• @[email protected]
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    My favorite thing I learned while researching for writing was that hunter-gatherers worked less hours than the modern human 🙃

    iirc the article stated ‘work’ as when they hunted, not for stuff like cooking and crafting

    • @[email protected]
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      To be fair, there were a lot fewer people then, so they didn’t have to compete for resources as much, and you could get a nice cave for dirt cheap

      • THCDenton
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        There’s so much fucking land owned by the govt. They’re squeezing us together to keep their machine going.

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          Which government are you talking about? Most land owned by the government in the U.S. is either worthless desert, contracted out to the private sector, or the small bit leftover that’s actually used by the federal government.

        • @QuantumSparkles
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          There’s so much property owned by companies that are fucking empty because of the insane rent while four generations of a family are huddled together in a single apartment the size of a bathroom

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    Parents: you need to read lots of book in your free time to get smart and go to collage.

    ~~~ Many years later ~~~

    Me: I would like to attend university next year. I will pursue an education in literature to achieve my goal of becoming a published author.

    Parents: you will not! There is no success as an author, I will not support you going to to school for such a waste.

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      You really don’t need a degree in literature to become a published author. That’s like getting a degree in media studies so you can become a youtuber. Yeah, you could do it, and it may give you some advantages, but like… You’re already literate, right? Besides that, taking a class or two on literature or creative writing would give you a lot of the skills you need to get you on your way, which you can easily do while pursuing another degree that ensures greater monetary security or (less easily) at a community college while also working.

      I’m not saying that the system that begets this thinking is good, but it is the one we live under.

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        I know…college is a joke for a lot of careers.

        I made up this situation pointing out the opposing stereotypes of books and authors.

        Reads lots of books = smart person who has lots of potential in life.

        Writes lots of books = bum who can barley pay rent.

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          330 days ago

          I was going to ignore it but then you did it again and so now I can’t help but be a pedantic ass: it’s spelled “college”. Collage is those art pieces made of scraps of other art/media

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        330 days ago

        It’s an extremely large collage, they have to charge admission to afford the maintenance on it.

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      130 days ago

      English degrees are great if you plan to go into law.

      To earn money while hoping you make it as an author because otherwise you’ll either starve or become an office clerk.

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    I agree with the comedy image.

    The only thing worse than the squalor of addiction is the unearned confidence of people with glasses.

  • Matt Walsh (Real)OP
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    if I can’t read I won’t have to learn about the horrors of the world

    out of sight, out of mind 😊🙈

  • @[email protected]
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    I am a German born American who worked for the post office. Still fighting my alcoholic demons but I’ll have something to write about when I’m done.

    • Rhynoplaz
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      Probably because that’s the punchline of the joke. That was the designer’s intent, so, good job!