Seriously, that’s exactly what my Aunt said. No pause. No holding back. Being in your 80’s gives you the right to speak your mind. You’ve seen more of life than most people and the consequences that go along with it. She talks with people all of the time. Neighbors, relatives, the person at the grocery store checkout, the barista at the local coffee shop. She has seen the result of “stupid degrees” for decades.
So this is my effort to honor that request.
(Although for my clients, that doesn’t seem to be a problem. I tend to attract families whose kids are high achievers headed for engineering or business, and such.)
Three decades ago, only 30% of the population attended college. Today that statistic has flipped. 70% attend college.
The following is my opinion. You don’t have to agree with it.
The statistic flopped because society was told, “You must have a college degree to be successful in life.” (Which we know is...