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Is college really as important as our society today has made it out to be?

I'm a freshman in high school. My guidance counselors and teachers basically say tell me if I don't go to college my life will be miserable. I want to live a simple life. I have figured it out. I know that may seem weird, but that is what I want. I want to live in a small apartment with not much in it and just enjoy the small things in life. Is college actually necessary to succeed at all in life?

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Thanks alot for all the replies. It really helped me. I'm probably just going to figure everything out my junior year when it's time to make it.

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  • May 14 2013: personally I think college/university is a bit overrated. I work at a power plant and we have issues with engineers who have only done the schooling without doing the labour they are designing for. I think the far more important thing is to have the insight into the type of work you want to do/create that only working the base job can do.

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