I just found this article, and just like the previous post, thank you. I talk with numerous friends about the economic state of our generation as well as our lack of societal involvement. Even though we're legally allowed to vote we don't, everything around us is about spending, and we continue to fall into the trap of this capitalist machine. Granted America has been built on industrial aspirations and capitalism, but look where it has landed us! Over the past century, we as a country have degraded from our penny-pinching grand-parents, to our thrifty parents, to the spend-thrifts that we are today. I have decided that enough is enough, we can keep talking about it and writing articles that hit home, but the thing that seperates us from previous generations was mentioned in the article. We're not involved! We keep all of our financila frustrations to ourselves, we complain about it at home, and we pass by people everyday not realizing that they are feeling the same economic pressures that we are. I failed out of college because I had to work to cover my tuition at Georgia Tech as well as rent, utilities, bills, spending, etc. Right now I am taking a semester off to stack some money to attend Morehouse College in the spring, but now I'm trying to figure out how I'm going to be able to afford $17,000 a year without going under. I work as a server at a restaurant in midtown, but I still only make roughly $250/wk doing that, so you figure you have to find more work and make more money. My mom has finally been getting through to me about saving every penny I get and learning how to actually put your income together and continue producing streams of income. Unfortunately, the corporate jobs that we are banking on to pay our student loans and credit card debt down, are becoming more scarce. I bartend with a guy who received his Masters in IT from GA Tech, out in Las Vegas, you can find guys with post-graduate degress valeting. We have to learn how to hustle, point blank. Put money together and keep as much of it as possible. If you understand what I am saying or are interested in helping me spread this message to our peers and kids in high school now, please feel free to contact me through this post. I have already drawn up plans with like-minded people and contacted the schools in my area about this, and we need to stop this vicious cycle...
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