College was hell. Nothing but a big shameful stain, because I couldn't finish it. My parents were college grads, both were teachers. All my siblings are college grads. I'm 45 years old and dropping out of college is still the hardest thing I've ever had to do. My mom was on her way to becoming an alcoholic, she had to get buzzed in order to tell me, drink in hand, she'd finally accepted that it's okay that I wasn't going to college.
Believe me, I wanted to go to college, I'd always wanted to, I'd assumed that's what I'd do.
God forbid, any of you shocked that not everyone pushes their kids to go to college, god help your child if they simply cannot cram their square selves into the same round hole you went through.