Why I Am Going To College

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Though there are many, the main reasons that I am getting a college education is to learn about what I am passionate about, to have more career options, and for financial security.

The most important reason that I am going to college, first and foremost, is to learn. When I was younger, I always knew I wanted to study people. However, the thought of studying anthropology and sociology-type subjects never sat well with me; these subjects reeked of subjectivism and a not-so-subtle vibe of “you’ll never get a job with that”. I spent my first three years of high school taking everything from Early Childhood Education to AP Chemistry to Engineering to Mandarin. These classes were all exciting and enriching to my empty adolescent brain, but nothing
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There is one thing I know for sure: being educated gives you options; I would like to have options in my life. This trend of options as it pertains to education starts early on. For example, a high school senior who has a 4.0 GPA simply has more options for their future than one with a 2.0 GPA. I could barely find a job as a babysitter without a high school diploma. The available job choices for those with limited education is scant. Being a massage therapist or a bank teller could be great options for me, but I could get those jobs with or without a college education. The ability to be able to change what I am doing without completely sacrificing my job security is important to me. Being college educated lifts people from families who are generationally impoverished into the middle class. Being educated allows undermined minorities to prove their credibility to those who only view them as a stereotype. The freedom to choose the path of my life is a freedom granted to those who are educated, and if I can grant myself that freedom while learning about what I am passionate about, then getting a college education is an obvious
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