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College or Not to College

I want to start by saying “it’s a choice not a obligation”. College is something that’s always on a young adults mind. It stresses us out even after we graduate. A lot of students don’t know what they want to go for. I dont’t even know if I want to go to college.

I feel like I should go to college cause it will provide better opportunities in life. But I honestly don’t know what I want to go for. So many options and so many different outcomes. Then there is the question. Where am I going to go? A lot of people decide where they are going to go while they are in school and make it look so easy. But there also the possibility of “reject”. Especially if your grades and other requirements weren’t the best.

I also see it as time consuming. I want a career in something I’ll love to do and something I will enjoy doing. But I still don’t know what it is. If I go to college it will show me a lot of different opportunities. But I really don’t want to have to go back to school. It’s said that college isn’t for everyone and people can become successful without going to college.

“Honestly how do you feel about it. Should you go to college or should you not go.”

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9 thoughts on “College or Not to College

  1. I’m almost 50. I’m a teacher. I have two teens. I know the world is changing and entrepreneurship is expanding, but I believe a college degree is still worth having. HOWEVER, I think all young people ought to go for as close to FREE as possible!

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  2. All good questions. I have two engineering degrees (earned years apart) and I’ve never regretted it. I took a practical approach out of Highschool. I had no idea what I wanted to do exactly, but I liked liked knowing how things worked. So – engineering. A magazine article listed starting salaries for various sub-disciples – so – chemical engineering. A state school was affordable with only a small loan and I was lucky enough to get a job on campus. If you must go into debt, I’d advise you go into a field that will pay the debt off. You can always take courses for fun later. But my school required some “non-technical electives” so I had a fun-course almost every semester. My jobs have been pretty good – nothing is all fun which is why it’s called a job – but I’ve had a lot of satisfying puzzled to solve and met a lot of neat people. Don’t forget that some crafts pay as well as some college-jobs. Follow your talents. Good luck to you!

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  3. Go! Learn – expand – network – enjoy. Or attend on-line where you can set the pace and integrate the experience more readily into your existing life. —CC
    (Don’t think twice about it.) The expansion of your own mind is indeed an obligation. Don’t kid yourself.

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  4. I couldn’t afford college right out of high school so back in the day there were business schools. I went to one of them, never had trouble getting a job, but could only earn so much money based upon the job. So, I went to work for a company that offered tuition reimbursement, got my BA, received several promotions, and ended up making really good money as head of human resources for many years. I wish you the best of luck in your decision process. πŸ™‚

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  5. Take a night course or online course in something you are really interested in and see how you do. If you cannot concentrate long enough to fulfil the requirements of the course, try to become an apprentice or assistant to someone who is doing something fascinating to you. Divide a sheet of paper in two vertically. On the left, list the ten things you spend the most time doing. Fold the paper so you don’t see that side and on the right, list ten goals in your life–the things you most want to experience or accomplish in your life. Now unfold the paper and examine the two sides in terms of each other. How many of the things on your first list are keeping you from accomplishing the ones on the right. This exercise, along with a dream, changed my life. Take one step at a time. One thing leads to another. You don’t have to do everything at once.

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    1. Wow, thank you i think this might be the best advice I’ve gotten. It gives me a new way to look at this situation. I’ve been trying to do everything at once vcause i fewl like I will not get it done. Thatnk you so much

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      1. Let me know what you’ve discovered from doing the exercise. I discovered that everything I was doing was keeping me from my goals! I was teaching writing, which gave me no time to write. I was spending every weekend taking kids to school activities with the result that I had no kids of my own. By quitting teaching and moving 1.500 miles away, I removed all of the things I actually loved doing but that were working against my own major goals. Yes, in the almost 40 years since then, I’ve accomplished every goal, but one at a time through what seems in retrospect a natural progression. Follow your heart and intuition. Take small steps. Constantly.

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  6. Hello, sounds like you’re very undecided. I think that is very normal and I was undecided for a while. I think you should find out what your passion is then if it require school, definitely consider your options. Some careers require degrees some don’t☺. Best wishes

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  7. College is certainly not for everyone. And there is no guarantee that a person will lead a successful life because s/he went to college. Vocational, technical and digital education are other viable and more affordable alternatives to college. I think the key to success is to create your passion and build your life around that passion. Best wishes on your success journey. πŸ™‚

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