COMIC: CITRON AE (AU) – The Rat Race

Finally done with this chibi comic strip. ^__^ (thanks Rin for all the help and support <3)


This idea was inspired from how people especially in my generation struggle with the “rat race” of life. Basically, achieving almost everything (house and lot, a married life with a child/children, 9-5 job, financial stability) early, most likely in your twenties or in your early thirties under a competitive routine and environment. /cough/30under30lists/cough/

I was wondering how it was like back in the Ancient Egyptian times and from what I’ve researched, girls were married as young as thirteen years old while boys were married at an average age between 16 to 20 years old.

I exaggerated the “ideal age” here as this was mostly a gag. And maybe Mr. Ishtar’s generation (AE boomers) had the Ancient Egyptian Dream earlier than 16 years old.

Anyway, I don’t want to overexplain myself on this comic, lol. I’m super fatigued that I’ve been having difficulty with finding the right words to say. My brain is deep fried right now but ya get the point. You don’t have to follow society’s life script and be pressured into doing and buying shit because others are. That’ll just lead to a life of regret and resentment especially if you just did it to catch up with the Joneses and not being patient and in tune with yourself and what you really want in life. And that’s something I try to tell myself everyday when I feel insecure about where I am in life, lol.

Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.” – Henry David Thoreau

TLDR; I need some sleep.

2 thoughts on “COMIC: CITRON AE (AU) – The Rat Race

  1. omggggggg I needed to hear this. I am reconsidering currently what career path I want to go down and I’ve also came to a realization that I do not want kids, hahah. I’ve also been finding out more about myself like coming to terms with my sexuality

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    • Ah that is good~ SAME. 😀 I don’t want kids but I feel pressured to have them but I know I don’t want them because that would be sacrificing so much of my time and energy to raise them, gah. But I hope it helps knowing what you want to do with life and resisting society’s life script. ^__^


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