Dropping out and living the dream

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by tommygoldy, Jun 20, 2015.

  1. Zed

    Zed Gradually getting grumpier

    You're quite a negative person lately moons. This thread isn't about the morality of being in a situation with tempting choices.
    It's possible to do the worker ant thing for a while and then change tack. I did it while bringing up a family, but not so before and drifting right back out of it now. My needs are simple and I have some capital so why not? Are you content with your status quo?
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  2. Baysearcher

    Baysearcher [secret moderator]

    You bounder...
    (And your typing sucks)
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  3. Moons

    Moons Supporter

    Yes - extremely so and yes, I do resent the insinuation that most of us happy to go to work and contribute to society and all the things that it brings are 'ants'.

    We have opportunities that most of the world would give their right arm for, things our grandparents never dream of - yet we act like long suffering slaves.

    Don't like your job - change it. Don't like where you live - change it. Don't like the system - then at least give a viable alternative, or forever live as if you were robbed. Want to go to a different country where you don't know the lingo or culture or laws - shoot the person that says exercise caution.

    Negative - I prefer thoughtful - but hey ho, I'll stick to youtube clips.

    * added a bit later after some further thought - if in later life you have that safety net, then I agree, stupid not to jump out of the plane and pull the chord, see where you land. But, if you don't have that safety net, surely you'd at least spend some time actually looking down for places to land rather than listening to the people that don't need to look?
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  4. Moons

    Moons Supporter

    If you weren't considerably bigger than I am with a penchant for strangling fellow aeroplane passengers, I'd tell you to bog off.
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  5. ???
  6. Moons

    Moons Supporter

    Easier than typing on my phone

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  7. It's not all bad.
  8. Zed

    Zed Gradually getting grumpier

    Lived there 30 years ago for 2 years. Cities are not for me.
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  9. Zed

    Zed Gradually getting grumpier

    My grandparents wouldn't have swapped the world they lived in for this one, nor would my parents.
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  10. Moons

    Moons Supporter

    Which is a credit to them.

    My Grandad was a pit face worker and a Bevan Boy that died of black lung.

    I'm confident he would.
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  11. Probably takes more than 2 years to get a foothold. I rarely go in to the city centre, but I value the city's energy and all the good people that it attracts (even if they only stay for 2 years).

    What shall I do about moons? I didn't put the @ in because it made him cross before? Should I just ignore him?
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  12. Moons

    Moons Supporter

    Believe it or not I am not cross, angry, arrogant etc etc.

    I hope you get the life you want, for you and yours :thumbsup:
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  13. Thank you. Does this mean we're friends again? I think you called me a "tool" earlier. Not sure how I feel about that. I was reserving judgement until I'd met you in person.
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  14. Moons

    Moons Supporter

    No need to think - I did :)
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  15. Is it acceptable to call somebody a "tool" on this forum?

    I think you're a bully moons.
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  16. Moons

    Moons Supporter

    I don't know to be honest - I did say something along the lines of I concluded you'd think I'm a tool (and you aren't alone lets face facts) and that it was mutual.

    As for a bully - you want to lob accusations at me I'll exercise my right to reply - call it bullying if you want, as I stated I didn't name you and I didn't state your posts were negative, arrogant or state your contributions were at odds with everyone else thus try to isolate you yadda yadda - but hey, I'm the bully :)

    I think you should report me, I'll report myself in the meantime - I don't believe I hounded you, in fact I exited a couple of times and you seemingly enjoyed linking me back in.

    Two grown ups having a disagreement, your language was simply more polite (and numerous)

    I guess we aren't friends then.
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  17. I'm still reserving judgement until we've met. In real life you might be alright. The internet's a funny place and we don't seem to -type- the same language - we might understand each other better in person. You're clearly someone who does a fair bit of thinking, and to be honest that common ground is probably more important than whether we agree or not.

    There are loads of things you've written that I could argue or disagree with, but I really don't want to get into it with you. It's already a shame this thread has been derailed. But as you point out backing down from an argument is not something I find easy. Seems that might be something else we have in common. I'm going to try to walk away from this one but there is one thing I am seriously unhappy about - you've accused me of being dishonest.

    I don't know exactly what you mean when you're talking about "points", but I think perhaps you're getting confused because I may previously have mentioned that following completion of my PGCE I chose not to pursue a career in teaching.

    To be clear, I did finish my PGCE, which included two teaching placements, and as such, for what it's worth, I hold QTS (Qualified Teacher Status).

    Anyway, that's history, and it's boring. Back to dreaming, much more fun. :thinking:
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  18. Moons

    Moons Supporter

    A UK teaching qualification, like nursing or medical doctor qualification is a passport to work anywhere in the world pretty much I thought.

    Except maybe in the UK itself.

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