, good on them for getting out of debt, but the "I stopped spending $500 a fortnight on clothes, cable and drinks" isn't realistic for many, if not most, people.
Thank you for sharing this. Maybe sometime in the future you can do interdisciplinary work that will help scratch that anthropological itch or send you to China. I went to a college where many of the professors either held dual degrees or taught broadly interdisciplinary courses -- my math advisor had a history degree. I hope that for you!
There is a startup like that, Logan! It's called Task Rabbit. There are no rabbits involved in reality, which I found terribly disappointing. I wanted bunnies getting my dry cleaning!!!!!
@DickensianCat Take your floss down there with you!
@acid burn *climbs under desk*---> *rocks back and forth the rest of the day*