Are You Happy With The Educational Path You Took?
- No, I would not have gone to school.
- No, I would have gone to school.
- No, I would have went to school for something else.
- Yes (went to and finished school)
- Yes (never finished/never went to school)
- Other, explanation (hopefully) below
- I’m too young to vote, I just graduated (damn noobs )
In the poll, school = any higher education past what the law states you have to do. I know every country has different rules and requirements. That means school is = to; college, university, techinical schools, that half working/half school shit some countries do, etc.
I’m still a young buck, but I’m finally getting old enough to see what a college degree would have and have not done for me. Parts of me think it would have been nice going to University for the parties, mental gymnastics and the piece of paper at the end. Also, I didn’t really get much done in life during the time between when I would have started and would have finished.
On the other hand, I got a jump start on the “real world.” People who have recently graduated (friends and not) seem to be coming from fantasy island in some respects. I’m sure that will all even out in the long run and numbers show that people with degrees tend to make more (in their life time) than people without.
So far I’m completely satisfied with the path I took. I’ve found that having just a BA isn’t much of an indicator of a persons intelligence. I imagine that the same will hold true for MAs and PhDs (though they’ll probably be more well spoken.)
When I was highschool aged I had lots of people tell me “Don’t end up like me. Get an education,” but I honestly thought that the world they grew up in was very different from mine and they didn’t know what they were talking about (I think I was only half correct now.) Would you give a young cat the same advice?
Still, my favorite quote about higher education is (something like) “Whether a person goes to college or not, everyone has to pay their dues to make it in life.” That was from some book my brother was reading about going to college. I was actually anti-college back in the day.