Inspired by every student whose told they can’t be an artist because it doesn’t “make enough money”.
It’s a nice idea and all but no, no it is not this easy and this simple to just up and do what you enjoy doing and survive off it. Even the “making way more money doing what you hate” doesn’t actually make it all that easy to keep a roof over your head.
Unless you live with your parents that “warm home” is gonna be at least $700 a month counting minimal utility usage and food probably another 200 if you’re living off really unhealthy junk.
And if it was so easy to just go start a store or a business there wouldn’t be so many people struggling regardless of their SUPERB fucking talent and skill, namely most of the people I know on the internet.
This is a really sweet comic but a really well meaning person but it’s so unrealistic that it serves more as a painful reminder of reality’s harshness.
This whole ‘do what you want as if money was no object’ is such a privileged point of view. Sorry, but money IS an object.
And that’s also not counting people who literally cannot disobey their parents because they’re unemployed or trying to find work and their parents are the ones supplying their food and the roof over their head. And it’s also not counting college students and graduates who are drowning in relentless debt and facing complete destitution just to pay for their education since you need a fucking degree to get any sort of well-paying job nowadays.
Money may not buy YOUR definition of happiness but god damn, ninety-thousand dollars that I’ll probably never earn in my entire life falling into my lap would solve practically all of my problems and lift a whole ton of stress off my shoulders. Money fucking matters in this society. It really, REALLY fucking matters.didn’t even rly read the comments but this comic is truly the epitome of white people logic
not to mention people whose disabilities prevent them from ~chasing their dreams~
Reblogging for commentary. To follow my fucking dream (becoming a geologist), I have to get something like a dozen years of higher education, and then personally get funding for every project I’ll ever want to run. GUESS WHAT ALL THAT TAKES. Yup — money.
In other news, I’m writing this from a homeless shelter where I technically shouldn’t be tapping into their wi-fi. Employment? What’s that? I’m twenty-seven years old, and my progress toward “following my dream” so far has been (1) escaping from abusive parents and (2) getting medical help for my depression. I still need to get help for my anxiety, get into college, get awesome grades, pay for college, get into grad school… and oh yeah, EAT and NOT FREEZE while doing all of that.
The OP clearly has NO FUCKING IDEA how the Real World works.
No, you CANNOT make money “doing anything”. Some occupations are by their nature limited in scope, with very few members. (And does she have ANY NOTION how much money it takes to start up a small business? I do. My former fiance’s mother started a shop for knitting supplies, oddly enough, and it wasn’t just a matter of waving a magic wand and going “Tee hee! Now I have a storefront! Wheeee, let’s make some cash!”)
Look, OP — I know you’re trying to be all positive and shit, but your model for how the universe works doesn’t stand up to testing. If YOU were able to pull yourself up by your bootstraps, fine, great, good for you! But let me tell ya, kiddo, it ain’t one tenth as easy as you’re making it out to be, and that’s not fair to the people who might buy into your line of glib patter and make choices that will cripple them for years to come.
Someone Who IS Self-Employed at Her Dream Job (and still has trouble meeting the bill payments some months)
ETA: By the way, most artists in my field? DO work a second job to make sure they have a steady income. I would too, if my health permitted it. :)
He drew his bow across the strings and it made an evil hiss!
And a band of demons joined him and it sounded something like this…
I’m not sure if that’s a reaction or a continuation of the song
brother bear, i let you down
you trusted me, believed in me and i let you down
nobody ever talks about the time when Disney made a movie where the main character killed the other main character’s mother because of prejudice and misunderstanding
and then he learns how wrong he was
why doesn’t anyone talk about this movie?
This movie is one of my favorites. This scene NEVER fails to make me cry
LegDinner is served.
-Kleintje me Stoofvlees en Mayonaise
Kleintje met tartare…
If Stuntmen from the old movies don’t have your full respect then I just don’t know what to say to you
Yo this so much. At the advent of cinema these people were literally willing to die for their art. It’s crazy, and awesome.
Also if you find this awesome, people go check out a 2006 movie called The Fall, about a 1920’s stuntman’s stay in hospital after a stunt gone wrong.
man things were wacky before color was invented
Talk shit get hit.
best delivery of a verbal bitch slap in cinematic history.
THE ORIGINAL KING OF SASS