You make more money in one month than the entirety of my student loans. If you’re so concerned about my future—to the point where it’s the only topic of conversation we have when together, you email me about it, text me about it, etc—then offer to HELP.
Don’t judge me and my decisions.
Don’t take my parents aside and tell them you’re “disappointed” in my decisions.
Don’t refer to me as irresponsible.
Either offer to help, or get your fucking nose out of my business.
I am 22 years old with my masters degree, and a strong amount of international work experience to support this degree. Just because my path is more philanthropic than those of your wall street wanna be son—whos college is paid for by your in-laws, so you don’t have to lift one of your million dollar fingers—does not mean that I am a failure.
Just because my bank account doesn’t have the amount of zeros that yours, does NOT mean that I am irresponsible to spend MY money on travel to complete research projects that will benefit my future “opposed to saving that money for loans”. Guess what? My field requires some hard to get experience, maybe instead of judging me for being irresponsible, you can look to see that I am incredibly driven in creating these opportunities for myself in order to be more marketable.
SO. I will say it again.
Either offer to HELP, or remove yourself from my life decisions.