I read a pointed Facebook post about graduating students today. I won’t bother commenting after the 500+ comments on the other page.
My nephew graduated high school today. As far as I am aware he has no intention of incurring student loan debt.
I didn’t own a home until my 40s because working two full-time jobs during my younger career and a one full-time job during my married life was still not enough to afford a home without total debt—debt again, that pesky word.
My niece has no desire to have a family. Many of her generation around the world feel similarly.
I felt I didn’t have a choice between immediate full-time work and further education. Looking back, a formal education would not have made a difference in my long-term job choice as an adult. I suppose I chose purpose instead of pay.
I’d say the generation graduating now are not risk-takers in career endeavors; they play their risks in rock climbing and other thrill pursuits.
As far as a university education, why is it required we barter our careers with that embossing on paper? Isn’t proven ability far more important?
©2014 Sandra R. Davidson (Don’t know why this is even necessary if my words are posted here.)