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User avatar #1 - payseht (06/20/2013) [-]
Your life sucks for 8 hours a day, five days a week? Suck it up and live with it. You can't always do what you like. You rarely get to do what you love. But you do it anyway because that console you're playing in your time off? That cost money. So did the collection of games. The house you live in? Money. Money doesn't bring happiness but it sure damn well can buy the things that bring happiness. Not the great ones, like love, but those small ones that helps us not put a bullet through our heads out of sheer boredum. This, mixed with the fact it's one part of your day and entire life. Your job doesn't define you or your life. In the time remaining between that dull and unfulfilling part of your work days, go out. See a movie. Be with loved ones. You're free to do whatever and whomever wants you. Don't really enjoy your job? Man the **** up and learn the real world is not what TV and society fooled you into thinking. Maybe you don't have the skills to do what you love. Maybe you don't have the skills required to even learn it. Accept the simple fact in life that some people are better at you. The main point I'm trying to make here is it's a small part of your life. Don't let it dominate you. Also, we need coal miners, and you need the money.

TL;DR: You are not your job. Live the rest of your life the way you want it, but at some point you have to realize life isn't a Disney movie where everything is handed to you after one trial.
User avatar #60 to #1 - shishabar (06/21/2013) [-]
what I don't understand is why they are thumbing u down
User avatar #61 to #60 - payseht (06/21/2013) [-]
FJ snowball effect? You see a comment thumbed down/up to hell you just thumb it up/down because who cares without even reading it?

Don't want to seem arrogant, it's just that the other comments that are saying the same thing are doing fine... and some of the ones contradicting me are doing badly but not all of them...

I'm just as confused as you are...

Maybe I seemed mad or a douchebag in this comment and explained my position better in latter ones but nobody wants to read that much frigging text... I'm just guessing at this point.
User avatar #73 to #61 - ofmiceandmen (06/21/2013) [-]
No yeah that's a real thing. To many people just see a lot of text with a few red thumbs and assume what the person is saying is rude or stupid without reading it. Other people simply see reds and follow the pack. Still other people just get a kick out of seeing someone with a lot of reds so they contribute. I know that feel all to well bro.

Good thing thumbs are meaningless right?
User avatar #87 to #73 - payseht (06/21/2013) [-]
the only reason I'd care for red thumbs is because I worked really hard to get to my level and they hurt but I did learn not to care about them at this stage
User avatar #79 to #73 - coolcalx (06/21/2013) [-]
until you get banned for having too many red thumbs.
User avatar #81 to #79 - ofmiceandmen (06/21/2013) [-]
Make a new account? It's not like you get IP banned for red thumbs.
User avatar #83 to #81 - coolcalx (06/21/2013) [-]
it's more the principle of the thing.

plus, look how beautiful my blue name is. I don't want to lose that.
User avatar #85 to #83 - ofmiceandmen (06/21/2013) [-]
Maybe I'm just not sentimental about my accounts. I've had like 5 over the years. Various bans or losing some of those "Delete your account if..." things have desensitized me I guess.
User avatar #86 to #85 - coolcalx (06/21/2013) [-]
I'm kind of a pack rat.

even for virtual stuff that doesn't matter.
#69 to #61 - mercyburris (06/21/2013) [-]
or proxy thumber just another theory but that makes sense too
User avatar #55 to #54 - payseht (06/21/2013) [-]
why the hell do you people keep thinking I was mad when I wrote that...? What am I to get mad about? I'll be laughing my ass to hell when kids these days hit the real world wall. I just tried giving some advice.
User avatar #41 to #1 - stonermatt (06/21/2013) [-]
This is why I hate funny junk. You got thumbed down for being a realistic, blunt, asshole. Which is what some people need these days. You go through life being told you are going to "find a job that you love" and all that fun **** . Public education is a ******* disgrace. We are constantly changing and making it harder, averting children's attention from one thing to another, constantly. Just so the kids will end up with ADD and they can take pills. Which goes straight to the foundation of our country, the pharmaceutical companies. Which is also a colossal disgrace. People need to wake the **** up and realize that they are being turned into clones. As soon as I realized this, my life has been sooooo much better. It is still quite sad to watch it all go by, because morons are too easily manipulated. Take the military for example...
User avatar #42 to #41 - stonermatt (06/21/2013) [-]
And don't get me started about the manipulation of religion... ******* brainwashed psychopaths.
User avatar #45 to #42 - djequalizee (06/21/2013) [-]
Don't drag religion into places it doesn't belong. It causes unnecessary flame wars about things that have already been discussed over and over. Most religion is dismissed as "Manipulation" because you are born into it, and are encouraged into it. There are exceptions, of course, but for the most part we all have a choice in religious values, although sometimes you need to grow older before you can come up with your own ideas about religion and where you stand.
User avatar #97 to #45 - stonermatt (06/21/2013) [-]
Don't drag religion where it doesn't belong... Please tell that to the schools and the government. I was making a point about how we are manipulated into thinking we will live a fairytale life, and the fact that manipulating people is so easily accomplished. Not trying to start a flame war.
User avatar #99 to #97 - djequalizee (06/21/2013) [-]
Religion is more of a choice than a manipulation a lot of the time. Nobody makes you think a certain way, though you are usually steered in the direction of trends. And yes, we do not have a well enough line drawn between church and state, but that doesn't necessarily mean that the government is trying to brainwash us. They just know that lots of people go to church, and that going to church seems like the "moral" thing to do to a lot of people. It's more of a publicity thing than a brainwash thing.
User avatar #101 to #99 - stonermatt (06/21/2013) [-]
Thank you for having the capacity to notice this. But I don't think you understand how monumental this really is. But thank you for continuing the flame war that you didn't want to start.
User avatar #102 to #101 - djequalizee (06/21/2013) [-]
There is a difference between a discussion and a flame war, i'm in no way angry or offended. But in this situation especially, religion can be something people turn to when they don't work. Lots of people enjoy and are defined by their religion, and are doing so by their own choice. Religion in moderation isn't a bad thing, and can actually be a nice pick-me up in the hard world described by payseht. I personally don't care what people believe in as long as it is not hurting people around them.
User avatar #103 to #102 - stonermatt (06/21/2013) [-]
I agree with you there. It is completely fine to practice any religion you choose. I am no bigot. It is when people use their religion as a backing to prove that their "beliefs" are the one and only thought possible; thus putting other people down, or oppressing them. This is what I am talking about. It has been going on for thousands of years. In order to be so one sided in your religious thoughts, I believe that you are brainwashed. Just like being right wing or left wing fanatical for the government. You are brainwashed if you could possibly believe that way, and that you cannot just mind your own business, and live and let live.
User avatar #104 to #103 - djequalizee (06/21/2013) [-]
I have to agree with that as well. Religion should not be used to answer questions already proved by science.
#17 to #1 - anon (06/21/2013) [-]
******* faggot. Depressed cunts like you give me a headache. You're just butthurt because you were too stupid to get a job that didn't involve trudging away doing the same old **** over and over again. Enjoy your fail. I'm heading back to my awesome job now. gg
User avatar #43 to #17 - djequalizee (06/21/2013) [-]
He's not depressed, he's being blunt, there's a difference. It may be depressing but it's life.
#24 to #17 - anon (06/21/2013) [-]
He didn't seem depressed to me. Just a little pissed and a bit more of a realist than you apparently are.
User avatar #18 to #17 - payseht (06/21/2013) [-]
and ******* daydreaming faggots like you give me a headache, thinking life is all cherries and soda pop, that you can just do whatever you want and get to live a perfect life.
**** your privileged lucky bastard egocentric short sighted idealistic faggot ass.
In life you do what you must, not always what you want and like, you selfish movie grown prick.
#16 to #1 - satnaam (06/21/2013) [-]
**satnaam rolls 401**

...shut up meg
User avatar #113 to #16 - HST (06/22/2013) [-]
get that gay **** outta here....
User avatar #6 to #1 - djequalizee (06/21/2013) [-]
That may be true, but a job shouldn't be something you don't enjoy. You're going to spend most of your life working, so pick a job that you're going to enjoy doing.
User avatar #108 to #6 - payseht (06/21/2013) [-]
One last thing before I go to bed I just noticed.

You don't spend most of your life working. You spend maybe a 4th, maybe less, maybe more, of a day working more or less 5 days a week, with a few weeks of vacations and days off, payed or not. That's hardly most of your life.
User avatar #110 to #108 - djequalizee (06/21/2013) [-]
Yeah, i guess so. I wasn't really trying to say that life is easy, i was just saying if you work hard you're more likely to get a job you enjoy. I do understand there are also jobs that people need to do for society to function, and no those shouldn't define who you are. But for example, i would really love to get into something involving astronomy, which i love and know a fair amount about. So i'm going to try my best to get into a job along those lines. Hopefully i'll be able to, maybe not, but i'm sure as hell going to try my best to get into the field.
User avatar #7 to #6 - payseht (06/21/2013) [-]
It doesn't really work like that. You're not given a list of jobs and you can pick and chose, try this on and maybe that later if you don't like the former. You pick something you're at least good at or risk wasting a lot of years training for something you're inherently not talented enough to do in the actual workplace. Don't romanticize life. Some of us are lucky enough to do what they actually enjoy, but most don't have that luxury. We do what we can to survive. The best most of us can hope for is making the best of a not that great situation. I don't particularly enjoy my field of work but doing what I do like makes too little money to go by or there's just not a market for my set of skills, hence I'd be unemployed. I at least make a decent amount of money and can enjoy the gross of the time I'm not at work because I can afford doing the things I like.
User avatar #8 to #7 - djequalizee (06/21/2013) [-]
I understand that too, and i'm not trying to romanticize life by any means. I understand that life is hard, and i understand you don't always get what you want. But people seem to put too much of a value on money. For example, i would rather take a job that i enjoy more if it gave a little less money, because i would like going there where i spend a lot of my time. And though it sounds cliche, if you set out to achieve something, it can usually be done with hard work. If a person went "Hey, i want to be a nuclear physicist", and then spent his entire life trying to become a nuclear physicist, odds are he would become a nuclear physicists, or something close to it. I understand that the comic kind of distances itself from that, but the main point of it is to say that you should do something you should enjoy, and not always the thing that makes you the largest amount of money (In an exaggerated way)
#11 to #8 - payseht (06/21/2013) [-]
It's not all about the money, it's just mostly about it. When you have surplus of it, it's easy to lose track of how painful an empty stomach can feel like. A job is not something that defines you as an individual. We don't work because we like it, we do it because we have to. I've grown up in poverty and let me tell you, making the understatement of the year, it sucks. Most of my money is going into getting my parents out of depth because I'm enjoying a surplus since I don't have any financial obligations, but if I did I'd be in deep **** . Understand that a job isn't there to fulfill your life or for it to be something that you enjoy, but to fulfill the undeniable need for money.
User avatar #92 to #11 - Shiny (06/21/2013) [-]
It doesn't have to fulfill your life, but given the choice, too many people pick jobs that stress them the **** out simply because they wanted to buy frivolous things they couldn't afford doing work that they can tolerate. I understand that life in poverty is really ****** , but that doesn't invalidate the problems that more privileged people have.
User avatar #98 to #92 - payseht (06/21/2013) [-]
A balance needs to be struck for most cases. Life isn't black and white for most people. Doing something you love and being payed well is a rare case and people need to understand that. Both doing something you hate but pays well and something you love but pays poorly are suicide attempts. Some people will manage but not everyone and it's a simple reality. We just need to prepare ourselves for the coin toss that's given to us. I tried doing a college that can ensure a great job but I hated it and gave up.

Sorry if this comment seems weird but I've been awake for a very long time and don't have the capacity to make great amounts of sense and I'm trying to put every idea as short as I can afford. I'm going to bed now and hope a further discussion can happen in my absence. People can't afford dreaming in a life that's not a dreamworld.
User avatar #106 to #98 - Shiny (06/21/2013) [-]
I understand, seriously, but try to look at it from the comic character's perspective. Few people above working class bother to find a balance between enjoyment and responsibility because trying to make money as possible is a staple of Western culture. Humorists like Ricky Gervais and Scott Adams make an entire living off of poking fun at what utter ******** cubicle work is. Freedom of employment is a privilege that few people make the best of-
User avatar #107 to #106 - payseht (06/21/2013) [-]
I can relate and understand the character completely. I gave up on two colleges because I utterly despised what I was doing and was going to do in the future. The problem is this is how common mentality is, that you can just simply give up at a very late state or that you can just choose to do what you love when it simply isn't the case. I'm a lucky case, especially since I gave up early on that life, but reality is far from the one depicted in the comic which, sadly, is the reality in a lot of young people's heads, mostly because of the "You can be whatever you want" mentality shoved into their heads since birth, when it really shouldn't be. People don't seem to grasp the fact you can't always be what you want to be and sometimes need to make sacrifices, either for the ones you love, yourself, or simply to survive, and those sacrifice include, but are not exclusive to, doing something you don't want.
User avatar #109 to #107 - Shiny (06/21/2013) [-]
I don't think the depicted character was upset that he wasn't working his dream job, though, but was merely irritated with his current career prospects and wanted a minor reprieve. There's nothing immature about going " **** it" once in a while.
User avatar #111 to #109 - payseht (06/21/2013) [-]
He seemed to give up on his job entirely. I perfectly understand the concept of " **** it" once in a while, but saying " **** it" completely like I thought he did seemed immature. Must've understood the comic wrongly. Looked to me like he just quit his job. Mistakes happen.
User avatar #112 to #111 - Shiny (06/21/2013) [-]
Well, he might have quit entirely, but he could also be a skilled laborer that could get a new job at the drop of a hat; the possibilities vary. My point was that the comic wasn't glorifying unproductive behavior.
User avatar #12 to #11 - djequalizee (06/21/2013) [-]
Yes, some of us are less fortunate, but i guess what i'm trying to say is a job shouldn't be something you hate. If people have to take up jobs that they don't like, then that's unfortunate, but sometimes it's the luck of the draw. Jobs shouldn't be something you despise, they really should be something you enjoy. Yes they're obligatory but that doesn't necessarily mean they should be bad.
User avatar #9 to #8 - djequalizee (06/21/2013) [-]
Exceptions to this are kind of obvious, such as being a famous actor.
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