I do live in the real world. I work, support a family, and pay my bills. I paid for my own school by working part time jobs and getting student loans. When I graduated I started paying those student loans back and paid them off when I was making enough money to do so.
As for kids too late Rachael I do have kids. Not to offend you but I don’t think you could cut it as my kid. My kids will know the real world is tough and not everything goes your way. They will know they need to work hard to earn everything for everything. My kids will also know about personal responsibility, competition, and working to overcome obstacles.
There are no guarantees in life and they will know this too. And when it’s time for them to go to college they will actually pick a major which will give them a better opportunity to get a job. If they want to get a useless liberal arts or political science degree they can pay for college themselves. They are already too many college graduates running around with useless liberal arts degrees who think they’re entitled to $70,000 a year job.
Now to your assumption I would not help my kids well you’re wrong there. Of course I will help them if they need it. That’s what being a parent is about. What I’m against is the government mandating coverage for my kids until they’re 26. If my child decides to go to graduate school then I would probably pay for her insurance out of my pocket like most responsible parents would do. But if it’s year six of them working on getting a bachelors then they’ll probably be cutoff. Each individual situation needs to be analyzed, evaluated, and then a decision is made. That’s what is done in the real world is all about.
If you don’t mind me asking what did you study in college?
Finance? Accounting? Computer Science?
See we’re hiring new college graduates all the time for the above mentioned majors. And we provide very good starting pay, full healthcare benefits and we’ll even pay for your graduate school.
The jobs are out there if you have the correct skill set and don’t give up. Yes it might be tough at first and you might have to move to another state too. Sometimes you have to move where the jobs are. But hey that’s life.