|I know that everyone does not value higher education, and that's perfectly fine. My mom/grandparents didn't either and they were perfectly okay. I, however, do place a high value upon it.|
It was my line of work for a very long time, and I have seen the tremendous benefits it has brought to a great number of people. So when my oldest son dropped out of his college to join the military (he had four years paid in full) I was beyond distraught, and I was scared.
A few years have passed now, and that same child, still active in the military has gone back to school. In fact, he's almost to the half way point of his BA. Recently while visiting us on vacation, and even before brushing his hair, lol, he made it a priority to get his homework done. He even left the room when everyone meandered in and starting talking, so he could concentrate and do his work in peace. I'm proud of him for lots of things, but I have to say, that dedication to his studies really did my heart good. Cheers to letting them make their own way, and double cheers when they do it and it has a happy ending (which his did with or without school).