idk if i even want to go to college tbh
It’s sadly becoming one of those things that is almost involuntary. Like, people wonder when you started failing at life or dealing drugs or something. Whenever I mention my brother never went to college, everyone is like “Oh okay you’re the smart one”. And I’m like “Woah dude”. My brother never went to college, but he’s with the army and is a certified paratrooper and plane mechanic. He’s smart, he’s just not smart in the way most colleges want you to be smart.
Honestly though, I highly recommend going to college. The education extends far outside of the classroom. It teaches you to be a real adult, but with a safety net to catch you when you accidentally or NEED to fall. When you’re finished though, it will be with a huge grin on your face.
However, and this is going to get me a lot of shit, but don’t go to college if you plan on majoring in a humanity (Art, English, etc.). I’m sure you’ve heard a lot of people say how their degree is now useless AND has put them in debt. There’s just not a lot you can do with most humanity degrees. I’m saying this as someone who really badly wanted to be an anthropologist with a focus on religion and mythology.
I scaled back though and focused on other things I really enjoy, but maybe not something I love as much. That doesn’t mean I’ve given up what I love, I’m still pursing a minor in both art and anthropology, but I can easily see a future where I’m happy, out of debt, and never bored with my lot in life. I know everyone says to follow your dreams, but the reality is that not everyone can. That doesn’t mean being miserable, way far from it. If you realize your dream life has some complications, it’s good to assess what you want out of life and pursue something more obtainable. :)
If you have any questions about stuff, feel free to ask me. My life is drastically different from what I planned a scant few years ago. Hell, I am drastically different person thanks to changing my goals. I’ve got the whole been there done that thing with many things.
//Advice from a college upperclassman