This morning I was writing a proposal for my economics course, Public Expenditure, in which I am planning on examining government spending with respect to helping students pay for their education.
Well it just came to me, as if I didn't already know, reaching my goal of 1 million dollars is going to be a little more difficult with the added costs of my tuition. I'm almost done my schooling, but unfortunately for me, just like the majority of students who go to school I was forced to apply for financial assistance.
This financial support from the government (if you can call it support since I have to pay it all back plus interest), puts me in debt before I can even start saving my first million. Getting an education is worth it, or is it? Hah, well honestly if you've graduated from University or College what can you say you have learned?
Do you remember all of the theorems or formulas from class? Do you remember why "this" happens if "that" moves? Wow, I'm still and school and I can honestly say that there are only a few concrete things that have stayed in my mind. Other than a handfull of facts I've kept in my head most things you learn for a term and forget them after your course is over and done with.
So what do we learn at school? We learn to socialize, we learn how to organize our lives, really we learn how to get through school. A place in which we are tested, are we tested on what we know? or one what we remember from the night before after pulling an all-nighter of studying? Isn't that how it goes?
I think my time at University is like no other, once I enter the working world everything will change. There will be less free time to just chill out and relax with friends. Less time to work out and play sports, watch tv, browse the internet, and well just do nothing.
In school we don't spend 8 hours a day at class or studying. Most of the time we spend with friends or just chillen out maxin relaxin and coolin, shootin some ball outside of school ... like the theme song from Fresh Prince of Bel Air. It's an easy and comfortable life. I still have about 6 or 8 more months of it and I plan to take advantage of all the free time.
Because soon after life begins, and then it doesn't get any easier.
My next post will be a break down of yearly, monthly, daily and hourly costs I will need to save to get to my million dollar goal.