Have you ever asked yourself "Should I Go To College"....
Yes definitely. I love studying, but definitely love self-studying the most because I hate 9-5 days, so I definitely thought a lot about what I actually wanted with my life and why.
In the end I decided that I might need a university degree for what I want to do in life, and I would rather spend the years taking the degree and learning a lot, than not doing it.
I did... And then I did.
I repeated the same question with the same result for graduate school.
No, both I and my parents always assumed I would, and I did, three times.
When I was in seventh grade my math class taught positive and negative numbers of equal value equals zero causing me to say "then Zero is the whole number." The teacher said "no, zero is not a number but a placement digit" therefore I didn't ask myself if I should I go to college but told myself "I'm not going to college" and am glad I didn't. Had I gone to college I would have had just that much more of being schooled to blindly follow leaders to over come before I could become the philosophy I have become.
I was unable to go to college because of life circumstances but looking back I am glad I didn't go. All of my peers who got English and philosophy degrees moved to other countries to get a job! The ones who didn't do that stayed behind and are stuck paying off crazy student loans to the point they're still living with their parents even though they should have flown the coop a decade or so ago. Unless you know exactly what you are going for and that it will ensure a job when you get out I do not suggest it. Trade schools provide experience which is often more valued than paper these days. You can go back to school to get papers if you need them, experience will keep you employed until then. It is something to think about.
by whitney_185 7 years ago
I went to school, one year taking random classes trying to find an area I was interested in, one year getting all of my education hours for a license when I thought I found what I was interested in. Turns out, I wasn't all that interested. Not sure what I want to do next, but I don't think college...
by Amanda S 6 years ago
What do you do if your teenager decides not to go to collage?If your teenager decides not to go to collage what should you do? Do you make them get a job? Make them start paying bills? Do you continue to allow them to live for free in your house and live like a teenager?
by arizonataylor 6 years ago
Are too many people going to college?I was listening to an economist who mentioned that our economy needs a significant percentage of less-educated people. Is there some economic truth to the notion that too many people are going to college?
by Kristi Sharp 6 years ago
How did you choose the college you went to?Often times several people in the family have attended the same college so it's natural for a child to attend. If you went to college, how did you choose your alma mater?
by Sp Greaney 6 years ago
What is the one question you think a student should ask about a college?
by KrasMackin 4 years ago
When you attended college, did you ever drop classes? If so, which classes and why?
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