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To think that nothing is exclusive anymore?

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PedantPending Fri 23-Oct-15 23:13:24

Just that.
Everyone can have everything.
Even people who cannot afford it, can have everything.
Why did I spend the last 40 years working really hard in my profession to end up with nothing special, not just materially, but intellectually?
Any idiot can Google, I used to have to "learn" stuff.
Any idiot can Google, I can actually "do" stuff, consistently.
Deflated and defeated this evening.

flossietoot Fri 23-Oct-15 23:20:31

What crap. Believe me there are thousands of people who are socially, financially and digitally excluded in the UK today, who have been disadvantaged from the moment they were conceived. Your post has made me irrationally angry.

AndNowItsSeven Fri 23-Oct-15 23:21:29

What? X

PaulAnkaTheDog Fri 23-Oct-15 23:23:06


(First ever biscuit!!!)

MrsTerryPratchett Fri 23-Oct-15 23:24:12

I'm well-educated, pretty bright, have access to the internets. Why don't I understand quantum mechanics? Someone must PAY!

GiddyOnZackHunt Fri 23-Oct-15 23:27:44

No the exclusive stuff doesn't happen on publicly available web pages.
My rich mate was cagey about her source of dresses. Good knows why as she's several 6 dress sizes smaller than me and on another continent!

SurlyCue Fri 23-Oct-15 23:48:28

*Everyone can have everything.
Even people who cannot afford it, can have everything.*


What world do you live in? Are you jealous that some people who dont work have a similar standard of living to you? Is this a build up to one of those threads? hmm

SurlyCue Fri 23-Oct-15 23:51:15

Why did I spend the last 40 years working really hard in my profession to end up with nothing special, not just materially, but intellectually?

Well you know what they say, "dont work harder, work smarter"
Maybe you just arent very good at what you do?

HopefulAnxiety Fri 23-Oct-15 23:51:20

Apparently my employer should just cancel all my training where I learn and do stuff because I can just Google it hmm

MrsSippy Fri 23-Oct-15 23:54:19


You sound like a petulant child


GiddyOnZackHunt Fri 23-Oct-15 23:58:30

I should clarify that rich mate got there off her own brain and I'm not envious of her! Merely quoting that exclusive is still 'in the know' and she deserves to know because she works harder than anyone I know at being successful smile

TripTrapTripTrapOverTheBridge Sat 24-Oct-15 00:03:58

A lot of 'idiots' wouldn't have the inclination to google though. A lot still wouldn't get it etc etc and many wouldn't go into much depth.

So I find the whole idea of everything being pointless because anyone can google rather stupid.

If you want something 'special' intellectually, then do something google doesn't? Actually read properly. A five second google won't give you founding and opposing theories. Google doesn't give people the ability to apply those theories to varying situations either. Nor the ability to reason etc etc *

Not everyone has the ability to even google. Some people cannot even read.

As for the material stuff. Well, how much does that stuff matter? And well, no. Not everyone can have 'everything' no matter what! And add to that that often, when people have something that is beyond their means it comes at a price.

What is it that makes you feel like this? What were you expecting to get that others have?

* I'll add that sometimes things can work really well. I have a friend who studied at art college in silversmithing. I read a basic book on it, had a 5 second google to check something and watched one youtube video before buying tools,stones and silver and diving in at the deep end. Guess which one of us is making money as a jewellery designer and silversmith wink <smug mode>

roaringfire Sat 24-Oct-15 00:09:50

On what basis is anybody an idiot?

pigsDOfly Sat 24-Oct-15 00:13:51

OP you sound as if you want to live in a bubble of privilege in which you have everything that others don't have access to. You also sound very bitter.

Other people also work hard to get on and I'm pretty sure very few people have ever made great strides in their careers merely by Googling stuff.

pigsDOfly Sat 24-Oct-15 00:16:30

Oh except for TripTrap apparently.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sat 24-Oct-15 00:17:59

Even those that can't afford it. Can have everything. How do you work that one out. Do please tell as I'm sure lots of people ie those who are struggling to pay their bills and eat are anxious to know

BrandNewAndImproved Sat 24-Oct-15 00:19:08

I get what you mean.

Recipes for example. You would of had to buy books before or magazines which paid the creator. Now you can just Google how to make a blablabla

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sat 24-Oct-15 00:21:07

Any idiot can Google. I actually do stuff.
Pity about you. I do Google. It's what it's there for. Also you're on the internet aren't you. So you do Google.

Garrick Sat 24-Oct-15 00:21:54

Aww ((( Pedant ))) wine cake flowers You are speshul and unique.

I know this is true, because everyone's unique. That might sound like what you said but think it through. Everyone's unique. This means there's not another soul in the world who has your exact qualities, precisely the same life as you or even identical possessions. Congrats, you're a complete one-off!

Dunno what got your goat this evening, but I hope you're feeling a tad less jaded by the time you read this.

TripTrapTripTrapOverTheBridge Sat 24-Oct-15 00:23:13

Oh, that's a good point actually BrandNew . Don't think anybody thought of things like that, but it is a very good point. If your in that position where what you do and get/got paid for can easily be found and copied for free it would be a bit annoying.

Not sure that's what the OP is meaning though. Maybe they could clarify as they haven't actually said much?

OddSocksHighHeels Sat 24-Oct-15 00:23:37

really? Cool. I'll go off and Google and become rich then.

Except it doesn't work like that does it?

NewLife4Me Sat 24-Oct-15 00:25:18

Everybody has been able to have everything, even things they can't afford since having credit was no longer stigmatised.
Sometime during the 70's.
I've never had any, but know I'm a minority.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sat 24-Oct-15 00:26:00

Well seemingly it does Odd Socks, well . At least it does on planet Pendent.

sugar21 Sat 24-Oct-15 00:26:03

grin grin Everyone can have something even if they cannot afford it. Eh what where's mine, did I miss the ceremony of giving stuff for free
Well fuck my old boots!

OddSocksHighHeels Sat 24-Oct-15 00:30:06

I'm excited! I want a house first then I'd like to decorate it and a car would be good too and a well paid career. Even though I'm skint now I can have it?

<skips off happily to google>

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