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What will happen if I don't go to college?

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Last Updated: 04/13/2020 at 9:30pm
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July 17th, 2018 6:01am
Hey everyone! In my perspective going to college does have a lot of benefits to itself logically speaking, however not going? taking the path towards even more uncertainty? that's being strong, courageous even, in college you have a set goal, your major, its a set schedule of what you should expect your life to be like for the next 2 to 4 years. Its all great. However taking the risk of not going is just so empowering in my eyes because you make your own agenda you make yourself even stronger by learning from life at the rawest form, to lead you to be a great mom, a great dad, a great friend a great anything, if you don't go to college you make life your own university. Congratulations to those wearing a real cap and gown so proud of you and congratulations to those who are raising this world to be its very best, so proud of you too. College or no college we are living and breathing the same beautiful air learning and teaching each other on a daily basis.
February 26th, 2018 8:48am
There are a lot of chances in and out of college. sometimes parents tend to force their children to get a high education, however, to be successful in life, there are many ways beside college. you just have to plan thoroughly about you want to do in the future :)
September 17th, 2019 8:07am
What will happen if you do? Are you going to college to because it’s required of you? Or are you going because it will help you reach your goals? College is a big decision, but it’s your decision. Whatever you choose, make sure you are doing what’s best for you. Make the choice that will help you grow and progress. I can’t tell you what will happen if you do or don’t go to college. I don’t think anyone can. If you have the opportunity, take some time to figure out what you want to do with your life. Then, make a plan of how you’ll get there. It may or may not involve college. And as you work towards those goals, your plans or even those goals themselves might change. The most important thing is that you are working towards something you value.
January 20th, 2020 2:41am
You will live and thrive if you want to. In your hand you hold the book of life. Your future is on the blank pages. What will happen has not been written yet. Ideally more schooling may provide a solid foundation for your future career. But this is not an ideal world. Things are way too unpredictable than ever. You need to understand that everyone has a unique path that they may intend to stay on. A lot of people would recommend if you can go to college, go to college. If not, it is not the end of the world. Thanks to the internet, you can get a lot of education for a career without going to college. What you really needs is a growth mindset. Keep learning, keep growing, and keep thriving.
April 7th, 2020 1:25am
It doesn't decide your future exactly, as there are people who don't go to college and still have jobs. Sure, you would have a disadvantage when getting a job compared to other people, but if you have talent in a certain field such as baking, you don't need to go to college. However if it is for a field such as medicine, then you probably won't become a doctor because you need to go to school for a long time (obviously). I am not an expert in the field, but I know some people who never went to college and still have okay jobs.
April 13th, 2020 9:30pm
Hi so I had the same question when I was considering college. I thought about dropping out and working a part time job. It’s completely normal to consider this question when looking at colleges or beginning college. I had heard about people who did not attend college and were still successful. At the same time, the option of not going to college can seem overwhelming or limiting your in terms of job or career options. Can you tell me more about how this question regarding college makes you feel? What other possible or underlying factors drew you to think this question?