Here's my take, Any sort of group is made up of 'Chiefs', and 'Indians'. Many to most people would rather be in the position to 'dictate', rather than to 'receive'; hence "I wanna be the chief'.
So over the last couple to few decades has been an ever increasing push to college, and the debt that comes with it. The high school I went to had a 98% rate of folks off to college. Myself? I didn't go to college, I didn't have the money, and didn't want the debt; of to work I did go! My choice was to be an electrician. Any, and all of my supposed friends were always there to tell me how I was letting myself down......
My first contractor didn't believe in education, so I paid my own way through apprenticeship. Another guy I worked with, got his first residential wireman's license, and I got mine just to show him I could, but then the money for the 'license' started showing up in my pay; onward with higher learning, and licensing I did go. I achieved several master's licenses between the age of 22, and 24; all debt free.
The contractor I worked for, figured that his daughter would cost him $100k for her college education, while I'd earn 100k over the same length of time. I actually earned a little more, and was making around $60k as a journeyman in 2000; at the age of 22.
Was the work easy? No, but not that bad. I did realize the 'blue collar' aspect of it a time, or two; like when working on sewage treatment plants, and the 'wafting' smell that would follow you home, or even the times I had to change out motors on literal shit grinding pumps; "Yum"! It caused myself to learn a lot of respect for plumbers, and garbage men, and the 'others' that kept 'Main Street' so seemingly clean.
The fact is, there's a lot of hard working Americans who never bought into the lies of college at the price of interest. There's a lot of Americans now being asked to basically cover the cost of college, and interest for the idiots who bought the lies. The proverbial "Indians"; those who cut their young teeth cleaning the waste up, and unclogging literal shit from drains to feed their families are the ones being asked to cover the cost of the snowflakes.
The funny thing though, those 'lowly Indians' who made the sad choice in their lives of not going to college, are the ones who own most of America's small businesses. Somewhere in their hard work, and success, there's a poor disadvantaged little prick whining like a new born baby, that their success isn't fair, and they need to help pay 'their way', through college; I guess to then be the real 'smart chief'.
What a travesty, what a joke; the Indians must pay for the 'white collar' wannabes, and the faux chiefdom they all thought they'd get. Pffft!