“Do what you love” disguises the fact that being able to choose a career primarily for personal reward is a privilege, a sign of socioeconomic class. Even if a self-employed graphic designer had parents who could pay for art school and co-sign a lease for a slick Brooklyn apartment, she can bestow DWYL as career advice upon those covetous of her success.
If we believe that working as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur or a museum publicist or a think-tank acolyte is essential to being true to ourselves, what do we believe about the inner lives and hopes of those who clean hotel rooms and stock shelves at big-box stores? The answer is: nothing.
I hate the pushing of the concept that everyone can “do what they love” and still survive. Capitalism doesn’t work that way. Unless every ballerina or football player or high-powered lawyer also moonlights as a construction worker, or a janitor, or a waitress, there are going to be a fuckload of essential industries that fall apart.
Capitalism requires that someone be stuck with the short stick, performing the work that the rest of us don’t want to do. And then, of course, those on top throw down, along with their shit work and actual shit, shitty advice that shames and demeans those who don’t have the fancy jobs.
Hey, I love a good twitch plays pokemon as much as the next person, but can we please refrain from making the “Red is schizophrenic! He hears voices! LOL MENTAL ILLNESS!” jokes please? There’s nothing wrong with him hearing voices (in fact, some of my favorite comics involve the idea of him being guided by a cosmic cloud of voices shouting commands) but once you turn it into him being mentally ill and that is where the voices come from, it becomes this icky “mentally ill people are erratic and crazy!” thing that is just dripping with disgusting connotations and harmful messages about mentally ill people. TPP is a wondrous and fun thing, so maybe try not to spoil it by slathering it in ableism?
OMG today in class teacher was teaching and a kid said RUDE FUNNY THING and teacher was like RUDER FUNNIER THING and the kid was so suprise his hair got on FIRE and he had to be put in HOPSITAL for FIRE HAIR and the whole class was like SILENTS AMAZE trye story 100 % i swear
um . I thonk u made this up for note? ???
frist of all how dare yo u