Monday, March 8, 2010

Debt

There's a monster waiting for me when I come home this summer. A mountain; an impossibly large number.

But nothing cheers me up quite so much as when I reluctantly tell someone the actual dollar amount and they say: "That's almost a house!" Immediately, my mood lightens. I think to myself: Thanks for putting it into perspective. I could have either
  • An education that will allow me to pursue a career I wouldn't have otherwise been able to
  • Two years full of incredible travels and memories
  • An understanding of another culture
  • Friends literally all over the globe
or
  • A mortgage

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