Inspired by every student whose told they can’t be an artist because it doesn’t “make enough money”.
Is there a *reason* tumblr always has to be so vulgarly hateful about any disagreement whatsoever? This is a serious question.
What is the point of all the horrible tumblr vitriol? What’s the expected result? That—against all findings of psychology—your abusive language and disrespect towards others will change their minds? Or is it the joy of hurting someone because they upset you first?
I, for one, think it’s admirable to strive to enjoy what you do with half your waking life. I also know (from personal experience) that we can’t always do that. I suffered suicidal depression for more than a year partially caused by feeling “stuck” in a lifestyle I hated; and I still don’t feel the need to speak to her as if she were lowly classist scum.
Sure, artbymoga's ideal isn't attainable for some people. Doesn't mean she's a bad person or an enemy. Just means she (like every single one of us without exception) has some ideals that haven’t been tempered to perfection by experience. Plus, I totally like what she’s saying, even if it’s not perfect.
I’m also drowning in my debts and student loans; and don’t get help from “fucking Mommy and Daddy.” I still get to have lofty ideals that are sometimes imperfect. Doesn’t mean my parents gave me a trust fund to live off of; nor that Tumblr has to speak abusively at me. Just means I have more to learn.
EDIT: One last thing. This art wasn’t directed at starving Africans or overworked mothers. It was specifically drawn to inspire young students.
I’d rather a young student hear something close to this, such as, “Sure, do what you must to survive, but never give up on working toward your dream,” than my mother’s lectures about financial stability she gave me a decade ago.
^ You know what? I agree 100% with you. I mean I’m bitter about my own situation but I don’t mean to attack anyone.
I’ll answer that. From what I can gather is that the vast majority of tumblr these days are the ‘mean girls’ of this generation with internet access.