Clueless #14

Figure out what this is with no hints whatsoever.
The intention here is not to get all of the answers but to generally solve the puzzle.
This one might be pretty hard (or impossible).
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Last updated: March 19, 2021
First submittedFebruary 11, 2015
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      What      
      the      
   syndicate    
     wanted     
       to       
      do,      
       in       
     other      
     words,     
      was      
      turn      
       my       
     comic      
     strip      
      into      
   everything   
  calculated,  
     empty      
      and      
    robotic    
      that      
       I        
     hated      
     about      
       my       
      old      
      job.      
      They      
     would      
      turn      
       my       
   characters   
      into      
   television   
   hucksters    
      and      
    t-shirt    
   sloganeers   
      and      
    deprive    
       me       
       of       
   characters   
      that      
    actually    
   expressed    
       my       
      own      
   thoughts.    
       On       
     those      
     terms,     
       I        
     found      
      the      
     offer      
      easy      
       to       
    refuse.    
 Unfortunately, 
      the      
   syndicate    
      also      
     found      
       my       
    refusal    
      easy      
       to       
    refuse,    
      and      
     we've      
      been      
    fighting    
      for      
      over      
     three      
     years      
      now.      
      Such      
       is       
    American    
   business,    
       I        
     guess,     
     where      
      the      
     desire     
      for      
    obscene    
     profit     
     mutes      
      any      
   discussion   
       of       
  conscience.  
      You      
      will      
      find      
      your      
      own      
    ethical    
    dilemmas    
       in       
      all      
     parts      
       of       
      your      
     lives,     
      both      
    personal    
      and      
 professional.  
       We       
      all      
      have      
   different    
    desires    
      and      
     needs,     
      but      
       if       
       we       
     don't      
    discover    
      what      
       we       
      want      
      from      
   ourselves    
      and      
      what      
       we       
     stand      
      for,      
       we       
      will      
      live      
   passively    
      and      
  unfulfilled.  
     Sooner     
       or       
     later,     
       we       
      are      
      all      
     asked      
       to       
   compromise   
   ourselves    
      and      
      the      
     things     
       we       
      care      
     about.     
       We       
     define     
   ourselves    
       by       
      our      
    actions.    
      With      
      each      
   decision,    
       we       
      tell      
   ourselves    
      and      
      the      
     world      
      who      
       we       
      are.      
     Think      
     about      
      what      
      you      
      want      
      out      
       of       
      this      
     life,      
      and      
   recognize    
      that      
     there      
      are      
      many      
     kinds      
       of       
    success.    
      Many      
       of       
      you      
      will      
       be       
     going      
       on       
       to       
      law      
    school,    
    business    
    school,    
    medical    
    school,    
       or       
     other      
    graduate    
     work,      
      and      
      you      
      can      
     expect     
      the      
      kind      
       of       
    starting    
     salary     
     that,      
      with      
     luck,      
      will      
     allow      
      you      
       to       
      pay      
      off      
      your      
      own      
    tuition    
     debts      
     within     
      your      
      own      
   lifetime.    
      But      
     having     
       an       
    enviable    
     career     
       is       
      one      
     thing,     
      and      
     being      
       a        
     happy      
     person     
       is       
    another.    
    Creating    
       a        
      life      
      that      
    reflects    
      your      
     values     
      and      
   satisfies    
      your      
      soul      
       is       
       a        
      rare      
  achievement.  
       In       
       a        
    culture    
      that      
  relentlessly  
    promotes    
    avarice    
      and      
     excess     
       as       
      the      
      good      
     life,      
       a        
     person     
     happy      
     doing      
      his      
      own      
      work      
       is       
    usually    
   considered   
       an       
   eccentric,   
       if       
      not      
       a        
  subversive.  
    Ambition    
       is       
      only      
   understood   
       if       
      it's      
       to       
      rise      
       to       
      the      
      top      
       of       
      some      
   imaginary    
     ladder     
       of       
    success.    
    Someone    
      who      
     takes      
       an       
  undemanding  
      job      
    because    
       it       
    affords    
      him      
      the      
      time      
       to       
     pursue     
     other      
   interests    
      and      
   activities   
       is       
   considered   
       a        
     flake.     
       A        
     person     
      who      
    abandons    
       a        
     career     
       in       
     order      
       to       
      stay      
      home      
      and      
     raise      
    children    
       is       
   considered   
      not      
       to       
       be       
     living     
       up       
       to       
      his      
  potential --  
       as       
       if       
       a        
      job      
     title      
      and      
     salary     
      are      
      the      
      sole      
    measures    
       of       
     human      
     worth.     
     You'll     
       be       
      told      
       in       
       a        
    hundred    
     ways,      
      some      
     subtle     
      and      
      some      
      not,      
       to       
      keep      
   climbing,    
      and      
     never      
       be       
   satisfied    
      with      
     where      
      you      
      are,      
      who      
      you      
      are,      
      and      
      what      
     you're     
     doing.     
     There      
      are      
       a        
    million    
      ways      
       to       
      sell      
    yourself    
      out,      
      and      
       I        
   guarantee    
     you'll     
      hear      
     about      
     them.      
       To       
     invent     
      your      
      own      
     life's     
    meaning    
       is       
      not      
     easy,      
      but      
      it's      
     still      
    allowed,    
      and      
       I        
     think      
     you'll     
       be       
    happier    
      for      
      the      
    trouble.    
 
      Bill      
   Watterson    
     Kenyon     
    College    
  Commencement  
      1990      
 
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Level 71
Feb 11, 2015
I was with only 3 minutes left when I realized what the text was. It's sad, but I completely understand your reasons. If you really don't mind, I may try to do a Clueless quiz on my own. If I do, I'll definitely credit you for the idea. Good luck with your offline life! :)
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Level 68
Feb 11, 2015
loved them, thanks for taking the time to make these quizzes, Good luck :)
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Level 74
Feb 11, 2015
I don't know if I ever successfully solved any of them, but I love these puzzles. Thank you for writing them. But I completely understand how engrossing these sorts of things can be, and why you might need to step back.
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Level 83
Feb 11, 2015
Mighty Thor, I do know what you mean. Thanks for quality quizzes - take care now !
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Level 28
Feb 11, 2015
I'm keeping you on subscribe in case you relapse in the clueless range ;) it's a great range, will be sorry to see it end, but understand your reasoning.
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Level 66
Nov 5, 2017
As of this comment, this puzzle has changed. If you don't understand the comments above, it's because the quiz was different.
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Level 75
May 15, 2018
Great quiz! Is it deliberate that you don't reveal the answers after the time ends? (It's in the answer list with the stats, but not in the quiz itself)
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Level 66
May 16, 2018
No. It's because text and the background are the same color. If you select the whole thing after time is up (or you give up), you can see the answer.