Mainly because I look back on my degree (I have a bachelors in Youth Ministry) and realize how I do not use it today. I wonder if it was worth the four years?
So I ask myself this question, knowing what I know today would I go to college?
The rebellious, do it my way side of me says no, I would not go to college because I do not need college.
The logical, patient side of me says yes, I would go to college because of the need for an education.
I believe that you can educate yourself on anything in world these days (thank you interwebs). I also believe that a bachelors degree is about as good as a high school diploma. Most companies look for future employees that have experience, great references, and high education. College does not do a great job of giving you any of these. Sure it gives you some education, some experience and some references. But most companies are looking for years of experience and a masters of some sorts.
I would not go to college just to get a degree.
I would go to college is simply for the chance to grow.
The other day I was talking with a guy who was in his 70’s and the subject of life experience and change came up. As we reflected back upon his life he said that he would not change anything about it even knowing what he knows today. Why? Because the reason he knows what he knows today is all the experiences and challenges that he went through. I have to agree with him. The only way to learn anything is to experience something.
College was the place that I learned about life.
College was the place that I learned what it meant to be on my own.
College was the place that I developed life long friends.
College was the place that I realized that I was an adult.
The most important thing about college is that it teaches you about yourself and forces you to grow up.
For that reason I would go back to college again if I had to do it all over again. But I do know that if I would have known what I know today I would have skipped college and got an earlier start on what it means to conquer fear, get things done, and make new friends.
But the reason why I wrote this post was because I wanted to hear what you would say to this question: