The other thing I don’t like about this is that it devalues work. Work is important, work needs to get done, and if you look down on everyone who has a job doing something that needs doing instead of “following their passion,” then you’re looking down on the vast majority of the population AND the things that need doing. You’ll notice if your roads are crappy because the highways folks decide it’s more important to be painting canvases instead of filling potholes. You’ll notice if your trash doesn’t get picked up because someone would rather make art installations. You’ll notice if you can’t reach a plumber when your pipes are frozen because all the plumbers are off doing interpretive dance. And you’ll sure as fuck notice when the stores that sell you your supplies for your art go out of business because people would rather make art than work retail.
If you’re lucky enough to make a living doing what you love, awesome. Good for you. Don’t you dare look down on the rest of us. Check your privilege and realize how many people have to do menial, unpassionate jobs to get you where you are and keep you there.
I honestly think a good portion of the “entitlement” people keep accusing millennials of is because we’ve been told this shit so often that we aren’t willing to “settle” for a mundane job because we’re supposed to be “pursuing our passions.” Fuck it. The jobs need doing, and always being miserable because you’re not doing what everyone told you were supposed to have been able to do isn’t a way to live.
The greatest trick the Devil ever played was making the world believe it was too good for blue-collar work.
Has this person every tried to have a warm home, food, and Netflix? You certainly can’t pay for those things with knitting.