The “just because I struggled, you should too” mindset needs to stop.
With a new president in office, changes are bound to happen.
One of the most prevalent I have seen all over social media is President Joe Biden’s plan for loan forgiveness.
As college students, I can imagine we are all elated to hear this and hopeful that it passes.
However, not everyone is as happy as we are.
I have gotten into many fights in
comments on Facebook with people regarding whether or not it is fair to have college loans forgiven.
The biggest reason I have seen that people may be opposed to this is the idea of “I had it hard and struggled to pay off my loans, so you all should, too.
You chose to go to college, so you should be smart enough to know how to pay off loans.”
I don’t understand the lack of empathy these people have.
If you suffered a hardship, why would you wish it on the future generation?
College students are the next generation of specialized workers.
If this plan sticks, it may affect the complainer’s children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews, cousins, etc.
I know that along with myself, a lot of college students did not receive stimulus checks.
We did not complain and whine that it was unfair that people in need got money to help them financially and get out of debt.
More and more people are having selfish and violent mindsets.
I cannot go one day on social media without people from different political parties arguing and being nasty to each other.
I’m not saying I’m not guilty of being malicious to people; I have before, but mildly.
I’m not perfect. But I do know how to be empathetic.
Empathy is a skill that needs to be learned worldwide.
As long as it is not hurting anyone, we should be happy for those who receive benefits.
Wouldn’t you want people to care about your wellbeing?
Instead this country is painted green with jealousy and greed.
Newsflash: if the future generation fails, so does the future of this country.
A true American should want the best for all. For the future generations to be successful, regardless of political affiliation.