But somehow, in spite of all this, she pays for telephone, cable, internet, and fast food. It's like she manages to make just enough money to make things easy rather than just livable, and I'm glad that she's been smart enough to do that even though it doesn't quite make sense that it's worked.
The point is, if she's older/smarter than me, and she's holding things together so precariously, how much worse is it going to be for someone who's younger and doesn't know as much?
What's odd is that most people have a mentality of trying to do something with their lives, while I seem to think more in terms of trying to keep my life at a point where it's good enough. I wonder if that's learned behavior?