Gummy bears: Addicted. I like them stale; the older, the better.
Corporate ladders: I Googled it, and the first thing I saw was someone named Steve Tobak's comment on how much climbing one sucks. According to Tobak, people climb because we are programmed to do it. I don't like thinking I can be programmed like a robot, but I read it anyway. My first impression was proven to be wrong- the point of the article was to stop and smell the roses (however literally you want to take it) and stop just doing something because that's all you know.
I want to climb corporate ladders and have power and have people grovel at my feet (okay, maybe not exactly grovel), and most of all I want to know that I am doing something to make some kind of difference. But first, I want to climb because I need to feel a sense of security, which I stopped having after the age of 5. I need to know that in case of an emergency, whether it entails an accident or a need to take a vacation, that I have the means to take care of it. But where do I start? I would say get an internship with a dreamy company, but considering I have no money and most competitive internships are unpaid, I'm still stuck at question one. I'm open to suggestions.
So what do these three have to do with each other? Are we required to live in closets and live off of gummy bears in order to make it in this world? The answer is probably no, but when paired with a friend who is looking for similar things in life, this could be a time of much amusement. Living in cramped quarters with too much stuff and not enough oxygen to share with someone invading every inch of your space and starving might not actually be as glamorous as it sounds, but it's definitely something I'm willing to try if it can help me find my place in this world.
To be continued.