Have you ever thought about how you got trapped into your current job? Even if you love it, could you leave, if you didn’t?
For my family, when I was growing up, credit was a shameful thing. You saved up until you had enough money to buy what you needed and then you purchased it. Until then you did something we called “doing without”.
This made the burden of working not quite as enslaving. If you had enough for rent (or house payment), food and utilities, you had enough to live on. Jobs could be quit or changed and no massive fear of reprisal considered.
Now? Now there is a house payment and a car payment and how many credit card payments that ensnare us in our current jobs?
Add to that the student loan fiasco and many, many Americans are now enslaved to whatever job they can find.