Winning the lottery doesn't make you smart.
You don't understand anything, man. Leave your STUPID comments in your pocket!
(Chauncy Pickles): if you can pay your college bills you're probably in a really good job and have a lot of work experience. Going to college wouldn't be a necessity in that case. It would just be something extra that you could get to make your CV look prettier. But the work experience at a good job could secure you positions in many other companies if you ever lose your current job.
College experience could also secure your job position and provide opportunities for promotions. If you can pay for college, then you might as well go. Also I don't know what CV means...
As I see it, neither option is really more beneficial than the other.
(Chauncy Pickles): Work experience is much more valuable than college experience. And I agree, there's no down side to going to college. But the keyword in the post is 'need'. If you're already making good money, the need for college isn't there.
CV stands for Curriculum Vitae. It's like a résumé?
Is Vitae plural or singular?
(Chauncy Pickles): should be singular.
Latin endings, man... And Greek endings...
(Chauncy Pickles): I always thought it was French...
Well, French is a romance language.
I can afford to go to University because I work every summer for it at a crap manual labour job that pays well enough. It's sure as hell not something I want to do forever and university will help me to do something I'll enjoy. You'll have way more opportunities with a degree and more choice in the kind of job you do.
if you can afford to pay rent, utilities, tax, petrol, groceries, etc and have no debt, and college, then YOU can afford college. If your parents, or some other financial aid is paying for the other stuff, then you can't afford college on your own. So the post does not apply to you.
I have loans. I will have some debt. But the money I'll make when I'm done will be a lot more than I'm making now and I'll make it a lot faster and pay off my debts fairly quickly. I'll be able to live comfortably.
Yes, then you can't really afford college. You're living above your means and therefore you need college. I was referring more to people that have millions of dollars and could easily afford college debt free. They already have millions and therefore don't NEED college.
can you say that again please?
But the point is I can get on fine without university, I can afford to live on my own and pay utilities and groceries and rent and blah blah. The point is that with university, I'll have a better job and be able to live more comfortably. So really it depends on what you want. I don't think anyone actually NEEDS to go to college, as you can live without it. But if you want higher education and better jobs and the ability to better support a family, I think it's needed.
You're not understanding me. Yes you can afford that stuff easily but without having to pay for college. As soon as you include college fees, you have a mountain of debt. My point is that if you can live comfortably AND still afford college, you're probably really wealthy. You probably have a good job and can support your family. So why would you need a college degree?
But the debt will be paid off in a short amount of time. So it's worth a few years to live more comfortably. Also, just because you can support yourself well doesn't mean you could support a family.
Also, I guess it makes a difference how much less university is for me here.
If you are working those jobs, you can't afford college so whatever point you're trying to make is irrelevant.
That's not true. I pay for school on a crappy low end job. You just have to work WAY more hours than normal.
1) Pay for college = get a good paying job
2) Person already has money = doesn't need a job = doesn't need to go to college
1) People go to college to gain knowledge and learn resources that would help them open many job oppurtunities but many just love learning.
2) How do you know that job is secure? Sure you can pay for college with a job that pays 20-30 grand a year but no one wants to limit themselves to that kind of money and hence they go to college. There are no "normal" young adults making more than $40,000 a year...unless they're a reallllly good salesperson.
$20,000-40,000 with little chance of moving up in life or the potential to be knowledgable and make much more?
Chill out. I'm pro-college. Anyways, when they say bills, I was assuming for all of the university year, not just one. Also, I assumed that their parents were rich. As for loving to learn, the post said you don't "need" to go to college. You could if you desire.
Just no. .