Why I Am in School

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Deborah Small
Doris Robertson
Monday, October 04, 2010
Why I Am Attending College
Why did you decide to go to college at this moment in your life? Each and every one of us possesses distinctive reasons for attending college. Many of us have reasons are completely legitimate and then there are many of us that are going for irrelevant reasons that many of us don’t comprehend or pertain to getting an education. The reasons that I am going to college are to make more money so I can have financial independence, be qualified for a field so I can advance my lifestyle, and to keep a promise to my biological mother by finish what I started which will in return set a good example.. Although I am thirty-nine years old I am going to college to set a good example to my teenage son and daughter. I have been hearing from my kids that mom you didn’t go to college so why should I. When I look at what they say I probably would have said the same exact thing to my parents. So now that I am going to school they will hopefully see that it is very important. The other day my son said to me mom I am not going to college because I am going to be a basketball player. I asked him what happens if it doesn’t work out with basketball. What are you going to fall back on? He stated to me I don’t know. My response to him is you can always play basketball after you go to college because basketball is not promised to him. My daughter believes she will be playing professional soccer. They need to realize all that is not guaranteed to them that is why having a college is so very important. Among the reasons that I am going to college is too make more money. I have realized that in today’s job market a college graduate makes more money than those applicants which have only a high school application even if they have more experience. I hark back to having this tête-à-tête with this acquaintance of mine who is a manager at Bonjangles’ on Monroe Road. She confided in...
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