Inspired by every student whose told they can’t be an artist because it doesn’t “make enough money”.
People from middle and upper middle class can say these things and get away. People who don’t know what starting capital is can say these things. People who literally don’t know what its like to have nothing or to live in poverty can say these things.
You can’t follow your dreams without some start up cash from somewhere. And most people don’t have that. Like if money was no object and people could just ~live their dreams~ then why are there children starving in 1st world nations
It’s the social economic version of “just stop being depressed”
Actually reblogging again to add commentary:
"All you need is a house and food and a laptop".
And internet for the laptop. And electricity. And plumbing. And heat. And possibly has for your car. Oh and tabs and emissions if you have a car. Travel if you live away from family/friends or have a job that requires it but doesn’t pay for it.
And, hm, what else?
Medications. Doctor appointments. Replacement for things like canes and wheelchairs if they break and your insurance doesn’t cover it (oh, and if you’re self employed, you have to pay for insurance, too).
Not only is this super classist, it’s ableist as fuck.
I like how it goes from “you like knitting?” to “own a yarn shop!” like that’s something people can just do.
Between business licenses and registration, initial inventory, deposit and up-front payments for the commercial property lease, promotion and branding, and other startup costs, you’re looking at a minimum six-figure investment - and that’s assuming you already have the necessary contacts and skills to handle a small business startup all on your lonesome and can safely afford to gamble on pissing those six figures down the toilet when faced with the reality that two-thirds of small business startups fail within the first two years.
You know who can do all that?
People who already have money.