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Do any of you parents have one or more of the following:
A son or daughter-
who doesn't want to go to college directly after HS?
who doesn't want to attend college? (Not military/blue collar material either)
who attended college but dropped out for some reason?
who is ambivalent about going because they can't commit to or decide on a particular career line?
who points to numerous examples of college graduates with no jobs or in the food service industry/low wage jobs so what good is it?
Well, I do.
He didn't want to go to college right away and had an attitude about high school--didn't try very hard as a result. Roller coaster grades. Decided to try community college after almost a year off and basically didn't even go to classes--still rebellious. Glad it wasn't to a traditional college since $$$ would have gone down the drain.
Went to work doing this and that for no satisfaction, horrid hours, at the mercy of sadistic management. Meanwhile most people he pals with are college grads looking for work who have to settle for the same boat!
Thinks he would like to get involved with computer gaming industry. Thinks he would like to become a chef. Thinks about dipping his toe into the water of education again but deathly afraid to commit. Why he thinks that he can't just go for the experience and where it may lead him is beyond me--concern for expense or not sticking with his choice?
The kicker--he's 21 now and all he has to show is experience with living with bad choices and a diploma from the School of Hard Knocks.