@laser “what about those of us who paid back our student loans” I mean you have literally like a 10 year head start on accumulating wealth so that’s pretty good
@logo personal object impernanence doesn't make things imaginary.
@RoyalDoggo "impernanence". Great job nerd
@stunt_bird @RoyalDoggo certainly valid to describe it as a social construct, and to argue that's not imaginary. But *debt* is at least a second-level abstraction: it's a bet that you will repay money at some point in future. It is certainly possible for the creditor to lose that bet. It's potential rather than real money
@laser fun fact: I graduated with zero debt due to careful maintenance of a National Merit Scholarship, but had no idea how to exist in a non-school environment (or deal with anxiety and depression that quickly took over my life) and spent the next decade chronically unemployed. So it is possible to fuck up and squander that advantage!
@laser Whoever who thinks like this is pathetic
@laser Same energy as "I support beating children because I was beaten as a child and I turned out okay"
@laser I mean, nobody tell them about other places that (while also being part of the neolib hellword) don't saddle their students with an embarrassing amount of debt. I got educated for the price of a half-eaten baloney sandwich.
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