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|what a DirtyOldMan (24/02/15 21:12:34)||Reply|
|Re: what a DirtyOldMan (25/02/15 19:28:31)||Reply|
I'm completely out of touch, so I hope any teenager parent around here will be able to tell me (so I can know what I ignore).
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|Fathers are not DirtyOldMen (26/02/15 22:09:20)||Reply|
It was far easier with the next ones because then I had already been broken.
And now the Wife and I are back where we started decades ago - with no children in the home.
|consolation (10/03/15 22:52:45)||Reply|
I think we eu/us people are pretty alienated. Why exactly the children go away?
Why don't generations stay together? It seems to me a smarter and more humane way to pool resources. Imagine the kind of house/garden you can keep up if your and your children's earnings would go to the same place ( would it be a castle? ). You can distribute chores. Only one person need to do the dishes a day. Only one person need to do the shopping. The children move out, then need to hire a babysitter if they want to go to a night out. Meanwhile the grandma is unhappy because she can't spend enough time with them. You can have a proper library for 5-10 people, which you wouldn't bother keeping up for yourself.
|Simple (11/03/15 18:47:48)||Reply|
|Re: consolation (12/03/15 22:11:12)||Reply|
At least that's my idea of it... ah we'll see what comes out after 10 years.
|Re: Re: consolation (12/03/15 23:03:21)||Reply|
It's a lot more meaningful to keep up a proper library, a studio, a craftshop which serving 5-10 people than one for 1-2. I can skip this way most of the inheritance crap. Whatever is "valuable" ( like books :D ), is just stay there for all the siblings to use. If I die they only need to throw out the crap furniture if any.
Maybe I am watching too much Shaw brothers lately but it seems to me that the chinese society evolved by the clan system. Or the other way around.
No, I don't care about any authority play. If they grown they grown. They can do whatever they want ( of course I don't want to live in the same premises with an addict regardless if s/he is a relative or not ). I can do whatever I want. )
|No consolation (17/03/15 20:25:27)||Reply|
My parents by a stroke of luck could move out because my father - just after finishing his exams (this was 1950) - applied successfully for a job somewhere in the middle of nowhere in Northern Norway. There he went from house to house asking for room for rent so he could marry his girlfriend and finally had luck well out of town: one room on the second floor, and one in the attic. I was born a year later. Most of the contemporaries of my parents tried to find work in the city where they had studied. So they kept staying with the parents until the housing situation improved.
Nowadays - if families have no choice because of the economy, it is because the politicians have let them down.
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