All The Reasons Why I Don’t Want To Be a Thousandaire

Because what’s in a sum, really?

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Being a thousandaire only brings a writer more trouble.

Like, once you become a thousandaire, you’re bound to realize that you became one for only writing one of two kinds of articles — how to write or how not to be fat anymore.

Being a thousandaire also brings with it detrimental artistic dangers.

Haven’t you ever heard of the adage Starving Artist? There’s no way that if you hit it big and become the thousandaire you’ve always dreamed of becoming, that you can still be considered a starving artist. And what then, my friends? What the hell, then?

And can someone please stop to think about all of the time you might lose if you do become a thousandaire?

Right now, as starving artists, we sit in our decrepit little home offices, fans blowing directly into our weather-beaten faces because we can’t afford the AC we so desperately want. We spend all of our time in front of our computers because we can’t afford to do anything else.

I don’t want to be a thousandaire because I know for a fact that it would change me.

To be honest, I had a small stint back in 2020 when I actually was a thousandaire, and it did change me.

My biggest reason for not wanting to be a thousandaire even in the slightest is because if I were a thousandaire already, what would I look forward to in my wildest dreams?

For it is the thought of becoming a thousandaire that drives me forward in this cutthroat business of rejection emails and hard-no rebuffs. The idea that one day I might never have to know the indignity of living off my overdraft funds for the remaining week and six days until payday.

Mother, writer, user of too many hashtags.

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