You are growing up! You have finally graduated high school, and now it’s time to move on the next step. I know you’re anxious about your future, and you haven’t quite had all the time you need to make these decisions, so I wrote you this letter to help you make a choice. There are many reasons to go to college, and certainly some not to, and this letter will serve to remind you of your options.
There are many reasons to go to college. College is a time for change, a time to experience a whole new aspect of life you’ve never before seen. You’ll meet tons of new, interesting people, from many different backgrounds. You’ll open for yourself new doors into the future, new opportunities that would be otherwise unattainable. With a college education, you’ll be able to make the kind of money to secure your future for you and your family. The average college graduate earns approximately twice as much as someone with a high school degree alone.
However, that’s not to say there aren’t any solid reasons for getting a job right out of high school. Sure, college is nice and all, but that’s at the very least, four whole years of your life where you won’t be earning any money. In the four years it take to graduate from a state school, you could have secured for yourself a very nice job in a respectable office building somewhere. You could also find yourself in an apprenticeship in a trade of your choice. You could even invest that college tuition, and earn even more money!
That said, I’m your uncle, and I forbid you not go to college. You think these opportunities will be around forever? The more time you waste not making up your mind, the more money your own family is forced to shell out to shelter you. If you want to be a part of this family, you have to go to college. Case closed. I just want what’s best for you, and that something is college.
Billie Jean, I am your uncle, and I just want what’s best for you. You are fully...