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Old 06-13-2009, 02:24 PM
 
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I'm curious how you are living now? Food, housing etc.
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Old 06-13-2009, 02:26 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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Very true. Maybe at this point in his life the SERVICE is his best option.
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Old 06-13-2009, 05:25 PM
 
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im 17 and dont go to school, but i am smart

i feel like modern society creates problems that dont need to be, the only thing that matters is being healthy and eating your next meal to stay alive

people complain about stupid stuff that doesent even matter

Now i could play it safe get a degree and some fake job or i can enjoy my life to the fullest and see things.

My question is do you have any advice on what place is the best for me to live.

Thanks

so is florida good i heard alot of people with no degree

Anyways im a real person who doesent worry about little things and dont care about money to much, people and places are what matters
I can almost guarantee that if you come to Florida without a diploma, you'll end up in jail within the first year.

Do yourself a favor, get your GED. You aren't as smart as you think you are, and your attitude shows tremendous immaturity.
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Old 06-13-2009, 06:42 PM
 
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im 17 and dont go to school, but i am smart

i feel like modern society creates problems that dont need to be, the only thing that matters is being healthy and eating your next meal to stay alive

people complain about stupid stuff that doesent even matter

Now i could play it safe get a degree and some fake job or i can enjoy my life to the fullest and see things.

My question is do you have any advice on what place is the best for me to live.

Thanks

so is florida good i heard alot of people with no degree

Anyways im a real person who doesent worry about little things and dont care about money to much, people and places are what matters
This is a really bad plan. Most high school drop outs end up being really frustrated and stuck in low paying jobs. Sure, there are exceptions to the rule, but not that many...unless you are the entrepreneurial type who can start a successful business. But even most business owners are college educated.

By age 30, a lot of people in your situation have a kid or two (often out of wedlock) and are stuggling to get by. (It seems being a high schoold dropout and not using birth control go hand in hand.)

Even if you don't have kids, living on $8 or $10 an hour gets really, really, old by the time you're 30.

At that income level, you won't be able to save much for retirement and you will be frustrated because most people your age will earn more and will be doing stuff you can't afford to do.
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Old 06-13-2009, 06:42 PM
 
Location: NE Florida
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Hmmm...the OP hasn't posted in a couple of days. Maybe his internet provider complained about "stupid stuff", like paying the bill.
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Old 06-13-2009, 06:49 PM
 
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Not graduating high school may limit your choices on where you can live, spouse choices as in the number of women willing to marry you/date you, choices of what social activities you'll be able to pursue/afford, choice of when you can retire, choices for job advancement, if you find a job, etc.
Excellent point about how being a dropout limits the potential for a good partner/spouse.

High school dropouts are more likely to have emotional problems that prevent them from being good husbands/wives.

And educated people usually marry other educated people. That's just how life is.
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Old 06-13-2009, 06:51 PM
 
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San Diego, CA.
San Diego (or anywhere in CA) would normally be a horrible choice for a dropout, unless you plan on living on the street. You have to compete with illegal immigrants for low paying work and the cost of living is very high.
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Old 06-13-2009, 06:56 PM
 
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Raw talent has rarely ever been enough to get anybody anywhere other than in the movies. Do yourself a favor, pretend you're a boy scout and Be Prepared.
Excellent point. The world has more than it's share of smart, talented, poor underahievers. Although I'm not poor, I resemble this myself and I don't like it.

It's better to finish as much education as you can when you're young. The older you get, the harder it gets to go back.
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Old 06-13-2009, 06:58 PM
 
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I would say that Las Vegas is a good spot. Lots of restaurants and casinos to work in. But with the current economy I'm not so sure but yeah lots of success stories from folks who started out as busboys and then worked their way to waiters making $40K a year.
Yes, that's true. Vegas is probably one of the few places where people with little education can make a middle class (or nearly middle class) income.

Personally, I wouldn't want to live there, but it's better than being poor somewhere else.
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Old 06-13-2009, 07:12 PM
 
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Spiritual Laws?!?, Screw that.. thats not going to get you far in life.
You're wrong about this. True success rests (financial and otherwise) on spiritual principles. You, no doubt, have followed some of those spiritual principles without realizing it.

Our OP would do well to read that book.
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