i just shared a story i think is worth sharing with any freelancers or artists or programmers.
So, most of my adult life, i was a freelance graphic designer/web developer. and like most, i had serious issues with being paid fairly. I would show up to meet clients with a lappy and show my work and/or mockups. Everyone insisted on paying me completely undervalued amounts. this includes "pay you in experience."
people mentally distance themselves from the internet so much. A thing on your screen is just something on the internet. nobody thinks that hard about the construction of it, unless they themselves work online.
i mean, shit. explain to me how internet friends aren't real friends, or why trolling is different than saying it to someone's face
My internet friends _are_ my real friends. But so many people in my life don't seem to understand that.
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