Well, I have ADD, and in the Paul D'Amour thread in bassists, I brought up a point that had nothing to do with anything that has been bothering me for a while. How do people get married?! It's finacial suicide! There is no possible way that I can afford a Wedding, I can't afford a car. Lets do a little math... Wedding Ring = $600.00 (give or take... more take... a lot of my money) A Wedding = A million dollars Rent for apartment = $250.00 (my share) Bills = $100 - $300 Food = $200 Matt's Money = $0.00 I've been dating my girlfriend for over 3 years now, we are both committed, a wedding is the next step. She's really bummed that I haven't proposed yet, she hasn't said anything really... but you know how a woman can let you know without saying anything. We could get SOME help from our parents for a wedding... but how can anyone afford to live in this country? How do you people keep from going into the poor house?! And then some of you cats drop $2000+ on bass gear a year?! I'm going to college as an art major... do you know what that means?! I'm flushing money down the toilet. I'm going to owe money for student loans... for nothing. I hate art... I loate art. Art is ruining my life. At the end of college, I'm going to end up with a piece of toilet paper that cost me thousands and thousands of dollars and I'm going to have to work at a department store selling office furniture to people who can afford it/have offices! And it's too late to turn back, I've devoted too much time/money/pseudo effort into this crappy "career" I don't exect any of you to be able to help me... unless your rich and crazy and want to give me a million dollars... I'll do anything............................... anything. I just needed to vent, this is freaking me out. In reality, I should have dropped out of college years ago. But NoooOoOoOoOooOo then I'll look like a loser. So in summation, to the younger generation: Don't go to college, your parents lied to you it's not important at all. By time you come out of college your "loser high school friends" will be making more money than you because they took shop in high school. Seriously though, if you are going to college FIGURE OUT WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO DO FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My mom pushed me into college right after high school, because if I didn't do it then and there, I'd never do it. Because do you know what I want to be when I grow up?! A rock star... yes, I want to make a living bashing out root notes, vomiting on a hourly basis, and I want to die at 32 due to a drug overdose/bee sting accident. Not really, I'd really like to be a producer/studio musician, but I don't have time to learn my craft because I have to make paper boxes and paint pictures of apples. The money I've wasted on art supplies is unreal, and I STILL SUCK! So I'm going to be poor forever, I'm never going to afford nice gear, I'm never going to marry my girlfriend, I'm never going to know what a 300 dollar bottle of champagne taste like, I'm going to eat microwaved crap that costs a dollar for the rest of my life, and it will make me fat, and I'll have a heart attack. I won't be able to afford kids, so I'll have to stop having sex because I can't afford to get snipped. After my heart attack, I can't afford a funeral, so they'll just sort of drop me in a river or something. The more I type, the sadder I get... so... yeah.