43, I was in college with chance for an scholarship. Got instructed to get the best possible grades, and teachers kept telling me to do better. Did 3 tests in a row, and went to hospital in the 4th one. Doctor said that the amount of coffee and meds I had took could've killed me if I was not lucky.

P.S.: After I got my grades and asked about my scholarship I was told that they gave it to another person that was "more stable" and "healthy"...

P.S.: I don't know if this counts as working

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    No scholarship is worth your life bud.

    I'm not risking my life for a small bit of money.
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    @Stuxnet Yeah, sadly I didn't learn that before. I come from a poor family and really wanted to have my own earnings to help at home. Since then I've learned to take a better care of my own health and overworking.
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    I'm 35k in debt from college but I don't regret it one bit because I wasn't spending my entire time in school stressing over perfect grades and massive essays for scholarships I still probably wouldn't get. I'll pay my loans off as I go.
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    @Crazed My logic exactly.

    I'm only $6.5k in debt (that's all I could take out this year lol) but I got at least 2 more years left.

    If I fly solo and live cheaply for a few years, I'll have that pain in the ass trimmed down significantly
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    @Stuxnet I'm moving into my first place soon. I focused on school and ended up getting a pretty solid job, so I can afford a decent apartment and student loan payments. Is it ideal? No. But it's a hell of a lot better than being stuck at home :) I'll pay off the loans in due time, I can't get back my youth.
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    @Crazed $65k in debt and same basically.
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