The Aftermath of Dropping Out of High School Essay

Submitted By Ladyasan
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Not sure how to answer that question, what would happen to me if I dropped out of high school? To be honest, I never gave it any thought. I mean with parents like mine, it’s not an option. See, quitting is something that's not tolerated within my family, not to mention the importance of a good education being stressed to me all my life.

But let's say I was to entertain the thought of dropping out. I know it would lead to a life of hardship and struggle. Now I’m not saying that one can't make it if they chose to do so, but the likely-hood of being successful without finishing school, would be that much harder. Yes some get lucky (if you believe in luck), but I feel, you have just as much of a chance at hitting the lottery. Let's face it, that's exactly what you're doing with your life once you drop out, gambling! The way things are structured today you need a high school diploma to obtain a minimum wage job.

Now let's talk about the words minimum wage. This means your income will be extremely low. There's no way you can afford to pay rent, buy food, clothing, pay for transportation and your necessary utilities earning the bare minimum. Not in this world, maybe in some fantasy land, But with the way the economy is going (the average cost of gas being $4.00 per gallon, a monthly metro card totals more than $100.00 and the average 1 bedroom apartment rents for $1,100.00) within five years, you will need to earn at least $5,000.00 a month to survive, if not more and trust me minimum wage will never be $5,000.00 a month.

Let's forget about the financial problem and talk about the moral issue. One day most of us will want to have children (I know what your thinking and you're right major expense, but as i said we’re not going to discuss money) and teach them what's…