Rising FCLC senior and Political Science major Natalie Devereux was applying for fall internships on her iPad gifted to her by her sister, when she suddenly realized that accomplishing certain tasks as an adult can be quite difficult.
Upon realizing this, her manicure instantaneously chipped, her Vera Bradley bag tore at the seams, and the weed that she smoked in public places without fear of consequences disintegrated in her cupboard.
“Oh my God,” she gasped, clasping her professionally moisturized hand to her mouth. “I could possibly not get this internship. Then I would not get something that I am qualified for and very much want!”
“It’s like, I had heard that some things were difficult for other people before, but I never thought that the rumors would be true,” whimpered Devereux in between sniffles. “Like, if this is hard, then what else will be hard? Getting into law school? Balancing work and personal life? Paying for my first house? And car? And boat?”
The realization of things occasionally requiring effort that will not be immediately rewarded propelled Devereux into thinking seriously about using her many privileges to better the lives of the less fortunate. This attitude lasted a full 39 minutes, before she decided to instead make a blog about her philosophical epiphany.
“Because I’m the first person to realize how hard things in life really can be, I have a responsibility to share that with the world,” she wrote in a post that, at press time, she had already refreshed five times to check for likes and comments.