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Should You Go To College?
By Randall Davis Barfield   
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Last edited: Friday, October 09, 2009
Posted: Saturday, January 06, 2007

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What is better than anything is that most of us have choices whether we do or do not go on to college at 17 or 18 years of age...

Deciding whether to go to college or university is a big decision for 17 and 18-year-olds. There are many factors that come into play. Obviously, one’s already-established socioeconomic status influences the decision. Additionally, one’s goals and/or ambitions also influence. Behind these may lie parental or peer pressure and length of time to complete college as well as the possibilities of obtaining the necessary financing. Probably the most important factor is desire, which should lie behind goals and ambitions. Let’s look at presence and absence of desire. First, presence.

When a young person has the desire to go to college, it means she/he is interested in advancement, especially the combination of personal, intellectual, and economic advancement. This person wants to know more and to access the sources that will aid her/his desire. This person is seeking answers that will be of future use, such as in decision-making. This person wants to run with a “superior” crowd. And, of course, statistics verify that college graduates earn, in the long run, superior salaries to those who have little or no college education. Naturally, there are exceptions and almost everyone can think of some. But in general...
If one wants to make only money and forgo humanistic, philosophical studies, etc., she/he can major in one of the business courses of study and, while studying and working at the same time, obtain knowledge and practice that will be very helpful in the future.

Absence of desire.

College is for those who want to go, actually. It is sad to see students who are at college merely because their parents insist on it or because they can’t think of anything else to do. They walk around like zombies. The world is full of needs and opportunities. There is much to be done, even in our own highly-developed country. These “zombies” can choose some area they like or find they are able to digest and start working toward improvements in it. Of course, we can’t forget that future husbands and wives are walking around daily at colleges and universities (lol).

Lastly, certain positions and jobs require a college education, no questions. Most, in fact. If you want a high-profile position or job, such as mayor of a city or something in corporate management, you’d better get busy and stay busy. Yet, certain highly-successful computer innovators quit college to pursue their personal interests! We presume they never regretted the decision. Artists do not necessarily need college degrees, nor do certain salespeople. Conversely, some very successful artists went off to college(or returned to it) after having achieved their artistic fame. Didn’t Bill Cosby do that, among others? What is better than anything is that most of us have choices and that where we do not go on to college at 17 or 18 years of age, we can at 27 or 37 if we choose and have the determination needed (Never forget “Where there’s a will...”). This is a short essay, as planned, and in no way attempts to cover the issue completely. Thanks for reading.


 

 


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Reviewed by David Arthur Walters 1/12/2007
Good grief, I think zombies have inherited the Earth!

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