Student loans are a hassle but its not like you pay it off all at once. In the end it'll be worth it. Although your parents would probably want the best for you, at the end of the day, its your life, not theirs. It would be selfish to demand your parents to pay for your schooling if they cannot afford it. I have to take out well over $60k in student loans to finish my degree. And you know what, something about not being financially dependant on my parents is somewhat fulfilling. Best of luck to you. Also, any education is better than none.
On a side note, WTF, American tuition is so expensive compared to Canadian tuition.
Nathaniel in The Bartimaeus Trilogy
Mr. Crepsely in the Darren Shan Saga
If it means getting rid of the phrase YOLO then yeah.
I think she means that just because we may not find ourselves attractive, at the end of the day, any effort we put into to the way we look is thanks to us.
So, I guess I'd rather take credit for the way I look even if it's not ''OMG SO HOT'' because I know I worked hard for it than be handed superficial beauty (which would be nice too I guess). Knowing how it feels to be unattractive (in my opinion) gives me more depth and character than many beautiful people who people go head over heels for solely because of looks.
If you watched ''In Time'' starring Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried, Matt Bomer's character says something like ''even if your body doesn't age, the mind does.''
So no, I wouldn't want to be immortal. I think we would all get to the point where we've seen as much as we could and get tired of living.
It's difficult to bust a move to ''I Will Always Love You'' no matter how much I like the song
It's even more frustrating when people justify their offensiveness by saying ''stereotypes stem from the truth,'' which somehow makes labelling someone (often negatively) without actually knowing them okay.
I usually do, except when American Idol follows the tearful contestants who got rejected. I can't help but feel bad for those poor souls, especially the younger ones. Then it's not even entertaining anymore.
I can't speak for the whole country, but I come from a relatively wealthy town in Alberta. Sadly a lot of the teenagers (specifically male) for some reason think it's cool to be homophobic and be general douche bag hicks. On two occasions a group of teenagers sped past me in their vehicles yelling insults. On the one occasion they tried to throw some liquid at me (but missed). It's like really? You come from a wealthy town. You ain't no hick homeboy.
Yes, arming a society definitely won't have any future backlash and consequences. That's all I'm going to say OP, since I don't want you arguing with me, like you have been doing with EVERYONE who commented. But keep this in mind, by legally forcing every household to be armed, you're allowing families like Honey-Boo-Boo to run amuck and be dangers to themselves and society. ''An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind.''
No thanks, I like my rights and freedoms.
Voldemort is one of few who are able to do wandless magic, albeit not as powerful
Yeah I suppose reading them again after all these years wouldn't have the same magic as when we were younger.
Also consider that many individuals with University degrees are unemployed as well. Yes, that also includes the ''hard'' degrees like Engineering and Sciences. Even lawyers are finding themselves without a job. Employers are becoming more and more strict with their requirements and many degreed individuals are finding themselves having to settle for ''less-than-glamorous'' jobs; especially the fresh ones out of school. I think it's good that the government provides a level of welfare for people; especially for those who are just starting out in the ''real world.'' A quick google search will give you the same results. I do agree with your general idea that some people do jack shit and need to get jobs.
I personally liked the concept of Twilight. It's interesting. The writing and plot was terribly executed though. I think it could have been a more DESERVING pop icon if it were written more to the level of LOTR or Harry Potter so we could have better seen the world of Twilight and other characters. But then again, I'm not the target market so whatever, right?
I also agree with the Hunger Games comments above. The first were very addicting but the plot seemed rushed as the books continued. I wouldn't say the writing was ''bad'' but too much content was in the second and third books that she missed out on a lot of ''in-between-scenes.''
On another note, the Bartimaeus Trilogy, Darren Shan Saga and Artemis Fowl Saga all had very good concepts and were written very well. It's such a shame they aren't as well known.