Let’s get straight to the point.
New blog. What is it about?
Speaking freely. Behaving freely. Thinking freely.
My whole life, or at least since the day I hit puberty, I’ve been struggling to feel truly free. And it only got worse with time.
In school, I thought I just needed to suffer through a couple more years until I graduate and then I’ll be really free. But then I started university and even though it was my choice, and they told me I was free, I had no say in what I did. The best example I can think of right now is the torturous requirement to reference everything you say. I’m all for “credit where credit is due,” but that’s not what I’m talking about. In university, and afterwards, you’re not allowed to sate your opinion unless it’s based on something that has previously been tested by someone who has some kind of authority. In other words, I wasn’t allowed to state my opinion because I was nobody and had no experience.
Through tears and clenched teeth, I finally graduated. I thought I was free for sure this time, since I got a higher education diploma that everyone cries about. I was wrong again. Now I was a slave to corporate work and money. I had to get a job to make money to stay alive. And, turns out, nobody really cares about your degree. Corporate jobs are all about basic skills, professional experience (which you can only get when you have professional experience), how blindly you can follow their rules, and pretending to be the perfect human being they all want but aren’t themselves.
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
You’re never truly free. Not in this time and age. Not in this society.
But I refuse to live on somebody else’s terms. It’s my life, for fuck’s sake. And you get only one of those.
Now I’m a freelance writer and editor with a stable income, which is probably as close to “free” as you can get. But I’m definitely not going to stop here.
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