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thergoat6323 karma

Over the course of your entire “career,” how much did you make?

thergoat1516 karma

...reading that was an absolute roller coaster! I’m sorry you had to go through all that from such a young age, but way to power through it all!

Questions and clarifications:

When you say you were “full-term pregnant,” you’re simply referring to the amount that the tumor was pressing against the inside of your midsection, right?

How would you say these experiences have changed your perspective on medicine as a person? Do you trust doctors, or do you tend to get second opinions?

Do you feel your view on sex/sexuality has been shaped by the experience? Is sex “normal” for you, today?

What was the treatment to survive with that much stagnant blood stuck inside you between finding out about it and the surgery?

Any major bucket list items you feel like tackling (or have tackled) now that you’ve overcome such an enormous challenge?

thergoat280 karma

I'm going to respond to this because I agree with you that it is privileged, but that does *nothing* to detract from the value of it.

...it sounds like he has a lot more valuable skills he can work his ass of to provide to people that can't afford them.

I don't know OP. You don't know OP - as has been pointed out and you've recognized. What we do know is that they're educated in law at the very least, and academically accelerated enough to tutor standardized testing. Assuming they're in the US (or the West in general) they likely have never interacted with "migrant workers" in their lives. It's unlikely that they're from anything but a higher class background.

Taking six months or a year to experience something you never have is incredibly privileged. But you need to go through those experiences to see your privilege, recognize it, and do something about it. OP could also have kept tutoring, adding what they consider to be little to society, and burned the money on drugs and partying.

If OP follows up in a year or two with "I started an organization to help migrant workers get access to higher education and a path to citizenship" would you still say it isn't valuable? This singular action is a privileged one, but privileged experiences are what allow us to grow. Would you put down someone wealthy for traveling to a poorer part of the world and intentionally avoiding resorts for a few weeks? I would hope not.

thergoat140 karma

As a man who’s interested in learning purely for the fun of it, how common is it for men to attend a class like yours? Is it easier, or more difficult?


thergoat87 karma

That’s good to hear! I might look up a class after an upcoming move.

Out of curiosity, why are men prohibited from chair dancing and floor dancing? Also...what do those two entail?