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Rules for Anchorites

Letters from Proxima Thule


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Well, and it's the Boomer system, which worked for them. Go to college, because that's a class marker and it gets you into a better tier of the workforce. Buy a house and pay it off in 30 years because you won't have to move 10 times in that span. But now everyone has college, and there's still not enough jobs, and those there are don't pay enough to get into the tier of social and economic power the Boomers could with an undergrad degree.

That's true, though my parents deliberately stepped out of it, so I also have a family tradition of rebelling. At the same time, my dad pressed me to go to college (I would have anyway) because he feels unhappy with how his life turned out. Pressure on both sides, if you will.

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