Hey guys, Just a quick little counter of events that seriously hit home with me today when in work (im working a shitty part time retail job to fund my IM career). Made some money and making some recurring, nothing major yet though - still work for the social aspect etc. I wokr in a store in Dublin that sells kids clothes, not too exciting - get the odd headcase in complaining about all kinds of shit but all in all its a handy little job with pretty good pay. Que to today, in comes this woman, pushing a buggy with her small child in it. First thing I notice is how TIRED she looks. Looks as if she hasnt slept properly in weeks. She was in trying to get a present for her sisters baby or some shit, I was more than happy to help her out (seeing as it is my job) We get chatting and she tells me that shes a nurse in a local hospital (one of the main ones in the country, which explained the tiredness) and then just carried on with the general chit chat. *FOR RELEVANCE: To be a nurse in Ireland, you need to study in college for 4 years followed by a heck of alot of other training before you even come close to the clients* We have massive savings on in our store at the moment and she picked out some nice little pieces, and saved hersel just shy of 60% on them aswell. I brought her up to the till and this is when it happened. She had a present picked out and as I was gift wrapping it she was trying to decide between 2 tshirts to get for her own child. THEY WERE €9.90 EACH. It wasn't a thing that which one she preferred, but more what she was able to afford. She said is passing that could only get one of them OR NOT BE ABLE TO EAT TONIGHT. It just really struck home with me because there I was - a 20 year old student with little to no worries making close to €10-20 per day on automation at this stage, and this woman couldnt afford the same amount as she had to eat in the same day. A woman that spent her whole life studying and works endless hours. Just very strange situation that hit home with me big time. There she was - followed the ideal path, went to college, got a good job, and can barely afford to survive. And me on the other side, a 20 year old, studying in college, only beginning my IM journey - making nearly twice what she couldnt afford a day with little to no effort. The world is a weird place.