What’s Next?

After 16,380 hours of indentured servitude, you are everything but free. There are many avenues that you can take after graduation. College. Trade or technical school.  And getting a full-time job are a few of the most common

Continuing your education is greatly encouraged throughout your primary and secondary school years. You will not make it anywhere in life without a degree. You will be broke and living in a run-down apartment, or on the streets if you are lucky. You must go on to college or a technical school. Do not worry if you can not pay for college, you can get a loan. A loan basically means that once you have your degree, you will be paying for college for the rest of your life, no biggie. If you have a degree, then you mean something. You are something.

You can go to technical school for a fraction of the price of a regular college and make six figures after graduating. You can work in a bleak factory for the rest of your life, but at least the money is good. With money, you will find happiness from your materialistic desires. Forget about the smells, how dirty it is. No, no. You will earn more money than you thought possible.

Getting a full-time job right out of high school can be scary and seem quite impossible at times. Though as hopeless as you may be in the comforts of your parents’ basement, do not despair, McDonald’s is always hiring. After a few years of flipping burgers, cleaning grease traps, and smiling for every customer, you might be lucky enough to be able to move up the ranks to Shift-leader. There’s the big bucks.

There are many choices, but you will never be free. Choose college and you will be working for the rest of your life to pay for your degree that defines who you are. Choose a technical school and work third shift every night for years. You will sleep all day while the world goes on around you. Get that full-time job, get that bread. It will be many years until you are at a position where you are revered in the public eye. Oh, and you might be able to take a vacation, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Whatever you choose to pursue, good luck. You are going to need it.