panic attack on my ride home tonight. that was fun.
prepped my return a million different ways and no matter how i sliced it, i owe uncle sam about $1,000.
i blame this entirely on my previous employer who fucked up my withholdings (i’m pretty sure) and i know i got the money and whatnot so i’ll pay it but it’s just another reason i’m glad i’m gooooooooooone.
ugh i’m mostly disappointed because this was the first year in, like, ever, that i didn’t also have a serving job, so i thought i might actually get money for the first time in my life. also, i spent almost that much on flights in the last week so ouch.
So I guess it all boils down to what kind of person you want to be – do you want to be someone who is caring and compassionate, someone who takes others’ feelings into consideration? Or do you want to be someone who is always right? Because there’s no way that you can be both.
Life is an ongoing exercise in empathy. As a human being, your job should be constantly learning how to make your own way in this world while causing as little harm as possible. Which is why I’m ultimately baffled when people wonder aloud if they’re supposed to look at everything critically and worry about its potential to harm others. Because yes. Yes, that is exactly what you are supposed to do.