as a ski bum i may have a bias opinion.
post secondary school is OPTIONAL in life. You do not NEED to go to post secondary in order to live a succesful life. If you are questioning going to school because of the loans you will have to pay off in 4+ years then are you really sure you'll be ready for a "career" when it's time to pay off that loan?
I mean, think about it. Why do you go to school? If you don't think you want to jump right into a "career" right after post secondary then maybe you shouldn't rush into the whole school thing right away. I know a few people who have gone to school, and are now working in a completely unrelated field. Some of them are jelous of me and say they with they hadn't of gone to school right away.
Think about what you want, not what "THEY" tell you what you "should" do. If you like skiing a lot, then think about taking a few years off and moving to the mountains to ski. There are plenty of jobs out there with high pay which will allow you to take winters off and just ski. Who knows, you might even find a job that you love and get paid well for. I personally make between $25 and $40/hour and according to a lot of people in the real world (including my sister - who makes less then me) I am not and never will be conciderd successful until I go to school.
Basicly what I'm saying is: Don't listen to anyone (including me) about what you should do with your life. you are the only one living it, make up your mind for yourself. And yea, I know - highschool is a pretty hard place to use your brain and actually think about stuff other then when lunch time is and who's having the party on the weekend, but just try it out, see if you like it.
...because I'm better then you
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