This cartoon hits me hard.
As we grow up, we progress through the education system: kindergarten, elementary, high school, and eventually post-secondary. We are punched out like products on an assembly line. After graduation, we are launched into the workplace for one reason: money. As much as I hate to admit it, I do think that the world revolves around money, and that money can buy happiness. Without it, you cannot house, clothe, or feed yourself, or your loved ones. Without it, you are bound by limitations to do, learn, try new things, or cultivate old hobbies. Without it, life is so rough. After all, it’s much more comfortable to cry in a Mercedes-Benz than it is on the back of a bicycle, isn’t it?