Everywhere I go, you tell me that money is not what life is all about. You keep on saying that there is more to life than earning countless amounts of wealth. You attempt to show me that my mind should not be worrying about paying for things and that I should live freely.
Yet, free is not really a plausible reality when the thing I want to do costs £9,000 a year. I can’t better myself or learn about new things or fulfill my potential when I need to conjure up nine thousand pounds. Why is it dear world, that when people proclaim that money is not the point of life, they normally are the ones with deep pockets? Why is it then, that those who claim to have no care for money, are the ones hoarding hundreds and millions of pounds? Why is it that those who promise to give their life savings away to charity, only do so upon their death when their money cannot be any use to them anyway?
Money. Money. Money. I am sick of this hypocritical world where I am told to remain happy with being unable to afford my university tuition fees and yet enticed by consumerism on the other.
Dear world, if money is no object, then why has nobody helped me pay for university? The world shouts encouragement but the undeniable and clear truth is that I need £9000 and there is very little that I can do about it.
Dear world, if money is no object, then why has the multi-millionaire owner of the tuition centre I work at, not given me a pay-rise? Why must I go through each day, wondering how on earth am I going to be able to study over the next three years?
Dear world, I don’t want money to be the purpose of my life but currently it is being forced upon me. I want to live freely, weightlessly and full of life but there is no enjoyment when the next bottle of drink I buy immediately makes me think of how much I have to save to pay for university and whether I will be able to or not.
Dear world, I need some help. I have planned my future. That is what you keep on telling teenagers like me to do right? Well my plan requires some financial assistance so please, help.
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A Worried Student