Hannah. 23. 75% Filipino and 25% Indian. Graphic Design major at CSU Sacramento.
I ♥: God, my family and friends, my boyfriend Cecilio, San Francisco, coffee, art/design, fashion, Anberlin, Mat Kearney, fitness/health, art history, Miranda Kerr, lying on the couch in my own random thoughts and little world, sushi, and many other things I can't think of right now.
I think the people who say “Rich people can’t be sad” clearly have no understanding at all of how humans work.
Look, in a technical sense, I come from a reasonably well off family. Materially speaking, we have a lot. But that doesn’t mean that we don’t have our own problems, just like everyone else. (The following isn’t me whining, it’s me providing examples.) Maybe you haven’t considered that until last year my dad was so stressed and unhappy at his job that he had panic attacks, that my sister also gets panic attacks because her school won’t shut up about essays and going to university, that my little sister was ostracised from her ENTIRE YEAR because her ex-best friend told everyone that she stole her things, or that I’ve tried to kill myself twice in the past four years because I couldn’t bear the thought of having to be me for another goddamn day?
No, you haven’t, because you think that only people born without a silver spoon in their mouth are allowed to be unhappy, that sadness works in some kind of sick, messed up system where certain people are allowed it and others aren’t. You are the ones with a world view that doesn’t match reality, not me.
I completely agree. I’ve been raised upper middle class since I was a teen (I’m 24 now) so I’ve always been used to a fairly comfortable lifestyle and I have a huge house, and nice cars I won’t lie about that. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have our own issues. We have health problems we suffer from (lupus and autism). We just lost my dad last year. I’ve been bullied a lot and its been a struggle for me to stay in university because of these health issues. I’ve been undergoing depression and anxiety too (though it seems like things are getting better or my attitude is more upbeat. But whatever)