Friday, June 21, 2013

College Financial Aid, We Want MORE....a lot more!

Being in college is quite the accomplishment. We all look forward to the new experiences to be had and the new friends to be made. However, when financial aid packages are sent out, you quickly realize how costly attending college can be. It then becomes a nuisance to all.
I feel as though some type of financial aid should be given to all students. Some families are too ‘rich’ and some families are too ‘poor’ for financial aid. I use the terms ‘rich’ and ‘poor’ very loosely, mind you. This problem of not supplying a sufficient amount of money for college students drives high numbers of loans borrowed, I am sure this is no secret though. I cannot recall how many conversations I have had with friends and associates about graduating in debt with all their student loans. As a student with student loans, I can assure you that I am dreading that day when it becomes time to start paying them back.
I really wish there was a better and more cost efficient way to attend college. Yes, I know that it is pretty impossible to lower the cost without grants and scholarships but wishful thinking can’t hurt. It is really disheartening hearing testimonies about people not being able to attend college because they are financially inept, for lack of a better word.

Yes, we want more financial aid!

Monday, June 10, 2013

We like it so we want more!

I am willing to bet that the majority of people are familiar with this image but for those of us who have not had time to indulge in television lately, it is from an AT&T commercial. The little girl says:

"More is better than less
because if stuff is not *deep breath* less there's more less stuff,
then *deep breath* you might want to have some more.
But then, your parents won't let you because there's only a little.
If you really like something, you'll want more of it.
We want more,
We want more,

Like, *deep breath* you really like it,
ya want more."

Some may say the little girl is ranting, like children do, but if you really concentrate on what she's saying, it's the honest truth. The idea in itself is pretty self explanatory. If something is pleasing to you in anyway, you are going to 'want more' of it and on the contrary, if something is displeasing in anyway, you want nothing more to do with it.

In today's time especially, there is a stronger sense of entitlement. If we want something, we will get it and once we have it, we will try to do anything to sustain it. The concept is pretty simple and it applies to more than just affordable services at AT&T.