As soon as I realized that what I have, in a third-world country, is something senseless, selfish and superficial, yes, but more so something praised for its self-discipline and commonalities with Mary-Kate Olsen, I stopped talking about it. I refuse to be lauded for this disorder.
You can’t eat a soccer ball.
What you earn you have to earn by showing the world that you are strong, confident, intelligent, and important.
Most people would be offended by this.
What isn’t covered in the articles on Venezuela on TC is the fact that President Maduro still has a very strong base of support and legitimacy among a broad swath of Venezuelan society.
I’d been missing this kind of faith for a long time.
Because being poor is completely within your control.
So where does traveling come in?
Dresses, makeup, gifts, traveling, parties, showers. Everyone is getting married. Everyone ever. I can barely cope with the fact that I’m the lone wolf at every wedding, let alone that you registered for a $279 juicer. Totes happy for you though.
If we wish to live a dignified and fulfilled life, we have to reach out to others and seek their good.