Such is life in Lodi, CA. A city where not even thrift stores are safe from closing, where many of its residents are so poor that they can’t even shop at thrift stores.  During my stay in Lodi, CA for the past 4 years, I can remember 6 thrift stores closing and a few opening. Lodi currently has a total of 7 thrift stores, which has to be one of the highest per capita.  It just shows you how poor the citizens of the Central Valley are and how few jobs there are.

Such is life in Lodi, CA. A city where not even thrift stores are safe from closing, where many of its residents are so poor that they can’t even shop at thrift stores.  During my stay in Lodi, CA for the past 4 years, I can remember 6 thrift stores closing and a few opening. Lodi currently has a total of 7 thrift stores, which has to be one of the highest per capita.  It just shows you how poor the citizens of the Central Valley are and how few jobs there are.

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Humans Need Not Apply

Technological unemployment is going to be a real issue coming up for our generation.  Millions of jobs will be gone forever due to automation, unless our generation handles this problem, then I can see massive poverty in store for generation Y.  Most of generation Y will simply “sit around” while jobs are automated.

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Why The Fridge Is Empty:

bradleywilliamwhitney:

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In 2010, I was beginning my sophomore year of college. I was an aspiring film student at CUNY Brooklyn College; a mediocre student with average grades, living in a student housing program set up about three blocks from campus with two other students.

The above picture (ironically labeled “College Fridays/Healthy Cooking”) is an accurate depiction at what our fridge actually looked like a majority of our college experience.

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megankay3:

That never ending cycle.. Felt this while looking for internships/post grad jobs.

megankay3:

That never ending cycle.. Felt this while looking for internships/post grad jobs.