It's about the idiocy.
How many young people here in the USA could we put into this category?
"In 2010, the New York Times reported on Cortney Munna, then 26, a New York University graduate with almost $100,000 in debt. If her repayments were not then being deferred because she was enrolled in night school, she would have been paying $700 monthly from her $2,300 monthly after-tax income as a photographer’s assistant. She says she is toiling 'to pay for an education I got for four years and would happily give back. Her degree is in religious and women’s studies." [source]
This ... college graduate ... rolled up a hundred thousand dollars in student loan debt so as to walk away from NYU with a degree in a course of study that was guaranteed to provide squat in the way of a future career path.
One is prompted to ask: Was that self-esteem building worth the hundred grand (plus interest over time), sweetheart?
And: What in God's name were you thinking?
But then again ...
Maybe thinking wasn't factored into the process.
That sign reads, "Is 'following your dream' supposed to be this terrifying? $60,000 in debt from my student loans with an 11% interest rate."
I wonder if this woman was terrified when the loan officer twisted her left hand behind her back and forced her to sign with her right that certificate making $60,000 available to her up front.
Lesson to be learned from this? Idiocy has its price.