You really should have a college degree. This will enhance your opportunity for income potential and make you at least equals. If you are unwilling or unable to go back to school, I would recommend a Pre Nup. This will assure her that if anything happens between the two of you, that all of her hard work after her school is not in vain.
Sure...go to college if you can.
Most decent entry level jobs require a BS (at least). Maybe she doesn't want to carry the financial burden when you can only get below poverty level jobs with your HS diploma?
You probably have a better chance of getting hired at big companies or in high positions. If I was an employer, I'd most likely pick the person with even just a little college over the person with no college.
well your a guy so you can't be smarter , but get a degree
Get a college education. That is the only way you will be able to be on an even playing field with your girl, and get a good job so that your future with her (or whoever you end up with) will be better than if you were limited to the kind of low-paying menial jobs that are available to high school graduates with no further ambition.
The piece of paper you get after graduating from college may get you in the door for a job interview that not having it won't - but how you act, what you know and what you can do are what's important in life. Many people waste 4 years of their lives going to college, and then take a job they could have gotten with only their high school diploma. Ambition, desire and ability will determine your lot in life, not a piece of paper - check out the history of Bill Gates.
Take it from experience... My boyfriend only has a HS level of education and only makes $9/hr. I have an associates and make $15/hr plus benefits.
It's not that you are smarter... It's that your education is focused on one or two items. Employers want to see that piece of paper from a college because they will want to see that you are a hard worker and are able to commit yourself to a long-term project to better yourself.
College is somewhat overrated. Now don't get me wrong, a degree is extremely helpful in finding a good career if you know what you want to do with your life. Without a degree, living in this day and age, we will see it becoming harder and harder to find good employment for ourselves. If you have the opportunity to go and can do it without putting yourself into a huge debt load-then I say go for it. I wish I would have had the opportunity. But if you plan on not attending college, work hard at finding yourself and your place in the world-find out what your passions are and do everything you can to find a career doing it, and stick with it! College doesn't necessarily make you smarter, and many times it's the people with the street smarts that progress further. Life can tear apart anyone. Prepare yourself for life and you will make it through anything-degree or no degree!
College degrees are no guarantee of success, but they are a minimum requirement in most high paying jobs. So no, having the degree is not a big deal. But not having any college is a very big deal to most employers.
Learning is good, so try to study something you like and can do well in . Just try to avoid too much debt if possible.
It depends on what you mean by 'a big deal'. I have a friend that didn't graduate from college who makes six figures. He is in the mortgage business. However, he is an excellent salesman. Normally, if you have a college degree, your chances of making more money are increased. I'm not sure about your girlfriend's theory of 'being the smarter one'. It sounds as though she expects you to be the 'breadwinner' in the family. You may want to talk to her about whether she plans on working full-time when you are married or if she wants to be a full-time housewife.
If you are opposed to college, think about looking into a job with the federal or state government. These jobs offer very good security, excellent benefits and many don't require a college diploma. It may be that your girlfriend just wants you to provide her with security.
Having a college degree is important in this harsh and unjust World, it will better your chances iin succeeding. You will regret it later on if you do not. Not saying that having a college degree makes someone better than another, that is not true but it will give you a better advantage in getting hired for a job. You will feel proud of yourself, you do not have to start off at a University, there are numerous community colleges and also online courses, whose prerequisite are that you either have a G.E.D or a high schhool diploma which you have. There are plenty of options out there, and your degree and education is something no one can ever take away from you, you will not regret it, and once you receive it it will be yours forever.
Your girlfriend is on the right track of what she is telling you, but her deliverance is off and a bit harsh.
Good luck in your endeavors
she may be traditional and believe the man is supposed to be the breadwinner of the family and she doesn't want to the full burden of supporting you and her both.
With a college degree you qualify for more job opportunities and more salary. then you can better support you and your sig.other.
consider taking some college course or higher education training for whatever career field you enter to increase you income in the long run and make your future a little bit easier on your wallet.
Going to college is not what makes you smart or not, educating yourself is what does it. The more you work your brain, the smarter you get. College is a good way to get education, though not the only way.
Why does she want you to be smarter than she is? I don't doubt she wants you to be as smart and successful as possible. Usually people have areas in which they are strong, and others not so much, based on interests, so even if you do get a degree, there will still be some things she's better at or smarter about.
College does help you learn to be articulate, which gets you more respect in most of the rest of the world too. College *is* a lot more fun than High School. Look into going, and study stuff that interests you, whether in college or not.
I would say depending on what you want to do and if that requires a college degree. I disagree with Michael B who states that if you only have a high school diploma you will only make below poverty level. My husband and I only have high school diploma's (he will graduate with his B.A. in March) and I continue to go to college at night. We both work full time and that is the reason it has taken us a while to finish our college education. My co worker has his B.A. and we both make the same amount a year because I have the experience. We work in the mortgage industry (not in sales so I get a salary, not commission) and I started in the business 5 years ago when I had just graduated high school. I make far past poverty level. I am not saying don't go to college but if what you want to do requires it then go. You can also do what I do, work full time and go to college at night, it is hard but you can do it.
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