I've reached my last year of high school and am planning to have a gap year to work (college tuitions are a bitch and my parents cant help and loans are not an options) but im not sure i even want to go onto education after high school. I just want to move out and work in a town and live? but teachers and my peers keep telling me i /need/ to go to college, but i dont want to, can i have some advice on this?
You need to do whatever you feel is right for your life, not what anyone else says. Yes, college can be important and is right for a lot of people, but it’s not for everyone. You don’t need to go to college, it’s just strongly advised. If you feel like you’re better off going straight into the workforce, then do that. You will always have the option to go to school later, it’s not required that you do it right away. Maybe it will be a better option for you in the future and fit into your gap year plan. Or maybe you’ll take the year and realize you’re just fine without going to college and you’d rather just stay working and that’s fine too. You need to do what’s right for YOU and only you can truly decide that, not your teachers or your peers.