filed in Uncategorized on Nov.11, 2002
Do I stay in school, or get a real job and defer school for a couple years until Casey’s done? ………………..
Big Gay Al »
There’s some missing information here.
Can you afford to be in school if your girly is there right now?
Also, are the chances of you continuing to it less if you wait?
Yes, because we’re both working a lot.
I don’t think so. I had a break between high school and college, so I know that I can go back. I just don’t know if I want to be starting college when I’m 23 or 24.
What’s the rush?
I don’t know. That’s part of the problem. I can’t really figure out why I want to go school. If it’s just for education, couldn’t I just buy the books and learn from them myself? I can count the classes on one hand where I’ve learned something I couldn’t have learned from the book. Then again, I’ve only been in public schools and community college. Part of what I’m hoping for is a deep learning relationship with a professor or two, maybe a research project or something. Basically, I want to meet someone who will challenge my mind and help me learn more than I could by myself.
I also have the feeling that I just want a degree so people will respect my opinion. I’ve always known a lot more than my educational background would suggest, but people tend to pay more attention to someone’s credentials than what they have to say. An easy example is the political stuff I write here. A lot of the things I predicted happened/are happening, and I think some of my ideas could be valid, but I don’t have the proper credentials for my ideas to be taken seriously. There are a lot of books by PhDs who aren’t qualified in that field, but because they have a PhD after their name people listen to them. A PhD is like a union card for academia.
Another reason I don’t want to wait is that I will keep learning during the next few years, so I’ll be even farther ahead of the beginning classes that I’ll have to take. When I’m way ahead of a class, I get bored and stop doing well. That’s what happened in high school.
That’s all I can think of now.
Sounds like you have a lot of reasons to return.
Respect of your opinion isn’t a problem I’ve run into. It may be the small town mentality, but a degree isn’t looked at as something of higher status. Its looked upon as this thing you “should” do if you want to be anything in your life. A requirement for life, basically.
I say go for it.
What’s wrong with that?
I won’t finish until I’m 28 or 29. What happens when we want to have kids? Or some kind of emergency forces me to delay school again? I’m just afraid that if I start so late, I’ll never be able to finish.
No matter what decision you make, its going to feel like the wrong one.
To stop going to school would feel like you’re giving up or pushing it away and you’ll be afraid that you’ll never get back to it, or won’t be able to finish later on.
To continue would be discouraging and tiresome because you’re light years ahead of your classmats, and none of the schools here offer anything even close to challanging or stimulating for you so its a waste of your time and money to attend.
Its like California’s Governor Elections. You have to decide which of the two is the lesser of two evils and bite the bullet.
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