i apologise to every puppy that i havent patted yet and i’ll be there soon pal
Today is the day that Marty McFly goes to the future!
this shop goes by every year. it’s in 2015. 30 years from 1985. Oct. 21, 2015.
I know this because next year is the Cubs’ year obvs. Also we’ll have hoverboards. We don’t have hoverboards yet.
I just lost an hour of my spring break
no rly I want my fucking hour back
i mean aside from the overwhelming naivete lolwtf @ “it doesn’t take much to live comfortably” like unless she lives in detroit or something a “warm home” costs a pretty penny.
My favorite part of that slide is how “laptop” doesn’t have the attached bills required to run said laptop, like “electricity” or “internet”
she doesn’t seem to factor in any utilities, or health care, or transportation, or clothing but hey at least she included cat food -_-
just saw a tumblr comic that was all “you should do what you want with your life, don’t focus on money, IT DOESN’T TAKE THAT MUCH MONEY TO LIVE COMFORTABLY, do what you like, do you love knitting? own a yarn shop!”
You know, I agree TO AN EXTENT. A BRIEF EXTENT. Like, I’m going into sociology. It’s not a field people go into for the money. But I’m also aware that when I get my PhD, I’ll make far more money than I’ve ever made. More than my mother ever made at her jobs as a social worker. And you know what? That’s pretty important. Because I have chronic medical conditions. I have debts. And you know, in a lot of places, living comfortably takes a LOT more money than you can make simply ~*following your dreams*~. I note that the OP is a student, and is thus probably pretty young, and isn’t really aware of things that can happen that will blindside you, and isn’t also probably aware that small businesses struggle and fail all the time (really… a yarn shop? How much money does she think opening a business costs? How much money does she think a yarn shop can make when there are massive craft stores like Ben Franklin and Michael’s out there?), and hasn’t had the experience of having a weird numbness in her leg only to go in to the doc and get it checked out and find out that her immune system is eating away at her spinal cord and that there are multiple MRIs are on the way, each of which will cost several hundred dollars after insurance, and doesn’t really get that it’s not so fucking easy, that it’s fucking EXHAUSTING to live your life knowing that one catastrophe can ruin you.
There’s a reason people recommend going into stable, employable fields. Because we don’t live in a world where there’s an actual safety net that will catch you (maybe she does, I have no idea. Maybe her family will catch her if she falls, but that’s really not the case for most people) and while it’s a nice sentiment to ~*follow your dreams*~, it’s not a fucking option for most people. And I hate when people act like you’re selling out or settling or giving up on your own spirit or WHAT THE FUCK EVER if you don’t say “fuck it all” and follow your dream of doing just what you like (btw, I’m pretty sure there’s no job where I can lounge around, smoke weed, and watch netflix, so I couldn’t follow her comic anyway). It’s important to find something fulfilling, or at least, something you don’t passionately hate, and I feel pretty fortunate to have found a “calling,” but I also realize I’m really fucking lucky. I got into grad school. I had a decent K-12 education (public schools, but good public schools) that enabled me to succeed in college, even if I got to college later in life. I have a gift for academic writing and standardized testing that allowed me to achieve in higher education. But, as much as I’m doing this graduate degree because I love sociology, I’m also doing it because I want a job that pays more than a piddly hourly wage with no benefits. I want a better life, financially. And there is nothing wrong with that. If all you want is money, if hoarding it and crushing other people Wall Street-style to get ridiculous amounts of money is your goal, yeah, that’s a problem. But if you long for a good, stable life, where you can afford to weather storms like health problems or natural disasters or robberies or fires or what the fuck ever life throws at you, that’s not giving up on yourself or your dreams. It’s being realistic. And we need to not romanticize the idea that anyone can do whatever they want. Because not everyone can do whatever they want. Most people can’t.
That’s fucking life. And I hate the implication that if you go for stability, you’re not living it.