Listen: James Altar, Claudia, Executioner Acquainted College discussed on Optimal Finance Daily
"I shouldn't want to be liked so much by James Altar of James Auditor pitcher dot com. I went to a dinner the other night where I was the featured guest and by the end of the evening almost everyone they're hated me. It feels bad to be so obviously hated and I always want to be liked. I probably want that too much. The reason I was a featured guest is because they wanted to talk about this subject of whether or not kids should go to college. I had to start off with my ten minutes on the topic and then the discussion would begin. There were two people there from the New York Post One person who called himself an economist who who used to work at Fox business one interesting woman was starting an online dating service that matches people based on their sense of humor. One woman worked at sixty minutes. There was some teachers there too. There was one person there who fights terrorists for a living. Several people were ex Washington Washington D._C.. Political people and a few lawyers. I felt like I was going to be accepted but they hated me. I gave my ten minutes spiel on it. I started by reading a death threats. Someone sent to me on facebook readers of this blog. No my stance my main point student loan debt is higher than credit card debt for the first time ever kids can't be entrepreneurs or artists anymore. They have to be janitors until that debt is paid off. I also stated that a smart aggressive kid with a five year head start in other words. They don't go to college. We'll figure out all he or she needs in terms of networking socializing critical thinking etc and not have that extra two hundred K. in debt and five year lag that their college educated peers half to me. This is all obvious why go to prison when you can be free probably sixteen of the twenty people they're completely hated me by the end of my ten minutes you ever get that visceral feeling when everyone in a room is sending waves of revulsion in your direction. One Guy said I went to college those four years and now I'm in my dream job and I learned things about myself that I never would have learned and I can't remember the rest of what he said for one thing. How would he know what he would have learned if he didn't go to college and for another thing who cares about his personal experience? We're all in N._Y._C.. The average age around the table was about forty. We're the masters of the universe what about the personal experiences right now of twenty two year olds who graduate who can't get their dream jobs and are worried sick about all the debt they collected before the end of the night everyone had given than me the personal experience and how great college was for them. It was like I was the accused and my judge jury and Executioner Acquainted College with perpetual as one woman said what's with this indentured servant thing who says kids have to do what they wanNA. Do you for getting the fact that it's the kids who don't have to pay down a lifetime of debt that start companies create jobs invent things cure cancer become artists etc no more now. They have to make pencils at the factory. One person kept saying no matter how much debt someone has an entrepreneur will figure out how to get money to start his business. This has not been my experience and being an entrepreneur would if he also has two kids and a new mortgage he'll quit his job raise money and start a business in this environment. Another person said it would have been a stay at home mom with five kids if she'd never gone to college instead of working her dream job at sixty minutes which actually makes my point. She never had the death at current kids. have she had choices in life kids now or their parents have debt but it's stupid of me to rehash this could have said all this then when I had the chance. I sat there smiling like an idiot. The main thing is these people didn't like very much. I felt like I had upset the religion of America so I was an apostate I left at the end and very few said goodbye to me. They were all talking and joking amongst each other and Claudia and ice linked out of there. I don't like being disliked. I shouldn't care but I do. This is what I get for going out at night. A bedside brought candy to the event and given some to everyone that I would have. I've been liked a little better just like I did every day eighth grade but it's my fault I felt like I didn't make my point well enough. I thought I was going to state my case and everyone would applaud and agree with me and maybe there would even be a trophy with my name on it and then we'd all eat dinner until the stories about how bad college was Claudia said to me right afterwards. You can't accept these dinner invitations anymore unless you run it by me I her point was I'd gotten worked up. It was late for us so my morning routine would be upset and nothing had been accomplished pushed. I hadn't saved the world after all I said but why didn't they like me. When we got back home? I got into bed right away but I couldn't sleep at all. I thought about how my twelve year old was graduating sixth grade the next day little did the people at the dinner no that I don't even think kids should go to the glorify babysitting service that we call I through twelfth grade. I'd rather my kids just sit at home and get a better education watching cartoons good thing I had kept my mouth shut. You just listened to the post titled. I shouldn't want to be liked so much by James Altar of."