I've unfriended people before, but they weren't the intentional, angry kind of unfriending. Previous occasions included more of filtering out people I knew from people I just automatically accepted because I was first getting used to Facebook when I entered high school.
This time was an emotional response to a status I highly disliked. A status that showed lack of respect for others, lack of understanding, lack of emotion, lack of soul. I never understood others for unfriending people who didn't align with their political views, but then this morning happened. And it happened like all social media does. Scrolling. I scrolled onto this person's status update. This unnamed human being saw someone's bumper sticker that read "Student loans shouldn't be a life sentence." And unnamed human being laughed, saying that nobody forces you to get student loans and that you choose to take out something you know whether or not you'll be able to pay it back.
Right. Like the amazing catering manager from my college who was in her late 30s and just finished paying off her student loans. She had only gone to college. And two kick-butt attorneys who have had their own practice for minimum five years and have still not paid off their student loans. The President Barack Obama and his First Lady just finished paying off their student loans 8 years ago! Which according to another article I read, that means they were in their early 40s when they finished.
Unnamed human being said he worked his way through UPS and didn't have to get loans. Well, whoop-di-doo. Good for you human. But that's your own story, you selfish SOB. I understand that it's an attempt to make an argument, but it's a weak one. Fortunately, you got a break in your own educational career.
Americans owe over $1.45 trillion in student loan debt, spread out among about 44 million borrowers. That’s about $620 billion more than the total U.S. credit card debt. In fact, the average Class of 2016 graduate has $37,172 in student loan debt, up six percent from last year. ~Student Loan Hero
If school counselors even encourage you to apply to college, they push you to get student loans. They don't even try to help look for types of scholarships.
So if you don't have a parents who support you, a wealthy background, and a school who financially advises you, and you're a bad test-taker. sorry you're out of luck? Unnamed human being said you didn't have to choose an expensive school.
There is the phrase beggars can't e choosers. But is this country a beggar's country. Did my family emigrate to the US because we knew it had no compassion and that people didn't rise to the top? No! The US is seen as the place of the underdog.
But also, unnamed human being, who was US-raised, that's the US mentality. The US government itself is in a HUGE amount of debt. It's at $20,595,315,xxx,xxx.00 and counting. The US practically raised residents to be used to debt. They encourage debt. Saying it's for a better future. And if you try to say no when it could be better for your future, everyone looks at you crazy. I know. I tried to worked my butt off with five jobs and counting at college and wanted to work more but people "cared so much for me that they told me I should get a loan and focus on my studies." I guess I halfway agree with unnamed human being in the sense that there is a debtor's crisis in the US. But don't blame the people for what the institution has demanded. There is a problem but you're blaming the results rather than the issue. The issue is the system. Change the system rather than blabbing on with your dumb comments.
I guess another reason why I hated this human's status even more, was because when you talk and see said person, this human being acts highly self-righteous and pretends to care about people and acts passionate about life. How can a person act so fake!
Now now, Ivonne, this was one status. Breathe and do something productive to changed yourself for the better.
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