"For me, it would depend on who you were asking for help. If it's from your doctor, I personally would hesitate. Medical records aren't really private. And a depression diagnosis has implications in life.
Sorry to say that, but it's…"
"Maybe it's an age thing - I'm over 50 - but I'm a big believer in not using chemicals to alter my mood, any more than coffee or tea will.
Personally I think that school having an outlet for boys boisterousness and the kids learning…"
"I have wondered about this as well and suspect it is a combination of factors:
1. Boys' part time jobs tended to be blue collar jobs - lawn maintenance, grease monkey, and so on. Our society says you are a loser if you're blue collar.…"
"isn't the labor force participation rate calculated based on those eligible to be working, aka non incarcerated?
So while one must ask why we lock up so many, I'm not sure it's relevant to declining participation."
"For some reason my replies aren't going where I expect them to -- but the comment in this thread where "Small business used to provide most of the jobs."
Small businesses started being crowded out with FDR. Why? This is because the…"
"This isn't new, either. I remember reading Paul Ragonese's book _Soul of a Cop_ - he was a NYC policeman.
He had issues in his career because in NYC, the Irish-American became a cop, and the Italian-American became a garbage man.
"I think the important thing is to do what you can do, and do it well.
I REALLY want to get back to regular exercise, and once I'm through with a current short term intense job I'm doing I will.
I once went to a chiropractor who wrote a…"
"Before I was 50, I spent 8.5 years going to school at night finishing a bachelors and getting a masters.
Expect to be tired a lot.
What is nice is being a student beyond the traditional age of college - this is not just a 'babysitting'…"
"I agree with the "no" reasons here, and I have an additional, selfish one.
If I really have to take a piss I'm gonna go into the John, whip it out, and piss in the urinal. I have to say that I think if there were women there I'd…"
"That's a good point about the average physique as well. At one time, I weighed 75 pounds more than I weigh now. I still went shirtless as I've always done. It shouldn't be a privilege to be earned by looking "acceptable" to…"
"That's a teaching moment for that mother. If the mom doesn't approve of the men in her life going shirtless, she can still teach her daughter a 'live and let live' attitude toward it and other nonoffensive behaviors. "