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51 / M / Hawai'i
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Posted 6/13/15
Just remember, some of the most successful people went to college but never finished it.

Also like others have mentioned it depends on your major. I knew a guy who majored in History but had no intention of teaching it or going into politics so he's working as a security guard last I heard.
Posted 6/13/15
Sure it is.
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Posted 6/13/15
Yes it definitely is. But, please, make sure you are in a major that will give you a job.
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Posted 6/13/15
ATM, no.
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Posted 6/13/15
I think college is wonderful, but I also think too much emphasis is placed on it on the US. It is perfectly fine, and oftentimes better, to just not even fool with it.

In the US, there is such a negative stigma with those who don't at least try to attend some sort of college. I remember how baffled all my high school teachers and friends were when I said I don't plan on going. They just couldn't understand why someone would chose to not go, and the whole idea really separated me from everybody else.

Now, seven years outside of high school I am making more money than the vast majority of my classmates that went on to graduate or attempt and fail college - with none of the debt or hassle.
Posted 6/14/15 , edited 6/14/15
At least for business majors, university is a race. Simply graduating from university alone is not enough to secure a wealthy career. It's a race of how much you can accomplish during your time there. Volunteered? Okay. Worked? Right. Won a competition? Great. Studied abroad? Fantastic. We understand that you're outgoing, experienced and open-minded; now show us that you were able to maintain high grades on top of that busy life.

Honestly, it's not worth it if you don't intend to challenge yourself. You're better off entering the labour force right off the bat. You'll be promoted by the time your fellow university friends graduate, and you'll also have gained more wisdom than those worthless students who just partied their way through.
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Posted 6/14/15
If you can go to school without burdening yourself with debt it is definitely worth it.
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Posted 8/21/15
It all depends are what are you aiming for in life but for my pure opinion if you've went to college no one can take the memories, knowledge and experience away from you so it may just come in handy.... BUT it depends on so many factors....
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Posted 8/21/15
Don't go to college.
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Posted 8/21/15
Yes it is
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Posted 4/27/16
I don't know.
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Posted 4/27/16 , edited 4/28/16

DesuMaiden wrote:

In my opinion, it is worth it as long as you have the right goals and expectations when coming into college.


I stopped reading after here. This, and doing your research is everything. College doesn't guarantee anything, but one of the better analogies I've heard, is that it's kind of like proving to a job that you can handle work. If you're a college kid who (should, in theory) only has schoolwork to worry about, and you couldn't handle that, then what business do you have applying for a high powered position?

There is another argument that I like, the holistic one. College is a great place for meeting new people and broadening your horizons. I remember my Stanford interview when I was a naive high school kid...I thought they were being snobby when they told me that they have martial arts champions, Indian royalty, chess grandmasters, etc. But you grow older, and you realize that listening to the same crap from everybody in a classroom gets old real fast - having more viewpoints and more exposure is where you actually learn and grow. If nothing else, you learn what the rest of the world is like.
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Posted 4/28/16 , edited 4/28/16
College does not assure you that you will land the job of your dreams, and the cost is becoming unrealistic for many families. Should we ever pass on a chance to increase our knowledge and education when available? I feel that any opportunity to learn is an opportunity to grow. The experience of college life itself can help further develop life skills and broaden your horizons as mentioned above. I took more than just education from an academic stand point with me when I graduated. The social and cultural encounters alone helped prepare me for my life as an adult. I even learned a few things about myself
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Posted 4/28/16 , edited 4/28/16
I sure hope it's worth it. Although I'd imagine it is.
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Posted 4/28/16
Depends on the person and what they want to pursue.
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