"Retirement strategy built into your job."
"Imagine getting a good-paying job and knowing you were going to do that job for 30 years, make enough to buy a home, raise a family, and then retire with enough money to pass down to your kids.
Jesus Christ that sounds like a fairytale fantasy."
"Activities! Carnivals, parks, festivals, ect. Last time I went to a carnival it was $40 per person, more if you bought the ticket the day of. Renfaire here is over $60 for the entry fee. They were never cheap but they were affordable ways to interact with your local community and spend time with family/friends.
Now there isn’t really much you can do without a steep entry fee."
"Same for music concerts. In the 70-80’s, we could buy concert tickets with our minimum wage jobs."
"A single-income household that owns a home, a car, and can go on yearly family vacations"
"Meals on flights"
"Luggage on flights.
Now your ticket incudes just the seat your @$$ occupies. Luggage? That’s extra."
"Having a reachable, reliable doctor that doesn’t make you feel like you’re wasting their time."
"Healthcare is a joke (interventional rad tech here) and I sometimes question why I’m a part of it"
"Have a product that lasts MANY years. Not for a lack of resources of the great companies, but it is much more profitable to make a product that lasts a few years and make people go after another product of yours."
"Basic, heavy, REAL wood furniture.
Now don’t get me wrong, I love the simplicity of IKEA, I was just there on Sunday and had a ball, but [email protected]#k me it seems the whole world is particle board now -even high-end cr#p from West Elm."
"Water in SoCal. Some people still don’t realize it and sadly keep watering their lawns while simultaneously complaining about their water bills."
"Southpark did an episode on this. Everyone was posting their thoughts online but were also complaining about their lack of privacy"
"8 hours of sleep, at least for me."
"I’d like to add, I’m not a parent, I’m just [email protected]#king miserable."
"Full product software and games."
"Wild how quickly we went from buying finished products in boxes with instructions to digital purchases of half a game with 10GB day-one patches and the option to buy the rest or wait a year for the GOTY edition."
"In the UK, heating our homes for the winter. Energy prices have become unaffordable."
"College tuition prices are a lot higher today."
"Beef Jerky. I cant believe how [email protected]#king expensive this sh#t is nowadays."
"It’s at the core of the shift in how humans live their lives. Almost every waking moment of our day is being mediated by this or that institution, we’re under constant surveillance. We experience the world via screens and willingly share our thoughts, movements, buying habits, finances, etc with faceless and unaccountable corporations and government institutions that track, collect and sell our lives as data.
So yeah, unmediated time, which used to be the default state of being human, is now a luxury."
"I went to Disney World a decade ago as a 20-something year old and it was affordable. Now we’re looking at taking our kids and it’s something we have to seriously budget for even though we earn significantly more than we did in our 20s."
"Peace and quiet."