I chose a major in college that would have multiple career path opportunities, each of which would be in demand.
I went to a community college for my first two years and got an AS degree. This allowed me to get the general education classes that almost all colleges require out of the way at a lower cost.
I then transfered to an affordable in state school to have lower tuition.
I worked hard to keep my grades up so that I could get a partial scholarship.
I now have a good and work hard to keep it and be valuable to my employer so that I get good annual reviews and get pay increases.
I don't dress like a slob.
I bathe daily.
I keep my hair clean and neatly cut.
I keep my beard trimmed and presentable.
I take responsibility for my bills and pay them.
I don't make purchases on my credit card that I can't pay.
I pay property and school taxes.
I pay income tax.
I don't have time to protest for days on end. If I did have the time due to not having a job I'd be spending that time trying to get a job instead of taking a shit on cop cars.
I am the 53%