If you're a man not born with a silver spoon then there are two words you need to remember: revenue and expenses. You want to keep your revenue up and your expenses down. If you're not able to do so then you can pretty much kiss your healthy social life goodbye. Even the poor get sick of being poor and too much Jesus can be a bad thing.
Women don't care about what you do in life, they care about your ability to entertain them and although they're far from the brightest economists when it comes to intellect, they know that it takes..............money!
I hope this thread will help a few guys out there put things into perspective. I agree that no man should be a coward but it doesn't hurt to RUN.....especially when your expenses are eating up your revenue! It's a guaranteed path to self-destruction. So, if you're a foreign dude in the Jing or overseas and the shit is just not working out, please ask yourselves WTF are you doing in a foreign country to begin with! If you love the culture that's cool, but even locals will shit on you if they know your pockets are hurting. They've been wanting to get at foreign men for quite some time and a broke foreigner is an easy target as the locals can hide behind their own nation's laws if you get "upset".
There's a lot more I can say but I don't want to come off as extremely offensive so I'll keep it here. A lot of you guys know what I'm talking about and will get the picture. At the end of the day, its all about money. If you're working hard for that degree, just make sure its for the right reasons as you'll be working hard for sloppy seconds dressed up as sugar and spice and everything nice! It sucks knowing that what it took four years to get another dude got by having the right set of car keys.
It is what it is! You want 100% dignity and respect? Go home! Don't fool yourselves!