Where to Start?

I read a post in the New York Times today, that made me wonder how the writer could possibly hold his head up in public again.

He was:

  • Self-righteous

    • "I could take what I had been led to believe was both the morally and legally reprehensible step of defaulting on my student loans, which was the only way I could survive without wasting my life in a job that had nothing to do with my particular usefulness to society.

  • Whiny

    • "Or maybe, after going back to school, I should have gone into finance, or some other lucrative career. Self-disgust and lifelong unhappiness, destroying a precious young life — all this is a small price to pay for meeting your student loan obligations."

  • Clueless about the reality of making a living

    • "I could give up what had become my vocation (in my case, being a writer) and take a job that I didn’t want in order to repay the huge debt I had accumulated in college and graduate school."

  • Certain he was made for "better things" than a mundane retail job that would have allowed him to pay off his loans

    • Maybe I should have stayed at a store called The Wild Pair, where I once had a nice stable job selling shoes after dropping out of the state college because I thought I deserved better, and na├»vely tried to turn myself into a professional reader and writer on my own, without a college degree. I’d probably be district manager by now."

Unbelievable.  If you open your dictionary for the word "Entitled", his picture should grace that entry.


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