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Put two people in a room together. One went to college and one didn't. You can ALMOST ALWAYS tell which one went to college. The college person gets along with many types of people because of all the different people from all over the world they met in college. They can also talk about many subjects and if they don't know about something, they aren't embarrassed to say so and they'll ask. College educated people are more well-rounded and live to keep learning throughout their lives. Unfortunately, college dies not mean you'll always get a job right away like it used to, but when you get one, it will pay better and be a better job. College people have completed something that is hard to do. That means they are stronger inside and will fight for what they want in life. There are many non college people who do become quite rich and famous too though. But if you ask them, they would say they wished they could have gone to college too.
People need to go to college because then they can get an education. If you so to speak aren't in college and your apply for a job, and at the same time a person with a college degree comes in and applies also, he will have the better chance at getting that job than you will. Not everyone though has to go to college for the best and most perfect education, you can also go to a trading school which helps you in jobs like being and electrician or a plumber.
welll i mean if you think about it practically theres more people who dont go to college and are still living good i know this because my parents did not attend college and were doing good. people who go to college have the money or get scholorships and ofcoarse they get paid more. but i guess there just book smart. i see college as a want not a need
they don't need to go to college, they want to go to college...most people go to college because it opens up new doors and job opportunities, and today, most jobs want you to have a bachelor's degree in order to even be hired...so college=jobs
to get an education so u can find a job that pays your bills but u can enjoy so it would be a good idea for everyone to go to college so u can get a degree and have a great life set ahead for yourself and the people u love
People go to college generally to go farther in life. Say, you want to be a politician. You can't be a politician at the snap of your fingers. You have to work hard at it it. Which means getting further instruction. In this case that would mean getting a degree in political science. You want to go to college to be be able to maintain a living. Get it!
Do not expect college, if you go, to give you all the answers to get ahead in this world, but going to college certainly prepares you better for it. College is a personal, educational experience and it depends on you and only you to take advantage of it and how much, and will put you a step closer to being an overall succesful human being. Go to college.
You are nothing without an education, and collage is a way of expending your education. The world relies on today's youth to go to collage, and get an education, because in the years to come, these people will be the ones running our world. Of course it gets you a better job, and provides a since of accomplishment, but it also preparers you for the future, so you can be aware of our world, and hopefully be more open to new things.
Traditionally the academy as envisioned by the founders of higher education, the ancient Greeks was intended to develop the moral virtues of philosophy and civic responsibility in the young, originally only the male members of society. Thomas Jefferson argued for entirely free higher education for those young men whose aptitude was demonstrably the best. Unfortunately, today, too many have been conditioned to believe that education is for "getting a good job" regardless of what becomes of the students' moral virtues and abilities of critical thinking, or how his education prepares him, or her, to be a responsible virtuous citizen. This is what neoliberalism and the "democratization of education" has become for the college bound, sadly.
College should be a major part of the tool box a person uses to navigate a fuller life. The mind is a very critical organ in our, hopefully, long hike through life. Like our backs and limbs, it requires nourishment and exercise. Average lifetime income argues for college, but it does not begin and end with improved chances at employment. You can make money without it! You can be well educated and not have money. You can be happy or sad with or without college.
The optimist would say: You do it for yourself! You do it because you want to know about things! You do it because you want to be your own person! You do it because you want to understand people! You do it because a good education is fun! You do it to launch yourself on a life-long trip which does not stop with graduation!
The pessimists would say: You do it for self-defense in an increasing complex world.
Just feel what we could do if we all learned to listen more carefully, to think more sharply and to speak more softly.
Now, if we could just work on our bad eating habits.....
To learn how and when to use the period. To use the Oxford Comma. To learn to spell. To learn to create a paragraph. To learn the difference between the words you, you're and your (yes, you missed these) and the words they're, their and there. And the words to, too and two. To get into graduate school, med school and law school. Money. Money. Money.
NObody really NEEDS to go to college. People go because it'll help them find a job quicker and have more money. Plenty of wealthy people don't have a college degree. Some people need to go so they can become smarter.