Inspired by every student whose told they can’t be an artist because it doesn’t “make enough money”.
except doing the thing for money adds pressure and sometimes ruins the thing or makes it worse and people will start judging you at how good you are at doing the thing and you’ll start comparing yourself to others who are thousand times better at the thing… it doesn’t have to be that way but it can ……..
this is the type of comic drawn by someone middle/upper-middle class who has a college degree at least and a safety net in the form of their parents for if they fail and the privilege to believe they could easily get a bank loan to start a yarn store and the social capital to…
anyway it’s mad elitist/classist
If we all loved knitting so much that we all opened shops to sell yarn there’d be nobody to make the yarn because they’d all own un-stocked yarn shops competing with other un-stocked yarn shops which are by the way all owned by the only potential customers that there would be.
“it doesn’t take much to live comfortably”
that image/text told me everything i need to know about this person, their privileges and their total cluelessness & lack of experience in dealing with actual adult finances and real life
"it doesn’t take much to live comfortably"
IN MY STATE YOU NEED TO WORK 97 FUCKING HOURS A WEEK TO AFFORD A TWO-BEDROOM APARTMENT.
AND THIS IS AVERAGING IN THE PLACES IN THE FUCKING BOONIES. I LIVE IN THE MOST DENSELY POPULATED COUNTY IN THE GODDAMN STATE.
lemme break it down for you, sugar plum:
$600/mo = rent
$150/mo = food (this is me aiming REALLY really low)
$50/mo = internet bill (again, aiming REALLY low)
$100/mo = electric (this is also extremely low - in summer it’s closer to $200/mo)
$40/mo = water (aiming low again)
$5/mo = laundry (guess what - low again)
I’m rounding this REALLY badly because this shit pisses me off, but guess what? That’s easily more than $1000/mo. AND THIS ISN’T INCLUDING SHIT LIKE INSURANCE, A CAR, CAR INSURANCE, NOTHING. THIS IS THE BARE MINIMUM.
Divide that by four - that’s $250/wk. Good luck finding a job that, with Florida’s minimum wage, will give you 31 hours a week. I’m doing a LOT of generous rounding, but guess what? You’re lucky to find a job here PERIOD, let alone one you ~loo0o0o00o0o00ove~ OR one that pays the goddamn pills.
Not everyone has the safety net of fucking Mommy and Daddy to fall back on. Some of us only survived because of student loans and thousands of dollars of debt.
Go take your classist ignorant rainbows and sunshine bullshit and shove it up your ass.