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Old 08-05-2011, 10:44 AM   #1
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http://www.popularmechanics.com/home...ilders?src=rss

maybe we shouldn't be griping about the "kids these days" after all...
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Old 08-05-2011, 01:54 PM   #2
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agreed...

Im 43 myself, so by no means an "old timer"..but i have heard many of the cliche gripes..
including what is the world coming to.."kids these days" etc..

just not true.

also heard it pertaining to the military and how it was back in the day...well the fact really is our military is currently larger than its ever been since WW2 with 300,000 new recruits every year..maintaining a continual force of 2 million combined at all times, not only in state of war....soooooooo

so bottomline is..kids are doing just fine..its just the old timers adaption to change that is really in question..

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agreed...

Im 43 myself, so by no means an "old timer"..but i have heard many of the cliche gripes..
including what is the world coming to.."kids these days" etc..

just not true.

also heard it pertaining to the military and how it was back in the day...well the fact really is our military is currently larger than its ever been since WW2 with 300,000 new recruits every year..maintaining a continual force of 2 million combined at all times, not only in state of war....soooooooo

so bottomline is..kids are doing just fine..its just the old timers adaption to change that is really in question..

The wars now are lasting longer than WW2.
The GVMNT is HUGE now.
There are very few private sector jobs opening up.
Guaranteed government check.



I know of a young kid right now trying to get into the Marines and he can't get in for months. Too many kids hopping into it. If they don't go to war it's no different than a usual Union construction job unless they are going to major in something for college.
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Those projects look sharp! However, are there sufficient numbers of these talented youngsters to sustain the need for skilled tradesmen in our industry?
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I had a look at the article.

It is easy to see how much work, skill, and planning has to go into each of those pieces of furniture. However, none of them were really a style I like.

I really did not like that strange wooden chair that looked like a wierd lounge chair. That thing was ugly. The ping pong table was beautiful. That simple elegant desk was cool.

The finishes on all were fantastic. I built an aquarium stand for my tank last summer, with a finish like glass. The sanding, stain, and poly took longer than it did to build the thing. It is an art to be able to build and finish furniture.

I can appreciate the skill involved in those projects.
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Put my napkin holder, spice rack, and papertowel holder that I made back in wood shop class to shame

The Times They Are A Changin'...
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The GVMNT is HUGE now.
Population now 300,000,000

Population back in 1940???
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agreed...

Im 43 myself, so by no means an "old timer"..but i have heard many of the cliche gripes..
including what is the world coming to.."kids these days" etc..

just not true.

also heard it pertaining to the military and how it was back in the day...well the fact really is our military is currently larger than its ever been since WW2 with 300,000 new recruits every year..maintaining a continual force of 2 million combined at all times, not only in state of war....soooooooo

so bottomline is..kids are doing just fine..its just the old timers adaption to change that is really in question..
yeah, personally it gave me some hope. there are still plenty of talented and motivated kids out there. plus, the brain doesn't fully develop, from a biological standpoint, until age 25 so we shouldn't have our expectations too high and sometimes we get carried away.
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Wonder if Norm Abrams needs any recruits for New Yankee Workshop?

You out there Norman????
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kids are all right, I'm in the process of recruiting my 16 year old brother
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"I know of a young kid right now trying to get into the Marines and he can't get in for months."


thats odd.....im sure the Marines would jump allover a healthy 18 year old kid..meeting their quotas each year is by no means an easy task...but it does get done..some quarters are not met in recruiting..

maybe there is a scale back considering troops will; start withdrawing soon and all the other financial madness going on..

surely the Army has a job waiting..
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The kids are our future. Sometime they just need to be taught the way it used be done and give them the oppurtunity to capture the same drive to succeed that there earlier generations had. The first step is to get the cell phone out of thier hand while your takling to them. If your succesful with that, now you have a Forum.
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Put my napkin holder, spice rack, and papertowel holder that I made back in wood shop class to shame

The Times They Are A Changin'...
beats my solid yellow cedar chest. As well as my 4th year VG Fir entertainment cabinet.
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agreed...

Im 43 myself, so by no means an "old timer"..but i have heard many of the cliche gripes..
including what is the world coming to.."kids these days" etc..

just not true.

also heard it pertaining to the military and how it was back in the day...well the fact really is our military is currently larger than its ever been since WW2 with 300,000 new recruits every year..maintaining a continual force of 2 million combined at all times, not only in state of war....soooooooo

so bottomline is..kids are doing just fine..its just the old timers adaption to change that is really in question..
no way man my generation sucks big time dont get optimistic
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no way man my generation sucks big time dont get optimistic
This is true. My generation sucks.
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This is true. My generation sucks.
im 23, will be 24 in november. i already own a house, i have a business starting up and hopefully will get so busy that i can do it full time, who knows?

then you get someone my age, lives with their mom and daddy, doesnt pay for crap, has a useless college degree, and is the dumbest type of human being you ever met.

i just very rarely ever meet people my age that are even remotely mentally all there, im not perfect but like i said my generation sucks dont get optimistic haha
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im 23, will be 24 in november. i already own a house, i have a business starting up and hopefully will get so busy that i can do it full time, who knows?

then you get someone my age, lives with their mom and daddy, doesnt pay for crap, has a useless college degree, and is the dumbest type of human being you ever met.

i just very rarely ever meet people my age that are even remotely mentally all there, im not perfect but like i said my generation sucks dont get optimistic haha
Good for you! I bought my first house at 22. Started my business at 23. First year I physically worked and didn't know where the next jobs were coming from. Now I'm a steady month and a half out and no longer have time to physically work. I'm blessed to have already done 150k more in sales already this year than all of last.

My advice to you - stay focused. My friends continually call me to go to the bar. Stay home and work on improving your business. Spend time on this forum and learn as much as possible, it will help you greatly.

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I haven't found a youngster worth a crap yet. Xbox this, can I get paid every day that. Heck I'm not even old enough to be good yet. It's hard to replace experience with reading articles.

That looked like the pine wood lambergini that "I" built for cub scouts.
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I haven't found a youngster worth a crap yet. Xbox this, can I get paid every day that. Heck I'm not even old enough to be good yet. It's hard to replace experience with reading articles.

That looked like the pine wood lambergini that "I" built for cub scouts.
i have 1 video game, call of duty on my computer. i have the first xbox but i havent turned it on in over 3 years. i barely watch tv. i work full time usually between 8 and 10 hours a day, then i go to work for myself, and on my days off, i usually put in about a full days work if i got enough work. i've worked 7 days a week for the last 3 weeks now, granted sundays work didnt start till about 2pm and i only worked a few hours, but i still was out there. and if you total my hours i worked between myself and my full time job, its gotta be close to 70 hours.


to the other poster im not much of a bar guy, i drink maybe twice a week usually on nights where im not working the next. basically when i am working, i'm working hard, when its time to party, i party even harder. sometimes i will work 14 hours a day, then go party and wont get to bed until i have been up for 24 or 25 hours straight, sleep for 2 hours then go work again for 8 hours or so.

no i dont do meth or coke.
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no i dont do meth or coke.


Wow, want a job?

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