I have finally bitten the bullet and decided to introduce myself. I am currently staking at my silver stack (going on 500oz) and i decided to write a story / Rant Let me open my post by saying that i am in my early 20's. i grew up in the era of MTV and silly 90's boy and girl bands, my generation as a whole collectively has never seen "the worst of it". while it would be assumed that this is a good thing (and it is to a certain extent is it) it has unfortunately created a large fluffy white cloud which has been over our heads since we were born and makes us completely oblivious to the destructive black storm cloud that just lurks over the horizon. When i speak to my friend in regard to the economy i usually ask them 3 questions. My first question is if they remember what price a 600ml coke was when i was we were teenagers (14) there general response is accurate ($1.80) i then proceed to ask them what its worth today. which again usually leads to an answer around $3.60,my final question to them is what they think a 600ml coke will cost in 10 years from now, unlike the two last questions the answers vary considerably ranging from 3.60 anywhere to $10. i sometimes ask the people who answer some follow up question one of which is why does this happen, why the hell does the price of a 600ml drink go up like this. im sure that the ingredients have not change, nor have they improved the packaging, i would say 98% of the people of similar age to me who i ask that question to give the same general answer... "its just the way it is." which i then retort with why does it have to be that way. I was one of these 98% when i initially got asked this by my dad. as i am curious in nature i decided to find out why this was. which led me to where i am today. i feel sometimes like chicken little when i try and explain why i invest in PM's or try to detach myself from fiat currency its astounds me that my fellow Gen Y'ers are so complacent when it comes to the topics of fiance and world economics at large. i often wonder how these people will react when times get a little (or alot) tougher in the years to come. I believe its essential for people my age to do everything in there power to protect our fledgling wealth now and into the future. its not uncommon for me to hear tales of my mate blowing a weeks pay on a big weekend or buying a new TV on the old plastic. at work i am known as the "Jew" (as in someone who dosent spend money) i quietly nod in acceptance at this nickname as i know that there will be a time where my friends will all also be "jews" but the difference will be that i will be a well positioned financially of my own making as opposed to being in a financially precarious position through no fault of there own. for now ill keep being jewish chicken little , as my critical thinking my help one of my friends or peers see the silver lining "mitch"