If you were to ask anyone over the age of 60 what they regret you'll hear things like, not having a family, not taking a certain vacation, not following the dreams they had for their passion.. all of which requires work. If anyone tells you that work is just for rich men... they are the ones holding you back and trying to keep success in the hands of rich men.
Gratitude goes a long way in life. It makes the difference between someone feeling as if life matters.. and feeling as if only privilege does. So I ask you to check your privilege.. and if you can volunteer at a local homeless shelter and see how they live.. and then travel to a developing country.. and see how the rest of the world lives.
Childcare is a huge industry. Mostly run by women. The service industry is also huge and also mostly employs women. House cleaning companies mostly employ women.. these are all industries that have skyrocketed in the last few decades because women entered the work force.
The world is out of control
The problem is that she assumes that because she had it so well that everyone else like her also had it as good. She doesn't understand that there are people out there like her, and by like her I mean white, that did not have a two parent family. That did not have a mother at home waiting for her with an after school snack to help her with her home work.
I am not a Liberal. I am not a Conservative. I am a person who loves to talk about what I feel with others and listen to them in return. I am constantly changing. I am constantly growing. I am constantly learning new things. I don't believe that anyone who has other's best interests at heart should be labeled as evil or a fascist or anything else. I don't believe anyone should be canceled for anything that they say... even the evil and the fascists. Without open conversations and debate no one will be able to learn. No one will be able to grow.
It's a scary thing to realize though. No one wants to "be a loser". They don't want to think that had THEY done something differently that the outcome may have been better. They want to blame someone else for their misfortune. Much better to be a victim, than to be a loser, and let's face it, the angry chemicals are way more fun than the depressive ones, and a lot less complicated than doing the work.
I can only assume that people who post these kinds of memes don't really understand human relations. The "you don't deserve me at my best" is even worse. I've known some people at their worst.. and they are the worst. Why on Earth would someone feel that they have every right to be horrible human beings and treat other's badly, but if the person they're treating badly doesn't like it then they're the problem. The quote should be, "If you can't handle me at my worst, I wouldn't blame you if you didn't want me at my best either".
I remember at lunch all the tween girls were braiding each other's hair and one of them came over and asked if she could touch mine. I have VERY straight.. Very blonde.. Very silky hair. She had never seen anything like it before. Her friends all chimed in saying that she couldn't ask that. They said how rude she was. I smiled and told her "of course you can.. you'll never learn about anything new if you can't experience it.". The rest of the girls were so excited and they all wanted to take turns brushing and braiding my hair. I didn't think it weird that they were interested in learning something new. I found it weird that they had never known a white girl who's hair they could touch. I'd known plenty of people of color in my life in a small town and we all played with each other's hair.
What is he going to learn from all of this? What do I tell him when he asks why he's so bad because of the body he was born into,