The New Living Standard for Men?Posted: August 6, 2012 | |
Read an interesting article at The Spearhead last night about 4 guys in NY that all went in on a 2000 sq ft loft in Queens, NY. The story of the 4 men is FASCINATING. Their “careers” are in no way parallel. They all split the rent and have pretty much separate lives, some have girlfriends, blah blah blah. I’ll let you read the story yourself.
None have come close to making it big, although Mr. Crane is somewhat famous in the niche world of role-playing. But compromise has come hard.
For years, Mr. Brown dodged permanent video editing assignments for short-term gigs so he could write a screenplay and make a short film. But then, he said, he “crashed and burned” after investing 18 grueling months — and his savings — in the film, which received “disappointing” responses at various screenings. “I’ve kind of let go of the obsession and anxiety of expressing myself,” he said, “and just given myself permission to work and live.”
I don’t know if this living arrangement will become more and more common. But I certainly see it as a viable option if a man decides marriage isn’t for him. Will it pan out for these guys as they get older? That’s one of the questions the guys ask themselves in the article. Who knows? One of the guys even points out that he watched so many friends get married in the 20’s and 30’s, and they’re now unhappy and divorcing. But by and large, these guys are zippity do dah. I’ve seen how MISERABLE single women in their 30’s are trying to catch a dude, but no luck. But for most guys, it’s not that crucial- ESPECIALLY if they make it out of a divorce relatively intact.
For me, haring a place with 3-4 dudes is not all that appealing to me, since I prefer being by myself if I don’t have a GF. I have no idea what the future knows, but that didn’t prevent me from thriving over the last 18 years of my so-called “career”. While I have no serious “formal” education, I managed to see a large portion of the world and learned a LOT along the way. Hell, I’d be willing to bet that 70% of Americans have seen or experienced as much as I have.
I think those four guys will fare just fine. After all- fortune favors the bold. These guys are going against the grain, and as we all know- men crave adventure. Lol. Stay up.