Could You Handle It...?

  • masculumpedes

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    Nov 22, 2011 10:19 AM GMT
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    Could you handle losing your place to live, your source of income and everything you have and start over with nothing? With the economy today, many people have already lost their jobs and some even their unemployment benefits and are in danger of losing their home.

    I read an article in the local paper today where a man lost his job, his home and his girlfriend....and he decided to end it all.

    http://www.lvrj.com/news/details-identities-released-in-double-murder-suicide-case-134256523.html

    I'm sure not many here have ever been in this situation before, however, it happened to me back in 1993. ( with the exception of the girlfriend, of course). icon_wink.gif

    However, looking back, if it had never happened, I would never have moved to Vegas and have everything that I now have.

    Any thoughts on how you would handle things? icon_confused.gif



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    Nov 22, 2011 10:45 AM GMT
    did that just happen to you?
  • masculumpedes

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    Nov 22, 2011 10:50 AM GMT
    GreenHopper saiddid that just happen to you?


    No my friend.....sorry for the late edit of the post. icon_wink.gif
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    Nov 22, 2011 10:58 AM GMT
    I dont care what he lost, thats disgusting... he stabbed his three year old to death.

    People struggle everyday, and they still get up. What he did was cowardly and disgusting.
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    Nov 22, 2011 11:01 AM GMT
    ChangeofName saidI dont care what he lost, thats disgusting... he stabbed his three year old to death.

    People struggle everyday, and they still get up. What he did was cowardly and disgusting.


    I agree.....but for some people, they reach a point of " no return" and can't see a future however bleak. Anyway, my question was: Could YOU handle it, if/when it happens to YOU?
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    Nov 22, 2011 11:05 AM GMT
    I dont think its a fair question.

    For instance (totally unrelated)
    Did Bernie Madoff's victims have a choice?

    I think the younger you are, the easier it is, but I wouldnt put it past people that worked their entire lives to fall victim on something as unfortunate. The world is not always fair, but I think in the darkest hour... people rise up and surprise themselves with what they are capable of doing and surviving.
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    Nov 22, 2011 11:08 AM GMT
    ChangeofName saidI dont think its a fair question.

    For instance (totally unrelated)
    Did Bernie Madoff's victims have a choice?

    I think the younger you are, the easier it is, but I wouldnt put it past people that worked their entire lives to fall victim on something as unfortunate. The world is not always fair, but I think in the darkest hour... people rise up and surprise themselves with what they are capable of doing and surviving.


    Although you never know just how you would react in any situation until it actually happens, I think the question is very fair....surely you have some idea of what you could or would do? Move in with relatives? Go to a local Rescue Mission? Ask friends for help?......icon_wink.gif
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    Nov 22, 2011 2:18 PM GMT
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    ChangeofName saidI dont care what he lost, thats disgusting... he stabbed his three year old to death.

    People struggle everyday, and they still get up. What he did was cowardly and disgusting.


    I agree.....but for some people, they reach a point of " no return" and can't see a future however bleak. Anyway, my question was: Could YOU handle it, if/when it happens to YOU?
    actually, yes. I have spent my entire life planning for such an event IN the event that it ever happened.
    As someone who grew up on welfare, the sacrifices are/where worth the peace of mind.
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    Nov 22, 2011 3:05 PM GMT
    A year ago I was in that situation and have handled it quite well. I was unemployed for over a year, lost my home and quite a few friends. My brother offered to move me back home to Michigan and my sister offered me a place to stay. I got a job right away when I got back and am now back on my feet and will be starting a new job in a couple of weeks.

    It is really difficult being in that situation and the depression that I had was the worst and there was a couple of times that I had thoughts of ending it all. There is a light at the end of the tunnel and things will eventually get better.

    It is really important to have a support network in place to help you through it all and have some saving put aside to help you through.
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    Nov 22, 2011 4:17 PM GMT
    I've been in this situation quite a few times where I had to literally restart my life from scratch. I'm at number three now. I now accept that my life goes in cycles and I gotta deal with it.

    You gotta hold on till the scenery changes.

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    Nov 22, 2011 9:48 PM GMT
    It doesn't matter if you lose it all. As long as you're alive, you're still in "the game". Suicide is a permanent solution to temporary problems.

    I'm there right now. (Not suicide)
    I'm 8 days away from not being able to pay rent, health insurance, etc.
    But I don't care. I can't worry about it. I've got a receivable on the way, it's just a matter of timing.