GoFundMe Generation

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GoFundMe Generation

Post by Yerg » Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:40 am

Picked up from many recent examples of people from various generations and many backgrounds/lifestyles. The whole concept of asking others to pay for things that you don't have the money to pay for yourself.

Now, call me old-fashioned, however I was always brought up on the principal that if you couldn't afford it, you don't buy it. Perhaps I'm now considered a dinosaur on this score, but what are the views of the balance of the community on this?

Let's leave the beg-packer twats out of this. These are just a bunch of entitled assholes who want everything for nothing. Actually, screw that, let's discuss these scroungers too.

Over to you...
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Re: GoFundMe Generation

Post by Captain » Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:42 am

It's a free country. They can do what they want. If I don't like what they are doing, I Ignore them. I suggest everyone do the same.
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Re: GoFundMe Generation

Post by angsta » Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:04 am

Yerg wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:40 am
Picked up from many recent examples of people from various generations and many backgrounds/lifestyles. The whole concept of asking others to pay for things that you don't have the money to pay for yourself.

Now, call me old-fashioned, however I was always brought up on the principal that if you couldn't afford it, you don't buy it. Perhaps I'm now considered a dinosaur on this score, but what are the views of the balance of the community on this?

Let's leave the beg-packer twats out of this. These are just a bunch of entitled assholes who want everything for nothing. Actually, screw that, let's discuss these scroungers too.

Over to you...
Haven't you just said that people from various generations/backgrounds/lifestyles are using it? How can it be a specific generation? It exists now because of the internet, essentially. Are you suggesting we destroy the internet and go full luddite?
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Re: GoFundMe Generation

Post by k*rm*geddon » Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:28 am

Look no further than the consensus Democrat platform for 2020 ... free everything, including a generous monthly stipend whether you feel like working or not.
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Re: GoFundMe Generation

Post by frank lee bent » Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:46 am

says the man from one of the most socialist countries in the world.
why are you so concerned with USA?
not like you can vote there.
why not sort out your Ardern?
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Re: GoFundMe Generation

Post by cptrelentless » Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:38 am

Pretty sure people have been borrowing money since it was invented. When they went on the Crusades they had a whip round at the start
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Re: GoFundMe Generation

Post by clutchcargo » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:41 am

In my earlier life I had a boss who was an ex police superintendent who once said 'crime (as in burglary) is good coz it's a redistribution of wealth in society'. I was astounded at the time he said that but I suppose..he would say that wouldn't he? ..as it kept him in a job.

Bringing this anecdote up coz maybe there are similarities here of money redistribution..
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Re: GoFundMe Generation

Post by davegorman » Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:13 pm

Yerg wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:40 am
Now, call me old-fashioned, however I was always brought up on the principal that if you couldn't afford it, you don't buy it. Perhaps I'm now considered a dinosaur on this score, but what are the views of the balance of the community on this?
Never owned a house then or bought anything on credit?

But yes I agree about the following in SE Asia; beg packers, GoFundme lot, man buns, hipsters, young handsome males (I’m neither), young fit women (who ignore me. To be fair they’ve been doing that for at least 20 years), elephant pants, precious millennials, dirty looks whilst out with my young wife from all of the above, grumpy old expats who complain about everything, anti Chinese fed by the media since 1970 that everyone sucks up (“China bad. The West good”), people who go on about Trump and bring it up in every conversation, all “Honda” Wins, people who ride “Honda” Wins, expats/backpackers who ride trial bikes with a dog propped up on the gas tank, expats who drive like locals, people who post on closed group FB forums that they are leaving Kampot/PP/SR etc, “forever home” FB posts for dogs/cats/children, people who say “Peeps” or “awesome” or “guys” and are so peppy it’s nauseating, shirtless barangs in bars, Pastis, French Canadians, not being able to find anything, inept mechanics and last but not least piles.

But I don’t let it bother me. I’ve just accepted it otherwise I’d be more angry.

I try an embrace the smelly youth. Even hang out with them. They’re not so bad. They have many misconceptions towards any expat over 30 too.

Go hug a backpacker. Say hi to a dreadlocked dude from Surrey. Be happier. 8)
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Re: GoFundMe Generation

Post by clutchcargo » Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:13 pm

davegorman wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:13 pm
Yerg wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:40 am
Now, call me old-fashioned, however I was always brought up on the principal that if you couldn't afford it, you don't buy it. Perhaps I'm now considered a dinosaur on this score, but what are the views of the balance of the community on this?
Never owned a house then or bought anything on credit?

But yes I agree about the following in SE Asia; beg packers, GoFundme lot, man buns, hipsters, young handsome males (I’m neither), young fit women (who ignore me. To be fair they’ve been doing that for at least 20 years), elephant pants, precious millennials, dirty looks whilst out with my young wife from all of the above, grumpy old expats who complain about everything, anti Chinese fed by the media since 1970 that everyone sucks up (“China bad. The West good”), people who go on about Trump and bring it up in every conversation, all “Honda” Wins, people who ride “Honda” Wins, expats/backpackers who ride trial bikes with a dog propped up on the gas tank, expats who drive like locals, people who post on closed group FB forums that they are leaving Kampot/PP/SR etc, “forever home” FB posts for dogs/cats/children, people who say “Peeps” or “awesome” or “guys” and are so peppy it’s nauseating, shirtless barangs in bars, Pastis, French Canadians, not being able to find anything, inept mechanics and last but not least piles.

But I don’t let it bother me. I’ve just accepted it otherwise I’d be more angry.

I try an embrace the smelly youth. Even hang out with them. They’re not so bad. They have many misconceptions towards any expat over 30 too.

Go hug a backpacker. Say hi to a dreadlocked dude from Surrey. Be happier. 8)
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Re: GoFundMe Generation

Post by MightyMariner » Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:02 pm

A third of all gofundme campaigns are for medical costs, as people are unable to pay for insurance, or they have insurance, but it still doesn't cover their needs. https://time.com/5516037/gofundme-medic ... third-ceo/

House costs have been increasing for so long, many young people cannot afford to buy a home these days, and probably won't be able to do so until their late 30s, or beyond.

Sure there are people asking for money for things you may consider stupid, but if that is the case, just don't give them money. Simple.

I try not to complain too much in life, especially as there are people in much worse positions that I, but when people moan about millenials (now coverall for young people in general, even though millenials are generally in their 30's now!), it really gets my goat, as they are considered to be a feckless generation who are lazy and unwilling to try, when more often than not, they are being hampered by the system they have to live in. That was enough of a rant (and run on sentence for me), as I'm sure you have heard the arguments before. Me repeating them is unlikely to change minds.

I'll just leave you with this though...

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