I look at my student loan statements each month and feel angry and jaded toward a culture that tells poor kids that the only way to make anything of themselves is to take out a ton of loans to MAYBE have a tiny chance at competing for a job that dozens or hundreds of other people are also competing for.
I feel like someone tricked me along the way by telling me college was the answer, and I feel stupid for not having questioned that. I did enjoy college. I don’t regret my degree. I DO have a job now. But I don’t think that means the system works. I think that means I’m lucky.”
We Were Poor, And College Was The Answer to All My Problems. (Right?) at The Billfold (via echolikebells)
braver than me lookin at them statements. I don’t need to see that shit till I start paying them
I’m like 65% sure I’m done with this scam ass shit after this semester
I have a job that I could have gotten had I just stayed home and worked in retail for the four years I was in college. For real if they took this degree back and told me my debt was paid I’d be cool with it.
Man, those statements…..Student loan debt is the reason why I live paycheck to paycheck.
“Happy birthday to me
Happy birthday to me
AP Microecon final in seven hours,
And a take-home bio exam due, too.”
I barely woke up to do my homework a few minutes ago; my mom tried to wake me up earlier, but she had a documentary about volcanoes on and so I sleepily replied to her that I was getting the answers to my bio test through osmosis. “Like Freud… Sleeeeeeeerrpy ozzmoziz,” that is.
My test is about evolution.
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA MY CALC FINAL
I was so desperate. Pulled from the deep recesses of my mind and still could only answer 85% of the questions… some of which was only partially done. I did (some) of the extra credit, and I need to get an 86% to maintain my “A” in the class, but… I don’t think the odds are in my favor.
In an attempt to appease my professor (who’s usually someone with a good sense of humor), I tried the Tumblr way aka writing messages to her in the margins. Things like,
“Birthday tomorrow. An ‘A’ will be a sufficient gift.”
“My life is flashing before my eyes. Why God.”