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Sat Aug 31, 2013, 01:42 PM

70. This is terribly outdated advice, IMO

Watterson is a beneficiary of America's boom times and when this country was much farther economically to the left.

Times have changed after 30+ years of Reaganomics / economic war on the American people and there is less financial security than has ever been, and just making ends meet is expensive. Following your dreams isn't easy unless you are blessed with wealthy parents or a well off spouse or have friends that let you live for free or already have a developed skill that you can easily make money from, or are exceptionally talented. If it's just a matter of going on your own to make your own business or do freelancing, I'd recommend learning a lot about business and small business courses. It's not just about you doing what you like, you need to meet the needs of your customers.

Also, raising a child is expensive and demands that one has to be able to maintain a good amount of income for more than 15 years (i.e. either a safe career which is becoming less and less certain, or making a successful small business that won't be crushed by big business.)

With how things are nowadays, meeting the costs of life are becoming harder than they have ever been and doing things like this is becoming more and more of a luxury.

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