Discussion Question Two

Discussion Question Two - worked and made money now rather...

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Discussion Question Two Due Day Five Review the following scenario. Deana recently decided to start attending college, but her family is criticizing her decision. They argue that she should focus on working so she can start earning money. When she begins school, they fear she will not have as much time to spend with family. Her family worries that college will change Deana and that she will become too mainstream. As the first person in her family to pursue higher education, Deana thinks her family members have a prejudicial attitude towards higher education and that they should accept her decision. If you were Deana, how would you address your family’s criticisms of and attitudes about higher education? How would you dispel their fears and try to convince family members that going to college is a worthwhile endeavor? I have experienced this situation in real life. My parents felt it was more important to them that I
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Unformatted text preview: worked and made money now, rather than furthering my education. When I sat down to discuss this with my parents, I explained to them that furthering my education would make it easier to make MORE money in the future. I would do the same in Deana’s situation. I would explain that, while working is very important in order to earn a living, going to school is worthwhile because it helps to get a better paying job. I want to be a veterinarian. I can make more money being a vet than I can in any other entry-level position. I feel that going to school to be what I want is better than going to work for something I hate. Money isn’t important enough to make yourself miserable over it. Parents should be proud that their children aspire to be something more than waitresses or fast food cashiers. Deana’s parents are being a bit prejudice, in my opinion. They should support her and not knock her for her dreams....
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