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Old 09-26-2017, 06:49 PM
 
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So is everyone in NYC okay with slaving for other people and retiring at an old age and then dying?
It honestly doesn't make any sense to me...
why is life set up this way? It's a system I know but... don't we all wanna stay away from the system?
Thoughts on this?
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Old 09-26-2017, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Staten Island
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Whether you work for yourself or work for someone else there is that need to support yourself and your family. Try to find a job you like and it is not that bad. Don't be so negative. There are decent jobs that you can retire from earlier than 65.
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Old 09-26-2017, 07:03 PM
 
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We get to retire? Unless I make a big play, I expect to be working right up until lunch of the day I keel over...
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Old 09-26-2017, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Eric Forman's basement
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It's not just people in New York doing this. Unless you inherit a lot of money or marry up, you need to work for a living, no matter where you live.
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Old 09-26-2017, 07:42 PM
 
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Even though your handle is new, this somehow sounds familiar.

If you want to ask why, I suppose you could study capitalism. No, we don't all want to stay away from the system. Many people enjoy being part of large projects - publishing a valuable magazine, running a good school, working at a great arts organization. Especially in NYC, since you chose to ask here, many people are delighted to be working with top experts in their fields. Many people find their work rewarding, and don't regard it as slaving.

Perhaps you could come up with something you enjoy doing, too. If you don't, you can certainly quit, if you don't mind all the things you'll have to give up.

As to the dying, I don't know of any way around that.
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Old 09-26-2017, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Harlem, NY
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I agree. It’s not what life is about. Hope some of you retire early to live your true lives
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Old 09-26-2017, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Parkchester.
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We get to retire? Unless I make a big play, I expect to be working right up until lunch of the day I keel over...
Seriously.

I actually enjoy working. We live in a society, and its great to have a purpose in life. People that work later in life tend to live longer as well.
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Old 09-26-2017, 10:39 PM
 
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i hear all the time of people retiring and then kick the bucket soon after

so the lesson is dont retire or else you die
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Old 09-27-2017, 12:33 AM
 
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Some people die before they get to retire, so there are even worse things than the original post.
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Old 09-27-2017, 02:41 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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I hope I never retire. I just want to do even better work.
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