Did you feel the need to get a college degree, or did you feel high school (or even less) was enough? Have you found that your choice suits your needs? I can look at this issue from both sides. My desired occupation requires a masters degree. Pretty much everyone in my family has at least a bachelors degree. My cousin Dahlia always hated school, so she never considered college. She now works in social services. My best friend Lauren also had trouble with school. Her best skills were inter-personal. She works as an aide at an assisted living community and enjoys it immensely. Many people feel that their "life skills" make up for their lack of college education. In a lot of cases, they are right. But does that still hold true? Is the job market getting too competitive for high school graduates?