I sit in my ECON 411 class twice a week for an hour and 15 minutes learning about strategic games. And almost every time I leave that class I wonder, will I ever actually use this?
The answer is probably not — and I know that. I am fully aware that I will probably never apply a lot of the things I am learning in college in my future career.
And yet, I am still here. I am still paying for tuition every semester. And while many would obviously identify the lack of logic in this scenario, very few would ask questions.
This is because of the importance our society deems a college education.
I went to a college-preparatory high school. If you were a senior, you were required to apply to at least one college. Whether you decided to go or not, they wanted you to have the option when May rolled around, and the piercing question of "what's next," overwhelmed your mind and monopolized family-dinner conversations.
I have a friend who makes a full-time living traveling the world making TikToks, YouTube videos and Instagram Reels.
She went to college, but was it necessary? Is a college education even necessary?
Well, no. You can definitely find a stable job without a college education. However, given the option, is a college education the best choice when choosing to invest in your future?
This is where it gets a little tricky.