I see myself in front of a really awesome new high tech futuristic laptop computer
How can you see yourself as MIA? I've never lost track of where I was, I'm always right here.
This thread is depressing. I'm gonna rob a bank and buy a rocket so I can blow up the earth.
Wandering the world and exploring different cultures and environs.
Doing yoga to lessen symptoms of aging and getting ready to be enslaved by AI.
>Human-level artificial intelligence could be achieved "within five to ten years", say expertshttps://www.futuretimeline.net/blog/2018/09/25.htm
If I end up getting a job in the industry I'm training for, I'll probably be severely depressed and in really bad health. If I don't, I'll have to settle for a low-paying retail job and that will be just as depressing (although less stressful). I can't see myself ever earning enough in either job to afford moving out during the housing crisis so I'll probably be living with my parents. If I do somehow manage to move out, I'll be sharing a house with multiple people (like most people that age do) which would be hell on earth or I'll be living in a dodgy area where I fear for my life on a daily basis. None are great options. The due date I set for myself to have my first child will be 2 years away and that will likely be on my mind. With no savings or a house, I won't be able to achieve my dream and I'll likely be preparing myself for the reality that I'll never be able to afford to have children.
My dream situation would be to get so good at my job that I could work at home with my bf. Move to the countryside where houses are cheaper and get a cosy house with lots of dogs. I'd turn a spare bedroom into a cinema room with a projector. Hopefully we'd only be an hour or two from the city so we could go shopping regularly. But that's the best case scenario and it's really unrealistic. I need to prepare myself for the worst. I know really successful people always dream of things like that but the people giving advice to "follow your dreams" or "dream big" are mostly from very wealthy backgrounds anyway. Their words mean nothing when they were destined for success from birth.
I agree with >>19514
Don't know what's his reasons, but I think you don't need to rush into making a child. Why? Don't put yourself in such a harsh deadline, take your time to become financially stable. It's never late to have a child and, judging by your post, you're still young. Why are you in such a rush? Why you want to have a child in 2 years?
I don't want to be lonely in my old age and my bf also wants a kid so.>>19515
Not 2 years but 7 years. I'll be 30. Maybe my post isn't clear but I want to have a house and good savings before I even consider having a child. If I don't have both of those things before I'm 30, I'm going to have to come to terms with the fact that I won't be able to achieve my dream of having a child. It's something I want but only if I'm comfortable financially and in 7 years I don't expect to be. Hope that makes sense.
away from the place i'm living in now or dead.
>>19524>I don't want to be lonely in my old age
Predictably selfish reason. If you do end up having a kid, please don't raise them with the expectation that they'll be your friend/nurse/piggy bank as an adult. They wont really owe you anything.
And you don't? What's your point?I'm still right.
I agree with >>19529
Why? He's mostly right. You don't need to be a parent if you're doing this because it's a right thing to do or just because you want to achieve your own dreams by having your child. It's just not the most right thing to do.
But he isn't wrong.
My point is that you don't know me and you haven't changed my mind about having a child. Your assumptions are wrong.
>>19539>you don't know me
lol, such a cliche line>Your assumptions are wrong.
What assumptions? You said you expected your kid to make sure you weren't lonely when you're old, right? How should somebody interpret that? I wasn't even trying to convince you not to have kids. I'm just saying that they don't owe you whatever you expect them to do for you after they become independent, and you should be mindful of that.
So I just found out about this thread, and if your reason for having a child is just not wanting to be lonely at your old age, I think it is selfish just like anon says, a baby is a living thing.
No I just want someone to call so they can tell me about their day in the evening. Someone who will go for a coffee with me on a Sunday. You assumed I wanted a child to be my full-time carer and cash cow which is a huge and wild assumption and doesn't apply to me at all. Do you understand now? >the expectation that they'll be your friend/nurse/piggy bank as an adult
Honestly it just motivates me more. My new goal is to be a better parent than yours were if you get so defensive at someone even mentioning that they want to have a child, that's scary. Idk what happened to you but not all parents are narcissistic, overbearing monsters. Mine weren't and maybe that's why I have a more positive view of raising kids.
I have no idea where I would be in 5 years. I could either be in a collapsing country or I would probably already be dead.
I'll be 33 years old.
>graduated from college
>found a relevant job in desired field
>making at least $45k a year (enough for me but more is nice)
Hopefully in a higher paying job that doesn't involve customer service. Tech support sucks less than food service but you still have to deal with unreasonable people sometimes, and there is still the stress of having to satisfy lots of people and keep on a happy persona. I'd rather be in software development at the company I'm working for.
Also it would be neat to be a powerful wizard.
either dead or in prison