By marie519 - 09/01/2012 00:59 - United States
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125 & 137 - This is another thing people shrug off and respond with something stupid like, "I'd rather eat 10 pounds of grease smothered, gravy covered, cheese stuffed, bacon wrapped, deep fried steak everyday and die young than give it up and live longer." Or "I'd rather be happy in front of the TV than be miserable on a treadmill." The fail in that logic comes from the fact that living unhealthily will catch up to you eventually, while you're still alive, and you most certainly will not be having the time of your life then. Even a little bit of effort can make a great difference in the way you look and feel, instantly. Generally, people who work on their overall well-being lead much, much happier lives. But some people will find any excuse to justify their laziness.
171, It doesn't have to be torture, and as I said in general people who make an effort to live healthy are happy. That means, they're not doing it reluctantly and suffering from it. Being healthy isn't about simply living longer, but feeling much, much better for the duration of your life. The point of my previous post was that people who say they won't make an effort because they believe it's about being miserable are the ones who are just looking for an excuse. I've been a little overweight, and I've had a steady diet of nothing but junk food. The feeling resulting from being both a healthy weight and eating only natural food beats indulging in processed crap and laying around any fuckin day. Two of my friends lost hundreds of pounds together with some hard work, and they agree that they would never go back to the way they were. In the end, it's up to you, and it's your own choice to make. Everybody's gotta die somehow, right? ;)
That's why it is called a LOAN, they expect you to pay it back. It's just like going to the bank and asking for a loan to get a house. If you don't pay it back over they take your home. If you don't pay student loans they come after you later on when you want to retire, or deny your kids for loans. And not everyone can get a grant/scholarship.
Well some parents have different forms of grounding, like some might not let you hang out with friends, but they could also take away your phone or computer or something, which could be your only way to connect with friends since you are constantly working or doing something for school. However I see where you're coming from as well.
My parents haven't grounded me for ages, but they always threaten that they're going to make me quit my jobs first. It doesn't make much sense to me, considering I'm paying for things that they would otherwise be paying for themselves... So if OP's parents are like mine at all, getting grounded could mean no job too.
And? What's the problem with being grounded if you don't have any time for anything but school, homework and your job? It sounds like if you're grounded things will be just as you need them.