Saturday, April 10, 2010

Culture of debt = Culture of indemnitude

Quick question: isn't the massive debt accrued by attending college that many learn to shrug off putting us in a culture of indemnitude?  Med school is $125/year.  We're told it doesn't matter, we'll pay it off eventually.  But why do we have to face this kind of debt in the first place?  It seems to put us into a slave mentality at worst, or condition us to treat massive, unbridled national debt with little more than a shrug.  Ahh -- it'll get paid off eventually.  And even if it doesn't, well, it hasn't exactly hurt us yet anyway.  Right?

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