Dear Mr. Tavi:
I suspect the kids wouldn’t say any such thing. Most likely they’d ignore me, as another irrelevant point of data that they neither need nor want. The world has created mechanisms to let people ignore the irrelevant, a necessary adaptation in a world overflowing with information and data.
I am sorry that my olive branch has been so misunderstood and poorly received. I was not reaching out to you on Sallie Mae; the intervention was based on the reasoning behind the assumptions you made about young people before you collected any hard data at all.