Don’t go to an Ivy League school
People brag about their kids going to Harvard. The famed Ivy League. Uh. The whole industry of schools that cost $70,000 per year — putting students into literally hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt which you can’t even declare bankruptcy against — had been built around playing on our innate desire to seek approval from our parents.
“My kid is going to Harvard. Wow,” parents think.
“I’m going to Harvard. Wow,” kids think. Then, after several months, “I am in Harvard. Eh…is that it?”