Why is it when people go into debt buying a new car or a new house everyone is congratulating them??? Congratulations you just bought something you couldn’t afford and are now going to shell out thousands of dollars on interest! Today, I posted on my wall, yes my Facebook wall that my husband and I paid for our 3 year old daughter’s first 2 years of college. Do you think we got one congratulations? Nope, not one. People liked it, people questioned it, but not one congratulations. I would think saving up for a kids college fund takes a lot more effort than getting a loan for a car or a house. I am a bit baffled. I think back to 2012 when we bought our brand new car (btw with cash and no I wouldn’t do it again) and everyone was “congratulations!!”, “wow, nice ride”. Why is this? Why are people excited when their friends go into debt but not excited for their friends responsible actions?
Now, please don’t think I wrote the Facebook post looking for a “congratulations” because I didn’t. I was simply sharing a happy moment with friends and family. This finding just so happened to be a side effect of it all. I just don’t think I’ll ever understand the way most people think. In all honesty, I think it’s for the better.