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This is a quote from my friend but highly applicable to all areas of life. "There are 1000 reasons and ways why things won't work. But there is always ONE reason and definitely ONE way things will work for you. " Its easy to come up 1000 excuses, it takes a lot of perseverance to find That ONE way.. and nobody else can find or do it for you.


I do have some compassion for the guy because a lifetime of toil and hard knocks can wear down anyone's hope and drive. However, you are absolutely right in recognizing despondency and refusing to accomodate his need to for justification. The simple fact is we all have choices and those choices once made have consequences.


Somehow I found a job just fine without ever utilizing the job center at my school.. I doubt that they put a chokehold on him and found a way to prevent him from applying to IT jobs on his own.

And not wanting to go to law school because "no one" is making a living as a lawyer? Hello, what happened to wanting to go to law school because you want to be a lawyer, not because you want to make money??


I'm so glad you quit. I feel that you, Dad, did your best to make light of his situation and was as forward thinking as possible. This guy was annoying me with his excuses and blaming everyone else for his problems. Looking for a job sucks, and it's easy to blame others for the difficulties of the process. Ultimately it's up to you to suck it up, not take it personally, and make something of yourself whether your 25 or 55.

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