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Not waving but drowning

Do you know someone like this? Can you imagine what it must be like? Just thinking about it makes me feel sick to the pit of my stomach. In fact medical records show that those with heavy debt loads tend to suffer more from ulcers, stress, anxiety attacks and a host of other issues which may lead to substance abuse and early death. This is not confined to low life either, with pop stars and sporting legends suffering from some of these problems too.

The puritan ethic says that the borrower brought it upon himself, and therefore sympathy is not warranted. Possibly and probably, but this is not a solution; lessons have to be learnt before the event, not post facto. Parading or shaming the ‘criminals’ in public is a medieval practice and really not fit for a twenty-first century society. The reason: because so very many have massive debts.

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