Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Leaping & Hopping on a Moon shadow
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I graduated from highschool, barely. Then I wisely chose to not go to college. Iwas NOT ready to go then, and I do not even know if I consider myself ready to go now.
My sister went and she was not ready..and it was a terrible experiance that cost her a lot of money in debt and she still has to pay it off..plus she ended up quitting school with out ever getting ANY degree what so ever.
My little brother is graduating from highschool this spring..and we are all trying to be pretty relaxed about him going to college or getting a job...If he goes to school, great.If he chooses to go to work somewhere,great..not sweating this one!
I am also not really all that concerned if my children go to college or not.If they want to go, great.We shall see to it they can go. If they do not, great too.They have the right to live thier lives as they choose..and I really do not think a college education is the only way to amount to something in the world.
My husband did take some classes at the local community college for things like carpentry and mechanics. He is a truck driver.He makes about 45k a year, and we have our own home, and we are ok.
oops, starting to sound defensive and snooty..sorry. I do not intend to be..I just get so tired of hearing how EVERYONE should go to college or ELSE they will not amount to anything and will be poverty striken and forced to live in a cardboard box and never be capable of intelligent thought.
I have a good life , and I read and think and etc...all with out a degree on my wall.I wish people in the universe where more aware of the fact that paper does not equal reality at all times, you know?
I think we have ALL met the College educated idiot with no common sense? Have we not...just the same as we have all met the uneducated,back woods, hick type who is ignorant and has no interest in learning anyhting except how to drink beer and beat his family.
there is a LOT more in between...is there not?