WOW look at the poll results! over half of MDCers say that almost everyone they know have 4 year degrees or higher! and some of you are 4th and 5th generation college graduates--that's awesome!
That is so not my reality IRL
DH still talks to a lot of people he met in highschool--he says about half of them are dropouts and half graduated. Out of our friends, we only know 4 people total who have Bachelor's degrees--all of which are partnered/married with children, and only one of which ISN'T struggling.
DH and I both dropped out of highschool. I'm a junior in college now, and DH is getting certified as a Paramedic (quicker money) before he pursues a higher degree. We are both going to be the first ones in our families to finish any sort of college education.
I've suspected for a long time that we were in the minority on MDC in regards to earnings and education!
So many of you ladies are so successful and just haven't had to deal with the absurd kinds of problems that people of our economic strata have to deal with.
That's not to say I'm resentful either--on the contrary, I think it keeps you down to only hang around people who are struggling, and it gives you hope to see others who are better off--yk?