Why do people glorify college?
Does it actually make people happy? Isn't that
the point of life, to be happy? I enjoy learning,
but not the way college is set up. It's rigid and
egregiously hard-work/fast-paced - am I right?
I'd much rather be a manager at Starbucks,
Coffee Bean or Cold Stones. Those are my
- GEEGEELv 76 months ago
College is part of the American dream for many people. They believe it's the ticket to financial success and a career that will be rewarding. That remains to be seen. The job options you mention (retail) don't pay especially well and involve nights, weekends and the public. Three things that have no appeal to me and many others,
- Anonymous6 months ago
- Anonymous6 months ago
It is fun and the best years of your life.
- 6 months ago
there is a long way to go in this world. try not to thump that. It is great that you have objectives as well. Why do whatever it takes not to be a chief of directors and go to class and get a business degree?
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- BLv 76 months ago
there is a lot to learn in this world. don't knock that. It is good that you have goals too. Why not try to be a manager of managers and go to school and get a business degree?
- 6 months ago
College is not rigid, hard work and fast paced. But if you don't want to go to college you shouldn't. Some trades will pay more than college graduates in a decade or two (like electricians).
- thegreatoneLv 76 months ago
They are taught to do so.
- jimanddottaylorLv 76 months ago
Then that is what you should do. Not everyone is cut out for college
- Mr. SmartypantsLv 76 months ago
Years ago the US was a nation of mostly small towns. Every small town had one or two big factories making car parts, glass, furniture, electronics, machines or whatever. Every kid in the town, his dad worked at the factory and he knew he had a place held open for him there as soon as he got out of high school. For a long time after WWII a factory worker made enough to buy a house, two cars, have a wife and raise kids and send them to college. Most entry-level factory jobs had a 'career path' where if you were ambitious you could rise to managment or supervision and make even better money.
That's all gone away. Today small towns across the country are all boarded up, grass growing on Main St. The old factory is a crumbling ruin and kids have to move away after high school to find a job. Factory workers are now burger flippers, gardeners, or work intermittently at whatever they can find to do that pays enough to live on (barely).
If you want to have a good life today, you need a college education. What few good-paying manufacturing jobs are left are imminently in danger of being replaced with automation.
We have low unemployment today because there are plenty of jobs. But a CAREER, where you work yourself up the ladder, where you can confidently look forward to better pay as you get older, and a comfortable retirement, those are getting harder and harder to find. That's why so many young people are willing to go into debt that will take them decades to pay off, in hopes of gaining valuable, marketable skills that will keep them in the game.
- BlueNinjaLoveLv 76 months ago
Sometimes obtaining things in life that make us happy, such as a career area we might want to dedicate our life's work to, requires time and effort spent on things that don't always make us too happy, such as getting an education.
Although the plus side of college is that if you are studying something for a career you know you really want, then you may actually enjoy many of those classes that are related to it.
Often managers are required or preferred to have a degree as well, so guess what...