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What Did You Expect from Short Term Thinkers?

Lisa179 Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 9:16 AM
Thank you for speaking reality. I am in my 50s and when I was in school I was told there was nothing I couldn't do IF I wanted to. My mother received a PhD in Biology in the 1950s. No one told her she couldn't become a scientist. But she had to work for it. I went back to school post Bac to get some more non-profit education (I was already a CPA and wanted to volunteer). The young students were totally government grown plants, wanting loans, grants, benefits. Nothing like when I was in college in the 1970s working full time, going to school full time living in squalor because I knew if I worked hard I could succeed. Student housing has granite countertops and fitness rooms and media centers now. It's a weak generation.
SpaceVegetable Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 9:04 PM
... their chosen career had much job opportunity or if the average pay would allow them to pay back those loans. Oh, and I used the work-study program and also had regular, unsubsidized side jobs (work-study was usually limited to 20 hours per week). I usually worked 30-40 hours per week while taking a full course load. I think I attended 4 parties in my entire time at school.

The point is that those Occupy types didn't seem to do any sort of research or planning ahead of time. It's so easy to do now, compared to when I went to school and the internet was not what it is today. Yet, they just choose to "follow their bliss" without knowing if that bliss will even pay the bills. It boggles the mind.
SpaceVegetable Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 9:00 PM
My mom was one of only 3 women in the business program when she went to college in 1960. She paid her own way through school. She had relatives who had offered to pay for her brother to go to school, but he wasn't interested, yet they never considered offering it to my mom. She always supported me in what I wanted to do. I actually had relatives who thought I was going to engineering school to "get a man." I had hoped that thinking of that sort was long gone, but it seems to have made a resurgence.

I did use student loans, since we were poor (dad worked in a factory and cleaned floors at night), but I made sure my chosen career would earn me enough to pay them off. Unlike those Occupy whiners who took out 6-figure loans with no idea if...

Obviously, what we’ve long suspected has been proven true. The takers now officially outnumber the makers. It’s human nature to want what others have and not want to do what others did to get it, but Obama has taken that to a whole new level by fostering the belief that breathing is enough to guarantee you food, housing, education, and a cell phone.

One of the biggest voting blocks for Obama continues to be single women, many of whom are single mothers. Why? I have a very simple explanation. Short term thinking. Think about it: single mothers are...