Last night I put off writing my final paper in order to watch an MPBN documentary on credit default swaps and sub-prime mortgage predatory lending.
I’m so proud of myself.
1. Fine Arts
If you went to college and did the bare minimum just to get a piece of paper, then this list is probably true.
If you went to college and immersed yourself in the subject matter, soaking up every bit of knowledge you could attain… this list is bullshit. That education will have value and use for the rest of your life.
You know what I don’t see on here? Economics…Business…Criminal Justice…
It’s clear what this society cherishes and what it doesn’t. It cherishes the pursuit of money and the status quo. It does not cherish kids going to school to become intellectual human beings who have a more holistic understanding of the world and its workings. It does not cherish kids going to school to learn how to effectively challenge the system as it stands; to facilitate change to make the system better. It does not cherish kids going to school out of passion for a subject. This list is just another salute to the anti-intellectual sentiment that seems ever so pungent in this current American zeitgeist.
Don’t you love it when you go to the doctor with one current symptom and you’ve had various other ongoing symptoms for the past month that aren’t currently present but are likely to reappear because they have been doing so on and off for a while and you tell the doctor that you have had these various other problems but the doctor ignores them as if they are separate and completely unrelated to your current present symptom?
I’m sorry but WHAT THE FUCK KIND OF VIRAL SORE THROAT LASTS FOR A MONTH? Why have I had three fevers, constant headaches and migraines, fatigue, swollen lymph nodes, and painfully achy muscles on and off for literally 6 weeks?
Okay so it’s probably not lupus.
But it’s likely mono. Thanks, new boyfriend, who had mono not too long before we started dating.
Time to go see a doctor that understands Occam’s Razor.
Ahh, the sweet nectar of truth.
Trying to write final paper of undergraduate career and suddenly…
Aww, I assume it wasn’t me, but I DO look like my icon… if you ever see someone who looks like my icon, go up to her and say “are you Lauren? Because I am mcflynn, the punknews bostonian!” and then that person will either be confused …or excited, and if it is the latter case, then you have found me.
PS I was in Boston the other day…and by Boston, I mean Logan Airport for like an hour, which hardly counts :/ I think I will try to make it down there after I graduate in May :DDDD