It’s been a few days fraught with dissension here at Chez Leeds. I firmly believe in finishing your college education and I have never wavered from it. Get your degree because that is something nobody can take away from you. That is how I raised my kids. The ex agreed with me even though he is not a college graduate and I knew that he regretted it. In fact, he never told our kids that he didn’t graduate college. He lied to them, but that’s another post for another day.
So now the younger kid who’s in the middle of his college career wants out of virtual classes for a semester. He needs a break. He’s questioning if anyone needs a degree in order to get a job. My kids found out that their dad never graduated (not from me) and even though the ex doesn’t know that the kids know, they do. But the ex has a good salary without a college degree.
Am I old fashioned to believe in a good college education as a cornerstone? Is that my outdated belief? Now that minimum wage is supposedly going up to $15 an hour, I know that there are a few first year teachers who are upset because that is similar to their salaries.
I have many friends who are not college educated who are doing well. While mostly they are women who were married, but now divorced, we are all finding our way slowly. And maybe because we’re #womenofacertainage it’s different for us.
What’s your take on the subject? May I ask if you have your degree? Or if you don’t, would you share how that’s impacted your career? Or if it hasn’t?
I am not meaning this to be a controversial post at all. I’m just trying to learn more so that I can help my kid who wants to drop out, maybe for good. Any and all help, advise, sharing of experience and wisdom is greatly appreciated.