He is correct but he could have presented it better. I believe it was his intent to say that if you find yourself in a situation that you are not happy/satisfied/fulfilled in, then change your situation.
I was a public school teacher for 13 years. I was not happy with the life it allowed me to livealthoughI loved being in a classroom with the kids. I worked multiple jobs and went back to school. Now I am a college Professor. Of course I still wish I made more $, but this is light years shards of where I’d be as a school teacher. I was unsatisfied so I made change.
In America, quite literally everyone has opportunity. Only 6.7% of the entire population of Earth has a college degree. More than 21% of Americans have degrees. Over 9% of Americans have Masters Degrees and almost 2% have PhD’s.
People can bitch about student loans all they want to, and debt definitely sucks. Between my wife and I we have substantial student loan debt, but our income has risen to a level that it would never have gotten to across a 35 year career in education without our degrees. Making payments sucks, but the degree is undoubtedly worth it.
the truth is, it isn’t the debt or access to funding that stops people. It is an unwillingness to do the damn work. I worked 3 jobs and went to school through my entire Grad School process. People told me how they couldn’t afford it, how they couldn’t take the debt on, etc. that’s a euphemism. They weren’t willling to match my work ethic and do what it takes to get the degrees.
Ben is right.