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Random fashion thoughts - Page 6172post #92566 of 1090533/6/14 at 8:59ampost #92567 of 1090533/6/14 at 9:02ampost #92568 of 1090533/6/14 at 9:02ampost #92569 of 1090533/6/14 at 9:25amQuote:Originally Posted by DividedWay
Moo, tell me what I should do. I work a dead-end job full time, while also applying for better stuff once every three days, but after doing this for a year the only offers I've received are for unpaid internships, of which I've taken three my GPA is very good, I graduated from a good university, I have internship experience and while interning I've worked 60+ Hours/ week. I don't think it qualifies as laziness. It does, however, qualify as a shit economy.
As for "everyone can move up" you go to a school in southeast DC and tell me that everyone can move up. Third graders who can't read, teachers who try to strangle students and can't be replaced because no one else is willing to teach the class, but I'm sure they can overcome years of absolutely failed education if they just try. Yes, I worked in the school I'm talking about and it was sad that I could even help. I should have been useless, and would have been at the school I attended. Because one was funded by middle class families, and one wasn't.Quote:
Ok let me weigh in on this because i was going through it, am going through it.
Firstly i never had a dead end job! Every job i had has always been something where i made opportunity. You can view a job as dead end but usually there is growth and you can find it. If there isn't growth, there are other ways such as night school and doing the absolute minimum hours at your current job, (by minimum i mean minimum to be able to sustain yourself), and working on something you love or something that makes your career on the side. There are meet ups, teachers, internships and side jobs that can be found.
Its about having the mental state of not wanting to fail and wanting more. Look at other sf dude, nice clothes, i want that, go get it... My favorite word in the dictionary is perseverance. The drive is what kept and keeps me going. Also support from fam, friends, etc is good.
Moo and I did not come from wealthy families, not by a long shot, our families came from USSR where shit was real shit (we grew up together and know each other 20+ years btw). Our parents worked their asses off to make things work, not much career choice either. We both had diff career paths and made things work. I finished my degree much later than he did and have been playing a bit of catch up lately but at every point in my career i was trying to do better.
Point is, its not you or your education, those things help, but some of the richest and most successful people in the world came from shit and made things work because they wanted more either for themselves or their family.
PM me and moo if you like, i'm sure we can give you some advice...
Side note: my dad once ended up in the marin ghetto north of san francisco and told me it reminded him of russia. Thats so you guys get an idea how it was in the USSR and what our parents went through.post #92570 of 1090533/6/14 at 9:27ampost #92571 of 1090533/6/14 at 9:27ampost #92572 of 1090533/6/14 at 9:28ampost #92573 of 1090533/6/14 at 9:28ampost #92574 of 1090533/6/14 at 9:31am
Yes. And they are called outliers because they are outside of the norm.
The reason this discussion isn't going anywhere is because half of the people think the norm is just lazy and the outliers are achievers, and the other half that the outliers are anomalies that don't at all prove that the system isn't fucked.post #92575 of 1090533/6/14 at 9:34amQuote:
I don't care if he's a fascist because he makes nice clothes. Moo is trolling, but anyway assuming any 20th century German picture is automatically some nazi garbage is absurd
Edited by the shah - 3/6/14 at 9:58ampost #92576 of 1090533/6/14 at 9:36ampost #92577 of 1090533/6/14 at 9:47amQuote:
Reading comprehension, bro.
Lazy parents who don't participate in their kids' education obviously contribute negatively to their kids' lives. But that doesn't mean all hope is lost.post #92578 of 1090533/6/14 at 10:05ampost #92579 of 1090533/6/14 at 10:10amStill, at least here in Germany something like his postcard, with this whole "made in Germany" thing in Fraktur (which afaik was something popular at the begining of the third reich time, though it was already old at that time and not popular at all after 1945) in black/white/red would immediately be associated with nazi era Germany. I mean, reinterpreting old German clothing seems to be his kind of thing (for example according to his site his new collection is called "Walz", the journeyman years of craftsmen in Germany were they wear very distinctive, traditional clothes and which becomes more and more uncommon, which I think is an interessting idea), but the way he makes it, almost everyone here would think he just wants to provoke, I think. And I myself am annoyed by people trying to provoke with something like this, as I find it to be impious and simply not original. Or maybe I just overact and nobody exept me would associate it with that, don't know. I'm just always really annoyed when poeple do stuff like that and I could hardly wear it without feeling weird and trying others not find informations about the brand.
edit: Though interesstingly I just read that the nazis forbid the Walz in the third reich. ^^
edit2: Or maybe I remember that all wrong, don't rely on what I said. xD
Edited by einfallsloserName123 - 3/6/14 at 10:26ampost #92580 of 1090533/6/14 at 10:10amQuote:Originally Posted by fireflygrave
Yes. And they are called outliers because they are outside of the norm.
The reason this discussion isn't going anywhere is because half of the people think the norm is just lazy and the outliers are achievers, and the other half that the outliers are anomalies that don't at all prove that the system isn't fucked.
Sure but why not discuss actual findings on the subject then? People are free to believe whatever the f they want, but when the OECD finds that the US has one of the worst intergenerational social mobility in all of the industrialized countries that should count for something. To me it's much more relevant than a bunch of rah-rah stories about someone making it despite long odds. But this is how public discourse is more and more, talking points and cheap analysis rule all... Which I guess is a kind of talking point in itself. Time is a flat circle of PR bullshit.
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