I am a full-time college student and I have thousands of dollars in student loans that I have to pay back. My mom is in her 60's, she is the sole provider of my household, and she works very hard every day only to make less than $20k a year. I work during the Summers too. I don't have any close relatives either. I have nothing and I'm miserable. Meanwhile, everyone else I know is on vacation, posting pictures of the extravagant lifestyles they are having on instagram/fb/snapchat you name it... How can I successfully escape from the miserable life I am living in?
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This is really tough. My optimistic side wants to tell you to work hard and get a good job. You are very correct that having a good degree doesn't really mean anything yet but it still makes your chances to improve your life higher than not having any degree at all.
However, my realistic side also needs to tell you something very, very sad. I'm assuming you're American. When some of your fellow Americans talk about the American dream, it's mostly a lie. It's a myth from times long gone. The tragic truth is that the US has turned into a plutocracy where capitalism is merely a feudalistic system of power. This is not just some weird conspiracy theory, it's a fact. Numerous famous economists have proven that America has the worst social mobility among all developed countries. If you are relatively poor now, the statistical odds are all stacked against you. That doesn't mean it's completely impossible to escape poverty but the large majority of people in the US who are born into one certain social class or are poor when they're young remain so during their entire life. Americans have always been proud of not having had any kings and royals in their history but the sad fact is that nowadays, aristocracy exists in the US more than in many other places. It's not an aristocracy by law but a de-facto aristocracy. Rich people whose students fees have been paid by their rich parents and whose children and grandchildren will be incredibly wealthy control the economy and politics. For them, you're just another peasant who is meant to do fulfill her "god given position".
Hence, the best way to escape all this is to move to another country.
However, I am a university student myself and I understand that you can't just hop on a plane and go somewhere. So here's my two other suggestions:
- either you could try to already do internships and these kind of things. They will help you gain experience for your later job and they make it more likely that you actually get a decent job once you're done studying.
- become an escort girl. I know, you might find this suggestion offensive but it's true that escort girls earn a lot of money.
I am fully aware of the fact that neither of these suggestions seem particularly appealing. Sadly, the hard truth is that in your situation, there's no easy or good solutions. Of course I could've simply told you "oh you just need to work hard and eeeeverything will be alright" but that would be a lie.0