"YES! Not Going Doesn't Make You "Cool" or a "Free Spirit" As a second year undergrad at a State University I would like to chuck every one of my textbooks at lazy kids who don't want/ didn't go to college. Excuse 1: "College is too expensive" Ok yes, money is always a concern regarding higher education but guess what: FINANCIAL AID IS A THING. If you were really is money crunched as you say you *would* receive aid. All you have to do is try. And even if you dont: WHO CARES. I come from a solidly middle class family and the amount of aid I *don't* receive is staggering. But I wanted this for myself so I, as an adult decided to work out a system with my parents and pay off my loans after graduation. Loans may suck but adulting feels SO GOOD. Excuse 2: "College isnt that important, I can still be successful without it". If you're saying that you can be just as successful as your college educated peers (which was proven untrue by hundreds of studies but mmkay) then why not take the chance and go to college anyway? Excuse 3: "Just because you went to college doesn't make you smarter" ....Bruh Excuse 4: "I already know what I want but college isn't it" You think you know a lot of things when you're still in high school. Excuse 5: "I can't go to college because I want to travel and experience the world instead" Ummm Study Abroad is a thing and so are are Out of State/ Non-local schools Conclusion: Stop making excuses and GO. TO. COLLEGE" Janellethebelle Oh crap, here we go again with the "everyone should go to college" bs. This comment above me is an opinion from debate.org. Let's start with the lazy kids part. Some people actually can't do college or they're too busy to go. Just because someone doesn't go to college doesn't mean they're lazy. Let's respond to the "excuses". 1: Some people can't afford it and may not be able to use loans. Keep in mind that I don't know much loans. 2: There are plenty of successful college dropouts. By the way, do you have proof of those studies you were talking about? 3: College can make you smarter, but I don't think everyone has to be a super smart know-it-all. 4: Some people who don't want to go to college are people with jobs and kids. 5: Maybe there is a thing called Study Abroad, but some people might get sick of school after they graduate from high school. Conclusion: I do not believe everyone should be forced to go to college. I hate comments like this, because I feel like they're telling others what to do. EDIT for #2: I think this person was talking about the studies that college grads make more, but those are on average. There are exceptions I'm sure. By the way, there are successful billionaires who dropped out of college according to Google.