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#51 Posted by Shirogane (3592 posts) -

@Sooty said:

@HerbieBug said:

@MyNiceIceLife said:

moving out and saving money for a trip to Japan, and i've graduated so all I need now is a job so I can actually make money again.

Ever thought about applying for the english teaching program (JET)? That is a cheap way to spend a lot of time in Japan.

iirc you need a degree for JET and it's overpopulated as hell, not worth the hassle for just a trip.

I think you don't really get paid that well either? Unless that's changed...

#52 Posted by psylah (2272 posts) -

Getting all toned and muscular

Nothing, it's a work in progress.

#53 Posted by twhalen (129 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ said:

Just play video games. Always, without interruption.

Boring, frustrating life obligations.

That's me exactly.

#54 Posted by Sooty (8195 posts) -

@Shirogane said:

@Sooty said:

@HerbieBug said:

@MyNiceIceLife said:

moving out and saving money for a trip to Japan, and i've graduated so all I need now is a job so I can actually make money again.

Ever thought about applying for the english teaching program (JET)? That is a cheap way to spend a lot of time in Japan.

iirc you need a degree for JET and it's overpopulated as hell, not worth the hassle for just a trip.

I think you don't really get paid that well either? Unless that's changed...

True too, it's mostly for people who want to go to Japan but are doing it on a whim, I don't understand people who want to live there without a solid knowledge of the language. :/

#55 Posted by Shirogane (3592 posts) -

@Sooty said:

@Shirogane said:

@Sooty said:

@HerbieBug said:

@MyNiceIceLife said:

moving out and saving money for a trip to Japan, and i've graduated so all I need now is a job so I can actually make money again.

Ever thought about applying for the english teaching program (JET)? That is a cheap way to spend a lot of time in Japan.

iirc you need a degree for JET and it's overpopulated as hell, not worth the hassle for just a trip.

I think you don't really get paid that well either? Unless that's changed...

True too, it's mostly for people who want to go to Japan but are doing it on a whim, I don't understand people who want to live there without a solid knowledge of the language. :/

Well, there's probably people like me who will never actually learn a language unless they get forced to use it, who already know most of the basic structure and stuff of the language. I guess most people just figure they'll learn it while there, though most of them hardly learn anything.

#56 Posted by Sooty (8195 posts) -

@Shirogane said:

@Sooty said:

@Shirogane said:

@Sooty said:

@HerbieBug said:

@MyNiceIceLife said:

moving out and saving money for a trip to Japan, and i've graduated so all I need now is a job so I can actually make money again.

Ever thought about applying for the english teaching program (JET)? That is a cheap way to spend a lot of time in Japan.

iirc you need a degree for JET and it's overpopulated as hell, not worth the hassle for just a trip.

I think you don't really get paid that well either? Unless that's changed...

True too, it's mostly for people who want to go to Japan but are doing it on a whim, I don't understand people who want to live there without a solid knowledge of the language. :/

Well, there's probably people like me who will never actually learn a language unless they get forced to use it, who already know most of the basic structure and stuff of the language. I guess most people just figure they'll learn it while there, though most of them hardly learn anything.

I just don't know how people expect to enjoy day to day life without being able to read kanji, confuses me.

#57 Posted by Fawkes (262 posts) -

I'd like to be able to read/speak Japanese/Korean, program a video game, draw an art, play a keyboard or a guitar, lose 30 pounds.

What's stopping me is that I can never stay motivated for more than a month.

#58 Posted by Turambar (7089 posts) -

What I want: getting paid to teach highschool.

What's stopping me: not having a teaching license (for another 6 months).

#59 Posted by bananaz (266 posts) -

I've got two big ones.

1. Write a sci-fi novel: laziness, time pressures.

2. Buy a bunch of apartments in a poor neighborhood (near my house), then set up a non-profit to create/maintain low-income housing that lets me hold fund raisers and pay no tax, letting me lower the rent by a ton, then live there, making a reasonable salary as the non-profit's "CEO". The salary can be tiny, because I can afford it with my own non-profit paying for my utilities and it's owns the place. With enough money, the non-profit can renovate the place with common areas, parks, etc. (big if, though) My grand ambition is self-sufficiency. A perpetual motion machine that keeps economic pressure off my back, so I can save some money and not feel pulled apart.

What's stopping me? Money, and lack of knowledge of how to do any of that stuff.

#60 Posted by PistolPackinPoet (219 posts) -

I wish I could stop being so god damn lazy. I wish I could actually fulfill my plans

#61 Posted by Video_Game_King (36567 posts) -

@Sooty said:

I just don't know how people expect to enjoy day to day life without being able to read kanji, confuses me.

I've read too many horror stories about people living in Japan for a while and not learning the language as a result of it to know that this is indeed very possible. It's probably even more possible than understanding that bulky, unwieldy sentence.

#62 Edited by rachelepithet (1570 posts) -

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#63 Posted by rachelepithet (1570 posts) -

And I know it's spelled license. Fuck autocorrect.

#64 Posted by DukesT3 (1974 posts) -

Losing weight and being healthy.

Too lazy.

#65 Posted by frankfartmouth (1046 posts) -

I don't want to do anything anymore. Nothing's stopping me. A job well done for once in my life.

#66 Posted by Godlyawesomeguy (6419 posts) -

Oooooooh, lets go down the list: 1. Finding some friends who live near me. Whats stopping me? A combination of not liking a vast majority of people I meet, it just not working out for reasons that are nobody's fault, and not knowing enough new people. 2. Finding a job. What's stopping me? Too much schoolwork. 3. Not feeling lonely all the time. What's stopping me? See 1. 4. Getting better grades. Granted, I got better grades than I ever have this semester but I could always get better grades. What's stopping me? I have no idea- sometimes I feel that I just can't do any better. That's about it? I think?

#67 Edited by Atlas (2556 posts) -

Man, I could mention a LOT of stuff here.

But a big wish of mine is to write a novel, and what has stopped me is a lack of determination, persistence, and discipline, as well as self-doubt and anxiety that nothing I produce will ever get finished and/or will ever be read by anyone ever.

Another one is to make friends and meet more like-minded people. But for a bunch of reasons, I'm just too insular, introverted, and plagued by social fears to make the effort needed to build friendships.

Also lose weight. I'm lazy, depressed, hate exercise, and love to eat. Bad, bad combination. But I need to do it eventually, as I'm over 290lbs now (I'm 6"2 and built solid but still got way too much fat on me).

#68 Posted by cruxking (211 posts) -

get my firearms licence, i already have a few guns so i really need to get on that. why don't i do that? cause whatever, cops don't raid my house often so i'm fine.

#69 Posted by Hitchenson (4708 posts) -

Get a job.

What's stopping me? Cornwall and its lack of work.

#70 Posted by NiKva (133 posts) -

Become a superhero. Reality.

#71 Posted by csl316 (10390 posts) -

I got most of what I want. Money seems to be the limiting factor for the rest.

Online
#72 Posted by Ravenlight (8057 posts) -

I wish I could: LIVE FOREVER

But ENTROPY is stopping me.

#73 Posted by NiKva (133 posts) -

I wish I could work out more and see the results.

Held back by my weak body and procrastination.

#74 Posted by broseph_m (2 posts) -

Start a goat farm.

Crushing student loan debt / lack of land.

#75 Posted by Mrsignerman44 (1105 posts) -

@boocreepyfootdoctor: Dude, I read your whole post and it's so fucking great to know that someone finally fucking gets it. College is such a scam, most of my high school graduation year filled with loudmouth, vapid, talentless idiots all went to state colleges or private universities while I have to stew it out in community college and I'm smarter than all of them. But that's besides the point, what you said about state college orientations? Completely true, and what you said about community college advertising? Also completely true, it's just disgusting how it seems like the whole country is against you when it comes to education, it makes me want to just give it all up and just start going on the road as a stand up comic already.

To be honest, I'm only getting a degree for my parents, thankfully the tuition I'm paying right now is only a few hundred per semester but transferring out of here to actually get a degree? That's a whole different beast entirely. Anyway, it's nice to see that I'm not the only one that thinks this way regarding education, thanks for the entertaining read.