As one of the other commenters pointed out, experience may differ thoughout the country and world.
Cliff Miller
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Everyone can do college, but college is not for everyone. ~Mario Mendez

I shared some of the same experiences you did. After undergrad I had no clue what I wanted to do. I could not find a job and felt as though I was cheated by my education. As you mentioned, it was always fed to me that I go to college, get a great job, make great money and live happily ever after. Feeling lost, I went back to school because that was the answer to everything.

To make a long story short, I share with you those feelings of anger and frustration with our educational system. At the same time though, prior to me getting educated and going to graduate school, I was living below the poverty line and had little to no opportunities. Getting educated did change my life and does provide so much more for my family then I ever could without it. I constantly advise students about the pros and cons of going to college. There are so many variables that need to be addressed before making the decision that college is worth it. Thank you for sharing your insight and sparking this response.

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