As being someone who is part of the modern intellectual poverty class of today. Let I tell you it has been a hard road to success. Though our parents pushed us to succeed intellectually and academically many of us did not learn real-life skills to survive in today’s economy and hustle.
Every day I am hustling is our theme song. Today’s poor intellectuals have 2-jobs, are overqualified and have another side hustle. Whether it be blogging or re-selling sneakers it is still about class, where you came from and academia.
In the end it is all about numbers. Don’t hit your target your out. No matter what you were paid to do 4 peoples jobs at once. Handle the social media for the company and always be Instagram ready. Then have fun while doing it to pay the rent. I am tired even writing this piece thinking about it.
What is Intellectual Poverty?
These are people with housing, clothes, food, education, conveyance and still struggling to make ends meat if you do not come from a wealthy family. They have immense good health, measured in the ability to type invective at those less fortunate than them for days at a stretch with seemingly no sleep, or pee breaks.
We are the ones in school who were down for the cause when in University, but find it hard to get the rest of the population to stand up for what’s right. We are not the Helmet Lang wearing class of John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr. and Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy. Today Intellectual Poverty class may suffer from the mental health issues and an obsession for designer clothes more Like Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.
All thought the names mentioned above come from the rich social background many of us don’t’ but want to live like the most successful from the group. We also might not vote in the elections the way you think we would. Whether they voted for Trump or Bretix, it seems the group has split parties. As well as hustling to pay the rent of life in a foreign country legally.
Too Cool for School
In all actually, we are failing at getting ahead. Is our intellect getting in the way? We were not taught to manage our money to have a family or help with our mental health issues. Social media has not helped the struggle either.
We struggle with being intellectually cool. With a little Wolves of Wall Street attitude. We work all the time, debate at cocktails parties and do a lot of drugs. Many fake relations commence at these events and illusions are built. Yet, we are smarter then this arenty we?
We studied the classics, art, and law. How could we fuck this up? Because you still have to have money, power and designer clothes to get respect.
For POC’s in the game being a musician, actor or athlete get you your get of jail card and the right to say things people might now want to hear.
Yet, we still are not getting the art or lyrics in music to start a revolution. Where has the fire gone? Where has lyrics and painting with a political message gone?