yes, to a degree. I have a lot more to say on that particular subject and how it applies to the schools I have attended and taught at, but I'll refrain from boring the shit out of everyone anymore than i have. just take my word for it that the school I recently stopped teaching at is a hellhole, and the post-secondary arts education has serious fucking issues right now. @dudeclone's comment: what I am saying is that I want to make enough money to survive and maybe have a little extra for hobbies or traveling or what have you, and also enjoy the way I spend the majority of my time. so far I've managed to do one or the other but not both.