And the hunt for the perfect font/size commences.
And the hunt for the perfect font/size commences.
That consumers can choose to purchase clothing wherever they want and neither of the two corporations have an obligation to provide attire for everyone. It’s basic economics.
Mike Jeffries just decided to vocalize it in a douchey way, that’s all.
"The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you."
Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace
"It’s important for the next generation of introspective little girls to know that they don’t need loud personalities to be strong people. It’s a shame that many children’s films, even ones determined to present a tough, modern heroine, end up equating confidence with extroversion.
Children’s literature, on the other hand, is filled with quiet, clever heroines. Roald Dahl’s “Matilda”, Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland”, and Meg Murry from Madeleine L’Engle’s “A Wrinkle in Time” come to mind. These beloved characters are not extroverts, but they are also not wallflowers; each girl draws upon her wits, imagination, and quiet inner confidence to overcome immense obstacles."
Here’s what it might be like to be J.D.’s favorite fangirl as seen in new letters attained by The Morgan Library.
Anonymous asked: what is it that you want to do (career-wise)?
That’s probably one of the worst questions you can ask a college freshman. Or maybe that’s just me. Probably the latter (hopefully not?), but I’ll try to answer your question to the best of my ability i.e. to the best of my limited, naïve, and relatively unworldly knowledge at this point in time.
Maybe the best way to answer your question is by giving you a timeline of my thought process as I’ve waded through freshman year, dipping my toes into this water and that water, trying to find an area of study they refer to as a major. So, kicking off freshman year, I was leaning towards something in the social sciences. People always fascinated me, whether it be their motives, their behavior, their minds, their demeanor, variability in societies, etc. Just them, their being. So I enrolled in psych 101 which was pretty much a scripted introductory course that was interesting albeit a bit dry. But to be honest, I got thrown off the psych track when I (ashamedly) faced the fact that a psych major was probably gonna do me squat after school. So. On we go.
I also enrolled in principles of economics taught by the highly renowned but equally infamous Professor Rizzo. Seriously, his name is whispered without a hint of an accent amongst even the tightest-knit groups of international Chinese econ-major-hopefuls (I am Chinese so I can say this). A quick aside: Economics was conceived as an elective course in my high school and anything outside of the AP/Honors/standard core curriculum was pretty much deemed as a joke class, so admittedly I had no idea what “social science” really meant. All my preconceived notions about econ were limited to a degree of math (turn-off) but was very attractive to companies and employers post-grad (college undergrad boner status). Well, there’s no way really to describe the course unless you’ve experienced Rizzo in the flesh. His teaching style is purely application-based. No graphs or supply-demand curves were thrown up until about two weeks before the final exam, no numbers, no competition theory, no nada. Well, no, there was definitely something. His intent was to illustrate economic theory with the most thought-provoking yet commonplace examples. For example, the first question on our first exam was a picture of a beer ad featuring an ice cold dripping from condensation bottle of Bud. The question was simply: Why is this not just a bottle of beer? If you want to know the answer, you can message me because it actually is a bit complicated. But anyways, I’m getting a bit sidetracked. I really enjoyed that class, enough for me to be a TA for it next semester. But then microecon this semester changed everything. My mind just isn’t configured like that. I don’t enjoy the class and I dread the homework because not only is it beyond my comprehension, it makes me question with every graph and question why I’m doing this in the first place. And it’s scary when I couldn’t find an answer. So as of right now, econ doesn’t look to be major material.
So when it came time to register for fall classes next semester, I was having a bit of a premature quarter-life crisis. That’s when I sat myself down and asked myself: what do you honestly enjoy? And when I considered some of my past activities, I realized that I liked helping others, and I liked interacting with people outside of my own scope of society. I love traveling, and like I previously mentioned, I am ceaselessly fascinated by people. So I stumbled upon the public health major and after talking to a few people, it seems definitely worthy to check out.
Simultaneously, I considered the newly formed Digital Media Studies major. It’s a interdisciplinary study of the humanities, engineering, and social sciences and it seemed so incredibly relevant today and more importantly, tomorrow.
Why these two completely different areas, you ask? Well, after school, I’m interested in working for a non-profit organization. Companies such as TED greatly inspire me because it’s not just a machine-like industry churning out professionals and figures and 9 to 5’s. It’s an accumulation of ideas, motivation, vision, and outreach. So maybe what I want to do is integrate public health and DMS to simultaneously help others and spread awareness through the most potent form of communication today: the Internet.
But that’s just me thinking out loud over a prolonged period of time. Like I said, I recognize that I am entirely naïve and will probably really really like some money after I graduate to start paying off student loans. But there’s still this something something. Call me gullible for buying into that “do what you want and make your life enjoyable” bull. But for some reason, no matter how loud money talks and how attractive a secure job looks, I can’t let myself become ignorant of I hope to be is more important than the socioeconomic or political or whatever circumstances: my self. So once I figure out the answer to your question without going off on a million tangentials, I’ll let you know. Maybe that won’t be for another two decades, who knows. C’est la vie.
"Some of my anxieties might be solved by a better awareness of what’s actually befalling this planet and what makes everything run and what’s come before us. But it overwhelms me too much. It makes me want to take a nap. And in that respect, I really relate to people in my generation."
Lena Dunham, Rolling Stone (February 2013)
Sunrise - Norah Jones