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You are, aren't you?
its all well and good thinking creativity and self value is important and living on a lesser wage for a few years, but if you have your parents or a background which means you can just become stable and prosperous again, then theres no validation attached to it. Why 'Down and out in Paris and London' never resonated, the situation might be crap, but the opportunity to just go home to his rich parents seeped through the book. Being poor....by choice...for a bit, isnt the same as being poor forever.
talking about stabbing people from their comfortable desk jobs without ever doing any stabbing. bloody tumblr stabbists.
but thought Orwell had decidedly burnt his bridges with his family.
Still had rich(ish?) friends no doubt though....
and i hear the word cunt
are they basically the children of tories that owen jones always goes on about who are the only people getting jobs in media and marketing because they're the only ones who can afford to work their way up in areas of metropolitan cities where the working classes are being priced out?
that are an expensive arse-ache to get into. As in, you need a degree, possibly an MA, and then have to be unpaid/low paid for years to get your foot in the door. Not just in media either. It's insane.
hipsters that like money as far as I can tell
It's people who are in the (extremely privileged) position of being able to choose to do something they find fulfilling in their own terms.
As the article highlights, an awful lot of them have a significant safety net, either from family wealth or from a previous career in financial services or law (itself gained via privilege).
everyone on DiS is posting on a forum on the internet on computer or smartphone. We're *all* extremely privileged.
just stating the obvious, albeit with rose-tinted glasses on (they should definitely all be more ashamed of themselves, and let their white-and-middleclass guilt consume them so they all move to "the shire" or the cotswolds or whatever and live 'simply' like the people in those £8 magazines they buy and bon iver do)
Drives me mental, what a self-obsessed, piece-of-shit generation this really is.
just the internet makes it more visible.
if it helps?
Can't hurt can it
might stop now
i saw this thing on the internet the other day. a brand spent thousands put on an event where pr people and bloggers and journalists had to go glamping at a hired 'retreat' in the country and do trendy team bonding activities like making flower crowns and probably whittling wooden spoons and making clay bowls, all whilst showcasing the brand's blankets and baskets and dresses for instagram.
also 'yuccies' the type of people who display posters with hashstags on at their wedding?
doubt many aim to go viral or anything, just a good way for attendees to see lots of pictures the next day instead of waiting for the professional shots weeks later
photos of you and your new spouse to Facebook/Twitter/Ello.
just opened a 'deli' café by my house. It's ridiculously successful and they're cunts and I hate them.
there's an 'american barbecue'-style place in newcastle thats opened in the last year, it doesn't take reservations, so has people queuing out the door 7 days a week. serves things on paper and boards and those white bowls with blue rims. they do 'street food'/festival catering and must have made an absolute fortune already. all off word-of-mouth, jumping on the trend, and branding (they serve stuff in that white crockery with blue rims).
I'm a bit yuccie tbh
hopefully one day
What are allegedly 'privileged' children supposed to do when they grow up? Not take opportunities available to them, because those same opportunities might not be available to others? Recognise this 'privilege' to the point where they turn certain jobs down in some pointless act of self-flagellation?
so long as they don't come up with a new label for themselves and write a million self-regarding blog posts about it every five fucking minutes.
and position to make the world a better place, and to do little things to improve the situation in the future?
Acknowledge that privilege has been a significant factor in their life and that not everyone has the same opportunities?
I was hoping to engage in a grown up conversation on this.
I don't believe you do.
but it's not untrue, is it?
you're not taking an obvious marckee troll post seriously as well are you?
based on your previous posting, he anticipated that you would post a short, derogatory comment about the cartoon?
The cartoon is great if you've not considered these things before. If you have (or if you don't believe in such stuff because you're soulless Tory) it probably comes across as rubbish, but in that case you'd probably see it's not aimed at you and say nothing (unless you're a soulless Tory).
Not the Geoff is a Tory as we established way back. Sorry Geoff.
I'm increasingly very mildly irked by this
I suspect all of our views on privilege/social mobility are actually pretty similar.
I thought I was more known for posting long-winded sit-on-the-fence nonsense than short, opinionated nonsense.
fwiw marckee's usually pretty reliable with links and that if you ask me. Posted a fair few from xkcd (or whatever it is) which have been decent.
Is it just trust fund hipsters? London is full of them.
when they get enough money to be more than comfortable and decide to quit to start businesses making artisan codpieces or something
only read like 1/3 of it