looking east - from my spot on telegraph hill - sf, ca
last week the times put twenty-somethings on blast. while reading the article, i found myself agreeing mostly with what was written. that those of us in our second decade of life are milking any excuse not to kick ourselves in the ass and go for what we want.
sure, further education, teach for america, et. al sound like reasonable decisions, but am i awful for thinking that postponing the plunge into the real world might not be the best idea for everyone who is down on their employment luck? no matter when a young person starts working--with whichever degree in tow--he or she is going to have to work. and to succeed, you have to work fucking hard.
it takes so many thousand dollar paychecks to make a million. and many millions to actually afford that presidio heights palace with a maserati in the driveway.
i think we all need to get real. seize our strengths. stop whining. and get back to basics. me included. obviously.