10 years ago I was at a transitional point in my life. A crossroads. I decided I wasn't going to work for anyone ever again. I decided I would never struggle for something I really didn't want, ever again. That day my girlfriend and I packed up our shit and went to live in a tent, traveling the East Coast of the US for the next year. No job, very little money, just an ideal. At one point we found ourselves completely broke, no food, no gas in the car, nothing. At that time we were on the coast of South Florida. I can tell you, the tropical beaches are not so fun when your hungry. Really hungry. But I don't like being hungry and I don't like being broke. So I started digging around in the trunk of my car. After a bit of rummaging around, I found some old silver plated silverware we had picked up somewhere. I also happen to have a couple hand tools. A hammer, pair of pliers, and a bit of wire (yeah I know weird shit to have in the trunk but it's what I had). Also I had inspiration. I fucking hammered those silver spoons out flat, bent em up into weird ass shapes, wired some seashells we collected to them and headed my happy ass down to the beach. We sold every one of my silver plated silverware seashell necklace pendants that day. And then when we ran out we still had a half a spool of wire left. My girlfriend (now wife) the fucking wonderful genius that she is, proceeded to sell seashells down by the fucking seashore. I shit you not. Even better, she had people bringing the shells to her, and she would then charge them $5 to $10 bucks a pop to wire wrap them into a pendant. We made over $300 that weekend. Some people will beg. Some want to be spoon fed. Some of us just go out and get that shit. If you want to make money, really want to make money, you will find a way. Think about that next time youre looking for a handout or spoon feeding. Just my two cents.