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I feel it's completely worth it. Even though I'm getting a degree that won't open a lot of career pathways for me (BA in Women's Studies), I'm still incredibly happy I chose to pursue a degree in something I love. I absolutely
I feel it's completely worth it. Even though I'm getting a degree that won't open a lot of career pathways for me (BA in Women's Studies), I'm still incredibly happy I chose to pursue a degree in something I love. I absolutely enjoy my classes and my research. It's taught me so much. Even if I don't end up using my degree in my future career, I still have the college experience, which has taught me so much more. Plus, I can go to graduate school now and further my education.
Not to mention, like Chilipepper said, you develop a sense of pride in your accomplishments when you earn that degree.
Here here! Plus it's an experience for sure. I think an education is one of the most important tools a person can have. You never know how much you don't know until it hits you in the face and learning is one of the functions our brains are made for. Why not try to expand your way of thinking in every way possible??
In order to get a decent job you NEED a college degree (unless you're lucky). Debt is debt, one day it will get paid off but unlike with a car or a house they can't take your education back from you so it's not a life or death situation and you can also get extensions and the like if you are in a really bad spot.
As the lovely people before me in this convo has pointed out, there's also a sense of pride to getting a college education. Like "yeah, I did this. It was hard but I'm a better person for it." Plus college has it's fun sides too! It's a longer extension into not being part of the "real world" yet.