My name is David, currently 16. I'm an above-average height, and I'm extremely clumsy - so much so that stairs have become my mortal enemy.
I have had so many identity crisis' that my alter-ego now has its own alter-ego, and his name is Carlo.
My most sought-after thing is the song that doesn't wear out. Oh, and perhaps an end to my constant teen-angst.
And, um... That's me.
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don’t ever go on a car ride with me because i won’t talk to you i’ll just stare out the window the entire time
Inspired by every student whose told they can’t be an artist because it doesn’t “make enough money”.
I usually don’t add to posts, but I mumbled under my breath in tags to the point where I ran out of tag space. Soooo…
While on the one hand, I agree with the sentiment — because I am lucky enough to have a job I love, even if it’s not my creative passion — if you cannot support yourself by doing what you are passionate about, and are not lucky enough to have someone in your life that can support you while you establish yourself, then you need to suck up and deal with a job that isn’t all about true happiness.
No, it doesn’t take a lot to be comfortable. But all those things depicted in that 20th panel? Are still expensive and for the most part out of reach for someone working for minimum wage. Hell, I make four times my state’s minimum wage, which is the highest minimum wage in the country, and I can still barely afford these things. That list also doesn’t include things like medical expenses, car insurance (if you need a car where you live), or student loans. Which, if you’re intending to make money doing what you love, you probably have student loans — either your degree isn’t advanced enough to get a job in what you love (which was my problem with my bachelor degree) or your degree doesn’t immediately apply to jobs that are available (I argue that a degree in philosophy or creative writing is one of the most valuable degrees for being a more complete human being, but there are no listings in the HELP WANTED section for professional philosopher). Or you found out that school wasn’t for you, and so you didn’t get your degree, but still have loans to pay back.
Or, if you have those essentials covered, now you need money to be able to buy the essentials for making money off what you love. Sure, a writer doesn’t need much, but an artist? Someone who works with any kind of physical material needs to be able to buy that physical material, in quality high enough that it contributes positively to a finished product.
I’m not even going to get into how difficult it is to make money off what you’ve made, either. I make a point of not haggling with artists I’ve commissioned, because so many people practically give their fruits of labor away because they’re desperate to make money. I even go so far as to tip artists when I don’t think they’re charging enough.
If you’re one of those who has worked hard and can now comfortably live off your creative endeavors, or proved yourself in your chosen field of study, then that is fantastic. But did it happen in a vacuum? Did you graduate high school and immediately start selling your short stories to magazines for a living wage? Did you pay your college tuition by selling prints of your photographs? Were you able to make rent with sketches? Or did you first suck it up and deal with a less-than-optimal job, and devote every single spare minute to your passion until the two could switch places?
Money doesn’t buy happiness, that is true. If your job is a bubbling well of hate and shit, you shouldn’t be doing it. You absolutely should devote as much time as you humanly can to doing things that make you happy. But until you get that book deal or save up enough to open that yarn shop or are pulling in enough from your stalls in the farmer’s markets to make rent…the money for the essentials has to come from somewhere.
Please note that this isn’t me saying that you should give in to pressure to major in business instead of fine arts or dancing or philosophy or chemistry or whatever it is that you’ve found your passion to be. No. Your education is for you, and your education should be preparation for you to go on in life, and if you know that a degree in psychology is going to make your life richer, then DO IT. My point is that you need to be prepared for a job market that may not mirror your passion, and that you’ll need to work to create a safe and comfortable place in which to practice your passion. Being evicted because you haven’t found an acting gig in six months will put you in a far worse state than if you spent three months bagging groceries during a lean time. It sucks, it’s true. But sometimes, you have to do what it takes — not to be rich, but to make enough money to survive.
I’m glad she said it and did it so well.
WHAT THE FUCK IS EVENHAPPENING IM CRYING
russia coming 15 minutes late to the 1917 revolution holding a tsarbucks
15 minutes late they clearly weren’t
looks like they were
you guys are putin way too much time into this
Top Marx for these puns!
when thranduil finds out his babby elves have left the building, i expect nothing less than a dramatic robe transition clothing transformation sequence, followed by him stomping orcs for two hours and then dragging said elves back to mirkwood by the tips of their pointy ears
THE BEST LINE EVER SAID IN CINEMATOGRAPHIC HISTORY