Computer literacy is soooo important. I had my first session with a woman I’m tutoring in Adobe Illustrator. I did not know before hand that she barely knows how to use a computer at all let alone creative software. She didn’t know how to find files that weren’t on her desktop. And this is how she was pulling images from the web to make a mood board: she was taking screen shots with the whole webpages and windows open and her desktop in the background. Then she would crop out the 80% percent of the screenshot that she didn’t want by making a clipping mask in illustrator. WTF. I had to show her “right click>save image as”. Then I had to show her the cropping and quick selection tools in Photoshop. Omg. I have my work cut out for me.
I wouldn’t mind going Bear Grylls every once in a while, though. Also, I want a farm with sheep and llama so I can shear them and spin my own yarn. I’ll do that when I retire though. And my grand babies will come visit me at my farm and I’ll teach them how to knit. And we’ll pick fruit from the orchard and bake pies and all that kind of stuff.
food should be free. water should be free. housing should be free. power, fuel, electricity should be free. basic necessities should be free.
the idea of “people should have to work for a living” carries the implication that some people deserve to die
The farmers that grow our food and harvest it will disagree with you. So will the truck drivers who transport that food to your local grocery store so you personally don’t have to travel miles away for food. The people that run power plants and water treatment facilities? They’re also going to disagree with you. They’re not going to want to work for free nor should they. If you want free food and water and electricity by all means farm it yourself. Learn to build a fire from scratch. Mine metal ore yourself and smelt it and build your own power generator. Collect rainwater and sterilize it yourself. Or find a clean body of water and sterilize that yourself. Other people actually work to make food, and clean water, and electricity available to you. If you want all of that for free do their work yourself or work out a bartering system with them. Even nomadic tribes work for a living. They herd. They hunt. They forage. That’s work. They don’t do it because of the “idea” that people “should” have to work for a living. Nature dictates that animals(which includes humans) have to work for a living.
I saw A Place Beyond the Pines yesterday. It was soooo gooood. I cried.
Who is someone you admire and why?
Angelina Jolie for sharing what she has with people that need it! For caring and not looking away. And for being so successful in her job as well as being able to manage a relationship in the business for so long, her children and for her natural beauty. I just love everything about her.