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post #31 of 34 (permalink) Old 12-09-2018, 02:16 PM
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I was the son of a high school English teacher and I worked through college and paid for it myself. I had to drop out twice for a year each time to pay off debts and make enough money to continue on.

We were gloriously irresponsible though. We partied hard, had great girlfriends and hunted, fished, skied, canoed, camped and road biked all over central and northern Minnesota as much as we could. We made all that as much of a priority as school.
My old roommate Dave is still one of my best friends thirty some years later even though I live a thousand miles away from him now.

In retrospect those are still some of the most enjoyable, carefree times of my life. I wouldn't like to live like that now but when we were young, and seemingly immortal, that lifestyle was filled with high adventure.
Ditto! Almost exactly, except in NE California, Oregon, Montana. I didn't have good girlfriends (too outdoorsie), and spent too many a night in an igloo perched on some mountainside. Dad's air force pension didn't pay for much, let alone my college. I did the same thing you did - worked off and on for my own.
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A trust fund would have been nice, I was the son of a high school English teacher and I worked through college and paid for it myself. I had to drop out twice for a year each time to pay off debts and make enough money to continue on.

We were gloriously irresponsible though. We partied hard, had great girlfriends and hunted, fished, skied, canoed, camped and road biked all over central and northern Minnesota as much as we could. We made all that as much of a priority as school.
My old roommate Dave is still one of my best friends thirty some years later even though I live a thousand miles away from him now.

In retrospect those are still some of the most enjoyable, carefree times of my life. I wouldn't like to live like that now but when we were young, and seemingly immortal, that lifestyle was filled with high adventure.
I can relate wholeheartedly! Many a fine adventure came from some questionable judgement at the time, and a healthy dose of good luck here and there mixed in with some occasional good sense kept me from getting into too much real trouble. Always lots to learn along the way, and some experiences and friendships that Id not trade for all the gold in the world. Im sorry you needed to clarify your earlier post, as I thought it made perfect sense as is. I also enjoyed the story in your original post too, and hardly see any need for controversy. There are WAAAY bigger problems to take issue with.
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Yes, what is the moral to that story? Perhaps....

Your monthly trust fund income was insufficient to support you in the beer-drenched lifestyle that you had grown accustomed to?

You seem fun.
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