Admittedly my first post was unnecessarily verbose, in the sense that it went on and on and clouded my main point. Let’s give it another shot.
My main point:
By going through the steps required to ensure a higher quality of life, we are actually increasing the risk of having a lower quality of life. The level to which this is a risk is dependent on many things, but ultimately obtaining an education should not come with adverse risks. There they are, though, brought to you hand-delivered – wrapped in beautiful wrapping paper and topped with a bow – by the United States federal government and their counterparts in the financial sector.
It’s true that everything has risks. When I go running a risk exists that I will be hit by a car, break my ankle, have a heart attack, or one many other things. So, sure, it’s not inherently terrible that by going to college you are faced with a potential chance of downfall. The difference, however, is that were I to be hit by a car it will most certainly have been an accident. It’s doubtful that the President of the United States, with Congress and Wall Street, will have paid someone to drive a car down my running route, told them the time of day I go running, and said to them “do your worst.”
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