The life expectancy in Australia is currently 84 years for females, and it makes me wonder what the hell people do their whole lives.
There’s school for the first 18 years, then maybe another 4 years for tertiary education or learning a trade. A couple more challenging, exciting years of settling into your chosen profession…then what? 40 years of clocking in and out? And even when you retire at 65, there’s still 20 years to fill. I guess you can while away a good 20 years raising a family, but what if you’re childfree? WHAT THE HELL AM I SUPPOSED TO DO FOR THE NEXT 55 YEARS?! Motherf***ing cross stitch? The prospect of decades of nine-to-five with occasional drinking breaks is not filling me with joie de vivre.
This is probably an indication that I really need a hobby. Or a new job. Or an illegitimate baby.