“In Britain, students don’t begin paying off their loans until they find stable employment, and the cost is in proportion to their earnings. Australia similarly ties the cost of paying off the loan to the income of the graduate. In Denmark, education is considered a right by the people and an investment by the government, and is therefore free. Some students are even offered a stipend by the government to defray costs. Norway has a similar system of higher education, and in Sweden, students pay only a small fee.
In America? The university is considered a commodity, one that can easily be purchased by the wealthy, but not the poor. These approaches represent a fundamentally different cultural attitude: elsewhere, education is a public good, an investment or a right; in the U.S., it’s a privilege reserved for wealthy elites.”—
Nice way to end the work week and kick off the weekend. Drove my coworker home and changed the channel on the radio and almost immediately Bohemian Rhapsody came on and start belting it out. Can’t think of any better way for that situation to have gone. :)
With that said, after some work that needs to be done on my laptop I am getting back to queue-filling again. :P
Enjoying my weekend so far. Aunt and cousin came to visit. Yesterday went on a 3 mile trek, came back and went swimming then went out for dinner and saw the new Percy Jackson movie. Side note I always love people watching outside at Easton town center.
Went bike riding today and now going out to Magic Mountain and getting in some putt putt and go karts and later going to do S’mores at my brothers place.
So apologies for not posting lately. Just making sure to enjoy myself which I haven’t been able to in a while. :)
“A good relationship is when two people accept each other’s past, support each other’s present, and love each other enough to encourage each other’s future. So don’t rush love. Find a partner who encourages you to grow, who won’t cling to you, who will let you go out into the world, and trust that you will come back. This is what true love is all about.”
“And I realized you could like something and not like it at the same time. Not like loving unconditionally; that’s an act of desperation. This was different, like respecting somebody for being a mess because you’re a mess too.”—George Lass, Dead Like Me (via durianseeds)
i wish there was a definite way to know how somebody felt like you could just write their name into a database and find out what theyre feeling in that exact moment or how they feel towards you or how sad they generally are or how many times theyve felt truly happy you know