telenyabout 1 year ago
Yes, but that was because you had an economy that could support an entertainer, as opposed to a farmer or maker. Living in a working class Black neighborhood, every kid "knows" that they're a model, a musician, or a sports star -- and all it takes for them to be a multi-millionaire is luck and self-esteem, the latter of which they have in abundance. So much, in fact, they don't have to do well in school, be courteous, or think about much of anything other than their *Dream*. Pointing out that there are x many jobs on top of the music, fashion, or sports industries and that their chances of being there are similar to their chances with the State Lottery just doesn't register...or for that matter, the idea that you can have a career doing anything but being in the spotlight, that might not be so glam, but pays well nonetheless. In short, this looks like a First World job that looks virtuous that doesn't really benefit anyone but the one that holds it.