Is Your College Investment Worth It?
Nena Arias | June 24, 2019"We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive." ~ C.S. Lewis
We have always been told that the aim for every child should be to get a good education and make every effort to get a college degree. All who do and have accomplished it have been made to believe that they have arrived at the pinnacle of life and that from then on all will be smooth sailing for them. A long time ago, that accomplishment had some truth to it. But it has been a long time that things have been changing here in America since education has been sold to the highest bidder.
Not only has education been sold to the highest bidder but the bar of learning has been lowered and perverted to the degree that college graduates leave much to be desired and much of it through no fault of their own. The same is true of education in general all the way down to the lowest levels. The bottom line is that the educational culture has been hijacked from us and turned into something unrecognizable. Anymore, education is better labeled “indoctrination” because the premise of learning has been usurped by the liberal progressives while we all stood silently by.
The philosophy of life in America has suffered a fatal blow over the last 180 years approximately after the Second Great Awakening (1830), which changed the emphasis and therefore the strength of the biblical teaching that up to that point had guided the moral fabric of our country. Also, the introduction of the theory of evolution, and the deadly trap of relativism have been creating havoc and has caused us to turn our back on God and his values.
This shift in our values has been very evident in the elements that colleges and universities have been turning out into our society. Left-wing leaning parents are only too happy that their child’s college sends home a child with left-wing views, but a parent on the right is not happy if their child returns home with leftist views and their Christian faith tarnished, if not obliterated altogether.
It is also sad that most of the time, colleges today produce a worse human being, a person who is no better, wiser or more mature than when he or she graduated high school—contrary to what is expected. Not to mention the behavioral issues.
It is common knowledge that much of the students spend a great portion of their free time at college partying, drinking alcohol, smoking marijuana and hooking up with someone for casual sex. All of this behavior we can agree makes none of them a better person.
Regarding college drinking, the Alcohol Rehab Guide, an online alcohol addiction site, reports that “Roughly 80 percent of college students — four out of every five — consume alcohol to some degree. It’s estimated that 50 percent of those students engage in binge drinking…”
We are all aware of the loss of morals and sexual activity that goes on from binge drinking and the consequences of casual irresponsible sex, which is why almost every significant campus has an abortion clinic nearby like Planned Parenthood.
Then there is depression and mental illness at college. The clinical psychologist Gregg Henriques through Psychology Today says, “It is neither an exaggeration nor is it alarmist to claim that there is a mental health crisis today facing America’s college students. Evidence suggests that this group has greater levels of stress and psychopathology than any time in the nation’s history.”
The values and character bankruptcy are evident by the way the students return home from college—changed forever. Perhaps living with the guilt of having put an end to the life of an innocent child that paid the price for their debauchery, at the same time feeling more self-centered and demanding, expecting the world to fall at their feet while being way over their heads in debt with college loans. Is it any wonder that many can’t seem to find their place in life and just go back to their parent’s home?
They are somewhat proud to be an American, but less respectful of religion. Not much wiser or equipped to face the challenges of life and not too open to hear views he or she disagrees with.
So, ask yourself, is college truly worth the investment? As a parent, are you getting a better child in return now that you will have to face their depression and negative consequences brought about by their godless behavior in college? How long will it take for them to unlearn the views that got them in trouble—while also being taught how awful America is and how free speech of opposing views should be suppressed, how pathetic religious Christians are, how wonderful the Muslim religion is and how important skin color is.
Granted, students who are entering the fields of science, technology, engineering and math need to attend college but what about the rest of them? Are you taking too much of a chance that your child will lose what is most important in their formation for life like faith, values, character, and their destiny by sending them to college?
All this is too important to not ponder seriously and make the wisest decision for the future of your children, society, their joy of life and to secure their eternity through true faith in the God of the Bible. What college degree could be more important than that?