Sour Grapes? Fuckin' Right

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Ok, I took on a shitload of student debt - my parent’s aren’t rich. I went through school trying to work and save every penny to pay for living expenses and books to minimize debt. I still pay a huge chunk of my pay on student debt. I got me a bachelors degree, realized this didn’t entitle me to a job so I got some good experience, impressed the right people and got a decent paying job.... if so nothing else I would be able to pay my debt and buy food.

My partner paid for three degrees on loans, and has a very respectable job making good money. He pays almost 1500 a month on student loans.

We are struggling just to live our lives..nothing extravagant... one cheap car between us (last time you saw a lawyer driving a 8 year old civic?), occasional weekend road trip to the next town over just to stay sane and say we did something... occasional case of beer and cable TV. We can't even fathom buying a place to live... unless someone finds us a nice place for 90,000$ that won't require a second car.... I honestly feel that we deserve more... thats right, we DESERVE. We worked our asses off, didn’t assume entitlement to anything because we have a few papers... we worked our asses off to get where we are... did the shitty jobs when we were starting out, put up with shit from horrible bosses..now we have apparently "good jobs"....

We smile and say "Well hunny, we have each other" and we do. What pisses me off is when our Student friends take daddy's inheritance money and go jaunting off to Spain, Dubai, Berlin, London... anytime there is a break in Grad school off they go. Oh wait, they cancelled a few trips to go buy their $400K condo... which I wish I knew the secret to getting that kind of mortgage with no job.. but hey who am I to think my partner and I should be able to have any bit of a lifestyle. And yes - THIS IS FUCING SOUR GRAPES.

---Why_Bother_UI_Here_I_Come

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