- Jesse Weinstock
- Wantagh, NY
- United States
Student - A.B. in Physics,
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Is college still the best way to go?
Heading into my Jr. year in college I got a notification that part of my financial aid was being pulled. After noticing that my brother had just graduated college, the office of financial aid noticed my family no longer needed the additional $8,000 in my scholarship.
In response to economic crises' in the world I have been asking myself more and more whether college is worth what I'm paying. As it stand now by the time I leave college I would be $72,000 in debt. When I leave college its seems more likely than not that I'd end up back home without a job.
Looking back I realize I didn't really even have a choice whether or not I was going to go to college. I had been told ever since I was 6 or so that "you are going to go to college no ifs, ands, or buts". I still don't have a good idea of what I want to do with myself. I'm just studying physics cause I'm good at math and I'll have a better chance at getting a job.
I do find some of the stuff interesting, but when I start to go off and explore the subject I feel myself doing worse in classes. As a result I find myself doing poor in class's I hold interest in and perfectly okay in classes I couldn't care less about.
So why again am I putting myself through all this?