Assuming you had good parents, they also did the same - they built each of us up and made each of us feel valued and loved, etc...
Then by the time one leaves the protective confines of school, then we start to see as young adults that the world does not revolve around us; quite frankly it does not need us..
And when you take the time to study politics and finance, that's when you really understand how inconsequential we all are beyond the debt slots given to each of us.
The banks, corporations and by extension the System figures based on basic everyday needs and life goals we are programmed to seek to accomplish, that there is a general debt value we will carry with each of us for entirety of our lives i.e. a debt slot
For instance, millions upon millions of High Schoolers are pushed by ignorant parents to immediately go to college.. Well that cost big money.. A small percentage will have parents foot the bill, another percentage will do it on scholarship and grants..
The rest.. non-dischargeable debt that stays forever
Then there's expenses that go with marriage and family.. Home, kids.. Mortgages, cars, bills, insurances, more cars....
It is set up where a person is not able to catch up until their 60s at minimum and with health care keeping everyone alive to 100 and the blood sucking rest homes taking all a person has left, in modern times, you'll lucky if a parent left you any sort of inheritance.
A few millionaires here and there under 40.. that's baked into the cake, as the saying goes..
But if we were all wealthy... poof..
And when individuals fail and need some sort of bailout to protect them from catastrophe, there's no help to be found..
Choices are to go bankrupt and pay back something or pay back nothing and have it hover over your head for a longer duration
Everyone else gets bailed out..
Even impoverished Puerto Rico which has quietly gone under the radar..
From Wall Street Journal: "The (US) House approved legislation Thursday to stem Puerto Rico’s escalating debt crisis, capping an unusually bipartisan course on a fraught and technically complex compromise measure.
The bill, which must still pass the Senate, establishes a process to handle what is shaping up as the largest municipal-debt workout in U.S. history. Puerto Rico’s government has begun defaulting on $70 billion in debts, and has warned it could run out of cash this summer."
Nearly 8 years since Lehman Brothers and this God Damn government is still bailing other entities out...
And doing so bipartisan
Just don't expect anyone to bail you out..
So to show displeasure back then, a newspaper posted the famous tagline "Ford to NYC: Drop Dead"
Personally, that headline would have made me smile and reaffirm I made the right decision.
Then again I am not a worm politician bogged down by re-election bids and the meaninglessness of 'legacy'.. Ford backed down, NYC got its money and now continues to pretend it's #1
Be even nicer if there was a real difference economically between a Democrat in office and a Republican