An interesting piece on 20/20 this evening about college graduates with buyer’s remorse. You can have a look at the segment here: ABC News: Some Debt-Laden Gradutes Wonder Why They Bothered With College.
It’s true that our society has bought into the myth that more education is necessarily better. While there are averages and overall statistics that may influence our decisions, we have to remember that each of us is an individual. Whatever the “averages” tell us does not necessarily apply in a specific instance.
I pride myself in taking the time and effort to get to know an individual student well enough to make good recommendations. And I have been known to recommend paths other than college for young people for whom it may not be the best path.
In the end, however, each of us has to come to our own decision. But segments like this one from 20/20 help us to keep our eyes wide open.