/late/ - Late Nights

Lonely nights. Sleepy days. Welcome; You have a friend in /late/

Mode: Reply

Max message length: 8192


Max file size: 64.00 MB

Max files: 8


(used to delete files and postings)


Remember to follow the rules

(9.92 KB 401x417 meem.jpg)
holy shit im 17 Anonymous 03/22/2022 (Tue) 12:56:02 No. 6526
im only 1 year away from being a legal adult and 1 year away from getting piled with responsibilities and i fucking hate that shit fuck am i gonna do now ? i got no talents and if i can't get a house by the time im 25 im literally gonna game end myself because if i can't even get my own property i have failed in all of my ventures and there will be nothing for me in this world to do but goddamn i still haven't got rid of my laziness and motivate myself to do the things i want to do
>>6526 Anon you were never meant to live up to societies expectations. They set us all up to fail. They want to milk you then toss you aside. Just do whatever you want to do.
>>6529 yeah don't worry i already don't give two shits about societies expectation it's just i can't live up to my own expectation it seems i have lost the drive to do anything productive for myself and what am i going to do after i turn 18 ? do i magically become more motivated and less of a loser ? or do i stagnate in someones basement until i die of a heart attack after munching on some no brand healthy™ chips ?
>>6526 go to alaska and catch fish. it will fix you and you will be rich too. they hire anyone and will fly you over there as well
>>6531 Nothing magical happens at 18. I would say try and think about why you don't feel motivated. Just ask yourself that question and you should get the answer. There are many explanations for it but only you know why you feel that way.
>>6531 The only thing that happens at 18 is your parents become able to legally kick you out of the house. I fucked around in college for a wooping 6 years without getting a degree of even decent grades. Nothing seemed worthwhile or meaningful. It was all pointless. When I felt like ending it all I joined the military hoping they'd at least give me a battlefield to die on. Instead they gave me a desk job. It was 7 years of a different, more abstract kind of hell but at least i've saved up enough money to be independent while I go back to school. My biggest regret was not simply doing this first. Now i'm 31 and essentially starting from square one again. Fortunately the gubmint has been spending the last few decades propagandizing the military into an object of worship, so if I fuck up school again i'm at least hireable.
(1.60 MB 400x226 snake.gif)
>>6536 >2005oids are 17 this year Something feels very wrong about that. In my head time sort of has stopped in 2018. I feel old man, I feel old. I'm not even 25 yet I feel ancient.
>>6557 It feels real weird.
>>6531 Find something you love to do and run with it. Then find a job that relates to it. No one wants to do a job they hate and work is only work if you don't like what your doing. If you like playing with circuits, get an apprenticeship as an electrician or become and engineer. Love to draw? Become an artist and start making commissions. If you're good enough at anything, and there's a niche to make money in, go for it. Live your life like you want to, but don't ever stop and think society has fucked you. Because the only time society has fucked you, is when you let it.
>i got no talents and if i can't get a house by the time im 25 im literally gonna game end myself You've probably heard this already a million times, but everyone thinks this way when they're younger. Not to say that this isn't a good goal, but you'll quickly learn that everything is screwed and you're probably not going to own property until your 40s at best. I thought I would be married by now, I'm still a bachelor and I haven't had a date in 5 years. Also no one has any talents, you start building skills by getting out there. Get a job, and try to learn whatever you can while you're working. You can get a job flipping burgers, or get a job doing some real labor, either way make the same money, but real work is going to teach you more. >>6572 >Find something you love to do and run with it. Then find a job that relates to it. No one wants to do a job they hate and work is only work if you don't like what your doing This might work for some people, but general rule of thumb, work is work, everyone hates their job, you just have to learn to cope with it. Man needs work, idleness is poison, and even a job you hate should make you happier than being a bum. Goodluck
>>6536 2005 here too! It's somewhat nice to know im not the only one having an absolute crisis over this.
>>6526 Spend two weeks being physically isolated from any objects that cause your laziness.
>>6526 >if i can't get a house by the time im 25 im literally gonna game end myself If you just waited 5 more years at 25, you could get magical powers! But seriously, why you couldn't live in your parents basement after 25? You should study many things to find something that really interest you and then try to get a job/education that is related to something that interest you.
>>6838 >But seriously, why you couldn't live in your parents basement after 25? i dont know if OP is american, but american culture is against that kind of stuff. boomers think its normal to kick their kids out as soon as they are adults. im fortunate to have a lenient family, my sister got married and lives in her own house, but her old room in our house is still available for her lol
>>6841 I don't know why more single people don't disregard the social programming and stay with their families. It saves money and looks like it's only going to become more sensible in the future with the way the economy and society as a whole is going. I guess a lot of people don't have good relationships with their family members nowadays.
>>6842 >I guess a lot of people don't have good relationships with their family members nowadays. this is 100% the reason. all i hear from young people is that they hate their parents. western families are such disasters. i wonder what will happen when the generational wealth dries up, will everyone live in apartments?
>>6843 >i wonder what will happen when the generational wealth dries up, will everyone live in apartments? this is actually one of the reasons im hoping to get a house with a property don't have to worry about rent if you own the fucking land and with how paranoid im becoming this'll probably eliminate one thing to worry about and not relying too much on others
>>6526 Lol, I'm 26 and still living with my parents.
>>6854 You can always embrace the tedpill and live inside the great nomam woods.
>>6857 i wonder how many people are out there doing that. the goobermint has a good incentive to prevent people from being off the grid, so there's probably drones flying around looking for any signs of people living in the woods
>>6856 I do too and I'm older than you.
>>6862 In my case I'm working from home, I could afford to move but I refuse because its just cheaper and more comfortable for me(home cooked meal, cheap place to live, etc...) . I really hate this American culture of thinking that living with your parents is something shameful. Asians are right in that regard of seeing nothing wrong in multi generational households.
>>6861 I watch a lot of offgrid videos in jm YouTube and many of them seems to involve huge initial costs. Many of them have solar panels. I wonder if its possible to completely live off the grid in the modern age. If you're willing to make some sacrifice, that is.
>>6864 >If you're willing to make some sacrifice, that is. thats the thing, people just dont want to give up modern technology >offgrid videos >Many of them have solar panels thats not truly living off the grid. i think there's families in siberia that live off the land and havent been exposed to modern technology, so they have no problems. for someone like me that grew up around electronics and abundance in food, it would be too difficult
>>6863 Living with your parents is shameful. There's no need to lie to yourself.
>>6864 I've been watching the same. It seems like the up-front cost is the land, whatever tenement you intend to live in, and a big heap of money because there's just so much stuff you ought to have already, like a truck, and a full set of tools to do all the work required. Anything you don't know how to do yourself you have to pay someone else to do, which is unbelievably expensive. You probably need heat, especially if you live in the north and have indoor plumbing of any kind, so a wood-burning stove seems like a good way to go. Probably <$1k. You need some way of disposing of your shit. Shitting in the woods is an option, but there are people living in vans and using some kind of composting toilet, however much that costs. You need a water source, but provided the land has water under it (maybe you wouldn't if you lived too far above sea level?) but I've seen the procedure for digging a well, and it's neither expensive nor complicated, but the cost and required knowledge add up with all these considerations. You can't shitpost without electronics, so at a minimum you'd probably want a $100 solar panel, and a much more expensive battery. If all you need is a tablet and don't mind having to run off the tablet battery at night, you could bring the cost down pretty low. If you don't mind the battery system being shitty and inconvenient, you can use lead-acid truck batteries instead of the good kind like you have in your phone. Your panels have to connect to a controller that manages the current and voltage, and that's probably a couple hundred dollars. Traplines and Inlines did a video where he used a signal booster to get reception on his phone in the middle of nowhere, which you'd probably also have to do. It seems like you can get a surprisingly useful amount of power for ~$2500, recurring every 5-10 years depending on your luck. You need food, and for that you can maybe scrape by with a henhouse, which could be pretty expensive even if you build it yourself, depending on lumber costs. Nutritionally you need more than eggs, so you're still beholden to the grocery store unless you have people you can barter with reliably. You'd also need a vehicle (probably a truck) for transportation, which is another thing that can be an order of magnitude more or less expensive if you know how to fix cars, but which also has a large ongoing cost of ownership when parts go bad, which is inevitable. I wonder about property taxes, though. You can buy the land and all that, but depending on your jurisdiction you probably have to suck off all kinds of regulatory paper-pushers for "licenses" and whatever, on top of being extorted annually for the land. >What's that? You made something of value on the land that you own? You'll have to pay us double. >What's that? You're growing your own food and raising your own livestock to subsist on? Time to pay the farmer tax. I haven't even looked into it because I feel like the fuckery is surely endless, and will worsen as people try to escape from their these collapsing concrete hellscapes.
>>6883 i think offgrid living implies that you say "screw you" to society and live innawoods and dont acknowledge any authority (dont pay any taxes). with all the points you mentioned, you might as well just live in some rural community
>>6888 there is a difference between hobo'ing it up in the woods and homesteading. you can't really homestead without being somewhat connected to society for at least the beginning phase.
>implying anyone owns homes anymore by 25 Ignore the boomers. Friend of mine had to move back in with his family until 32 when he finally saved up enough from his job just for an apartment.
>>7012 You can easily buy a home if you move to somewhere nobody wants to live.
>>7068 Rural Alaska is also cheap, and you can get paid a small amount to live within the state. Of course importing food gets expensive unless you're willing to hunt or grow food within some kind of greenhouse.
>>7072 yeah i'd be willing to hunt food with bow and spear since i doubt i could afford guns
(86.21 KB 541x525 whatever kid.jpg)
listen kid, you're five years below me and i can already tell you that life does not get better. life sucks. society sucks. this world sucks. in reality you only have two choices: drag yourself through it or become an hero. those are your two and only two options. you know what I did on my 18th birthday? i had a dave's double meal and a frosty at a ghetto wendy's. it was rainy and miserable outside, i paid for it myself, my mom and dad (whom i lived with) thought i was an autist for making such a big deal out of it being my birthday lunch (which i was). i had been, for all intents and purposes, fired from my job at another shitty burger place where my one and only job was to sweep floors for seven hours straight. as i was sitting there contemplating all this, you sort of realize that this is it. the world doesn't become a completely different place the day you become legal age. it just means you can buy cigarettes and legally have sex (the former i couldn't even do if i wanted to since they raised it to 21 later that year, the bastards). you finish up high school and go from there. maybe you want to fall for the college meme and start off your adult life with some of that spicy crippling debt you've heard so much about. maybe you want to be a deadbeat and play Halo every night in your mom's basement. maybe you want to learn a trade and make some good money doing dirty work. maybe you already have something resembling a skill that you can make money off of independently and go from there. look at it like this: you are young. you have a good 70-80 years in front of you. you probably have this idea in your head that if you haven't done anything meaningful by the time you're 30 (or maybe even 25) that your life is a failure and you should just suck off a shotgun. that is absurd and defeatist. your twenties are made for fuckups and discovering what you're good at and what you're dogshit at through raw trial and error. the next 10 years or so will be filled with opportunities to fuck up and learn from. ignore all the trust fund kids your age that are trillionaires either because of daddy's money or just plain dumb luck. count your blessings: you have a roof over your head and parents that (presumably) tolerate you at a bare minimum. use this time where you have no bills/rent to pay or actual responsibilities to find what you're good at and work on it. i spent most of my late teens playing TF2 and whacking it to hentai. that is a good 6+ years of the best time of my life that i will never get back. i am now 22, unemployed and living in a shitty apartment that i cannot afford and will likely have to move in with my mom within a month's time. essentially tl;dr: >you're young, stop acting like your life ends once you hit 30 >you will fuck up and it will hurt. learn from it and be a stronger man. >whatever your master plan for life is, work on it now. whatever project you're contemplating doing, start it now. as in NOW. STOP READING THIS RIGHT NOW AND WORK ON IT. >sometimes you'll look around yourself and feel like a pathetic loser for not accomplishing X or because you're trapped in situation Y. suck it up and power through it. only you can change/fix yourself. >don't be a retard. this is just about the best advice i can give.
>>7639 I'm 25 and my life has like turned 180 around for the better. The thing was that I have fucked up guts and finding carnivore diet was a miracle cure for me (have reintroduced some plant foods already but they are very limited)
(2.81 KB 640x480 wtf.png)
>>7639 Heh, that's the WTFPL dad.
(309.22 KB 1200x1500 Licenses.jpg)
>>7681 I know, I cropped it because it can fit in more situations than just the license meme.
(922.97 KB 1440x2560 IMG-20220719-WA0068.jpeg)
>>6526 Anon I'm in the very same shit as you. I'm literally months away from 18 and looking it dead in the eye creeps me out. An added disadvantage is that I'm a West African thirdie with zero prospects and that even makes me more scared than anything. Everybody is moving to the west, making something out of their lives, studying professions, getting rich and I'm stuck at poor mode, reading fucking classics. It's all too tiring. I guess you could move to Nigeria and live on ezMode as everyone drools over Westerners. Too end it or not to end it, that is the question.
>>7639 update, got a job that's 100% WFH and pays very well. Planning on saving up and moving to a cheaper part of the country where rent will be half what I'm paying now. like i said, no matter how desolate you feel now, it will get better if you keep trying.
>>7721 happy to hear. wishing the best for you anon
>>6526 just turned 17 today. fuck
(20.13 KB 474x357 86765146814654157486.jpg)
>>6531 bro just be yourself and enjoy the path that life takes you. like >>6529 said, the expectations were ingrained into your head to make you strive till your last dying breath to achieve something while the system milks you dry of your humanity. don't go into this magical place called legal adulthood with the mindset that you MUST achieve some nebulous goal in order to be accomplished or content we're all rootin' for you


Captcha (required for reports and bans by board staff)

no cookies?