@Tyler643, couldn't have put it better myself
rich people: ew, just don't be poor.
Person who is wealthy compared to 90% of the world: boohoo i eat 4 meals a day but someone else has more stuff than me. F them for not understanding my plight. Boohoo ill spend 500 dollars on video games and drop out of college and blame others the rest of my life.
@Sluggernot, that’s basically the perfect definition of first world problems.
“I’m depressed and I’m going to kill myself because I no longer have to worry about survival or death from disease or malnourishment, but I have so many options for entertainment or life goals that I can’t decide what to do!”
People have gotten so weak, fundamentally. I’m not an exception, either.
@I Are Lebo, well, I would argue that our bodies and minds are designed to be productive. We don't do well standing still for too long. Rest and relaxation are important for optimal function, but we need a balance.
Regarding career choices, I recommend the Ted Talk from the guy who did "Dirty Jobs." It's amazing.
@Empshok, well, it’s pretty simple when you think about it. If you don’t feel like you have a reason for being alive or like you have something to live for, you end up depressed because your life feels pointless. Struggling to stay alive (or to stay afloat) keeps you from having the time to dwell on existential questions.
@I Are Lebo, imagine what the elderly people feel in retirement homes. I hope to work till I am physically and mentally incapable. And then I'll do whatever I can to stay productive till the day I die.
@Empshok, I plan to die of disease in my 60s or 50s. I don’t want to stick around that long. Reality kinda sucks. Maybe I can last long enough to get uploaded into a computer.
@Sluggernot, it's even worse when they've been born middle class and don't even realize it. Ever since I've broken into the lower middle class I've started meeting people that were born with fairly decent wealth, and yet they still work harder and have a stronger work ethic than people who were born with less like myself. Thankfully I'm a handsome, hung, white man and was able to catch up a least a little.
@I Are Lebo, I recognized this behavior in myself in my twenties. I am the exception. I just do not care. I am nothing. You are nothing. It doesn't matter. I work hard. I hit the gym 6 days a week. I schedule time for entertainment. I smash the wife. I feel better than I've ever felt in my life.
@sonofafishtaco, that’s good for you. I too don’t care, but I’m lazy, so I don’t work hard, I’m single, and most of my scheduled time is for entertainment because that’s the only effective way to distract myself from how awful I feel. But then, I have a chronic pain condition and I’m also ASD. It is what it is.
@I Are Lebo, that sucks. That was part of it for me. I have a pretty serious emotional disorder but I fortunately don't have any physically disabilities, I was just fat and lazy. So realizing that truth changed me
@sonofafishtaco, I’ve realized that my attitude is the only thing holding me back but I’m still struggling to follow through on a lot of things.
@I Are Lebo, oh it's not easy. You gotta trick yourself into trying. Then you fail and you have to trick yourself into believing it's ok so that you have the motivation to trick yourself into trying again. Eventually with enough practice you get used to faking yourself out. It's not that you gain confidence and perspective or any instamotivational shît like that, you gain experience tricking yourself into trying when everything inside you is telling you not to. lol
@sonofafishtaco, I get caught up in circular thinking a lot. I am very much my own worst enemy.
Gug: just get big rock
Someone from the trump administration: just sell one of your yachts or one of your Picasso paintings. What’s so hard about that?
Let’s over throw the rich!!!
Those rich people should go and be rich somewhere else
Ignore the rich people, listen to Prince Ea, he knows what he's doing.
@TheStarHawk,God, if he's who I think he is, what a prick
@Curmudgeon, oh no, not *that* EA, I was referring to the next pic.
@TheStarHawk, no, that's the dude, he's a prick
@Curmudgeon, "Haha, gay people."
"You are not depressed."