Career wisdom from The Devil Wears Prada

Andy, be serious. You are not trying. You are whining. What is it that you want me to say to you, huh? Do you want me to say, “Poor you. Miranda’s picking on you. Poor you. Poor Andy”? Hmm? Wake up, six. She’s just doing her job. Don’t you know that you are working at the place that published some of the greatest artists of the century? Halston, Lagerfeld, de la Renta. And what they did, what they created was greater than art because you live your life in it. Well, not you, obviously, but some people. You think this is just a magazine, hmm? This is not just a magazine. This is a shining beacon of hope for… oh, I don’t know… let’s say a young boy growing up in Rhode Island with six brothers pretending to go to soccer practice when he was really going to sewing class and reading Runway under the covers at night with a flashlight. You have no idea how many legends have walked these halls. And what’s worse, you don’t care. Because this place, where so many people would die to work you only deign to work. And you want to know why she doesn’t kiss you on the forehead and give you a gold star on your homework at the end of the day. Wake up, sweetheart.

Perhaps there’s beauty in every job if we only care to look. Perhaps it’s easier to just whine and bitch about everything and everyone around us when really, if we just stop for a moment, there’s something to learn everywhere. Perhaps it’s really up to us to find happiness when we’re employed in jobs a hundred people would envy us for.

Perhaps there’s no hidden wisdom in fashion movies. But Meryl Streep. Sigh! Girl crush! It was totally worth the Rs 80 and streaming costs to watch that movie again.

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