Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
Tack shops, unless they're run by huge outfits, tend to fail. Why? Because we can buy all our necessary items on-line nowadays for a lot less money.
Plus, the smaller shops don't usually have a good selection, and what they do have tends to be expensive. Remember, on-line stores don't have any overhead, so they can sell things cheaper.
At 23 y/o, you should already have some idea of what you're capable of doing. At 23, I'd already been working full time for 6 years. I went to college at night and on the weekends. I'm an accountant; not because I love accounting, but because I had an aptitude for it and turned that aptitude into an educational and career choice.
I'm not offering you sympathy, because you don't need any. What you do need is to quit thinking up pie-in-the-sky scenarios that won't work, and realize that your life is passing you by because you have this idea that you 'deserve to be happy', and don't think you should have to work unless you LOVE the job.
You don't have friends? MAKE some. People aren't going to come to you, hat in hand, and beg you to be their buddy. If you want friends you have to be a friend first.
Instead of whingeing about what you want and how it's soooo unfair you don't have it, you need to take a long hard look at yourself and learn to grow up and take responsibility for yourself.
Where is the capital supposed to come from for you to have your 'dream job'? Without a 5-year business plan in hand and some actual assets, no bank in the world is going to lend you money to open up a tack shop/pet store. Many new businesses fail within the first 2 years, and the type of business you want to open is within that high risk group.
Trust me, most adults don't love their jobs; they're something at which people make money so they can have and do the things they enjoy.
I really don't know where everyone gets this idea that they 'deserve' happiness. We make our own happiness. It's nobody else's responsibility to make you happy; that's completely up to you. If you always depend on someone or some thing for happiness, you're always going to be unhappy and bitter.
Even the Constitution doesn't guarantee happiness; all it guarantees is the right to the pursuit of happiness.
BTW, the name Horsefeathers has already been taken by an on-line place. It's also copyrighted, if I remember correctly.
Last edited by Speed Racer; 01-26-2010 at 04:43 PM.