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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 30 2013: Go to college if you know what you want and know you have the talents and real desire to persue that dream. Do not go to college if you are totally clueless about some kind of future direction you want to take with your life. If you enter a college and drift from major to major, all the while wasting time and money, you will regret your decision. If you don't have an absolute passion for what you are going to school for and don't want to turn it into a life then college may not be your best bet. A trade school or just finding a job might be the best alternative. Who knows, simple beginnings can lead to greater things.

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