Whenever I see someone from high school, the first thing they always ask me is “so how’s college!?” or “where do you go now!?” and then when I tell them I’m not attending school right now, the response is ALWAYS negative. Something along the lines of “awww.. well maybe one day” or a variation of that, accompanied with this sour puss, fucking disappointed frown, as if they feel pitty for me and they’re a superior breed of human being. As if I’m a lazy waste with no aspirations. As if me not going to school means I’m not doing anything productive. And the worst part is, these people are absolutely fucking oblivious to how rude they’re being because in this generation, getting a college degree and spending the rest of your adult life in debt is the ONLY thing that matters. So naturally, scrutinizing young high school graduates for not attending college has become a societal norm and I think that’s pretty fucked up.
Okay so here’s an idea,
Contrary to what your rich suburban parents have brain washed you into believing,
ATTENDING COLLEGE IS NOT THE BE ALL END ALL.
THE SCHOOL YOU GO TO, OR LACK THEREOF, DOES NOT DEFINE YOU.
IT IS POSSIBLE TO BE PRODUCTIVE WITHOUT ATTENDING SCHOOL.
IT IS POSSIBLE TO SUPPORT YOURSELF WITHOUT A COLLEGE DEGREE.
But i will tell you that being a judgmental prick and shaming people that are either taking a break from school, or simply don’t want to go, is extremely fucking counterproductive. So please, if you ever see me around and want to start a conversation, don’t undermine me for not being in college. In fact, don’t even ask about school. Ask me about ME. How I’ve been, if I’ve come up with any new songs recently, if I’m still into anime, If i shave my pubes I don’t even fucking care literally ANYTHING BUT FUCKING SCHOOL. I’m sick of my worth being measured by whether or not I got into daddy’s favorite college. I’m not ashamed of the fact that I haven’t even filled out an application. It’s not a major priority in MY life right now. I’ll continue trying to figure out what the fuck it is I want and you continue working your ass off to pay those dues.