Via Schatky with thanks to Lickal0lli for the translation
Inspired by every student whose told they can’t be an artist because it doesn’t “make enough money”.
It’s a nice idea and all but no, no it is not this easy and this simple to just up and do what you enjoy doing and survive off it. Even the “making way more money doing what you hate” doesn’t actually make it all that easy to keep a roof over your head.
Unless you live with your parents that “warm home” is gonna be at least $700 a month counting minimal utility usage and food probably another 200 if you’re living off really unhealthy junk. That’s also not accounting for clothes, toiletries, transportation, fuel, and worst of all, medical expenses.
And if it was so easy to just go start a store or a business there wouldn’t be so many people struggling regardless of their SUPERB fucking talent, professional level skill, motivation or educational background, namely most of the people I know on the internet.
This is a really sweet comic by a really nice, well meaning person but it’s so absurdly unrealistic for most people that it serves more as a painful reminder of things you may never accomplish, no matter your ability or the energy you put into it.
^^ basically all of this
The idea that you will get paid a living wage to do what you love ”if you just work hard enough” is a dream for most people, and sadly that’s all it is for the majority unless you seriously have a whole lot of outside circumstances really going for you.
are there any downsides to having lesbian parents? like were you ever bullied for it when you were little?
initially had reservations about posting this super simple comic, but i think i’m okay with it now
click the read more to see it
I really like this comic… always delighted to see something by choodraws comes across my dash.
I had a pretty similar relationship with my grandfather, but substitute hindi for chinese. It was a few years ago. One of his last wishes was to see me married, which unfortunately didn’t come to pass before he passed.
I spent the day of his funeral working, which I think he would have appreciated.