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The Pursuit of Happiness In A Profit Driven Society When we tell people that we want to chase our dreams, we are told to stop being ridiculous and be more realistic. It has been drilled into our brains that the ultimate career goal is to be employed, move up in a big name company and make good money, while chasing dreams is something for people who don’t know anything about the real world.
Equality is wishful thinking. Only in death we will become equal. The typical path for anyone who wants to get into a higher paying position is usually going to university, graduate and apply for a job in that specific field or in another one. Regardless of which position they want to work in, most people with a degree would probably like to avoid working in the service industry for example ...
What is your life worth in this society? You can't deny the fact that with money, you have a lot more options, regardless of what it is. With money, most of the times you have an advantage others don't have. It already starts with being able to afford college tuitions or being able to move somewhere else for education. I am really fortunate to have parents who are working hard to support me financially.
First, what I've been up to I actually was not intending to take a break from my blog, but somehow it seems like I did, because the last time I posted was almost a year ago, last April to be exact. I think this is the most inactive I have ever been on my blog.
The struggle of not wanting to stand out and the need to attract attention I didn't intend to apply for university before spring. Nevertheless, after my father mentioned that there was still time to apply for university in January, I took out a university guide with a list of every subject and university in Germany.
The things you say to me, affect me more than you think I worked in the supermarket until the evening and tried to produce art after that, but I just couldn't. I felt useless, the praise I usually got from other people in school before was now completely meaningless,
Losing the confidence in something you really used to love As I mentioned in a few posts already, I studied International economics before finally deciding to change universities to study Modern Japanese studies. Of course, every time I mention this when I meet new people, they are surprised, since Japanese studies and economics are two entirely different majors.
We are Vietnamese. I thought we were a community, however, we aren't. I have always felt like an outsider inside the Vietnamese community in Germany, or at least in Freiburg, where I have been living until I enrolled in university.
One summervacation I got a job in the company where my father works. When my former boss contacted me to ask me whether I could work for him again, I told him that I found another job.