I'd like that burger with extra pickles and no mayo, please.
like i said; success is all relative. if your goal in life is to drive to the office everyday, have a mortgage, and look down your nose at the guy making your food or mowing your lawn , then maybe college is for you !
College isn't for everyone.
What pisses me off is the forced social ideology that everyone after highschool should go to college. It's crap. Especially those in the art field.
I had originally went to college for a graphic design degree, which was too regimented for me. I then switched to studio art where I excelled but was asked by professors and other students, "Why are you here? You don't need a degree to do art." I then had a run in with a professor who was going to be my annual portfolio reviewer, which I couldn't change. From that point on, he had it in for me. At the time I was going for a minor in philosophy as well and decided it was best to switch that to my major. I then had to spend more money and take other classes which I hadn't taken just to fulfill the requirements of the BS for philosophy. I was there for almost 8 years.
Now can anybody guess if I am using that degree in my current career? That's a rhetorical question of course.
As marine said most people who graduate college never use their degree or get a job in that degrees field. The Catch-22 is that to get a better paying job one needs a college degree.
Now I am not saying college is a bad thing. It is a great experience for a lot of people. And a huge investment for your future. But people need to stop and consider what they want to pursue and if they want to invest the time and money to pursue that goal before going. Don't feel pressured! There are tons of alternatives which are just as profitable and rewarding. And as lothar said its all relative and each person measures success differently. Some are very happy working at McDonald's with Corky and making minimum wage...because you know Corky rocks!