There’s a trendy political debate in the US lately about college students being forgiven for the debt they’ve accrued over the course of their higher education. Some say the overwhelming debt must be wiped away for those that need it most. Others aren’t so hot on the idea.
I understand why it sounds like a good idea. Not having the burden hanging over your head for what could be decades might free a person up to get ahead in life. I also understand why free education is so attractive. Heck, anything free sounds good.
I once spent an entire freezing cold night in a mall parking lot for a $50 gift card. I also have about 10 zipper wristband thingy’s because Publix was handing them out for free. Do I need them? Maybe. Must I have them? Yes.
But my dad told me something decades ago that I didn’t understand at the time. He said, “Son, nothing is free.” Now that I’m older, I get it. Even if I get a fanny pack for my arm from Publix, or 10, and they are free, they aren’t really free. Publix fronted the cost to make these convenient little zipper packs. And I gotta say… thank you Publix, these are awesome! 🙂
So with that said, I want to declare my stance on student loan debt forgiveness. I approve, support, I rally for, and I applaud a blanket, all-inclusive cancellation of all current student debt for anyone and everyone… under one super-easy-economy-boosting condition.
Based on the idea of forgiveness to help free people up to pursue things they love and enjoy, to spend money which boosts our economy, I would like my home loan to be forgiven as well. I still have over half owed to Regions Bank, but if it was wiped clean, just imagine the things I could buy!
What’s good for the goose is good for the gander, right? Who’s coming with me?
-Out of the Wilderness