From Generation X through the end of the Millennial generation, for sure, kids were sold the idea that you had to go to college and get a degree in order to make something of your life.
It wasn’t until the economy and the housing market and pretty much everything else spun out of control in the early aughts that we realized we’d been sold a lie – and a good number of us have been trying to climb out of debt ever since.
If you’re inclined to think thirty-somethings are just whiny whiners, take a look at these 14 pictures that pretty much prove the loan companies have made it impossible to put that debt behind us.
14. It is indeed a scam.
How do we get them to stop?
13. It definitely seems as if they should be closer.
This is as bad as a credit card.
12. Just say no.
Feel free to add some curse words to spice it up, though.
11. They owe not one penny less.
That’s got to be disheartening.
10. That’s going the wrong direction.
Seriously, how is this possible?
9. Definitely seems like it’s only in their best interests.
I mean, who do they think they’re fooling?
8. Yeah, no thanks.
Even lawyers don’t make enough money to keep that up.
7. Talk about being out of touch.
None of us wants to see this.
6. This is not what we were promised.
In case you were wondering.
5. I’m not seeing the incentive.
Except them getting another person in debt, too.
4. I assure you, we are not ready.
We will never be ready.
3. Those are your choices.
Go ahead and choose one.
2. Can confirm.
I seriously doubt that anyone is thrilled about it.
1. That’s one word for it.
If you don’t want to get mad, I mean.
It’s kind of depressing to see it all in black and white, right?
If you’re struggling to get out from under student loans, tell us some ideas you’ve tried and whether or not they’ve worked down in the comments!