How They Reacted When I Told Them I'm Dropping Out of College

  1. Mom
    "I am sad you want to stop but I understand, love, and support you. And you can always go back."
  2. Dad
    "Ask yourself if you'd be satisfied with your life if you died tomorrow. If the answer is no, then it's time to make some changes. You are so smart. Go try something. If you succeed and you're happy and you're able to make enough to money to support your family, then you've made it. If you fail, go back to college."
  3. Boyfriend
    "I'm nervous but I trust you and I want you to be happy. I love you and I will stand alongside you through it all. You deserve to do something you love and I can't wait to help you find it."
  4. Roommate
    "Let's not call it dropping out. Let's call it taking a break."
  5. Sister
    "When you want to do something you put everything you have into it by researching it and seeing how it will affect your future so this is no different. You are going to do what's best for you and only you know what's best for you so I 100% support you. Also, don't call it taking a break unless you want people asking when you plan on going back."
  6. Best friend
    "Maybe you just need a break to reassess the direction you want to take. Don't just go to school for the sake of going to school if you're not sure the direction you're going is what you really want. Take some time off and enjoy life. It's not worth being so stressed over."
  7. Boss
    "We tell our kids that one day they'll grow up and go to college and be successful but the truth is that there is more than one way to be successful. If you're making a choice that's right for you, you're making the right choice."
  8. Coworker
    "I never regretted dropping out of college until I was up for a finance job and I lost it to someone because they had a degree and I didn't, even though I had more experience in the business. Sometimes they just want that piece of paper. It still wasn't worth it to me to go back though."
  9. Classmate
    "Does this mean you're not doing your half of the group project?"