I am 20 years old and in late August I start my Sophomore year in college. I will eventually major in business, possibly get an MBA.
I have just been thinking, is it really worth it? I mean you go to college in order to prove your life later down the road. So let's see what happens after you graduate.
You now have debt (most)
You have a job you think you want
You now will be at that job M-F 40yrs.
You will probably will be in a median or possibly low upper class
You have a boss
You will spend your time in traffic going to and from work
You will not spend any nice days outside if it is M-F
That's all I can come up with.
I am probably biased, but I really don't see why college is so great, especially if you spend 40 years M-F working for a set amount of income that will never make you rich.
I am not sure if it's me or what, but it seems that college is somewhat hyped. I do agree that college will let you have the opportunity to have a better job after you are done, but at the same time you could start a business or do something creative and make much more money with not having to work 40 yrs.
I can not imaging working for 40 years M-F. This part just blows my mind. What a waste of a life. What a massive amount of life you are wasting working and blocking opportunities to experience the world and other enjoyable parts of life.
Give your take on it.