Monday, June 15, 2009
Our Bad Economy?
I stole this image off my friend Morgan's facebook. I had to copy it- it hit me like a ton of bricks. As someone who is unemployed, and has been looking for a while, this image served as a healthy reminder: I have a privileged life. I have a huge safety net, as long as I am willing to ask for help I will not go hungry, there are services all around me so in the worst case scenario I will have enough, even still I am sitting on a comfortable couch, in a nice fleece, with a tiny diamond ring my grandma gave me when I turned 13, typing on my Mac, as I take a break from my job hunt to reflect on the reality that I have no idea what real poverty feels like.