How I feel about religion. God should be presented as what he is, love and kindness. Stop using his name to justify your racism, homo phobia and sexism
Inspired by every student whose told they can’t be an artist because it doesn’t “make enough money”.
There’s…a whole lot that bothers me with this, namely to do with how flippantly the creator disregards the financial needs of students. I’ve spent three year mentoring classes of students who went to my university almost solely because of cost.
It’s one of the cheapest schools out there and some people still can’t afford it.
What fucking planet do you live on where you can write that “it doesn’t take much to live comfortably”? Where? Where is this place where having a roof over your head, a bed to sleep on, a computer/laptop, and food is possible? Seriously? Money can buy you financial security. It can buy you your medication. It can buy you doctor’s trips. Insurance. A roof over your head. Food. That pet you’ve always wanted. Clothes that make you feel good. I’ve tried this advice with plenty of students, except I take a different detour.
Telling them that they’ll die unhappy and unfulfilled if they don’t major in what their heart tells them to do is so incredibly discouraging and toxic. It’s not going to magic away their financial situation, the parents/children/relatives dependent on their income, their health problems, or the employment prospects of their chosen major.
I tell them that what they decide to do as an undergrad isn’t something that’s set in stone. I give examples of people with undergrad degrees in one thing and a master’s in another with an occupation in a third field. I’d tell them that college seems daunting but it’s just the beginning, you’re still young, and it’s okay for the future to seem unsure but it’s not the end of the road.
"To make the right choices in life, you have to get in touch with your soul. To do this, you need to experience solitude, which most people are afraid of, because in the silence you hear the truth and know the solutions."
Look at people who are on top of the world, who are high in some manifestation that is thrilling to them, and notice that’s what they’ve been talking for a long time. They talked it and talked it and talked it and lived it! So you talk it and talk it and talk it and live it! Whether you want it or don’t! In other words, whatever you are talking about, you’ve got. You have got to start telling the story the way you WANT it to be.