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My Deep, Burning Class Rage

By The Cut

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  • ‘Get That Money is an exploration of the many ways we think about our finances — what we earn, what we have, and what we want.’

    A key preface to the editorial.

    As this woman was specifically being prompted to delve into these feelings candidly. It wasn’t as if she sat down to pen an angry letter to The New Yorker. And sometimes it’s good to hear unfiltered thought.

  • This is such a petty story. The anonymous author at no time accepts responsibility for her choice of academic study and career. Creative careers pay far less than technology careers. It is what it is. You pau for following your passion and one should know that beforehand.

    The author declares that all she wants is honesty in her personal relationships but that's not true. She wants to rail at the rich because she's not part of their world, instead of putting her creativity into making her passion

    This is such a petty story. The anonymous author at no time accepts responsibility for her choice of academic study and career. Creative careers pay far less than technology careers. It is what it is. You pau for following your passion and one should know that beforehand.

    The author declares that all she wants is honesty in her personal relationships but that's not true. She wants to rail at the rich because she's not part of their world, instead of putting her creativity into making her passion into a business or consultancy. Which is entirely in her control.

  • Socially the subject of money is finicky at best, and wholly taboo at worst. Clearly this is someone who is frustrated with her financial situation, and seems to resent those who have access to money but try not to talk about it. What do you possibly say to that?

    This is apparently a long term hangup for this person, who would seem to be more comfortable having friends who perform a full personal finance disclosure.

    Maybe it’s just me, but personal finance - successful or otherwise - is no one else’s business.

  • "When I went to college, that was the first time I noticed a real divide between people who had money and people who didn’t, because some of us needed jobs. It was also the first time I became aware of how it impacted how you could perform."

    Yep. The concept of not working was already foreign to me, but it REALLY crystalized in college.

  • So many inegalities so much effort. However, everyone must be proud of all his/her effort.

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