Why I Am in College

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People spend their lives preparing to live; life is all about being prepared. Young people attend school to prepare them for the next stage in their life. Pre-School prepares toddlers for elementary school, elementary prepares children for High school, and High school prepares young adults for the work force or college. School is designed to prepare people for the next stage of their lives, I think of it as practice. I am in college to prepare for a career and not a job, my education is the difference between being happy with my work and working to live, as of now I am not fulfilling my duties as a student. I often ask myself why am I here, sometimes I ignore the question other times my answer varies from “to make your dad proud” or to “prove your mom wrong”. Neither of those answers is honest or is a product of consideration and deep thought. The actual reason why I’m here is because this is the only way I can get to where I want to be in life. I want to teach preschool and I am here to prepare and educate myself on what it takes to be an educator. I am going to be honest, I am a very lazy person and if I am going to work I want to be doing something that I actually enjoy doing. I want to live to work and not work to live. I don’t want to work hard at something and my only reward is the money at the end of the day, I want to go home and be proud of what I’ve spent my day doing. I feel like money is often mistaken with happiness so people worry less about what makes them happy than what makes them money. I can’t bring myself to do this so I am here to prepare myself for my future career and not my future job. I’m not going to say that my education means everything to me but it is very important. It is the one thing I need to achieve the things that I have planned for myself. It is the difference between having a career and having a job. Unlike most

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