Response to A Man Lost It When His Wife Told Him She Was Pregnant After Four Miscarriages And A Stillbirth:
Congrats to the couple! And not to be a buzzkill, but how did she not think something is up if she missed 5 periods? Unless she was on birth control? Did I miss something here?
Response to This Is How Debt Teaches You About Money:
While this story is touching and realistic, it raises questions to me (perhaps due to the different cultural backgrounds). 1) If money was such a problem, as the author described, why did Christmas gifts consist of game consoles and electronic games? There are many more options for gifts that may cost less and hold equal “value” in the eyes of a child, as a gift from a parent under financial stress. 2) Why was there no mention of scholarships/financial aid? Is the higher education system so different in the UK than the US? 80% of my college costs were covered by academic scholarships and tuition grants. 3) If scholarships/financial aid was not an option, why does the author not mention how difficult of a decision it was to choose to attend college vs immediately looking for a job and establishing a financial safety net before applying for college? While I empathize with the author’s childhood, I would like to state that there is a significant population of people that are much much more unfortunate than she is/was, such as children around the world that are unable to even attend primary school due to a lack of access to education and the need to contribute to their family’s next meal.
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