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abhikavi1445 karma

My grandfather lost two brothers to scarlet fever, but some of his grandchildren are anti-vaxxers. It's shocking how fast we forget.

abhikavi297 karma

I knew a couple guys who swam competitively during high school who kept their legs shaved. I don't know if it was the whole team or not, or what they did about other body hair.

abhikavi124 karma

I think a lot of students just don't know about opportunities in other countries. It might feel intimidating to move to Europe when you've never even left your state before. It would also feel scary to move to a country where you don't speak the language. There might also be concerns that your degree won't be taken as seriously if it's not from an American university (I don't think that's usually true, but it is a fear).

There's also the high upfront cost-- if you're a student with $0, and your parents have a grand total of $300 in their checking account, it would feel (or be) impossible just to get the $800 ticket to Germany. However, if you take the scholarship & loans you get in the US, you don't have to pay anything out of pocket upfront.

abhikavi87 karma

It's ok to put yourself in the loss category. You did lose a baby. Having another healthy child doesn't invalidate that.

abhikavi59 karma

Sorta similar to how "see a doctor" is the default medical advice.