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It's not that the current society needs all that crap the TV pukes on us, it's that those objects create said need. It is absolutely artificial.

Spot on. I'd rather have money in the bank then possessions i rarely if ever use cluttering up my space. I'm a sucker for buyers remorse even if the purchase was justified and suits my needs. I don't like to spend money unless i have to, and when i do, it has to be a smart purchase.
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this
and on-topic, I still use a 2007 MacBook Pro that cost me like $1200 to buy, and I will keep using it till it breaks for work. You don't need anything fast to write documents and browse the internet

You don't need to spend $1200 on something just to write documents and browse the internet either.
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this
and on-topic, I still use a 2007 MacBook Pro that cost me like $1200 to buy, and I will keep using it till it breaks for work. You don't need anything fast to write documents and browse the internet

You don't need to spend $1200 on something just to write documents and browse the internet either.

I used to use it for my main rig back in 2007, I only got my desktop in 2010. I use it also for DJing and on-the-road gaming tongue.gif
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Apparently comparing to the average American everyone in Denmark is insanely rich. That is all.
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I wouldn't get my kid an ipad because I know they will break it. 

 
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Apparently comparing to the average American everyone in Denmark is insanely rich. That is all.

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That would be the at the top of my priorities. Although a stable source of income would come first, and in these times, that's not easy.
The people here are incredibly two faced, both kids, teens and adults alike. In groups they're abusive and obnoxious, but confront them alone they show a completely different attitude. Scum doesn't begin to describe alot of the people here. One of the kids threatened to break my windshield if i didn't move my vehicle, to which i then pointed out my dashcams and his tone completely changed, he replied "What happend to being friendly?"
I couldn't help but smile. Yes, what happend to being friendly - i guess it stopped when threats were made against my property biggrin.gif This was another video moment for me to add to my archives.
alot of kids today have no respect. I wouldn't dream of speaking to older people like that as a kid.
Wow, just wow. But it's always being like that- watch Clockwork Orange. Nothing new today.
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Are parents getting peer-pressured? No. So this makes no sense to me. No little middle schooler is going to convince me to buy an iphone for my son.
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AKA jealousy and greed. Nothing new here
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Every generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.

-George Orwell
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