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    Should I work?

    I just want some advice.

    I am a university student. My parents pay for my studies, and I live with my parents (like 100% of people my age here).

    I can find a simple job somewhere in my town that pays $200 a month, and with 10 hours of working. I spend 90% of the day screwing around on my phone, and only study when deadlines come, and that lack of activity in my life has caused me depression.

    Worth it?
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    Re: Should I work?

    YES! Get to work. Not for the paltry sum of money they'll pay you, but to develop a functional work ethic. Learn how to team with others to achieve a common labor goal. Learn how to separate working relationships from personal relationships. There isn't a single career professional alive that didn't start out performing some mundane task for peanuts. DO IT!!!
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    It's an extremely tight labor situation where I live, with employers begging for help constantly. And still $20 an hour isn't bad for starting pay. Even if it's only a couple $thousand, building a nest egg is a good idea. I liked working when I was in school. It was at least slightly more real than the social shit-show I got exposed to everywhere else.

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    Re: Should I work?

    You will feel better about yourself if you start saving that money and making it yourself. Do it.

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    Re: Should I work?

    Don't leach off of your parents. That's not the way to go! Your self worth will plummet when you realize that you're not self sufficient in any way. That leads to dependency on government programs when your parents are gone because you never developed any skills to survive on your own.
    That's not the way to live your life son.

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    Re: Should I work?

    Quote Originally Posted by frompaintogain View Post
    and that lack of activity in my life has caused me depression.
    Listen to yourself here. What does it say to you? It says to get active!

    Get a job. For your own mental health.
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    Re: Should I work?

    Short answer yes, long answer no.

    Work is a decent enough way to earn money and you'll have to work to live eventually, it's better than nothing but it doing the same job gets fucking boring after the first dozen months or so.
    I'd recommend finding something you enjoy and trying to make a living off it, maybe personnel fulfillment would make work less brain dead boring and pointless, I don't know - I haven't found that sort of job lol.

    If you don't work you'll become bored, if you do work, you'll eventually get bored from personnel experience - make what you will of that - better to be bored and at least getting paid is what I can say without a doubt.

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    Re: Should I work?

    Yeah, get a part time job and put that money into some kind of index fund. If you don't want to work long term, think about stocks and investments which will give a nice income/cushion. Savings don't really add up to much nowadays. Also, check out YouTube videos on ways to make money, or even work from home jobs. Over this pandemic, at least two of my acquaintances are now working from home IT jobs.

    You're young, it is better to start now rather than later, especially if you want to retire early. Make those provisions now, not when your body and mind is going to be worn out.

    EDIT: I'm no financial expert but inflation is rising, so there is a caveat to rising interest rates on savings. Keep an eye on the financial news!

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    Re: Should I work?

    Quote Originally Posted by frompaintogain View Post
    I just want some advice.

    I am a 21 year old university student. My parents pay for my studies, and I live with my parents (like 100% of people my age here). I have no source of income so I get an allowance from my parents ($20 a week).

    However, if I stretch myself out, I can find a simple job somewhere in my town that pays $200 a month, and with 10 hours of working. I spend 90% of the day screwing around on my phone, and only study when deadlines come, and that lack of activity in my life has caused me depression.

    All my food, sleep, clothing and heat is financed by my parents, so any $ I make is going to pile up unspent. But if I work for 2 years I might only make $1000-2000 but hey not bad.

    Worth it?
    If you have the time to work, I say go for it. If nothing else, some kind of paycheck coming in is always helpful in college. Plus, your parents might appreciate you bringing in some money to pay your own way with food or whatever. Or you could throw some bux to your parents as rent or to help with bills or something.

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    Re: Should I work?

    In the interim, it just makes sense to start saving money while living at home. I worked the whole way through college while living at home. It let me save and invest and set myself up nicely when I did move out, debt free with a lot of savings and a growing nest egg of investments.

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    Re: Should I work?

    If you can do both without hurting your grades or burning out, go for it. But like they said, don't let school slide.

    You'll meet a lot a people working, coworkers and others. Some you'll really like, some not so much. Most of the time it's worth it.

    I mean no disrespect, but by western standards, your parents sound a little controlling. They going to cause trouble if you show any independence? Am not saying you shouldn't work, just be ready for some sort of push back. Best of luck to you.
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    Re: Should I work?

    Jeez.

    I understand you have no other expenditure what with living at home and all, but $20 a week for a 21 year old?

    I mean absolutely no disrespect. Maybe your parents are on limited income and thatís all they can afford? Maybe they are trying to motivate you in some way? Who am I to judge such things?

    But how do you cope? Iím not surprised youíre feeling down.

    I agree with other members here. Get some kind of employment. It doesnít matter if it pays peanuts, because youíre studying for something better down the line.

    In my past I worked during the day and studied in the evenings. Iíll tell you it wasnít easy, but it beat the piss out of scrolling shit on the internet.

    If youíre at college I imagine youíd have to flip that Ė study during the day and work evenings or days off college.


    Youíre studying for a career? O.K. think of it this way Ė studying comes in many forms. Iíve no idea which subject youíre studying but whichever field youíre studying will almost certainly involve interacting with others. This is a life skill to be learned just as much as any other technical skill you may be studying.

    Think of getting some kind of work as another learning experience if you must, one you get paid for!

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    Re: Should I work?

    I think our young friend once mentioned becoming a pharmacist. Not a very red pill job in the west, but it might be fine where he lives. The drug store's a lot looser in poorer countries. Or so it used to be, and I'd guess still is. But what do I know about India? Not much really.

    My guess is, he starts work, his parents will want rent. I hope not, but wouldn't bet a nickel.
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    Re: Should I work?

    Would need to know where he lives, if his parents can afford university on average that's a good 8-20K per year in NA atleast - like, that shit is not cheap so count your blessings that you won't have to deal with student fucking loans hah.

    200$ a month would be working 4 hours a on minimum wage - again don't know if it's NA, better question is how much rent costs to get an idea of the cost of living and if you're studying for a piece of paper that has a decent ROI. A job is better than nothing at the least.

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    Re: Should I work?

    Work. Remain living at home. Save, save, save. Don't move out until you have enough to buy a place outright.

    And where do you live that $20 a week allowance is enough?

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    Re: Should I work?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kryptic View Post
    Work. Remain living at home. Save, save, save. Don't move out until you have enough to buy a place outright.

    And where do you live that $20 a week allowance is enough?
    I stay home all week and when I go out I buy nothing

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    Re: Should I work?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kryptic View Post
    Remain living at home. Save, save, save. Don't move out until you have enough to buy a place outright.
    I agree. I maybe 39, living on disability ($529.34/month and $251 SNAP) with my dad, but I'm saving my money so I can start an at-home business reselling health supplements online and making workout videos on my YouTube channel. I believe that if you can live with parents rent free until you can buy a nice house in one lump sum (meaning no mortgage and interest that'll make the house cost more long-term), then do it. I'm doing it with the limited income I'm getting and with the future income I'm hoping to make from my future business.

    So yes, work, save your money while living with parents and buy a nice 3-bedroom; 2 bathroom house in a nice suburb outright and avoid mortgage loans (again expensive interest monthly). Don't spend on stuff you don't need. Your wants come last.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ResidentEvil7 View Post
    I agree. I maybe 39, living on disability ($529.34/month and $251 SNAP) with my dad, but I'm saving my money so I can start an at-home business reselling health supplements online and making workout videos on my YouTube channel. I believe that if you can live with parents rent free until you can buy a nice house in one lump sum (meaning no mortgage and interest that'll make the house cost more long-term), then do it. I'm doing it with the limited income I'm getting and with the future income I'm hoping to make from my future business. So yes, work, save your money while living with parents and buy a nice 3-bedroom; 2 bathroom house in a nice suburb outright and avoid mortgage loans (again expensive interest monthly). Don't spend on stuff you don't need. Your wants come last.
    What this guy said. If you live in a country with free healthcare take full advantage of it and go wild. Otherwise be sensible. You don't owe society jack shit and kids are a bad ROI. You don't know if they will be there forever or stick by you. As for people calling you less of a man because "your genes will go extinct", it doesn't fucking matter because your going to die whether you have kids or not and after 2 generations you are already forgotten regardless so there goes that argument.

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    Also, this species is fucking rotten. Why on earth would you want to produce another human? We are a virus with shoes.

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    Re: Should I work?

    I did forget to mention, that I'm not married (never will; never once dated), I won't have kids, I have NO DEBTS (no credit debts that I can't pay off this month, and no college debts) and I have money saved from my SSI disability after paying off 5+ years of financial debts I got myself into because I was jealous of my best friend's ability to have a job and spend money (according to his dad, my best friend was over $15,000 in credit debt in 2012 and had to default on his debt).

    I want this 21-year-old MGTOW guy to learn from my story; DON'T DO WHAT I DID, because you'll regret it by the time life kicks your ass. I got out of credit debt and now I have money (again, no wife, no kids, no any kind of debts).
    It's a man's world and we need to take it by the throat and make it give us what we desire.


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