Monday, February 27, 2012

Missing the point

Rick Santorum made a statement regarding the indoctrination of college students. First, coming from a college graduate, I find that curious to say the least. Second, I can't help but wonder what sort of issues this man may have, considering the fact that he was a graduate of Penn State and Catholic. Between Jerry Sandusky and Catholic Priests in the news, one has to wonder. My questions about Rick Santorum are not the topic of this blog, however. My question or issue is that he mentioned the word "indoctrination" and since we are so politically divided, both sides are merely ready to argue rather than realize the indoctrination that does go with attending college. It has nothing to do with conservative or liberal politics, it has to do with the programming that it is normal and respectable to begin adult life several years after one is old enough to vote or buy alcohol; in a pit of debt . . . That is not the indoctrination of colleges, that is the indoctrination of our society. Young people that have watched parents that have lived over their heads and deep in debt or wracked up the debt and simply filed bankruptcy, need to know, student loans are not dischargeable with bankruptcy, they are with you for all of your borrowing life. Student loans will follow you and the earning potential of whatever degree obtained may or may not be substantial enough to make the payments. That is, if a job in the field of the degree is even available upon graduation. There are some very grim statistics about the percentage of college graduates that move back home to look for a job and begin paying back their student loans. Since the idea of continuing to live off mom and dad as a college graduate seems acceptable, I'd say there is definitely indoctrination, but it's not in college . . . it begins long before that. It would appear that a large number of kids have grown up under the indoctrination that large debt is acceptable and a diploma or degree is status. Servitude with Status has certainly been indoctrinated.
The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender. a Proverb of Holy Scripture
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