#7 | Posted by pragmatist
Thanks for the input, much of this I think about but don't know. I didn't take my HS education seriously at all, and went right into the workforce after graduating. Did good till the crash; 43k/year is pretty good for my neck of the woods. I had no skills for the post-recession job market that paid. So I started college 14 years after HS, and realized learning is fun.
If I knew then what I know now... But it was good to be in the workforce, start a family, gain some life experience; that all has a lot to do with my success as a college student. Not necessarily what I want for my kids though.