Everyone says our society needs to change. We need to have free education and everyone should have a college degree, etc. So let’s take a look at what society wants, and what would happen when it gets it.
1-All education is free. This includes college.
2-Everyone should go to college.
3-Everyone should have a career, pushing to succeed and be better than everyone else so they are considered successful.
Let’s look at this. All education is free. OK, not a problem. Now, if no one has to pay for college, everyone can get a degree. Once everyone gets a degree, they will no longer wish to work production, administrative, retail, or in the service industry. Who will? Furthermore, if education is free, why would anyone need a job in order to pay for college? Everyone graduates high school, goes to college, never really works a day, and they graduate into “success”. Of course, in a generation or less there will be a vast shortage of waiters, cashiers, car washers, gas station attendants, baby sitters, you get the idea.
Now, if everyone should go to college, this only reiterates my above explanation of problems occurring from an over educated society. It also raises a plethora of debatable problems such as: forcing agrarian societies to modernize, looking down on those who aren’t “successful”, and the complete inability of the “educated” to survive without all the technology. But I shan’t mention those now.
And lastly, everyone should be successful. This simply means that everyone should have a career, period. I read a statement once where a friend told about how she had gone to school while raising children and being married yadda yadda. That’s great, and I’m proud of her for trying and getting what she wanted, but the whole “What’s your excuse?” Didn’t need to happen. I talked with someone over the phone who informed me that while “being a farmer’s wife” is certainly OK, it’s not really enough is it? And lastly, I was working three jobs, one of them 12 hours a day at a concrete block plant where I was the only female to ever work there…to this day. I also delivered pizzas 2-3 days a week. I enjoyed working at the block plant. For one, it’s not the job you do, but the people you do it with. For another, I enjoy physical labor. Not having to spend time and money at a gym was great for me. But when I delivered my pizzas that night, the owner of the restaurant said, upon finding out I was also working at the block plant, “I see we’ve resorted to manual labor.”
So people, when you decide you want something in society to change, think about the consequences. What will really happen? Oh, and you are not better than your waiter, and the last thing they want to hear is, “Well, at least you’re working towards something.” Perhaps they aren’t working towards college, have no intention of working towards college, or perhaps they are happy where they are, until you showed up.