ATTN: Gail Selfridge, Information Specialist
Kansas State University Gardens
2021 Throckmorton Plant Sciences Center
Manhatttan, Kansas 66506-5506
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Re."How I learned to stop resisting and accept that money equals
respect." This is a "Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated."
Very very hot button. This is coming from someone who has, after years
of kicking and silently screaming, been assimilated. And I am happier
now. Its is not Just about money and material stuff you can have if you
make real money. Its about how our culture assigns VALUE (and the
accompaning respect) to a give activity. But that does transfer into
money, doesn't it....
This issue is that drove me out of fine art (my inner voice still
translates "fine art" into "real art" which some folks will have a
problem with) and into illustration. I "gave up" and turned to
illustration because I could be a success at it. And as a success I can
have the Money (= respec)t that adults in this society need.
Resistance IS futile, unless you are willing to live without the respect
part. And this can be done for sure...not buying into the dominent
culture at all. Live in the fringe....Real bohemians do not own houses,
have health insurence, send kids to college, have credit cards, etc.
This rant may be too long for the list, but Gail hit a spot that I guess
is still sore.