Monday, 30 May 2011
My parents didn't really mind if I went to college or not. They didn't go themselves: my dad went to a trade high school and my mom eventually got a associates degree, so I guess they figured if I didn't go it wouldn't be a big deal.
I really did want to go, however, and they didn't stop me and helped me as much as I could.
Now I have two little sisters, ages 11 and 8. You would think in this day and age, and with their older sister in college, they would automatically just want to go. But they don't, and even at this young age they're asking things like "Do I really need to go to college? What jobs can I get if I don't go to college?"
I mean, I guess I like how they're asking about jobs, so they're not just expecting to find a man with money and get by that way, but I still find it a bit odd neither of them really want to go to college.
I know they're still young, and minds change, but when I was little college was just never a question in my mind. I wanted to go because I wanted to get all the school I could.
Do you think it's bad that they have no interest in going, even at this young age where they're free to dream about whatever they want?