It’s a sad fact of life today that we lose so many of the younger generations to drugs, violence, and suicide. In the town I grew up in, there always seems to be yet another death, whether it is caused by those reasons or some sort of accident, they always seem to be close in age to me. I've watched countless friends grieve over their best friends and family, but never would I have imagined it would be someone that I was close with. Early this year, this became my reality. My friend Andrew had passed away.
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, or so they say. However, what they don't teach you in school is how many mistakes you are bound to make when you enter into the real world. They prepare you for the next class, then the next, with little to no knowledge on what comes after you finish school. To be completely honest, not everyone is even cut out for continuing their education. Some of us launch straight into a job field after we graduate high school, ultimately skipping a post secondary education. Though some of the students in question achieve their own goals just as well as the next person, most jobs with favorable benefits and pay require a college degree.