Reblogged from cognitivedissonance
Could you live on $8 or $9 dollars an hour? A computer game made by the Urban Ministries of Durham in North Carolina and an advertising firm called McKinney lets you play out life with a low-wage job as a single mom. The objective is to make it a month, juggling getting a job, rent, a place to live, food and coping with the costs of repairs, things for your child, insurance, etc.. Actually a very hard game to play and full of reminders of the difficulties of life on that kind of salary.
Seriously, if you haven’t played before, play it now. If you have played before, play it again. Especially important during this election season.
just playing this game alone made me really stressed and anxious
ALL THE HATER ANONS, PLAY THIS
This game is amazing. Play it, play it, play it! I shared this with a professor who then had her students play it. So real.
Conservatives should take note. This is how it is to try and live off of $9 an hour with food stamps. I made it through with $42 left over. I am however one of the millions that struggle with this type of shit so I already knew most of the decisions I had to make, having already made them myself personally.
I ain’t past day 17 on my first try. My goodness.
NIGHTMARE EVENT HORIZON
19 days on second try.