@j a y I was going to say this is just like dieting! It's not about "willpower," it's about setting yourself up for success.
@Lily Rowan Oh, and also the thing about how hard it is to downgrade -- obviously people raise families on much, MUCH less, but everyone must admit that the prospect of losing what they currently have would be really painful.
I think coming from a place of thinking you have to pay for your kids' undergrad with cash is really hard, because of how crazy the costs have gotten. So he's thinking he'll need half a million just for college, not to mention private school, if they do that -- I don't know, I'm just saying I can see where an upper-class but not extravagant life is really expensive, and being a sole earner must be scary.
Woooo, Logan! I just did 1 work thing I've been putting off 4ever. So that's good!
@@fo I think Laquita is pretty mainstream, if you mean generally understandable as a name and generally able to be pronounced on the first try. If it were possible for that style of name to be embraced by rich white people, it would be a different story. Except racism.
@@fo But some recently made-up names would definitely not carry the same sort of stigma into the work place. Someone might roll their eyes at Jayden (#7 for boys in 2012!) but they wouldn't immediately put all of the baggage of thinking someone is "ghetto."
@joyballz And now there's this article! I really need to find me one of these, and it seems like they may be Coming Back?
@Bill Fostex Your cat may literally be the best cat ever.
@stuffisthings I CARE! I need to go to one of those things. But then I remembered reading that piece on the Awl, and decided I have enough information on that.
@stuffisthings Right. I mean, when I paid $500/month for rent and was making $20K/year, it was tough. Much easier when both of those numbers doubled.