Wow. Reading these comments makes me very thankful for the good luck of being born with just one wisdom tooth, and one that never has to be removed if I don’t want to. Yikes!
@SnarlFurillo You're not stupid! Fellow '09er here. It's a pernicious message we sometimes tell ourselves, but for whatever improvident decisions we might've made around college majors or whatever, the terrible circumstances we graduated into have played a huge part in determining where a lot of us are now. Don't be too hard on yourself about that. :) Hopefully-uplifting-message-of-the-day.
@Josh Michtom@facebook Word to yo' tubas.
It's interesting to hear from lots of people who love living alone... I liked it for the first few years, but after four years, I'm growing lukewarm on it. Maybe I'm just getting tired of waking up alone every morning.
@swirrlygrrl Yes yes yes, but were the executive-class nuts served to you on a plate, like a decent human being, or thrown to you in a bag, like a dog?
@EA_Mann Yeah, what about financial planning and having an emergency fund is inherently smug?
@guenna77 I would argue heartily that marketing professionals have had a major hand in creating and amplifying those 'effed-up priorities'...after all, overconsumption is a symptom that people are buying what they're selling, and thus that they're doing their job right. Humans might innately think too much about 'image, status, and what our neighbors are doing', but marketing professionals do their very best to make sure they become our obsessions. In summary, commercial marketing is a cancer on society. Happy Holidays to all!
@HelloTheFuture That's the thing that makes me shudder a bit about online dating (have used OKC and Grindr before, using neither currently)... the whole "picking someone out of an online data dump" idea. Tangentially: I know it's not helpful for my dating prospects, but I really struggle with feeling like all of my married friends have these wonderful organic stories about how they met each other in meatspace-at school, at church, as coworkers, through volunteering, traveling, etc etc...and since I've failed to do so, I become sort of "relegated" to trying to find someone online. It's a tough psychological hurdle, one that I have major trouble getting over, even though I can explain it intellectually.
Don't forget Officer Marge Gunderson in Fargo! Good cop. Oh, those were the days.
Goop news is like catnip to me. It is impossible for anything about it not to be ridiculous. Case in point: she's opening a pop-up store in Dallas featuring, among other things, "$42 khaki napkins inspired by Gandhi and his vision of rural self-reliance." I mean, the joke writes itself.