Then he says, "My school will employee me as a recruiter which will pay me about 20k a year and I'll get my Masters degree for free." Caleb's response, "well that's great! that sounds like the equivalent of 50k a year while a student" and then Steve says, "yeah and it keeps me from having to pay barely any child support because it's not listed as income" Uh, excuse me?
I came so close to turning around and saying, "what kind of guy tries to skip out on paying child support for HIS children?" Now I wish I had. I just don't understand the thought process. Reasonably providing for your offspring is your responsibility for at least 18 years. So who does he think should provide for his children? His wife? who is now a single mom and is already taking care of them full time? His parents? His friends? The government?
How can we teach this generation to take responsibility for their choices and their life? How can we convince them that passing the buck off to the next person is not the solution. We are accountable for our decisions and for the life we choose to lead - I think once this truth sinks in it develops maturity that cannot be taught.