So? You roll the dice you play the game. Noone made you go to college.
It's not that simple.
I'm 23 years old, and if I were about to enroll in college now, you would have a point; however, that wasn't the case for me, and it's not the case for the majority of graduates.
When you're 18, all you want to to is hang out with friends and chase girls. You live in the moment and are not concerned about your future. All you know is that for your entire life, all you've ever heard is how worthless you'll be without a college degree. Mommy and daddy have worked your entire life to be able to send you to college someday, and you better not disappoint them.
Fast forward 4-5 years, and your eyes have been opened to a whole lot of stuff, completely changing your outlook on life. You realize now that life isn't quite so simple and a college education doesn't buy you all the stuff you were promised for the first 18 years of your life.
You still finish your degree because you're already in debt, but you're almost finished. Your parents freak out over the mere thought of your dropping out of college, but they still have wildly unrealistic expectations of your post-college life that will more than likely come crashing down around them some 4-6 months after you graduate.
We really shouldn't be pushing for 18 year old kids to be making life altering decisions so haphazardly, and I do believe that parents should put some effort into researching post-high school education rather than just following along with what they hear on the news channel.
It's partly because of the government that college education is in the mess it's in anyway. If I get an education like big brother tells me to, it better damn well produce results. If not, I don't "feel" like I really owe the government anything.
I'd say graduates deserve to have their loans forgiven for having been duped into falling into so much debt in the first place.
This post was edited on 11/28 at 5:19 pm