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TikToker goes viral for complaining that she can't buy a home or afford groceries after earning a college degree
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TikToker goes viral for complaining that she can't buy a home or afford groceries after earning a college degree

A young woman's lament has gone viral after she posted a video on TikTok that she cannot buy "nice things" and even hope to buy a home after earning a college degree.

"Is anyone else just work their ass off for like the three or four last years and now you have a job that you hate and you still can't afford life?" said the TikToker on her account named "placeofpods."

"And you're still f***ing miserable and you can't pay any of your bills and you can't live in a house that you imagine and you just feel lied to because you thought that if you just went to college and got a degree you'd be able to afford a house and like things that make you happy, but you still barely can afford groceries or clothes, or literally anything that makes you happy at all?" she added.

"And you had to spend the whole entire weekend in your bed because you literally don't have any money to go do anything other, like if you buy food you just can't have an entertainment budget?" she continued. "I'm just wondering if anyone else is dealing with something like this or if it's just me, 'cuz, this s*** ain't it!"

The video garnered more than a million views on TikTok and another million views on Twitter.

In other video, she divulged that she earned about $60k in her job, which is far more than the median U.S. wage of about $47k.

"Stop whining and expecting instant wealth"

Responses to the video were not consistent across partisan lines. Some accused her of being lazy and entitled while others blamed the economy under President Joe Biden for her complaints.

"Our government and its institutions broke the social contract when they saddled us with a lifetime of debt and limited opportunity. Stop paying back your school loans," read one response.

"I’m 44 yrs old, no college debt, trades job, no car payments, just a mortgage. And we are slowly drowning. GFY with the boomerpoasting. The American Dream was mortgaged so the olds could buy a bigger McMansion," replied another commentor.

"Most of us had little or nothing starting out. Work, save, find a good partner, patiently acquire as you actually spend time in the work force. Stop whining and expecting instant wealth," responded one critic.

"She can afford a house. But it’s not the house she wants. Younger generation doesn’t want to do starter homes," said another.

The median wage for a person older than 25 years with a bachelor's degree is about 76% higher that that of a person older than 25 but with a high school degree.

Similar complaints were made by a TikToker who said she can't enjoy life and work 40 hours a week. That garnered millions of views.

Here's the video that went viral:

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