Let’s take stock of what he’s said so far:
- he studied English, a language that he already spoke, which has one of the lowest employment rates
- he was warned by people who knew something about earning and saving money not to study English
- he went to a school he couldn’t afford to go to, and he graduated with $50,000 in debt
- he went to seminary, another subject that doesn’t pay, and added another $50,000 or so of debt
- he says that he doesn’t have to study subjects that lead to a career because he isn’t “passionate” about them
- he “followed his heart” by going to the school that he had mystical, emotional, intuitions about = “calling”
My advice to Tad at this point would be for him to take the Bible seriously when it says this:
2 Thessalonians 3:10:
10 For even when we were with you, we used to give you this order: if anyone is not willing to work, then he is not to eat, either.
And 1 Timothy 5:8:
8 But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
If Tad had taken economics classes he’d know there just *might* be some consequences of wiping out those student loans.