College was probably the best time of my life, but it put me deep in a hole.
First of all, kids first going to college should not have such access to student loans when they have no idea of the repercussions.
Secondly, college is there to teach you, not to make you a better adult or a more responsible person. When I graduated I had no idea how to do most of the basic things in life like balance a bank account or pay taxes. I knew how to party, and I knew architectural history, and that was about it. I am working at the cannabis dispensary now because my degree was basically worthless for getting me a serious high-paying job. I am not complaining, I love my job at the cannabis dispensary, it is just not what I thought I would be doing for a career. Had I known that there was more money to be made in cannabis than in architectural design I probably wouldn’t have gone to college at all. Now I have a hundred thousand dollars in student loan debt, which is very hard to pay off from the salary at the cannabis dispensary. At least I have a job with a future now, because this cannabis dispensary is part of a chain of over a hundred of them! This means with hard work and experience I can climb the ladder, and perhaps even run my own cannabis dispensary one day. In a perfect world I could use my architecture degree to design new cannabis dispensaries!