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Is going to college more of a pressure form society than an actual want to further ones education?

Do you feel that you are going to college simply because it was what you were told to do after high school? Do you feel like you truly want to get a good equation to pursue a certain career or are you just doing what your parents told you to do? Would a small break between high school and college be beneficial for you? #college #high-school #life-transitions #niche

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Michael’s Answer

Hi Julie,

I think this is an issue many people contemplate, and sometimes struggle with. The expectation of going to college is a societal norm and many people have the conceived notion that's just what they'll do, but you have freedom to do what makes most sense in your life. I've had several friends take a year off after they graduate high school and when they graduate college to do more of an assessment of where they want life to take them.

However, going to college from a practical standpoint it is almost necessary. Depending on the sort of profession you'd like one day, having a college degree is typically necessary. Furthermore, college is often a time where people discover who they are, what they like, define their interests and dislikes, and ultimately grow into their own person. This sort of experience develops you into a more well-rounded person and helps develop future life skills that will be invaluable.

Ultimately, do what's best for you and aligns with the goals you have set for yourself.

I hope this helps!


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Natasha’s Answer

Getting an education is always useful and I think college is a good environment for you to get ready for the work-place as the dynamic of college is very like what you will see in the work-place. Other than a formal education(which is always good) you also learning social skills.

A gap year is also something that can give you clarity on what subjects you want to take in college.