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Sun Jan 6, 2013, 11:03 PM

What do YOU do?

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 11:57 PM

1. I love this. nt

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:09 AM

2. That's excellent

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:54 AM

3. What pretentious shit

Yes, fuck you, minimum-wage employee struggling to pay the rent. You have not the time to contribute to my idea of "changing the world," so I dismiss your existence!

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:55 AM

4. Y'know I hadn't at first thought of it that way, but you're dead on. +1000

 

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Response to Lionessa (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 01:01 AM

5. Why can't you do both?

 

I read the strip to imply something apart from earning money. Can't minimum wagers make the world a better place?

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Response to 1983law (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 01:08 AM

7. Not really, no they can't. Just surviving takes a huge chunk of energy and focus and

 

time, as many have to have more than one job, and heaven forbid if they also have kids.... No! It is unreasonable to that burden of guilt on anyone who is a "cashier" or a "bookkeeper" or a "janitor" or even a "teacher", many of whom barely make a livable family wage.

It's not only unreasonable, it's cruel.

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Response to Lionessa (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 01:31 AM

8. Seriously?

 

What a terrible existence that must be, being too busy/distracted to make a difference. And I am not even trying to dog on anyone. Just, there are just small, insignificant things that matter. Who knows, the person whose life you are describing might BE making a difference and not even know it.

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 01:06 AM

6. Naw, I hear it more from type A Professionals than min wage workers who aren't just their jobs.

"what do you do?"
"I am a lawyer."
Again, I hear this more from professionals as people I know working for min wage or really struggling know they are more than their job, not defined by their job.

Along the line of "how you doing? Keeping busy?" "yes, too busy" ha ha ha. Like being busy at work is the goal of us all.

People, ALL people are more than their job.

Though I do agree with you that "no, I mean for the world" is pretentious bullshit as we all do something for the world and those who are struggling to make ends meet may not have that extra time or money "for the world".

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 02:40 AM

12. Agree, from what I experienced it those at the top of heap who feel what they do (in the way of

career) is their identity as a person.

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 01:36 AM

9. You read WAYYYY too much into that strip

 

In my simple view.

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Response to 1983law (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 02:07 AM

10. I agree

it's just pointing out that WHAT DO YOU DO should imply more than just making money

reminds me of a book I read recently about outliers - all in all it was a good book until it described success - then hoo boy, apparently if you were a doctor or a lawyer you were automatically considered a SUCCESS. WTF.

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Response to Skittles (Reply #10)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 02:21 AM

11. Because there are just NO doctors or lawyers who are not miserable in or out of the office.

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"Success" is such a misinterpreted concept in our society.

FWIW, I read that cartoon as an "outside" the box message. Yes all of us can become too focused on what we do day to day to get by. But even a little thought toward thinking outside of that box can be a step toward making the world a better place. Even if it's just one's own little piece of it.

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Response to bluesbassman (Reply #11)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:36 PM

18. You win the internets today.

 

Well said.

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 02:50 AM

13. So what you do for the world

 

now in this thread, is remind that there are people struggling with minimum-wage and they are not happy the way world is for them. It is important to remember and understand, thank you.

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 02:57 AM

14. EXACTLY. I'm sure the guy in the tie is doing something important cough cough

However when mr important needs to get to his important gig and he stops to get his important coffee so he can importantly wake the fuck up to do his important world-saving shit, who takes his important money and gets him his important fucking drink?

A cashier.

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 02:59 AM

15. I eat, sleep, and masturbate.

Oh, I thought you said what do I do with the majority of my time.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #15)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 03:05 AM

16. That isn't the majority of your time? nt

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #16)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 03:09 AM

17. Oh, easily.

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