There are lots of funny things in prevailing narratives. Here’s one:
“If you can’t get hired, go work for free until you are worth being paid” = crazy
“If you can’t get hired, borrow $50,000 dollars and spend four years not working and hope it makes you worth being paid” = sound advice
If we placed an equal burden proof on the status quo as we do on alternatives to it, decisions might look a lot different.