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Yeeeaaah...when I was 18 and working at Burger King, our store manager was a woman who had graduated high school two years early (and of course she was on the honor roll) and then went to a university and had two or three degrees, one of which was in some high level of sciency crap that I couldn't even pronounce. She left BK a few years ago and now supports her family by running a daycare. Her house was recently foreclosed on and her car was repossessed. College is great, but it's no guarantee of a happy life.

  JesterJosh  |  5

OP don't listen to anyone who tells you college is a waste. Those aren't the people you want advice from anyways. Choose a field that is booming and interests you and go for it! No matter how hard you work it'll pay off in the end. Always does for those with enough nerve.

By  DocBastard  |  38

You are a student. They are wealthy adults. Life isn't always fair or equal.

Want to fix it? Buy that textbook, study hard, and eventually you'll be able to buy their houses.


Well I can tell you one thing right now, going to college is not being smart with your money. While it MAY make you money in grand scheme of things, you will be paying off student loans for the rest of your life if you don't get a full scholarship.

  Ali_Br_fml  |  33

Yeah, my biology textbooks each cost at least $400 (usually more). You're lucky if your textbook was only $100. I end up spending a bit over $1,000 for BOOKS ALONE each semester, so I work and go to school to pay for it all, and when I have vacations from school, I pick up extra shifts at work to pay for the next semester. It sucks when they make college specific textbooks, because those aren't always easily found online.

  jayellef  |  3

Exactly!! I worked 3 jobs while In college, bought $100 books, spent much more on art supplies, but now as I'm getting ready to enter into a graduate program my husband and I are thinking about selling our home that we bought all while in college. There were times when I couldn't afford more than a cup o noodles for food. Just keep working on college it will pay off.