Having a degree (and now, having multiple degrees) has become linked to an individual’s worth or even capabilities within society.
Indeed, and sadly I watched the former happen and predicted the latter (which isn’t an accomplishment it was pretty obvious). It used to be that a High School diploma was what one needed, and a degree represented going above and beyond. Now that we push everyone (or try to) into a college degree, we just move up the chain and having one just isn’t enough. They’ve become potato chips in that sense. ;)
I hate when I see my peers look down on others because they chose to not attend college. Not everyone needs to embark on the same path.
Exactly! We’re dooming our future when we do this.
And honestly, if college isn’t what someone wants to do, why spend the 50k+ a year?