Would you encourage your current/future kids to go to college? And will you pay for it?

My mom always told us that we didn’t have to go unless we wanted to. And she made it clear that she wasn’t paying. I wasn’t intending to but I worked hard in school, graduated at the top (the sal), and got a bunch of scholarships thrown at me. The school counselor was my biggest fan (still unsure why) but she was a nice lady and had secretly submitted applications for me to colleges. Thats still kinda sketch lmao. I found out on awards day when they started naming all the students who got scholarship offers. I rolled my eyes and decided to tune them out, but then had someone waving their hand in my face saying I was the recipient for the biggest academic award package (instead of the val).
Anyways, college was such a fckin waste since I wasn’t brave enough to choose what I really wanted. I got a 4 year degree but not much to show for it. I personally won’t pressure my kids into attending college, specifically a uni. But I would encourage them to pick a trade and attend a trade school. Or maybe they could to try out a 2 year junior college. I wouldn’t mind paying for those. But if they want to go to a uni, especially one thats like 20k+, then they’re going to have to bust their butt in HS like I did to get an academic (or athletic) scholarship. If they attend a school in whatever state we move to, then they have the option to live at home, but I for sure won’t be paying for a dorm. I refuse to be like my fam who feels their kid “owes” them for raising them. But get this, if the kid drops out of a school I paid for, then that will for sure be the one time they financially owe me. #FeelFreeToList

Would you encourage your current/future kids to go to college? And will you pay for it?
They don’t have to go. Its up to them if they want to
They need to at least try it out
No ifs, ands or buts… They’re going
I would actually discourage it
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I knew in HS that I wanted to go for film or architectural drafting. However, Film wasn't an option at the 5 schools that offered me full tuition academic scholarships. Drafting ended up having way too many maths which I felt would be a weakness down the line. So i went with the business major. I was told not to work while in school. So i didn't start until after i got my bachelors and by then, i didn't have the work experience needed to match the degree. My fckup is why i call it pointless
Would you encourage your current/future kids to go to college? And will you pay for it?
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