[quote]I know so many people who gave up on paying off their loans. But they sure didn't give up on anything else. They have iPhones, newer cars, they go on vacation, they have children
The mysterious "so many people" who "you know."
I know "so many people" too and my "so many people" have those cheap phones people hand out on the streets, they don't drive and take public transportation and going on vacation for them is going to the park. They don't have children either.
[quote]I paid back $50,000 back in the 1990s , when you couldn't even deduct the interest on your taxes. Those morons didn't even have enough sense to pick a decent major
I didn't go to college in the 90s. What was that like? I went later on because I was in middle school or something. The tuition from my university in the early 2000s is at least 20K more than it was when I went when it was already pretty expensive.
I'd ask what you'd define as a decent major but that's inconsequential in the scheme of things. Sure you'll have an easier time getting certain jobs when you choose certain majors but there's a lot more involved here than that singular idea. I knew two kids who majored in Wine (yes, actual wine like wine tasting) and they all managed to get jobs easily. I knew kids who were pre-law, went to law school and took forever to find good jobs and they have even more debt than them. I remember a post on here saying "MOST BIG NAMED ACTORS DIDN'T GO TO COLLEGE," to that I say, "Most?" and then I'd add well plenty did go, actually, and now we're on a board dedicated to talking about them.
Like, take a look at Wandavision! Elizabeth Olsen graduated from NYU. Randall Park graduated from UCLA. Teyonah Parris graduated from Julliard.
By telling people not to go into the arts, what you're doing is shoehorning the poorest people into certain jobs and that's absolute bullshit.
Furthermore job requirements to even get your foot in the door of many jobs have changed from high school education to 4 year college to grad school to all of the above with experience in the field for an entry level job.
What most people are complaining about with student loans is the interest. What they should do is get rid of it entirely for student loans. That would solve a tremendous amount of issues.