topum (topum) wrote,

It's not worth it

Jesse Singal gets real with a bunch of fifth-graders.

This was also me addressing a class of Moldovan teenagers. Everyone expected a motivational speech on how "you can do it if you really go for it" based on our project here and to everyone's horror I went "Nah, you have no chance here, your country is broken and stolen from you and nobody in the entire world gives a flying fuck about you and it is not going to get better, it is going to get worse. You are a talented and hardworking bunch. You have only one life. Leave. Cross those borders holding tight under a Eurostar train or in a shipping container if you have to. Our project has been executed for fun by a bunch of bored young millionaires from the first world entering mid-life crisis. This is nothing like your case."
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