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posted by snarkydude

In reply to: Man wanted for breaking into disabled Athens vet's home surrenders »

January 28, 2013

Of course, this guy had the opportunity to obtain a free education, and had he done well enough, a free college education. The opportunity is out there, but some refuse to take it.

We have in our society, a mentality that celebrates this man's kind of behavior, yet criticizes and demeans people who get an education and/or a marketable skill. I ask, in all seriousness, why have we allowed this mentality to thrive and prosper, and what can we do to begin to eliminate it?

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