Posted by: The Busy Post | September 10, 2012

25 and $188,307.22 in debt | Progressive thought will be the ruin of our Society


‘My pursuit in excellent education is rooted in a value system that promotes progressive thought for the betterment of the individual as well as society.’

Doesn’t anyone in her family have any financial sense?  The more the Federal Government is involved in student loans the more we will see of this.

Tuitions are rising because there is no incentive for colleges to keep costs down since the feds are giving student loans to anyone that can figure out how to apply for them.

I wonder what her major was, Art History?  Miami and Xavier are two of the most expensive universities in the state of Ohio.

 Katie Brotherton of Norwood is convinced student debt will be the financial ruin of her generation.

I am honored to be a daughter of Cincinnati and am humbled to have grown up in such a wonderful community. I attended St. Margaret of York grade school and then matriculated from the reputable Ursuline Academy. After high school, I earned degrees from Miami and Xavier universities. Because of my local education, Cincinnati is more than my hometown – she is the mother who raised me into the woman I am now. I am Cincinnati.

My pursuit in excellent education is rooted in a value system that promotes progressive thought for the betterment of the individual as well as society. Education is a core tenet and vested interest of the functioning democratic society. Upon that basic assumption and principle, I am overwhelmingly incensed by the silent epidemic of crippling student debt.

At 25 years old, I have $188,307.22 in student debt, all of which is my sole financial responsibility.

That exorbitant number was abetted by easy lending with a co-signer, negligence and lack of awareness, over-borrowing and the exponential growth of tuition.

I work both a full-time and part-time job, and abide by a strict budget. Yet, I still sleep in my parent’s basement and am dependent for food, gas and health insurance.

I am told I am not alone.

However, this particularly sensitive conversation is being ignored by our mainstream consciousness. Perhaps I should be ashamed for buying such an unaffordable education and internalize my debts as personal failures. Perhaps my mistakes warrant pained silence. But silence breeds apathy, and in regard to the welfare of the American economy, I want to humanize the numbers and give voice to this reprehensible problem.

Due to reckless neglect, student debt will be the financial ruin of my generation, and there is an incredible need for a public discourse addressing this reality and its grave consequences.

I want answers and clarity as to why this happened. How did I arrive at this position in life so financially handicapped and disenfranchised? I followed societal expectations, earned an education and am employed. I will gladly repay my debts within the comfortable reason of affordability. Yet, my wants and needs are disproportionate, and I can barely afford a PB&J sandwich, let alone the peace of mind to sleep at night.

There is great irony in pursuing freedom through education only to be shackled by crushing debt. My current financial situation prohibits any fantasies of owning a home, getting married or starting a family.

My future and dreams are six feet under, and I am still digging my grave. I want to fight and reclaim my American and Cincinnatian identity, even if the only thing I can afford is the sound of my voice and tears.

I am owed answers simply because I have the right to pursue happiness. And since I am not alone in this debilitating epidemic, my peers deserve their voice as well.

via 25 and deep in debt | Cincinnati.com | cincinnati.com.

Advertisements

Responses

  1. I saw her profile on Linked In…the grad degree (if I recall properly) was a Masters of the Arts in Literature….


What are your thoughts?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories

HonkyTonkJew

when 140 characters is not enough

Political Alchemist's Blog

A conservative wizard's WordPress.com site

Our Lives begin to End The Day We Become Silent About The Things That Really Matter!

As America goes, so goes the world--Praying for a spiritual renewal in America

A Patriotic Nurse

God, Country, Constitution

sharia unveiled

illuminating minds

moralmatters.org

A COMMENTARY WEBSITE FOR SEARCHING SOULS, FRUSTRATED TAXPAYERS, AND INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE WEARY OF CORRUPT BIG GOVERNMENT, SCIENTISM, FALSE REALITY EVENTS, MISINFORMATION PROPAGANDA MAINSTREAM MEDIA AND NEO-NAZI POLITICIANS

saneromeo

"In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act." George Orwell

Nonoy Manga

Manga, Hand Drawn, Animation, Drawing Lessons.

The Clockwork Conservative

All wound up about politics, history, culture... lots of stuff.

Conservative First

putting principles before party and technology into politics

divadoll123

Absolutely, positively, and unequivocally NOT an Obamamama!

ILLuMiNuTTi.com

Where critical thinking is critical

The Busy Post

------ "Nowhere at present is there such a measureless loathing of their country by educated people as in America." ------ Eric Hoffer

22MOON.COM

You can see the whole Earth from the Moon!

All Mirth and No Matter

opinions on writing, reading and pretty much anything not 'rithmatic

The United States Patriot

A topnotch WordPress.com site

rodalena

"A fool also is full of words…" -Ecclesiastes 10:14a

Amber Qalagari

Traveler. Writer. Adventure Seeker.

et cetera*

Asininities of the Human Kind

Oyia Brown

A WordPress site to share a smile; then an anthology showing how things really are.

AmeriKim Patriot

Extreme American and PROUD!

Texana's Kitchen

Yummy food. Pithy commentary. Pretty pictures.

STI News

Politics Music News Satire And Entertainment

We Moved > Go To:

WWW.THEMADJEWESS.NET

rope

people just need enough rope

Economists For Romney

Economists Supporting Mitt Romney for President

Just Cruisin 2

Where Intellectuals and Rednecks foregather.

Armor of God

Attempting to obey God and follow Jesus Christ our Lord

YouViewed/Editorial

News , Blues and Guns ... Not Necessarily In That Order

Douglas Ernst Blog

Bare-knuckle commentary mixed with pop culture.

So I Married A Baseball Player...

Behind every married baseball player is a woman who didn't know what she was getting herself into.

living is a process

...so please be patient with me.

blogsense-by-barb

at the Re-Birth of America!

SOYLENT GREEN

Just What You Need When You're Freezing In The Dark

ahsbling

More Than Your Ordinary Bling

Real Life Dynamics User

Real Life Experiences With Microsoft Dynamics GP / CRM

Common Sense Newz

"The cause of America is in a great measure the cause of all mankind" Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1776

Young, Republican, & Free

Politics; As Seen by an Eighteen Year Old Republican

The Steadfast Patriot

Where Common Sense Reigns Supreme

The Mad Jewess

Mirror Site For Reflection

Samaritans Scalawags Scoundrels Fleecing the Sheep

Skulking Down the Dirt Roads of Life

Common Sense

Life, liberty and property!

4ever21christina

A blog for the happy, modern, well-rounded woman

Clement Allen Photography

Updates about my gliding and photographic life will appear here.

southernstylemusings

An Amateur Economist's Perspective on the Political Battlefield

Without wax /

Andy Ritchie blog

The RAP Sheet

(opinions of that rarest of creatures: a Republican Atheist Professor)

%d bloggers like this: