I hate to say, “OH DON’T WORRY IT GETS BETTER!” Because it may not. But I understand this feel, and the good news is that if it doesn’t get better, eventually you develop a, “Fuck it, whatever” attitude about it. Which at least makes you feel better.
…well at least I’ll always have my dreams to cling to at night. And the internet. The gang’s all heeeeeeere.
Tbh I’d be cool about being poor if I was doing something that I really loved. But I mean, pfft I should probably just shut up and just join the club on that on, yeah?
I had to reblog this, because my feels are too intense to be contained within a reply. I totally understand where you’re coming from, because this has been my life for ten years. Working jobs that I didn’t love but was good at, for the pay, for the benefits, even though neither were that great. Considering I don’t have a college degree, I know that I’m lucky.
In my case, I’ll never work a dream job, because I don’t have a dream job. My dream is to get paid for discussing tv shows, movies, music, and commenting on social and political issues. This is never going to happen, so I’ll always work a job I don’t love.
But no, you should NOT shut up and join the club, because people like you and I aren’t the problem. The problem is the work culture in our society, the culture that says we live to work, that our entire identities are defined by the work we do. The problem is that work is the end all, be all of life, and that is wrong. So no, we shouldn’t shut up about it. We live in a fucked up, corrupt world, and this includes our job culture. We should never, ever shut up about how much of a goddamn sham it is, and how it is wrong have it drilled into our heads that we should be grateful for scraps.
# oops # i got ranty # i'm sorry # i just have a lot of feels about this # NEWSFLASH TO SOCIETY: IT SHOULD NOT BE CHEAPER TO DIE THAN IT IS TO LIVE # society # work culture # i hate everything blog post # but not you vanessa # i understand and share your feel