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Old 07-23-2015, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Youngstown, Oh.
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I think of this forum every time I see that commercial.

It seems sad to me that people are expected to give up so much of their quality of life to have children. (at least in the US, not sure how the rest of the developed world works)
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Old 07-23-2015, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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It seems sad to me that people are expected to give up so much of their quality of life to have children. (at least in the US, not sure how the rest of the developed world works)
It's even more sad that you'd assume that others automatically are giving up anything when they move from one phase of life to the next.
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Old 07-23-2015, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Youngstown, Oh.
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It's even more sad that you'd assume that others automatically are giving up anything when they move from one phase of life to the next.
So you don't buy into the premise of the commercial?
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Old 07-23-2015, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I always laugh at the end because they are missing the ending where he says he is never letting go, then she comes in and says "I want a divorce." Then follow him moving back into his tiny urban apartment.

Completed the circle!
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Old 07-23-2015, 09:44 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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I think of this forum every time I see that commercial.

It seems sad to me that people are expected to give up so much of their quality of life to have children. (at least in the US, not sure how the rest of the developed world works)
What you miss, and many others miss, is that your "life style" (or whatever) will change as you age, as will your perspective. Your life and your desires aren't static and stuck at 25 years old.
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Old 07-23-2015, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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What you miss, and many others miss, is that your "life style" (or whatever) will change as you age, as will your perspective. Your life and your desires aren't static and stuck at 25 years old.
The point he is making is that moving to the suburbs isn't always the choice people make when they have a kid or two. It is just a cliché.
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Old 07-23-2015, 10:21 AM
 
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So you don't buy into the premise of the commercial?
I don't buy the binary presented in it, that the options are either a high-density CBD or a low-density suburb (which is presented in its most picturesque form). But I also understand it's an ad trying to be ironic, not a commentary on society.
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Old 07-24-2015, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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I don't buy the binary presented in it, that the options are either a high-density CBD or a low-density suburb (which is presented in its most picturesque form). But I also understand it's an ad trying to be ironic, not a commentary on society.
Check back with us on that in 10 years
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Old 07-24-2015, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Check back with us on that in 10 years
I can already do that for you, 10 years ago I had a studio on the edge of downtown. Today, I live in a streetcar suburb that is a much larger 2 bedroom apartment. One day we plan on buying a house within this or another streetcar suburb within the city. The whole move to the suburbs near your neighborhood Applebee's isn't true for everyone, that is just a generalization.
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Old 07-24-2015, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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I can already do that for you, 10 years ago I had a studio on the edge of downtown. Today, I live in a streetcar suburb that is a much larger 2 bedroom apartment. One day we plan on buying a house within this or another streetcar suburb within the city. The whole move to the suburbs near your neighborhood Applebee's isn't true for everyone, that is just a generalization.
Maybe. But then what's the population density where you're living? Portland has lower density (more sprawl) than the autoburb I'm in. Portland's got you covered with Applebarf's and the shopping mall anyway, no need to head for the suburbs to get it. Sacramento's got two (and a third right across the street) for that matter.

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