|"The Face" Reenactment by Tina Fey|
My father's big catchphrase during my brother's initial employment was, "He didn't go to college for four years to wash dishes." No, but a lot of people who go to college do end up washing dishes to pay the bills. And that should be okay. Some people don't go to college and pay their bills washing dishes. And that is okay too. Some people get a degree and never enter their field of study. Some people graduate and have no next step. I was like that. It was scary. My brother had a plan set out for his education. Washing dishes helped him achieve the next step. I think that is reason for applause.
If we in a well educated neighborhood only measure our children's success by the titles on their diplomas maybe we need to assess how much they have learned about life in the real world? Because living in a dorm and never cleaning other people's dirty dishes is not the real world. Maybe the latter is as important a lesson as any you can learn in a lecture hall? Maybe we should accept that accepting any work while looking for ideal work is nothing to judge.