fun statistics for adults!
“when I was a kid, I had no help with college tuition, I was hardworking and paid it all myself”
-Annual tuition for Yale, 1970: $2,550
-Annual tuition for Yale, 2014: $45,800
-Minimum Wage, 1970: $1.45
-Minimum Wage, 2014: $7.25
-Daily hours at minimum wage needed to pay for tuition in 1970: 4.8
-Daily hours at minimum wage needed to pay for tuition in 2014: 17.3
If you start a sentence with “Well, technically…” then I don’t want to hear the rest of that sentence.
i googled “why do cats run around and meow at night” and one of the results listed this as a cause:
The Beatles - Her Majesty long version
It was recorded during Get Back/Let it be sessions in 1969.
Sometimes I ask myself, “Do I hate my jobs, or do I just hate working in general?”
And then I calm myself down from going into a panic about how I must be a lazy, spoiled asshole, because I remember that I do like some of the jobs I’ve had. I loved working with immigrants. I loved working with women’s health. (But it didn’t provide me enough money to live, nor with any insurance.) I just happened to strongly dislike teaching and I don’t particularly enjoy what I’m doing now.
I’m looking forward to beginning the process of my career switch when I get back to the states. It’ll be a long, self-financed process, but I think it’ll be worth the investment, both financially and personally.
I’m kind of spiteful that my generation grew up with the “do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life” mantra. My mom’s an accountant and my dad grew up in poverty, so they’ve been the antidote to that to a certain extent. It’s just such a mixed message for kids to hear… they hear that they should follow their dreams, that they should study hard so they can go to college, and then college promises them a job that they’ll love, and blah blah blah.
That’s not how it works. Don’t fool yourself. Do something you’re good at and something that interests you, but also do something that will pay the bills, give you insurance, and not eat at you.
Your blog, and you in general, is/are so on point.