This may be the most powerfully accurate image I’ve ever seen in my life.
speaking as someone who works as a cashier at a big box store this makes me want to cry with its accuracy. my paycheck is determined by how well i manipulate all those barcodes, if i fuck up, there goes my paycheck, and there goes my freedom from worry and doubt and hunger. i don’t even have any real freedom right now because my life is dictated by my work and it is completely impaired by my very short-sighted schedule. i am very motivated to go to collage now, even if its just for a two year degree because i want more freedom that what i currently have right now. i want more freedom than i can currently afford right now. freedom is not free. and that sucks.