Importance Of Going To College Is Not For Everyone Essay

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In the United States of America today there seems to be this expectation that one must go to college or they are considered unsuccessful and looked down upon. There are numerous reasons I believe college is not for everyone. Every person is unique, school may not be there thing, and in my opinion, there is nothing wrong with a person going directly into the work force after high school. Also college degrees are becoming worth less and less as more people attend college and end up in careers that have nothing to do with their degree or dropping out which is ultimately wasting their own and the government’s money. A majority of kids chose to go away to college for the “social aspect” so they say, which we know just means partying and drinking. …show more content…
Some people just struggle with school as hard as they try, it could be that they just don’t test well or have other issues such as anxiety. These people should not be forced into an environment that they struggle in. Now technically there is nobody that can force someone to go to college, but when you hear all the statistics people throw at you when they are talking about how everyone should go to college and the negative tone people have when you say college isn’t right for you, it can be overwhelming and some fall to the pressure. When you ask someone why they aren’t going to college there seems to be one answer that you receive most. A lot of young men and women say it’s because they want to enlist in the military. Now that is a choice that is highly respectable and we should thank those young men and women for wanting to serve this country, not look down upon them for not going to college first. Many people don’t know that you can go to college while you’re in the military and have it totally paid for, a smart decision considering you are getting free college and a pay check. Another option besides going to college or into the military is to go straight into the work force, I find this common with people looking to go into the construction …show more content…
Many of those who don’t drop out actually complete their degree, but go on to get a job that is not relevant to that degree that they spent an abundance of time and money on. Not just are these students wasting their money but their parents and any government funding they may have received. Many people only have one thing in mind when they are choosing a college and that is the social aspect. Young adults see college as an opportunity to move out of mom and dad’s house, meet new people, and party all the time, but going away to college can also cause emotional stress on families. However college should be where you go to gain an education to better your future. Due to this reason I believe the people who chose to go straight into the work force are much better off because they immediately start a career in which they can make money instead of spending four years partying and racking up student loans in which you will spend countless years paying

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