That's all, it just sucks
I saw a quote that said: the phrase “cost of living” should be significantly more horrifying” and where is the lie?
Why does it have to…cost to live? And what if you can’t afford to live, then what? You know what, don’t answer that.
A colonized mindset will have a person doing unpaid emotional labor, educating folks on your own dime, creating a crap ton of free content and STILL have them feeling like an incompetent failure because they suck at the bullshit game of capitalism.
Huh, is that just me?
But do you know what I realized? It ain’t me. This place just sucks.
This entire set up? It sucks and it’s on purpose.
I without a doubt add value to my community. And no, I absolutely haven’t figured out how to “make a living” from it but that’s that doesn’t make me a failure.
You know, kinda like how homelessness isn’t a failure of the individual but a systemic failure of society?
All that to say, if you can relate to any of what I wrote then please give yourself a break, babe,
You’re playing a game:
That wasn’t created for you
Where the rules constantly change
They they never intended for you to win
The fact that you’re still here means that you’re incredible. I’m so sorry it’s been this damn hard. You deserve better, we all do. It's time for us to care for each other well.