Engineers only make $60k? *blows raspberry in their general direction*
Maybe if enough people drop out, "society" won't be valid anymore?
I think I might be depressed, but I'm not sure if it's depression or if life just really sucks. How do you tell?
If your husband has UK citizenship, you should apply for UK citizenship, denounce your US citizenship and move overseas. You won't have to pay back the US loans--they'll have no legal recourse to garnish your wages, etc.
@aetataureate I think NYU actually looks over the financials of their accepted applicants now and provides financial counseling to people in similar situation to the author. But when you're 17 and dying to live in NYC you don't care. I was in a similar situation for a different niche-ish field, but I was lucky that there was an NYC-based SUNY school that also had the major. So I went there, applied for NY residency halfway through undergrad and was paying a bit more than $5k per semester for the second two years. However, if the two options were in-state school and expensive NYC school, I might have made the same choice as the author.
@stuffisthings Two words: Kim kardashian
A few things: 1. NYU is only prestigious to out of town yokels. 2. Making connections is a skill that must be learned. If you go into college without it, a strong alumni network won't help. 3. Rutgers is pretty legit. 4. Less challenging classes = time to explore your interests, do internships and get entrepreneurial
@vanderlyn "an upper middle-class echo chamber" is the best imagery/description of this phenomenon I have heard ever.
@AitchBee basically an analogy proving that too much sheltering makes a person weaker, and that knocking all the problems/threats out of a child's way is not necessary beneficial in the long run.
These are the kind of parents who never let their kid's ass touch a toilet seat, saturate them with antibiotics and then wonder why they get the flu 8 times a year. Sometimes a little exposure to stress/adversity/the other half is good for you.