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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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  • Jun 6 2013: As a college student, I feel that there are pros and cons to getting a college education.College is great in the fact that it allows us to expand our knowledge, provides job connections to our chosen field, and we can gain and develop skills (organization, teamwork, time management, etc.) I guess what may be a con is the fact that more than half the stuff you learn might no be used later on in the future and you may not get enough practical experience. We need to recognize the fact that college isn't enough and we must educate ourselves from other sources so that we become more conscious of the issues and trends in our global community. We should always investigate whats being taught to us and question it in order to find the deeper truth.

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