Inspired by every student whose told they can’t be an artist because it doesn’t “make enough money”.
this is legit terrible. i wish it were true, but you know, i live in the real world.
it’s ridiculous to believe, and to propagate the belief, that all you need to succeed in life or be happy is passion for something. if that were universally true, i wouldn’t be one of so many un(der)employed, broke, educated, and desperate people. now, this is no one’s business, but i’m on social assistance. and i have an honours degree from one of the best universities from my country. i studied something i love, and while i don’t quite regret it, it’s really hard to find a job in that field.
this comic also doesn’t take into account the other, perhaps more mundane, realities of life: what the cost of living actually is in most places, the likelihood of student debt, the intersections of systemic oppression that underline many people’s experiences and colour a great deal of their lives, and more.
(also, to successfully run a business - like a yarn shop - you don’t need to love knitting. what you need is business acumen, customer service skills, either to be good at bookkeeping or have an accountant on retainer, understand the supply and demand for yarn in your area, and more logistics. knitting barely factors into it. this is absurd.)