I remember at a young age as a tween or preteen that adulthood was such a farce. It was a goal I did not want no part of. It happened and I ended up joining the rat race.
Yep, I had dreams. I wanted to be a veterinarian and then a Forest Ranger. I loved animals and the out doors. I was took the ticket to a good life was college by teachers. At home I was told the ticket to a good life was to find a rich male to marry. That nauseated me.
I did get married and then continued on the my life. When I granulated from High School the US economy was stagnate freom the 1973-1975 recession.
The United States withdrew from the Vietnam War also known as the Second Indochina War and our economy had new workers adding more depressing job opportunities. So I took what I could. First I had an interesting job with the CCC but after spending time them I went for one low paying crummy job to another. I had to finish college. It was my ticket out of this or so I was told.
I struggled with college and finally got through it taking many of the same classes because we moved and I started at new colleges. They, of course, wanted their cut of the money so I had to take so many credits. I am not sure what it ended costing me to to get that degree and I am sure I really do not want to know. I did not end up with a huge loan to pay off like so many students do now. I am so thankful for that.
Funny or not so funny but the degree never did me any good. I ended up completing a degree that by the time I finished was obsolete and had been absorbed by different degrees from the social science to nursing fields. I considered going to Grad school but I heard of too many people taking the route only to own loans and few job prospects.
I still think college can be a good idea. A two year degree can give you the most bang for the buck. Some degrees are worth going for but their are many you should stay clear of. It flusters me with I hear from some students who got advanced science degrees becasue they were told it was a field where they need people. People were not going into to the field. or so the expects said, only to graduate to no job possibles and are flipping burgers.
I do not know what the answer is but they must be a better way. Maybe people should be able to work while going to school so they get training from the career and a degree.
Some other thoughts:
DAILY PROMPT: ADULT VISIONS – THE LIES WE WERE PROMISED
Peter Pan Speaks: Daily Prompt
Misconceptions of Adulthood
Clouds in the Sky
SETTING FORTH: FORAYS INTO LIFE
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Adult Visions – “I Wish my Grow would Stop!”