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Old 09-09-2010, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Uncharted island
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24 yo male. i thought that everything would be pretty gravy because i graduated from a pretty good liberal arts school.

then i took off my rose-colored glasses and realized that my "institution of higher learning and self-discovery" had just conned my parents out of nearly 200K over 4 years for a piece of paper that is now hanging from my wall, neatly plastered in a very expensive polished wooden frame. i'm going to try and sell it on craigslist one day and recapture some tiny fraction of that horrible investment. seriously, the schemes liberal arts school manage to pull off make bernie madoff's hijinx look like innocent child's play.

what's more frustrating is that I was told that I would have plenty of time to figure out what I wanted to do with my life during college...that I shouldn't rush it and let things play out naturally. So I did. Now I realize that the so-called college counselor was just being facetious. The sooner you knew what you wanted to do the better. I hope she invested her life savings with Madoff.
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Old 09-09-2010, 08:56 PM
 
Location: NJ
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24 yo male. i thought that everything would be pretty gravy because i graduated from a pretty good liberal arts school.

then i took off my rose-colored glasses and realized that my "institution of higher learning and self-discovery" had just conned my parents out of nearly 200K over 4 years for a piece of paper that is now hanging from my wall, neatly plastered in a very expensive polished wooden frame. i'm going to try and sell it on craigslist one day and recapture some tiny fraction of that horrible investment. seriously, the schemes liberal arts school manage to pull off make bernie madoff's hijinx look like innocent child's play.

what's more frustrating is that I was told that I would have plenty of time to figure out what I wanted to do with my life during college...that I shouldn't rush it and let things play out naturally. So I did. Now I realize that the so-called college counselor was just being facetious. The sooner you knew what you wanted to do the better. I hope she invested her life savings with Madoff.
I see they didn't teach personal responsibility.
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Old 09-09-2010, 09:02 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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It was hard for someone who is 16-25 years old to find a job in 1997
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