how society teaches you to want things but then calls you selfish and egotistical when you want them or say you want them. like sex. all the media does is slap you with sex and say “this is the ideal! this is what you want! this is good! have sex with lots of different people! you’re a woman! embrace your sexuality!” but when you do they call you a slut, a whore, a get around and you develop and reputation. they show teenagers doing drugs and portray it to be cool, then you get tabloids about arrested drug deal and teen crack heads. they show people with lots of money, running around buying fantastically expensive clothing on a whim and then when you decide you want more money you’re greedy. they spend the majority of your education saying that if you don’t complete college and get a degree you’ll spend the rest of your life flipping burgers at mcdonalds, and then spurn you when you decide that you’d rather not earn money through minimum wage employment and call you entitled, “back in my day..”
why is it that we’re shown what to want and then made to feel guilty for wanting it? we’re raised by our parents and then they scold and scorn our generation for growing up to be what they and the media raised us to be.
so this is what i want.
i want a job that i like, that pays fairly well, in hobart. i want a one bedroom affordable apartment, with a toilet, kitchen, living room, laundry and double bed, in hobart. i want to live near my boyfriend so i can see him often. i want to be able to afford a singing teacher in hobart. i want to be able to pay for my own food without assistance from the government. i want to spend a year being remotely free before going off to the mainland to try for a bachelors degree in musical theatre. i want to give my relationship of 7 months every chance possible of surviving, because i’m a needy person and i enjoy being able to embrace the man i love, and living apart for a year just doesn’t suit the kind of person i am.
now, how come it’s so bloody hard to be able to say that without sounding like an entitled, greedy, selfish, immature teenager having a whinge? it’s what i want. and i don’t think it’s too much to want a job, a place to live, spend time with the man i love and cultivate the little talents i have.
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