I was chatting with a recent high school grad who was sharing his concerns about how his parents wanted him to go to University and get a Masters Degree in something despite him being unsure what to take and to make matters worse, in his words, he was starting to feel useless because he was still unemployed.
He also mentioned to me that this problem was growing worse because he was an introvert and was uncomfortable meeting new people. Then he apologized for taking up my time!
Obviously, he is a good kid so the first thing I did was commend him for being honest with himself and for going out and seeking advice.
I suggested to him that not acting right now was a smart decision because he needed to figure a lot of things out about himself before making such a costly decision in both time and money.
I know too many people who have gotten themselves into extreme debt because of the cost of education, only to land a minimum wage job out of their field. How then are they supposed to pay...