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  •  This reminds me of guy I knew once (2+ / 0-)
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    mettle fatigue, Tennessee Dave

    He deliberately stayed poor and took bad jobs so that he wouldn't have to pay much in child support for his two kids. Smart as hell, could have ridden the tech bubble to six figures in the 90s but he chose to be a part-time cook because he thought supporting his kids (who he hardly ever saw) was "unfair." In his mind, he ex should have forgiven him screwing around and stayed married to him.

    That was the most atrocious example but in recent years I've heard people saying they didn't want raises because "Obama taxes."

    We really need to work more on education, specifically mathematics and logic.

    •  I know that guy (0+ / 0-)

      He's my wife's ex.  He actually did that, and now he's working a shit job in tech.  His daughter, my stepdaughter, told me he took a programming class and it was the hardest thing he'd ever done.

      I told her I know 11 programming languages that I can name, and probably have forgotten 2 or 3 more.

      That is a pathetic line of thinking.  I kept my nice job and when I am done paying the ex, I will still have it, and my now 19-year-career.

      What idiots this world makes!

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