Here is a comedic look at the sometimes difficult lives of young creatives.
There comes a time in every liberal arts major’s life where they’re forced to seriously consider how much they actually care about their passion. It might come after a few months of working in a coffee shop while trying to land gigs in other coffee shops or a few years of “freelancing” (also known as “doing literally anything to pay your rent”), but more often than not, you reach a point when you have no choice but to submit to the “real” world.
This video from Above Average adds an interesting twist to the mid-midlife crisis with RealLifeStarter, a spinoff of Kickstarter that raises money for artsy types in the hope that they will finally give up on their pipe dreams and get real jobs.
A lot of people claim that they wouldn’t stop pursuing their love for any amount of money in the world, but I’m willing to bet they’d change their tune very quickly if someone offered them $30,000 to stop training to become a trapeze artist and to work in consulting instead. I know I would (and I really love trapeze).
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Originally appeared at Elite Daily
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Connor Toole Connor Toole graduated from Boston College, where he spent most of his time writing things on the internet while majoring in a topic he didn’t realize he hated until he had all of the necessary credits. Standing at 6′ 10″, he is required by Giant Law to utter “Fee-fi-fo-fum” whenever someone asks him to. His interests include Mark Ruffalo.