I don't have a problem with white college grads on food stamps, but like, seriously, all of you: there are tons of great places to live that aren't Brooklyn where you can get an apartment and a job and live like you are the 1% on $35k. I live in one (Houston), and it's really hard to sympathize with this when the obvious answer, speaking specifically to people like the author who seem to have a decent family and has already made a cross-country move once, is to move. Yeah people with abusive/no parents cannot do this, but the rest of us can.
@Andrew Simone@twitter I mean yeah exactly. Down here in Houston I have zero unemployed friends (I just recently became employed after some long-term un/der employment!) and we all pretty much make bank at our respective jobs w/the cost of living this low. Reading this was like "Dude, NYC isn't working out for you. Big surprise."
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