What It's Like To Be Poor and Rich, According to This Cartoon

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While I may not agree one hundred percent, I do think there is certainly an element of truth to this illustration.

Artist Rika Asakawa drew the image, which Kotaku has localized. On Twitter, she wrote, "This is something I thought about when I became an adult."

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The image appeared online earlier this fall and was retweeted nearly ten thousand times.

While I don't agree that your future is solely dependent on money (having a parent who makes time and gives a shit is worth way more), it does an interesting job of commenting on class divisions in Japan—and beyond.

大人になって思うこと [@Rikarikari_a]

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