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Does A College Education Matter?

Some people have asked this question... my mom probably being one of them as she had college debt most of her life. A lot of other people still have college debt as well and sometimes it gets into the hundreds of thousands... so, does it matter? Is it worth it? First off, let's look at the real benefits of college: 1. It obviously educates you, you'll be literally more educated, as a person, by going to college. I know that's kind of like "duh" but some people don't understand the value of that. 2. It can boost your self-esteem, consequently giving many a sense of superiority. This is good and bad. Like, congrats, you feel good about yourself, but woah there, watch the ego. 3. You become more useful in your field of interest (more often than not). 4. Personal growth is inevitable. Being subjected to studies forces you to have a tighter schedule, more responsibilities and helps you better prepare for the workforce. 5. It buys you time while you figure out what you really want to do. For example, let's say you want to be a Biologist, and after your first quarter in college you realize biology is not for you... good thing you learned that early on, over having an actual job where you would have to let people down. And what jobs can you make a lot of money at WITHOUT being college educated? Here are the first ones that come to mind: 1. Model 2. Influencer 3. Actor 4. Comedian 5. Investor (bad time for that maybe) 6. House flipper 7. Salesman 8. Landlord 9. Entrepeneur 10. Those arctic fishing dudes or something...?

You get the idea... basically without a college education, you have more limited options. You could wind up SUPER RICH but you also have that lingering feeling deep down that because you don't have an education higher than High School, you may not get the job you want. Apparently 40% of the people who go to college... drop out. What does that mean? Well, one, that college is not easy, two, that college is not always cheap, and three you now have less competition in the working world. You can read more about the stats here: https://educationdata.org/college-dropout-rates

Anyway, I'm interested in what YOU GUYS think of college. Do you have a degree? What has it done for you? I went to college back in 2002-2004... I know, holy heck! 20 years ago!? It was a pretty good experience. I think it helped me grow, but what did you experience?

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26 thg 5, 2022

I had some college, but found it boring. I decided experiencing Life was more useful, challenging, and fun. I have no regrets about my decision.

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26 thg 5, 2022

Now a days, I would say yes. But back in the day you didn't need college unless you wanted to have a profession. Example:My dad, didn't finish high school ,but went into the Army (my grandmother made him) he went to Japan in 1946 Thailand after that. In 1958 he joined the Army again. I grew up while he was in.

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26 thg 5, 2022

Education has always been a huge deal to my family. My grandparents, aunt & uncle, and mom were all teachers, principals, educational administrators and even superintendent. Basically school was life. I’ve grown up feeling like if I don’t get a college degree then I’m not truly achieving my potential. I do believe education is necessary and important, but I also feel that college is just not for everyone. There are benefits as well as drawbacks. Unfortunately as far as my family and parts of society are concerned, you are only truly accomplished and worth hiring if you have a college degree. I feel like having that piece of paper doesn’t necessarily mean you are the most qualified person for said…

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26 thg 5, 2022

i’m going to uni in september for anthropology and sociology and idek if it helps i just don’t think i’ve even considered that there are other options and most people have student debt so what’s the worst that can happen 😅

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26 thg 5, 2022
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Well like I said - a lot of the time in job applications now, they don’t even ask what you studied. They just ask to what level you are educated.

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26 thg 5, 2022

I went to college for two years for childhood education and only worked in Daycares but that didn't last very long. The job I got into after that and have been doing for 10 years now didn't require going to college. I only took a month long class for it. Of course through the years I had to take similar classes to keep everything updated within the field. I've been thinking of going back to college for something else but I just don't know what other occupation I want to do.

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