Never mind that the land he bought back then for about $1000 is worth approximately $100,000 today. Then he’ll pivot and tell me that his family was too poor to afford to send him to college and you couldn’t get loans back then for it as you do now. I then point out that the Higher Education Act of 1965 created Stafford loans for students, so they certainly were available in 1973 when he graduated high school. Not to mention that tuition was so much lower you could work for one summer vacation and pay your entire year’s tuition. He never has a response. I think he gets it and secretly agrees with me but he’s just too much of a boomer to admit defeat.
But I am also pleased.. pleased at what I see coming out of this generation. The fight for a better world. I know that you need to remain respectful because so many people just can’t see beyond their own perspective. But, please don’t back down. This is how change happens. And it will. I never thought I’d ever see the corruption and complacency that we’re experiencing in this country today. But I am so encouraged by what I see coming from the younger generation.