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Feb 20, 2021 - 3:23pm

You said it doesn't have to be realistic, and I know this is very unrealistic and pretty dark, but I want to try to get people I know who are using heroin and other opiates to seek treatment and stop. I lost yet another person I cared about to it a couple weeks ago. That brings my personal total up to 6. Fucking sick of this shit. Too many grieving parents and parent-less kids because of it. Only getting worse during COVID. I say it's unrealistic because the current system in the US doesn't work very well and it gets a grip on you that is very hard to break, especially for some of the people I know who are/were in too deep. 

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Feb 21, 2021 - 2:30pm

All you can do is be willing to help when they are ready to accept it. I've been sober for close to a year now and the idea of sobriety genuinely repulsed me when it's necessity was made clear to me by family. My life is incredible today and I wouldn't trade it for anything but it was a slog to get to this point and the prospect of being sober was borderline comical to me when it became my reality. While this doesn't work for everyone (and almost certainly doesn't for those no longer under their parent's roof) an ultimatum can help. I haven't even turned 20 yet -- I got sober before I could even take a legal drink. My choice was seek treatment or find myself roaming the streets of a suburban town in the middle of winter. I threw in the towel to keep a roof over my head... but not everyone will do the same. I'm a kid and I luckily was scared straight -- every addicts situation is different. The harsh reality of addiction is that people die. Be there for those you care about, try to push them in the right direction, gauge the response, and make a judgement call. It's a twisted disease with no clear cut solution. An actively using addict is also by no means themselves. Their thoughts are obscure and hard to comprehend, their reactions are rarely ever fitting, and their ability to rationalize and/or justify is uncanny. I know because I have been there. Wishing you the best and thinking of those that are suffering. Hope this helped in some way. Reach out if you have any questions, more than willing to answer them.

Feb 21, 2021 - 9:03pm

Thanks a ton for this response, I really do appreciate you sharing your story with me. I am just blown away that some people can't seem to quit, even though the reasons are right in front of them. The guy who passed recently had a four year old daughter. Really cute, happy, friendly kid. I had hoped that could be enough--everyone did. But it just became clear that even that wasn't enough. From shooting up behind her to being found dead in the bathroom like 20 feet from where she was playing, it really just seems like nothing works for some people. Really devastating stuff. The town and surrounding towns I grew up in have been getting rocked by this crisis for years and COVID has seemed to only make things worse, just when they finally seemed like they were starting to turn the corner a tiny bit.

Dayman?
  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Feb 22, 2021 - 2:01am

I felt the same during the crack era, growing up in Harlem as a younging but we were called, "predators," "animals," "thugs," said to be acting "buck wild." Not victims who needed to be healed. Seen so many cats lose their life to that real heavy drug shit. Fatherless homes, motherless homes, dead children left and right. Na' mean? I almost fucked my life up. We were criminalized though. 3 strike laws in '94. They doubled down. In '87 the "system" created a new legislation that said crack was 100 keys to one key of powder of cocaine. "Throw those hooligans in jail and throw away the keys" they said.

But you know, we had a different skin tone so the ill shit and the propaganda made sense to the masses and we needed to be reeled in. "law and order" they said. Now, "the government needs to help these poor helpless children" is all I'm hearing lately. "It's different now" they're telling me. Opioid and heroin affecting predominantly white kids/white america so apparently, its an epidemic because... Nvm let me just stop there. I made my point.

As far as the system goes, its just as fine as it was in the 80s/90s. I don't think it needs to be reformed or changed in any way. Addicts of opiates today, should be treated the exact same as the crack addicts on 139 & Lenox Ave, Edenwald, Brownsville, and etc. I might even argue that opiate addicts are treated a lot better, and done so with more empathy. "Just don't do drugs" they told us. I'm here telling opiate addicts that today.

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Feb 23, 2021 - 2:03pm

Opiate use is generally fueled by legal prescription drugs available through medical providers, unlike crack. 
 

Feel free to pm me if you need help understanding basic differences between two things again. 

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Feb 20, 2021 - 11:33pm

Turning my generation (younger millennials) and Gen Z from bunch of entitled snowflakes into well-principled and hard-working people who have 0 time to waste on all the bigoted and fruitless discussions and cultural trends happening nowadays. (Edited because I'm trying not to single out out "woke"ness but I just mean the generational descent into having politics as quasi-religious beliefs to chant not opinions to discuss).

Coming from a country whose grandparent's generation experienced everything from poverty, war, and drastic economic growth and whose parent's generation built on the work of my grandparent's generation by turning a developing country into one of the richest places on Earth, I grew up listening to stories of hardship, perseverance, and resilience.

My grandparents always talked about how most basic food items we can just buy from grocery store nowadays were so scarce. They also talked about what they saw during war time (bodies, civilian executions, etc...), how their families fled, and all the destruction. My grandfather also lost his parents when he was 12 so it was just him and his siblings. He sometimes talks about how his older sister pretty much raised him and his brother. My great-aunt, who passed away before I was born unfortunately, worked her ass off to make end's meet and supported my grandfather all the way until my grandfather got into medical school on a scholarship. 

What's crazy is that everyone has the same stories. Every single friend from my home country grew up listening to stories very similar to ones I heard. There is something inspiring about an entire generation going through the exact same experience of turning a war-torn country filled with poverty to one of the wealthiest economic powerhouse in the world. And then to be part of the generation where everyone you know grew up listening to the same tales of hardship... All it took was some grit, relentless work ethic, and the will to make things better for the future generation. If that doesn't inspire you, idk what will.

I moved to America because I thought this is the place that shares the same values of hard-work without the prejudices of my home country (ageism, relentless cultural homogeneity that doesn't tolerate different thoughts, uncreative and unentrepreneurial mindset, etc...).

America, to me, is the place where anyone can make it big regardless of what your choice of profession is. But the way things are nowadays really worries me. America's youth seems to have lost what made America so great - no hard work, no real problem solving, and a new push for relentless cultural homogeneity of thought in the name of "progressivism". Without a hard-working people tolerant of different views and solid problem solving skills, how can America maintain itself?

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Feb 21, 2021 - 1:52am

OP asked for your wildest most ambitious goal in life and yours is to what- own liberals boss-style? This is somehow sadder than the commies playing identity politics. You gotta stop letting these people live rent-free in your head. 

To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.

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Feb 21, 2021 - 6:02am

I wish I could figure out how to kick these people out of my head. It's been quite unhealthy last couple of days.

I got a little emotional and should probably edit my comment but what I really want to do is 1) get work ethics back into our systems, 2) end bigotry of all forms.

It just so happens that the biggest bigots in my generation are these "woke" people. Introducing new forms of prejudices to fight prejudices of the past? Yeah that's exactly the solution. 

Loss of work ethics is a generational threat. If you are as much of a history buff as I am, then you know that great civilizations fall because one generation decided to completely lose its work ethics and focus all its energy on bigoted discussions instead. 

I came to America to make it big but if my generation is about to ruin America, why the hell am I here? 

Here's an analogy. Think of America as Kodak before it fell and my generation as executives who are just about to stop pusuing digital cameras.

Feb 23, 2021 - 8:07pm

It could definitely be Korea. Homogeneity, brutal war, militarism, rock-solid work ethic, rapid development etc. All these things occurred under the watch of the US as an ally and protector and for that reason, many Koreans look up to the US. The sad thing is that Koreans actually have to do a lot more than Americans to keep their society free and prosperous in terms of long work hours, mandatory (and harsh) military service, and competitive academics. If I was Korean and came to the US thinking it was a promised land, I'd be in disbelief at how many people aren't held to any kind of standard in the United States

Feb 21, 2021 - 5:44am

Haha your a bit late for that. You are just going to have to see how things pan out , we are still hardworking perhaps not the same way generations before us were but naturally people at a disadvantage or a burden on their shoulder are going to work harder because their reward is a more comfortable life. If you are within that comfort and have those devices that assist with instant gratification there is really no reason for them to try. 

Feb 22, 2021 - 11:28pm

This is the BEST thing I have read all month. Thank you for posting this sir and thank for everything that you do.

My story is very similar. Grew up with little to nothing, immigrant from Europe, now part of the 0.01%. Land of the Free, Home of the Brave. Love this country!

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  • Prospect in PE - LBOs
Feb 23, 2021 - 7:45pm

I totally hear you on the "treating politics as quasi-religious beliefs" especially when it comes to things like those "political compass memes"

I feel like a lot of kids who are perpetually online are just trying to fill that mental niche that would normally be occupied with community or religion with a new "hip" and secular form of religion - that being extreme political ideology - be it your trendy twitter cappuccino communist or your edgy 4chan wehraboo

Feb 23, 2021 - 8:31pm

On one hand I think it might be because they just have too much free time but on the other hand I know that's not always true. There are plenty of people with regular jobs who fall into political ideologies. It's human nature almost to fall into some sort of belief system.

It'd be much healthier for the society if that belief system was apolitical and highly personal. Or if that belief system was grounded I'm values of love, open-mindedness, and thoughtful conversations. But I don't know enough (I know nothing about psychology) about psychology to tell whether that is possible or not.

Certain things are just impossible because the nature of human beings present limitations. The more I live and read, the more I realize this. Luckily, human knowledge about our nature and what happened when we interact with one another (fields of psychology, robotics, political science, and even neuroscience) are advanced enough for us to understand how to design a better society.

  • Intern in IB - Ind
Feb 25, 2021 - 4:47pm

I share a similar story friend. Most Americans our age (Gen Z) are a directionless bunch who have never actually had to struggle before, they think that being unable to go to a concert or getting a text message ignored = depression. They really have no idea what hardship is like. That's why they dye their hair neon colors and then complain they get "discriminated" and "stereotyped" by them, get generic tattoos, complain about the most banal things, etc. they have no problems, so they must make them up themselves. Young Americans desperately need to gain some perspective.

I immigrated, dirt fucking poor, not a penny, near homeless for months, 5 people in a tiny apartment, no savings, etc. and we grinded it out, as a family. I've earned my spot in America, which most people my age will never understand nor know.

Feb 20, 2021 - 11:41pm

$10 billion dollars to buy and sell large companies. 

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Feb 20, 2021 - 11:45pm

currently undergrad (start networking in industry I want to eventually enter) - IB - masters - PE - MBA - start non-tech company in a popular industry (ironic because i study compsci but honestly have no desire of starting a tech company)

Feb 21, 2021 - 1:55am

I want to establish a trust that'll provide full-ride university scholarships to my descendants in perpetuity. I can't confirm that my descendants won't be pieces of shit but at least with an education, they'll all have a chance. 

To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.

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Feb 21, 2021 - 3:19am

Develop a college town for my alma mater 

Have compassion as well as ambition and you’ll go far in life
Feb 21, 2021 - 4:17am

I want to own an exotic meat delivery company. IMO people would totally pay for it if you could pitch it in a really experiential way. Think fun dinner event item or wacky date night idea. 
 

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Feb 21, 2021 - 1:09pm

so it would be already cooked then and you are just delivering the meals? or a subscription box type of thing where you send out different exotic meat boxes?

Feb 25, 2021 - 2:18am

Nobody is going to pay the exotic meats price tag if the meat is already cooked. I imagine he means like butcher box but with kudu, black buck, axis deer, etc.

Feb 22, 2021 - 4:44pm

BREAKING NEWS: "United States Ebola Outbreak Linked to Exotic Meat Delivery Company Owned by Ex-Wall Streeter"

"The problem with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other peoples money" - Margaret Thatcher
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Feb 26, 2021 - 1:50am

So I have a little bit of experience in the matter as I worked for a really good restaurant in my summers for some time.

In short: exotic meats have three problems usually:

1) really expensive (and not even because of supply & demand, many times its just that its a pain to take the meat out)

2) taste is nothing new (alligator for example tastes extremely similar to chicken). In general most exotic meats won't taste new. Fruits and vegetables, on the other hand, its a different story

3) the meat is just really hard to work with. Exotic meats many times come from animals that move a lot, which means it will be extremely tough or may require a long process to even prep them. 
 

From my point of view, the market will be niche and extremely hard to expand. If you wanted to do something food related still I believe importing exotic fruits or vegetables (even spices) at a competitive price may have much more potential

Feb 22, 2021 - 5:08pm

icm9823

Becoming a best-selling novelist

Have you written the first page yet?

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Feb 21, 2021 - 7:26am

Assist the rise of a New Man - either through technology (Neuralink), biotech (Crispr) or both. Sick and tired of this world of monkeys.

...and the Truth shall set you free
Feb 23, 2021 - 1:28pm

I plan to do that. And besides, PE enables you to create a big network of smart people, and at one point, someone will come up with an idea. Then the time of monke will finally be over.

...and the Truth shall set you free
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Feb 21, 2021 - 10:39am

Become an activist investor (buy»improve»profit)

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Start my own company (prefer non-tech focus)

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Create programs to help financially educate kids (a shit ton of people don't know what amortization or compound interest means)

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Adopt a slum in India or Africa or something and improve people's lives. Shit formatting cuz of mobile

Feb 23, 2021 - 9:07am

Mine are fairly similar.

Launch a SPAC.  SPACs today are mostly allocators, I actually am a hands on manager.  I obviously dont have the brand name to do this, but I am confident I could outperform 75% of SPACs that exist today by rolling up more boring businesses and managing them extremely well.  (I hope to actually do this via PE or private investments in the next 10 years, but SPAC mania makes me more hungry for it).

Somehow reform/complement education in my area.  I'm now in a small city where I could make a meaningful difference.  Maybe it's just free tutoring after school, but find some ways to improve outcomes of kids around here.

Own several multifamily properties that fund a reasonable lifestyle for my family into the future.

twitter: @CorpFin_Guy
Feb 21, 2021 - 5:39pm

I'm sorry if I don't want to invent time travel or cure cancer. It's that simple. I could detail why I want those things, but I don't feel like it. It suffices to say that I mean it when I say I want to be a billionaire tech CEO. It's not just a dream that I'd like to come true.

Feb 23, 2021 - 9:15am

REALLY depends on your area.  If you like in a low COL city this is very attainable for accomplished professionals.  Obviously, LA, NYC and even Chicago make it more difficult than Omaha, Topeka, etc...

We're not extremely active, but considering upgrading our home - I looked at a house in my neighborhood last weekend ~$700k was 5,600 square feet with a great backyard with pool, built in grill, patio, tv, etc....  With taxes under $10k and rates this low $700k certainly is in the range of possibilities.  Monthly payments ~$3,500

twitter: @CorpFin_Guy
Feb 21, 2021 - 2:20pm

yo me too, what kind of work do you do if you don't mind me asking? I've always wanted to get into this sort of stuff, but haven't had the time and ability to commit especially since I'm recently graduated and have just entered the workforce. Recently I've been trying to think of ways I could get started – I got even more inspired after taking trip to SE Asia a few years ago.

My goal is to grind it out in finance and save enough to support myself, then eventually transition into philanthropy FT.

Feb 22, 2021 - 12:01pm

We do small time education giving mostly in Thailand as my wife is Thai. Unfortunately, with little time it is harder to vet organizations, and so I spend a lot more time trying to find out the most efficient ways of using my money. Additionally, I don't want to come off as the imperial white man coming to save another country, so I've been looking to make my wife the face of any spending we do as much as possible. We have helped her extended family pay for their kids education in private schools and am hoping to see improvements in areas like STEM in the future. My wife's family are Swedish citizens and her brother is studying to go to uni in the US to study CS, and I like the initiative, and I hope to create something similar in kids as they grow because the mobility for people in SE Asia is so low.

My wife is very understandably strict on who we give our money too as her experience in Thailand and organization that front for improvements has always been poor. This is why I've been trying to work more directly and find ways to impact education directly myself.

  • Analyst 2 in IB - Restr
Feb 21, 2021 - 1:07pm

I want to be able to make atleast a living off of making music. I used to make music in college with a childhood friend and in our last year we finally got to a point where it sounded professional and released one song, but he moved after college and i went to IB which took the time and frankly the passion for it away. Recently got back into it and remembering how fun it was though.

Feb 21, 2021 - 2:05pm

Not long ago, I used to think more about - making the world a better place with renewable energy, affordable healthcare, transparent corporate governance, better education, and whatnot. I would still be up for all of that. But, the more I think about it, the more I get to see that even though I am honest about the idea of achieving these, they do not push me beyond my normal performance. They do not inspire me to go beyond what I have already done. Maybe, someday they will. For today, there's a whole bunch of things around me that makes me push harder. This is about them.

  • Get published.
  • Become an institutional investor.
  • Have a 'no-fee' college under the name of someone I love, teaching programming, finance, philosophy, and some form of communication.
  • Have a family.
  • Support and accompany my loved ones in reaching the epitome of their potential.
  • Develop unwavered consistency/ discipline/ dependability. 
  • Finish a triathlon.
  • Stand by my parents in their sunset years.
  • Have the ability to forgive, learn, and move on. 

And, as cringeworthy as it may sound - becoming the best version of who I could've been and getting there before I lose that last breath.

"For what is a man, what has he got
If not himself, then he has naught
Not to say the things that he truly feels
And not the words of someone who kneels
The record shows I took all the blows
And did it my way
"

Feb 21, 2021 - 10:00pm

Sceptic Ape

Not long ago, I used to think more about - making the world a better place with renewable energy, affordable healthcare, transparent corporate governance, better education, and whatnot. I would still be up for all of that. But, the more I think about it, the more I get to see that even though I am honest about the idea of achieving these, they do not push me beyond my normal performance. They do not inspire me to go beyond what I have already done. Maybe, someday they will.

Really great and honest response. Lots of people talk about being these great humanitarians, but do very little to actually help anyone. These ideas are things in our head that make us feel good about ourselves without really having to take much personal action. You've got a lot of personal insight to be able to admit that openly.  Really awesome.

Feb 23, 2021 - 4:14pm

Sceptic Ape

And, as cringeworthy as it may sound - becoming the best version of who I could've been and getting there before I lose that last breath.

not cringeworthy

and not crazy

you can do it, the journey is never over. spend more time doing the things that when you're on your deathbed you'll wish you'd done more of and you'll be alright

love your energy

Feb 21, 2021 - 2:59pm

10 billion nw

Become a licensed architect and win some awards

Fuck 5 girls in a single day (currently record is 1)

A six pack would be nice but i love food very much

Marry a good women and have like 4 or 5 kids (at least 1 boy, hopefully) 

Stay healthy for the rest of my life

Feb 21, 2021 - 10:26pm

JeepTeeth

Diversification of one's portfolio is key

I will accept a 4th and 5th from China, Korea and/or Japan. 

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  • Prospect in IB - CB
Feb 21, 2021 - 9:16pm

I want my name to remembered for the next 1000 years, either for good things or bad. I'm leaning towards mass genocide right now, if anyone has any good ideas let me know please.  

Feb 21, 2021 - 10:02pm

Uh, depends who u wanna genocide /s

If u wanna do something good;

  • Find the cure for cancer

  • End one of the world issues (World Hunger, World Peace, etc.)

  • Become a space financier like Elon Musk or shit

  • Discover immortality, rn, quantum based digital immortality seems like the way to go

  • etc.

Feb 25, 2021 - 2:03pm

I've witnessed a few of these within my clientele, and often times it comes from eschewing things you care about for things you feel you must take care of. it's why I will repeat my mantra - you should be doing the things today that when you're on your deathbed you'll wish you'd done more of. sure, you won't have hit every single goal, but nobody does. 

I've also noticed that it comes when people don't take risks, either because they've cultivated a lifestyle that depends upon being a corporate drone with a high salary but low mobility/freedom, or because they've not saved well and therefore don't have the safety net. a few clients in particular who I think did this well avoided both of those pitfalls by living far below means, not keeping up with joneses, and investing throughout (even though they came from nothing). then, when they got exited at a high level because of political reasons, they weren't shellshocked, rather they used it as an opportunity to work at a startup, take a broader role within an organization where they could be creative, they took time off, they started their own company, but whatever the case may be, they arranged their lives in such a way that when the crises that often come to people who are 40-50 year old executives (kids don't wanna hang out with you, best years are behind you allegedly, career is peaking, etc.), they were ready.

Feb 21, 2021 - 11:24pm

to steal the Declaration of Independence 

Hear me now, children, for my occupation is of much import. For 82 years I have been an oil man, a ‘baron’ some have called me. Now what does an oil baron do? The answer - crush your enemies! Grind their bones into dirt! Make them regret that they were ever born! Oil is not for the weak - it is the Earth’s milk, and only the strong may suckle at Mother’s teat!

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Feb 22, 2021 - 12:28am

Alright, going for gold on craziest goal here:

In the middle of a mass shootout by a Qanon believer, convince him that I am actually Q and that all the events leading up to this moment were destined for us to meet together so that I could finally relay to him the real mission he's tasked to do. He'll be skeptical and have a gun to my head but I'll displays such an eerie presence of calmness and confidence that he doesn't pull the trigger, thinking to himself that this might be the grand moment of purposeful importance he's been waiting his entire life. I tell him that once the police burst through the door and he's taken in, the police car he'll be escorted to will detour him away to safety where he'll be free to finish his real job: shoot up a Shakey's where the children slaves are hiding. In reality, the last part doesn't happen and he actually goes to jail and I get the pleasure of feeling a gun to my head while having an obscene belief it won't be fired. 

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Feb 28, 2021 - 10:32pm

ThatOtherGuy

Alright, going for gold on craziest goal here:

In the middle of a mass shootout by a Qanon believer, convince him that I am actually Q

it's gonna be mighty hard to pretend to be Q while shitting yourself :|

I have a friend who lives in the country, and it's supposed to be an hour from 42nd Street. A lie! The only thing that's an hour from 42nd Street is 43rd Street!
Feb 22, 2021 - 2:20am

Literally get to see 50% of all countries on this planet (think that's about 90-100).

I've been to ten other countries across three other continents from home (just missing South America, Africa and Antarctica).

Tbh it's one of the reasons i've really enjoyed natural resources as a sector.

Feb 22, 2021 - 9:50am

Access to nuclear codes

Never discuss with idiots, first they drag you at their level, then they beat you with experience.

Feb 22, 2021 - 9:52am

I have lots of ambitious goals

attain C2 proficiency in 5 total languages

acquire large amounts of land in Guatemala, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and/or El Salvador, allow local husbandry on the land with regenerative farming practices and give jobs, schools, and housing to the locals who need it, prevent development of high rises, open sustainably minded small resorts/surf lodges/restaurants/markets and selfishly get to surf uncrowded waves whenever I wanted. if it works, replicate the same thing in Senegal, Sierra Leone, Guinea-Basseu, the Gambia, or Liberia

surf a wave over 30 feet

found a charter school and scale that nationwide if it works. style of learning TBD, but consider have it be Montessoori, vocational, experiential, and non-dogmatic. pay enough to attract professors from industry, rather than paying so little you force high performers out to industry

complete the Camino del Santiago

Feb 22, 2021 - 9:58am

Not that wild and crazy, but I want to live in an apartment with a massive shower with multiple rain showerheads, jets in the walls, seats, etc.  I love showers and have always lived in apartments so I've never had one of those huge fancy showers.  

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Feb 22, 2021 - 11:05am

I like this one the most in this thread, just a man who wants a nice shower

To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.

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Feb 22, 2021 - 3:00pm

Take out a second mortgage on your house to really juice those irrs 

To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.

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Feb 22, 2021 - 1:28pm

I'm a huge car enthusiast, so I want to drive (or ride in) a lot of culturally and mechanically significant cars. I have a massive car bucket list and I've been slowly ticking them off. It helps being on the west coast because people have some serious cars out here. Probably the coolest I've seen was a convoy of a Regera, Chiron, and an Agera on Rodeo. Fastest I've ridden in was a Huracan Performante on the PCH. Really would love to experience a hypercar at some point. Like a P1, 918, LaFerrari or similar. 

Feb 22, 2021 - 7:37pm

Gain 5 inches in height and dick size, become big and ripped, become a goldman partner by the time I'm 30 and use the money on escorts like kktgb ( what can I say I like pawgs)

Mfw I realize I can actually make this happen.

Feb 23, 2021 - 8:02am

Run my own infra fund, and help build the infrastructure on my side of the world (APAC/SEA).

Own a news platform that delivered reliable reporting on business and current affairs.

Help fund successful solutions for dire medical problems (HIV, Alzheimer's, etc.).

Complete a second degree in astrophysics and combine general relativity and quantum mechanics. 

Set up a fund that provides scholarships for kids in my neighbourhood. 

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
Feb 23, 2021 - 12:46pm

MF PE > H/S > MF/UMM PE Partner> do politics with goal to become cabinet member of gvt in my homecountry (start political career after 50 so I can spend a good 20+ years to achieve this)

Feb 23, 2021 - 2:50pm

Retire at 45ish with a couple million saved up. Maybe work an easy part time job to get out of the house, like working the day shift at a ski resort bar. Just go snowboarding and biking all the time, do some photography, reading. I really don't care for a lavish life and I have kids they're going to public schools.

Feb 28, 2021 - 10:34pm

Stratguy

Bang an extraterrestrial.   

A hot, tall, blue, pointy eared, female alien preferably 

How about a slimy hermaphrodite frog? You'd still fulfill your wish :)

I have a friend who lives in the country, and it's supposed to be an hour from 42nd Street. A lie! The only thing that's an hour from 42nd Street is 43rd Street!
  • Prospect in PE - LBOs
Feb 23, 2021 - 8:04pm

Get in on the ground floor of Interplanetary/asteroid mining Private Equity. With the new Starship rocket, margins should be pretty good.

Feb 24, 2021 - 12:04am

Lasting 5 years in the same MM pod

"one for the money two for the better green 3 4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine" - M.F. Doom

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Feb 28, 2021 - 10:35pm

probably less realistic than banging an alien, unfortunately

I have a friend who lives in the country, and it's supposed to be an hour from 42nd Street. A lie! The only thing that's an hour from 42nd Street is 43rd Street!
Feb 24, 2021 - 1:52pm

Not a science/bio major but would like to help find the cure for cancer. Maybe invest in startup companies that can bioengineer some treatment thats also cost effective.

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Feb 25, 2021 - 6:29am

Push to make medical donations (blood, organ, umbilical cord, platelets etc.) mandatory for everyone who is medically capable across the world. Thousands of people die each day waiting for organs or because blood transfusion supplies are low. Some countries are making progress (e.g. the UK recently went to an opt-out scheme for organ donation) whilst others need special attention (e.g. Cambodia, whose population has a particularly high rate of thalassaemia but where blood donation is a taboo topic). These types of donation are essentially effortless for the majority of people, both in life and death. This should be the norm - a world in which if you need an organ/blood/platelets you can get them without issue.

Feb 25, 2021 - 10:49am

I'd like to date a celebrity even if it is for a short amount of time, someone like Bella Hadid or Kaia Gerber. 

Make a few billion selling off my companies (hundred million would suffice).

Go to space. 

Get invited to the World Economic Forum. 

Feb 25, 2021 - 1:57pm

There's a PM in my group who's 29 and has only been working in the HF industry for 5 years. For someone who's that successful, he's unbelievably friendly and humble, and once told me he considers it his personal goal that I get to his level even quicker than him. It feels so impossible right now, but the fact that I can interact with him everyday is a constant inspiration.

Feb 25, 2021 - 2:22pm

Pretty basic, but I just want to have my own house that's built to my specifications. Nothing crazy big or extravagant, c250-300 sqm is fine. Well equipped kitchen, home cinema room, nice garden.

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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Ind
Feb 25, 2021 - 8:58pm

Qualify for the IM World Championship Kona but this industry barely leaves enough time to complete a 70.3 forget an IM forget train enough to qualify for Kona 

Feb 26, 2021 - 4:49pm

True that man, watch out for avalanches though. Been a crazy year for those.

Feb 27, 2021 - 12:57am

7 figure annual income while I'm still "young", A different car for each of my moods, People to be inspired by me & my work/mind, Learn how to be more of the life of the party in large groups, and successfully make my move on this one chick who is the only person I've ever met that makes me feel like "we were made for each other"

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Feb 28, 2021 - 10:39pm

Big Banker Brand

A different car for each of my moods

Oh, I got that one covered - I am always surly, so I drive a 2008 Honda Accord 

I have a friend who lives in the country, and it's supposed to be an hour from 42nd Street. A lie! The only thing that's an hour from 42nd Street is 43rd Street!
Feb 27, 2021 - 5:39am

Have a successful geneaology travel business where I:

- talk to people about their family's history, geneaology, family tree, migration story

- meet those people in the country their family emigrated from

- give them the social and cultural context (both historical and present-day) of the country

      - also give them the cultural context of the specific area their ancestors are from   

-  walk them through the towns/villages their ancestors are from, and bring the history to life through narrative and storytelling.

- have them be stoked they did it, they tell their friends, and i get referrals all the time with limited-to-no advertising or marketing spend

Side Note: been to 43 countries so far. So...been around a lot of the world.

  • Analyst 1 in IB - ECM
Feb 27, 2021 - 7:29am

Construct a hand-built caravel with a group of friends and travel down the African coast.

Open up a college for gifted students of all backgrounds

Help save my country from the current demographic crisis

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