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.
YEAH. JUST. OPEN A FUCKING YARN SHOP. JUST DO IT.
JUST OPEN A YARN SHOP. JUST. WILL IT INTO EXISTENCE.
this fucking bullshit, who made this? good god.
Money may not buy happiness but you know what as a broke miserable black male in America, I can tell you honestly that I’d rather be rich and miserable than broke and miserable at least with money I can buy things to drown the misery if only for a little while
i’d rather cook for a living but law school will pay off more in the end so that’s what i’m gonna do
this post is for the birds & rich people. happiness don’t pay my bills or offer economic security.
Okay, I see what you guys are saying. But I believe that you guys are missing the point. It’s obvious you have to make money to spend money or vise versa. Not to be a corn ball here but, “when there’s a will there’s a way”. You want that yarn shop? Go to school, work in in other yarn stores take notes, plan and save money. Or do whatever you gotta do, and get your self that damn yarn shop! No one said it’s going to be easy. You may have to work in jobs that you’ll hate, but balance, guys. Work that job and build up that skill on yarns and go do shit.
Believe that you can do it then go DO IT. You don’t know if you try. But let’s say you do fail…. TRY AGAIN, change it up. Do not doubt yourself, don’t settle. You got this. Sure financial security it important but so is your happiness. Go live that joyful life.
You need to stop.
You are young and optimistic and that’s awesome.
But there’s a huge problem with the ‘YOU CAN DO IT IF YOU JUST BELIEVE!’ rhetoric. And that’s that it gives people a pass for not helping and puts the blame for not being able to overcome hardships on the people who can’t.
When a person with the privilege to follow their dreams says ‘I did it and so can you!’ they absolve themselves from having to think about and address the reasons that someone else doesn’t have that capacity.
Will is not enough to fix massive imbalances of power.
Look at what you’ve said:
"Go to school"
You realize that that requires both startup capital AND is likely to entail debt, right?
"work in in other yarn stores take notes"
If yarn stores are available to work in. Also, moving beyond the yarn store analogy, this is basically an excuse to pay people in experience, which does not lead to credentialing. This ignores the reality of gatekeeping.
"plan and save money"
Can you wrap your head around the concept of living with less income than you need to survive, unable to save because you’re going deeper and deeper into debt just to meet the basic needs of life for yourself/family? Because that’s a reality for many people.
'You don’t know if you try. But let’s say you do fail…. TRY AGAIN'
Do you comprehend what critical failure means?
Let’s say you somehow get a bank loan and try to open and operate a small business. You went into super debt for this. You banked everything on it. You don’t have a safety net. You don’t have a wealthy family to borrow from or people you can stay with. You have dived into your dream because others said you could and you should and nothing else would ever make you happy.
And your business goes bankrupt.
Your home is foreclosed upon.
You’re in a massive amount of debt and you’re sleeping on friends’ couches.
Do you think the bank is going to give you another loan to try again?
Saying to people who are bringing up real and valid concerns about why society has fucked over their ability to follow their dreams ‘You could do it if you just tried harder or believed in yourself more!’ HURTS THOSE PEOPLE.
If you feel motivated to say ‘You can do it!’ but you’re not going to follow up with ‘Here are the concrete, attainable steps that will allow you to do so (Like offering them schooling, or a job that offers a living wage, or safe and reliable childcare, or transportation, or fucking SOMETHING that will help - try asking them what would help!) then YOU ARE NOT HELPING.
You are hurting others to feel a moment of warm and fuzzy inspiration.
it ok to not be ready
Please spread this shit like wildfire. People go on and sit through the whole experience and they’re uncomfortable because they just want to please their partner and they don’t tell them that they want to stop because they are not ready. It’s okay not to be ready.
notice here that consent is revoked without ever saying no and consent goes so far beyond yes/no!!!!!!
GO WATCH THIS SHOW, HONESTLY IT IS SO AMAZING.
IF THIS POST CREATES 1 NEW PUSHING DAISIES FAN MY LIFE = MADE.
Alright let me help out then:
1) Most of the cast is female. In fact only two main characters are male.
2) Both male characters take typically non-masculine hobbies. Emerson Cod knits almost non-stop and makes pop-up books. Ned is literally called “The Pie-Maker” because he bakes homestyle pies from his mother’s method. Both are shown to be very nurturing and even maternal characters. Conversely, the women? A pair of professional travelling show performers that have gritty sexual scandals the way men usually get (see the entire “Chuck’s father” storylines), a beekeeper who is the single most positive and optimistic character imaginable, and a former professional jockey- Three of four pro athletes.
3) You could very easily make the claim Ned is asexual.
4) Yes, the storyline is about romance. But it’s also about the positive side of a love story, and their only drama lies in overcoming their inability to actually share contact.
5) A very good friend of mine recommended this show to me as “Disney for adults.” I told her it was already on my list to watch because “It’s by Bryan Fuller, from Wonderfalls and Dead Like Me.” Bryan Fuller is now most known for “Hannibal.” The same camera methods and bright colours and lighting techniques Hannibal is known for? Perfected in this show, just using a different tone- The same colour methods in reverse, upping the vivid greens and yellows instead of reds and blues, which sells emotion both ways.
7) Probably one of the best examples of a modern day fairy tale possible.
8) Narrated by Jim Dale- The narrator for the HP audio books.
I don’t know if anyone’s already added links to this, but all of these here work and if you hover over the links, an episode description shows :)
I LOVED THIS SHOW OH MY GOD THANK YOU <33
This show is actually in my top 5. It was a sad day when it got cancelled.
I’ll check it out.
This seems like something I will adore.
The Revolution will not be LARPed.
Actually, in this summer in Sweden there will be a LARP based on the Spanish Civil War and as far as I’ve understood it, it will take place within the anarchist movement
I stand corrected.
The revolution will be larped.
This Common Secret, Susan Wicklund
I remember seeing a video OneThirdGone posted about her group protesting outside a doctor’s home. I rolled my eyes at it and thought of how irritating they were. But after reading about the struggles of Dr. Wicklund and all the harassment she’s endured (and I’m not even halfway through the book yet), anti-choice protestors now make me physically sick.
They barricaded Dr. Wicklund’s home - they brought a mobile home and parked it in front of her driveway, and giant cement-filled barrels blocked the entrance. They stalked her daughter at her school, they posted “Wanted” signs all over their town. They made it nearly impossible for her family to leave their home.
If you think clinic protestors are okay, then I’m going to need you to do some rethinking.
WHY WAS THIS NOT IN THE FINAL CUT.
Or even the Special Editions. This is GREAT.
C3PO YOU F*CKER
I have a new favorite Star Wars moment.
I love how the guy who opened the door is just like “it’s too late he was a dick any way no one will miss him I’ll just close this door”
I’m so sick of seeing those “you’re not a bad person because you’re part of a privileged group” coddling posts, because no, you may not be a bad person just for being part of a privileged group but you ARE kind of a shitty person if you feel the need to prioritize you and your precious feelings over taking responsibility and doing your part in tearing down the system that lets you be privileged.
a story where unhappy princesses sneak out in the middle of the night and find themselves face-to-face with dragons large and terrifying
and those dragons take them in and care for them and nurture them but princes and knights keep launching attacks to bring the princesses home because they don’t realise the princesses are home
and the more it happens the angrier the princesses get, the more frustrated and tired
until they become something large and terrifying themselves