I'm 14 (circa 1993), and I tell my dad “I didn't know it would delete ALL of your files.”
He responded with “We kept all of our financial data on that computer. It looks like YOU will be busy re-entering the past 3 years worth of checks.”
I quickly agreed to my punishment. It was the best thing that happened to my future self when I saw how many thousands of dollars a month it took to run a family with 4 teenage boys in sports.
Flash forward to 2008. I am watching the financial ruin of many of my friends. They bought large homes to match the social expectations of a growing family, and they were told they could afford it by the robo-singers of numerous big banks. The recession hit, cost of living increased, many were laid off, marriages failed, and much debt was acquired on top of insanely large student loans. I was single, rented, and considered myself lucky to be debt free after previously screwing up my fortunes with $20k in credit card debt. Thanks for the cosigned loan mom and dad.
I started Orderly Chaos during “The Great Recession” of 2008, and the world wasn't ready. Zoning laws were close to impossible to change, finance was tightening and taking people for a ride, and still my friends could barely find work. Those that did rarely saw a raise during this time.
In 2019, I officially launched Orderly Chaos, LLC because the whole city landscape has changed. With the passing of the Minneapolis 2040 plan, all zoning and building codes are being looked at through a new lens; this is our niche in time.