I overheard a young woman yesterday explaining that she was “a quarter million dollars in debt” after five years at private undergraduate art school. She still didn’t have a degree, but was hoping to finish soon.
I’m not going to give you an anti-college rant here (I still believe college is a good choice for most people), but I have to ask, where is the line? What makes someone decide to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for an education that has very little monetary benefit after graduation?
Paying that much for medical school or business school makes financial sense. But for an undergrad degree that won’t land you a job or lead to making a self-employed living?
How much should college cost? When is an education worth a quarter million dollars of debt?
We settled in to Portland and biked all over town. Scott & Chelsea visited in Mexico.
Any project or system that involves people, no matter how well-intentioned, eventually loses luster once the initial excitement and momentum wears off. Everything becomes a job after long enough, no matter how infatuated you were in the beginning.
I used to think it was a silly waste of time to think about a vision for my life. Who does that?
Motivation is a funny thing. We can feel sluggish, depressed, tired and unmotivated towards the work we *know* we want/need to get done.
I read last week that a record number of people are leaving their jobs. They’re leaving because we’re in a tight labor market right now, and finding a better job is easy.
Tell me if this sounds familiar. You start working on a new task, which requires you to do some research or look something up.