Perhaps some high-achieving types feel pulled to Wall Street because finance is something they and their parents have heard of, because they know it is associated with a certain amount of prestige, power, and money, and because what really are the alternatives?
“Being on public assistance for the first time in my life only taught me that i really never want to be on public assistance again.”
There are a lot of reasons why we find ourselves living in places. Often, it’s because we have a job or family obligations, or we just can’t afford to leave, or we don’t know where we’d go if we did leave. None of that means that the place we live is good or bad. It simply means we’re there, and for lack of other options, we have to keep living.
Yesterday, Mark “Copyranter” Duffy put up a post on Gawker describing how he was fired from his job from Buzzfeed, which appeared to be mostly due to the fact that his job was to create posts being critical about advertisements, and, unsurprisingly, advertisers for the site were not happy about that.
Gawker’s Hamilton Nolan has a very good profile of George McDonald and the DOE Fund, a New York nonprofit that has proven itself to be particularly effective when it comes to putting an end to homelessness.