Essay on College Isn't for Everyone

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The words “You can’t”, have been apart of my mind set since day one. I was always told that it isn’t possible for me to be as smart as my sister, or on the same level of my brother who is special needs. I was always in the in between, but the main reason I am striving for success is because I know I can and even though at times I don’t think college is for me, I know I can achieve anything I set my mind to. In less than three years I will have a whole new life started for myself, all because I made it possible for myself to receive a college degree and start the perfect life full of success, money and happiness.
Throughout W.J Reeves “College Isn’t For Everyone”, he point outs many topics that I believe effects me personally but also my
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But in today’s society a high school diploma can get you a job as good as a waitress at a restaurant, not a Oncology Nurse at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
The reason behind me attending college is because I want to have my dream job of being a nurse at night, a stay at home mom during the day and the money and happiness to have the lifestyle I had growing up. According to Margaret Soltan’s; Better Living Through Conciousness, “All brains eventually fade, but we shouldn’t, before our time, collude in that fading. We should cultivate the highest forms of consciousness that we can, while we can (Soltan). To me, I believe that if I’m not giving something my all from the beginning then there is no point in my doing it.
I believe by sitting in this classroom today, I am saying yes to my education and to my future. Also in one of W.J Reeves articles, he says, “that 70% of the workers in the coming decades will not need a four-year college degree, but, rather, an associate degree from a community college or some type of technical certificate (Reeves). I have never been more shocked by a statement in my life, with this many people won’t have to say yes to their education for four years but two which might strike people to want to further there knowledge

Works Cited
Reeves, W. J. “ College Isn’t for Everyone.” USA Today. CBS Interactive, 01 May 2003.