When people tell you to get a real job, it’s usually because they hate their own and they want you to suffer just as badly. A person with a so-called non-real job is generally working part-time, in the service industry, is a student or simply floats around in a beautiful unemployed state. These people should work to maintain their sanity and freedom by remaining in one of the aforementioned occupations.
The common theme with “real job” advocators is also that they can’t see the merit in poverty. Although, yes, having no money is the worst, having no time is neck and neck with the misery of being poor. To have the ability to do what you want with your time might just be more empowering than keeping your bank account above a negative balance.
While those who eke out a middling existence at an office job, telling themselves that at least they’re superior to those in a position not requiring a college education, the rest of the world lives in a non-protective bubble of office delusion. And yes, real jobs give you health insurance and 401(k)s and bonuses–but they don’t give you experience in anything that’s worth remembering.
Between a job that allows you to forget what day of the week it is because they all run together and a job that gives you the flexibility and freedom to recall your existence in the past month, you should always take the latter. Even if it’s not considered “real” by those office fucks.