At what point in your life did you get your shit together

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    At what point in your life did you get your shit together

    Post by undo on Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:41 pm

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    Post by Duff... on Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:06 pm

    Won't pretend I really have it together, but I'm certainly better than I was a decade ago, and it really helped to have a woman around.
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    I think I've hit my lowest ebb.
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    Post by Soma on Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:27 pm

    I can't even look at happy carefree people having fun and living life anymore. It's too annoying.
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    Re: At what point in your life did you get your shit together

    Post by phixed on Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:47 pm

    back in my late teens/early 20s when i didn't have my shit together and was living hand to mouth i didn't notice or care about this. now that i sort of have my shit together, i feel like i'm a long, long way off before i would feel comfortable.
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    Post by yancy on Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:55 pm

    ^ Exactly this. Late 30s are the sweet spot of having just enough and being smart enough to realize how close to collapse your seemingly comfortable middle class existence is, if one or two big things go wrong. Or maybe it's the poker player in me that's been conditioned to think "there but for the grace of god variance..."
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    Post by yancy on Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:58 pm

    Brings to mind a pinball friend who (barely) works for his dad's massively successful company, and was recently given his xmas bonus check of $365k. Not a typo. Your shit doesn't have to be together when you fall out of the right womb.
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    Post by Ned Braden on Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:41 pm

    Been slowly going in the opposite direction for the last 12 years, but I still maintain the illusion pretty well.
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    Post by Guest on Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:00 pm

    It's funny imagining myself being able to contribute to this thread. That's how far away I am from ever getting my shit together. It's unimaginable.
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    Post by Guest on Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:03 pm

    The only thing I know for sure is that it would be unconscionable to ever have kids and bring more life onto this earth. That's my idea of having my shit together.
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    Post by chrondog on Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:34 am

    phixed wrote:back in my late teens/early 20s when i didn't have my shit together and was living hand to mouth i didn't notice or care about this. now that i sort of have my shit together, i feel like i'm a long, long way off before i would feel comfortable.

    i feel the opposite. i spent my youth caring about school, got into a good college, graduated, and have been working since. obviously it wasn't very neat and tidy while it was all happening and there were ups and downs. i don't "have it together" right now. but i think i have reasonably utilized my middle class background and my parent's support to be incredibly "normal". i live with my parents, have never been outside the United States and, for the forseeable future, am working part time at a government agency doing administrative work.

    just makes me feel pretty numb.
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    Post by jesus jones on Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:08 pm

    i'm just now starting to get my shit together

    i feel like it's a constant reevaluation of what I want out of life and how to weed out the things that hinder my ability to approach what i want

    having a partner certainly helps
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    Post by Nick on Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:31 pm

    Career wise my late 20s. Still in my early 30s and starting to consider my personal life.
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    Post by ClosetOfExhaustion on Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:16 pm

    same as nick.
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    Post by Sausage on Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:13 pm

    career-wise right after college at 22.
    otherwise still working on it but i'd say most of the last eight months i've been in a pretty good place.
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    Post by damo suzuki on Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:53 pm

    Would say pretty early on for me. Guess about mid 20s, when I was fully living on my own was that point.

    Though wasn't really like noticeable or a big moment of realization. At least not at the time. Just kinda happened and seemed pretty logical/linear continuation of stuff.
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    Post by Bruegel on Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:18 am

    getting through that bit just after uni when everything fell apart and I was like Charlie Croker teetering on the brink.

    I've very much enjoyed gradually getting my shit together in 13 years since that near miss/reprieve

    still a bit of a loon though
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    Post by coyote on Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:25 pm

    "getting your shit together" is an ego phrase. when does one ever "get their shit together?" what happens when you do, do you rest on your laurels and reap the benefits of a "together" life? not gonna happen. all experience and all life is insecure. life isn't about getting to a place, it's about going and experiencing.

    the day i say i have my shit together, shoot me in the fucking head please
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    Post by Ned Braden on Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:01 pm

    For me "getting your shit together" is a decent phrase that can be used for pretty much any grownup accomplishment, like ironing a shirt, or cooking food with a vegetable in it. No need to like, get all condescending and lord it over everybody, but sometimes it's ok to feel good about gettin shit done.
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    undo wrote:Who is coyote?


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    Post by Duff... on Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:44 am

    Questioning the utility of having your shit together is the luxury of those who have their shit together. Or at least those who've risen out of the dankest depths.

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