2.5: Depressing Post of the Day

December 18, 2012

Gawker has a doozy of an article, which is composed of a few unemployment stories and examples of people who feel that they’ve “failed at life”.

I’m depressed, and if it wasn’t for the family pets needing kibble, I wouldn’t get out of bed. I’ve contemplated suicide. I’m a burden on my parents, who are approaching the age of retirement. I don’t have a husband or boyfriend to rely on for financial or emotional support. I think back to college and wonder what I should have done differently, and I can’t believe I can’t even score a job as a dishwasher, or a waitress, or bagging groceries. I’m not picky. I just want a job…

So sad.

Honestly this is one of the reasons that I like Gawker; this story is depressing to read (and they’ll be doing an unemployment piece weekly), but it’s important so that we — the more privileged people — can understand things that we might not otherwise. This stuff is real and it needs to be shown.

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