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If somebody offers you to pay for your college or tutor, and living expenses.
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Bushido_Dragon wrote:


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I wouldn't. Even if it's theoretically no-strings-attached, it still gives them a degree of control/influence. I refuse to let anyone have that degree of control over me; I'd rather wait until I can afford it myself.


By that logic, you wouldn't work a job. Jeez, how old are you to be this paranoid?

A job is different, because the compensation is being given in return for specific services provided, there is a written contract that lays out the nature and limitations of the relationship, and there is recourse available should the contract be violated. I'm not sure it's paranoid if it arises from first-hand experience of how it can go wrong.

They're giving you money to do something, and a boss has control over you in a job. The money can only be spent on education. I don't see any real difference other than distrust of other people's magnanimity. Yes, it is paranoid and cynical, regardless of previous experiences.

It's theoretically no strings attached, and you talk about some perceived control a person has over your life, which is virtually nonexistent as I see it. Most loans people take out for colleges give more control to a bank than a scholarship. That's the truth. We're not talking about a loan to be paid back, but a scholarship.


If you went to college, you most likely received grants. Are you advising people not to take grants? That would simply be idiotic.


This isnt a grant, scholarship, job, or loan.... THis is another person offering to pay for your education and cost of living. Basically everything you can and cant afford to do for the next couple years is up to them. If you dont please this person they can stop the cash flow at anytime.

Think of it as living rent free at someones house. You gotta do as they say or leave..

Now while walking away when things get tough or weird is an option.. i imagine you will be more and more willing to do as told as you near completion.

Now I might seem kind of paranoid but lets be honest.. How likely is this scenario. this is not an everyday occurrence. Would you really 100% trust the kindness of a complete stranger.
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Well....tbh I would be pretty skeptical at first. Especially if it was just some random person or someone whom I barely know. However, if I know there are no contracts, I have complete control over what I do and when I do it, and there are no underlying motives, then I would take the opportunity.
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Posted 2/9/15
A resounding yes!
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No. Sounds shady, I'm not all that into college, and I have my pride. At the very least, there better be a legitimate contract, and with alot of copies in several mediums. Even video proof, if possible. Plenty of witnesses, too.
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for college yes. As I do want to finish my education. As for living expenses...... not so much.
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Of course, but I'll eventually pay them back after.
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Those things already exist. They're called scholarships. some scholarships are more generous than others. You need to compete for them. Usually by writing an essay, about yourself and your goals, to demonstrate why investing their scholarship funds will be well spent on you.

So, it's O.K. to accept such an offer.
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Wtf what's the downside to this...
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