“Get a real job!” An ignorant uneducated delusional superstitious fool said that to me once and it pissed me off. He didn’t consider my work, my writing, my blogging (that made me up to $25k in a month) a “real job”. A real job to him meant a labor job. Construction. Mechanical work. Something that paid a salary. Not writing or something on the internet. He didn’t understand it. He spoke from a position of ignorance. Ignorance of writing. Ignorance of the internet. Ignorance of search engine optimization. Ignorance of how to monetize a website. Ignorance of how to make money online. I’ve been struggling, yeah. Sure. But I make about the same amount of money as a day laborer does right now. I built it. It’s mine. I don’t work for anyone else. I make low wages right now, but I’m building something that’s mine! I’m building a passive income. It will take time to build, like anything worth having, it will take time to build. So I work on it daily. Trying to make enough money to live on, just like everyone else. I might make less than a laborer, but I make it doing what I love. I don’t work for someone else. I don’t work to make someone else rich off my labor. I don’t work for a shitty abusive uncaring ignorant boss. I work for myself! I do my thing and I make a decent living at it for now. It’s enough to pay my rent and keep a little food on the table for now and as it grows it will provide more and more. So when some ignorant fuck tells me to “get a real job”, I take offense not to what they said to me, but to their ignorance. There is no reason to respect their ignorant opinion any more than if you walked into a mechanics shop, or construction site and told those hard working folks that what they are doing is not a “real job”. They’d take offense to your ignorance. In the same way I take offense to the ignorant fuck who told me to “get a real job”. Motherfucker, I made more in a DAY than you made in a MONTH before and I will get there again. FUCK OFF!