romothesavior wrote:firemed wrote:Straw man or not... I think he is right. There are a LOT of lower middle class (or even bottom rung) posters on the forum that are profoundly debt adverse. And I think it might honestly be personal preference based off life experiences and personality... not Socioeconomic class.
This, this, this. $200,000 is a mind-numbing amount of money to me. I come from a pretty standard middle class family. I would never try to call myself poor, but I would never even dream of calling my family "rich." $200,000 is an amount of debt that I truly cannot fathom for educational debt. I don't think I've ever hand more than $5,000 or so in my bank account, and usually I live off my tips. The rich kids are usually the ones who have no concept of money at a young age, so I think it is the exact opposite of what aliarrow is saying.Patriot1208 wrote:While I do notice this in some threads, talking about law school in terms of ROI certainly isn't one of those ways to determine what socio-economic class someone is. It's just a smart way to look at any decision.
And also this.
Well again, I'm mainly speaking in terms of middle class vs. lower class. When I say lower class, I mean lower class. Example: try growing up with a single parent in a trailer, said parent is now going on their second bankruptcy and receiving food drive food in elementary school. You do that and see how willing you are to forgo an expensive graduate program in favor of sticking around the same shit neighborhoods with no connections, no job prospects, etc etc.