On Monday, March 14, 2016, I sat in my car listening to the rain and came to two conclusions:
1) Natasha Bedingfield’s song, Unwritten, is the answer to all life’s problems and
2) I fucking hate college.
Okay…yeah… you’re right, “hate” IS a strong word but I deffinetly do not like it.
College is like the mandatory field trip to the Button Museum that you are forced to go to every year in elementary school. Like college, the Button Museum is mandatory and always seems fun and exiting but once at the museum, you realize it is just not the right place for you.
As a kid, you look at your future as this great opportunity and endless adventure. What do you want to be when you grow up? You reply, “An astronaut!”, “A ballerina!”, “A movie star!”, the world is your oyster. You could do anything you want! You could be a triple threat and be an astronaut during the morning, a ballerina during the day, and a movie star at night! The possibilities are endless.
But somewhere along the way, you are forced to narrow your dreams and follow a routine path the majority of seniors in High School follow.
I call this path, “The College Experience”.
You start looking at colleges around Junior year of High School and begin to apply for them in the beginning of your Senior year. You have to start asking yourself questions like, “What is going to be your major?” and “How are you going to pay for school?”, however, you never ask yourself, “Do you really want to go to college?”.
It is drilled into your head from the start of elementary school that you need to go to college in order to have a great life. If you do not go to college, you are told you will be either stuck working for a fast food restaurant or jobless. However, is that really true?
When I think of the phrase “College Dropout” a few words pop into my mind.
Words such as:
Why is this the case? Why can’t a person not attend or finish college and still be considered successful?
Why are words such as:
never associated with people who either don’t attend college or dropout?
You either have to be rich or famous for the lack of a college degree to be considered acceptable.
However, on Monday, March 14, 2016, I officially decided to Dropout of College.