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Posted 11/16/14
Honestly, college life sucks unless you are rich. Now life after college is the shit. I have my dream job, learn new stuff every day at work, have more time to read books, study what I want, more money travel wherever I want. Once you get the piece of paper the world is finally open to you.
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Life after High School is when life starts. Consider High school the tutorial.

My advise what to study? If you cant really chose one, pick anything, and LEARN to love it, tell yourself that it is your passion, even if its a boring thing like engineering.

Uh, i guess you are gonna survive. I mean, are you eating and sleeping well?

And yes, you are gonna get married and have kids.

Cheer up kid, life is awesome. I assure you, no matter what you do, if you want, you will have a blast
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I went to college for a few years and realized I was just wasting money. Not because education is worthless, but I was there for the wrong reasons. I held a couple of part time jobs for a while and eventually joined the military. Maybe I'll keep with it, maybe not.

College really is pretty much an extension of high school. Just imagine high school without your parents around. Everything after that is just about finding a roof over your head, food to eat and filling the spaces in between those two.
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Posted 11/16/14 , edited 11/16/14
Life after high school is okay so far. Ups and downs as usual. One moment I'm free to do anything and of course, college. Next moment, everything runs super slow. So yeah. Not much to talk about my life after high school. I do know that I want to create games, so I have to keep studying to understand how everything works. Many people say it's hard, but I'm heavily determined. lol.

As for you, take all the time you need to think about how your future would turn out to be. Whether you wanted to go to college, or do something else that your passionate about. It's never too late to make your decision. And in terms of community colleges, it all varies on what community college you go to. Not all are bad, Not all are good. In case you want to got to a community college, I recommend doing a lot of research on colleges you're looking at. Also, don't worry. You'll live in life. You just gotta stay in great shape, and stay away from danger zones. And don't push your limits looking for someone special to spent time in your life. Especially when it comes to marriage. It's only a matter of time. Even if you wanted children. Surely, it'll happen. Just stay natural.

This is all about life as a young adult. Even if you're a full fledged adult. It gets harder and harder as you walk down the road. But we mustn't get overwhelmed. We got to keep on fighting.
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Posted 11/16/14

what's so bad about community college?

Community College isn't as bad as people make it out to be. Many people go to community college due to how much cheaper it is. Unless you have some sort of scholarship opportunity it's usually better to start with Community College and get good grades towards a transfer degree. People generally don't care where you started they look at where you you graduated from.
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I'm always going to suggest in a thread like this to consider joining the military.

-There are hundreds of MOS's and Ratings across the different branches, you will find one that interests you.
-Play your cards right and you go overseas, get paid to live in a foreign country as long as you continue to re-enlist/slots open for grade and MOS.
-20 years of service gets you one badass retirement plan. As it is now you get around 50% of your base pay at the time of retirement. You and your family also gain access too USAA and they kick ass.
-Free health care for life with an honorable discharge minus dental, and the GI Bill will pay for your schooling, if you never use it you may sign it over to a spouse or offspring(don't do spouse, there are some Delta Bravos out who like to screw Armed Forces personal over, sign away the GI Bill it's gone. No takesies-backsies.)
-Discipline. You might run across some dickheads, but the Mickey Mouse shit is not tolerated. The professionalism of your coworkers is likely to be much higher than the civilian world. Most of you kids haven't ever had to work hard for anything and having some goal oriented motivation smoked into you might be a good thing.

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Posted 11/17/14
There is nothing bad with community college at all. Having said that I will say that it is a matter of ranking.

Are the Ivy League school of the United states better than community colleges? Yes.

What about colleges that are like NYU, Rutgers New Brunswick Pharmacy college, Carnegie m.? Yes.

This list can go on in World college rankings (go see their websites for placement of colleges).


In terms of placement. Reputation. and learning material for academia, yes. these are going to be better than community college.
but for the sole question of is community college bad, that is not true. Many jobs offer for community college degrees.

But like many others have said on this page already. Depends what you want, what you are aiming for.

if you want big money 6 figures that means ur making in the hundred thousands annually (example: 100,000 per year)

then yes you need a good college (doesn't have to be amazing) but atleast something not from community colleges.

if you are ok with a lower pay, or going for a job that is low pay but it makes you happy, the hell. Go to community college don't ruin your life with heavy studying man.

But it all comes down to logistics. Practicality.

You'll have kids and have a wife even if you don't go to college. You can do any of those things without even going to high school. But then the question becomes can you support them with your money? are you together with a wife that will support you financially.

Then you consider things like, does money impact me getting different kinds of women? (same can be said in reverse to the opposite gender as well).

I mean personality matters most imo and then appearances, but even so future security and practicality matters. Meaning chances of you getting a girl who wants a husband/bf with atleast 6 figures are low. I mean thats life. what is, is.

you have to think about all that. Practicality .




So in the end, is community college bad? it depends what you are seeking. It can be both good and bad.

But I will say one thing though, theres a reason why academics and requirements to get into a college is there as an entrance test.
It reflects on what the college can offer you in terms of learning and you will know how hard it can get.




Above all else, I love to live. I had a car accident 4 years ago and had to take leave off my university at Rutgers New Jersey. So I understand what its like if you don't want just keep reading and studying and wasting away like that. Live life you want it to be.

But that also means you have to think about consequences. How are you living right now as you read this post? are your parents paying for everything? gas? electricity? internet? house? water? property tax? food? etc

if you drop out. what are you going to do? without a college degree theres only so much you can do like part time jobs at MCdonalds. or serving as a waiter at restaurants. but do you know how much that pays? You won't want to see the numbers. Living with good internet in a decent place is sure to be gone.

Take some break and think about it. But honestly. Imo. you need a degree. you need a stable job to live. To live life you want to live.
Posted 2/10/15 , edited 2/10/15
Both of my parents have gone to a community college. My mother is a doctor, if that conveys anything. Work hard and you can achieve anything. Guess what I'm doing? Following my parents footsteps and attending my local community college.
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Posted 2/10/15
This topic is making me scared of my life after i graduate, im only in 10th grade
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Finished HS, took the SATs, got a decent score.

Applied to all the UCs, got into a few, chose one and went to college.

Started by doing entomology, switched over to poetry and was considering a minor in philosophy. Graduated in 5 years since I switched majors.

Worked for my uncle in hotel management for like 3 years, some of that was when I was still in school.

Took the LSAT, got into law school.

In law school now.
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Graduated, tried to get into the military but was hospitalized and discharged. went to college as an engineer, but switched to history because theory is BS. Currently working towards a teaching certification to teach middle school/high school social studies and coach


Legion13 wrote:

This topic is making me scared of my life after i graduate, im only in 10th grade


It's not that bad. filling out college applications if you choose that route is annoying and unnecessarily stressful, but once you get there is is pretty much smooth sailing given you don't do something really stupid. Also get a job while in college, even if you are covered with the college bill, the extra cash will make your life so much easier.
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Posted 2/10/15 , edited 2/10/15
The only jobs out there are Health care which is getting full now.. and school teachers because we always need them.. the rest of the jobs in America are all going away. Wait until they can just use a hologram to teach schools... coming soon to a school near Japan probably.

Sorry I'm not more positive, but I see facts... and the fact is the number of actual jobs out there is decreasing... Factories are moving overseas for years now... all the call centers are outsourced to other countries. Banks are outsourcing their processing centers and doing away with all employees except for Loan officers and teller/csr which used to be seperate people now the tellers do everything and they have downsized their overall work force...Healthcare still has jobs usually and Schools but wait another 10 years and something will be coming out to start downsizing those...

There are obvious trends of progression and now the tech is replacing all the jobs out there so enjoy all of this new technology because it can't been seen as anything other than a double edge sword. Its easy to explain why the entire world's economy is suffering when you look at the number of jobs that have decreased due directly from upgrades in technology.
Posted 2/10/15
I don't know why people hate community college, it's cheaper way of getting general education requirements out of the way. You have to figure most people aren't going to prestigious institutions anyway. Plenty of people making good money with a degree from a state university.
I am not even using my degree and I live comfortably.
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Posted 2/10/15 , edited 2/10/15
Any papers telling people you are worth hiring once you're out of High School are worthwhile. I ended up getting a basic Associates Degree and honestly employers don't even care. They look at my experience I've accumulated since then to evaluate of they wish to bring me in for an interview. Once you get the interview it's all about selling yourself.

In a nutshell after Highschool adults accumulate too many bills and must work to pay said bills. Then any free time you have you do whatever interests you. In my case that's Anime, Manga, anything Japan oriented, and reading books.

EDIT: Realized I contradicted myself without explaining lol. A community college degree could be a good stepping stone into an entry level position. From there you can gain on the job experience or go for certifications in any area of interest. Some careers require Bachelors, Masters, or Doctorate degrees and for those you of course need a good college/university. So in the end I would say go for the college, even if it's something basic it still helps on a resume if you have nothing else on there that'll jump out at an employer.
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Become a professional rodeo clown.
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