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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: Being a qualified person is one thing and having the paper that proves it is another. Just as having a paper that says your are qualified for something is one thing and really being qualified is another. The kind of job you want to do and the environment on which you want to do it are the key factors that determine whether college is mandatory, a nice to have or a waste of time and money.

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