So, I went to check my email on Yahoo today, and I notice this "news" (note the quote marks) article pop up about overrated careers
, and it really made my blood boil. I don't know if it's because I've been studying to be a history teacher, but this article really just encapsulates everything wrong with the modern mindset. It's like "Don't be a teacher, shaping young people's minds to better the world; get involved in EDUCATION LEADERSHIP (i.e. useless fucking paper-shuffling middle management). Don't be a chef, crafting delicious food and carrying on proud culinary traditions; get involved in RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT (i.e. shouting at dish-washers that you pay under the table). Don't be a CEO, managing a massive company to keep the economy going and provide people with employment; be a SALES REP (i.e. sell people shit they don't need and suck dicks all day). Don't be a lawyer; be a PARALEGAL (it's like being a lawyer, but with less of all that pesky work
shit they have to do; yes, paralegals are important, but why would someone studying to be a lawyer decide to jump ship for that job, if not because of outright laziness or lack of ability). Don't be a doctor; get involved with REGISTERED NURSING (it's like being a doctor without all that pesky medical school, licensure, and surgery stuff; to be fair, nurses are essential to medicine just like doctors, but actively discouraging people who have the drive to become doctors seems pretty fucking stupid to me).
Seriously, it's like someone crafted a satirical piece to demonstrate exactly what the Üntermensch is. Don't take risks, don't push yourself, seek physical comfort over achievement. Play videogames, watch T.V., and scarf down greasy shit. I think D.R.I. did a great job setting this disgusting mentality to music:
I play Pac-Man and I watch T. V.
I'm so happy 'cause it pleases me
I couldn't really ask for anything else
Maybe my own chain of Taco Bells
I'm perfectly happy right where I am
I could live forever in a traffic jam
It doesn't really bother me to breath the poison air
I'd choke anyway, I don't really care
Sometimes I think about getting away for a while
But when I return I will be out of style
You may say I'm not an ambitious man
But let me tell you I've got some plans
Like there's a new car I wanna buy
And a video cassette recorder yet I'm not sure why
I wanna get married and have three kids
'Cause I'm lonely and I've got the hard dick
Then again, maybe this article is actually a good
thing: it's inspired me to avoid this shithead mentality at all cost, and it might convince some incompetents to stay out of professional fields, thus protecting humanity as a whole from an untold amount of bullshit and failure.