Inspired by every student whose told they can’t be an artist because it doesn’t “make enough money”.
People from middle and upper middle class can say these things and get away. People who don’t know what starting capital is can say these things. People who literally don’t know what its like to have nothing or to live in poverty can say these things.
You can’t follow your dreams without some start up cash from somewhere. And most people don’t have that. Like if money was no object and people could just ~live their dreams~ then why are there children starving in 1st world nations
It’s the social economic version of “just stop being depressed”
Actually reblogging again to add commentary:
"All you need is a house and food and a laptop".
And internet for the laptop. And electricity. And plumbing. And heat. And possibly has for your car. Oh and tabs and emissions if you have a car. Travel if you live away from family/friends or have a job that requires it but doesn’t pay for it.
And, hm, what else?
Medications. Doctor appointments. Replacement for things like canes and wheelchairs if they break and your insurance doesn’t cover it (oh, and if you’re self employed, you have to pay for insurance, too).
Not only is this super classist, it’s ableist as fuck.
It’s just a comic, you people are crazy. This gave me NO sense of “get a job poor people” and everything of what she said “Don’t drop your dreams just cause they wont make money.” Did people really not get that vibe the whole time? They mentioned fuckin parents for christ sake. :|
I see a lot of classism in this post actually. when you’re poor, you simply don’t have the choice to just do what you want. you have to do things you really don’t want to do in many cases, in order to get enough money to pay the bills. then once you’re on your footing (which many people never get that chance), you can get a job you’re “okay” with that pays your bills — maybe even leaves a little extra so you can invest in fixing broken things around the house like that one faucet that leaks nonstop or the hole in the wall that brings in a breeze when it’s cold outside. maybe you can even just save this money in case your crappy car breaks down. you keep your hobby of collecting soda tabs or illustrating or whatever else, but there’s no way at this point to go out and just “make money” with it. maybe you can send out a bunch of applications to publishers to see if they’ll hire you as a contract illustrator, or maybe that one videogame company to see if your game designing education gave you a one-up on the thousands of other applicants. oh yeah, some people make it, but it’s so unlikely it’s not even funny. I’m not exactly offended by this image, because I know it was done in ignorance, but it does make me sad.
“It’s just a comic, you people are crazy. This gave me NO sense of “get a job poor people” and everything of what she said “Don’t drop your dreams just cause they wont make money.” Did people really not get that vibe the whole time? They mentioned fuckin parents for christ sake. :|”
Sorry, @greatwalk that’s still offensive, even if it comes from ignorance, because it means you literally didn’t think “but a lot of people can’t do this at all”.
Which is normal, I guess. It’s so easy to forget about the less fortunate, and the fact that the world works differently for them.
But that’s the problem.