People attend college or university for many different reasons (for example, new experiences, career preparation, increased knowledge). Why do you think people attend college or university? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

People continue their studies by attending a college or university for a wide variety of reasons. It could be for personal or social concerns. Following is a brief review of some the most common intentions people have, when applying to a school. Attending schools such as colleges, is costly. Hence, it is almost far from the truth to suggest the possibility of someone applying to one, without any prethought explanation for it. One of the reasons I think people continue their studies, is that learning new things is such a satisfaction, especially for those with high intelligence. The wiser the person, the more thurst for learning and brain excercising. Studying for highly intelligent individuals can be interpreted as an adventure. On the other hand, it is so common for students, to apply for an undergrad or master's program, just to have more job opportunities in the future. Having a higher degree level can also yield in higher mean income, or/and getting promoted. Although there are unmotivated students in universities, whom seem to be unhappy with studying at all, but personally, I think they too, have at leat unconcious intentions inside. Some say that when we are growing as a kid, it is very important for us to be loved unconditionally. However, if not, we will ultimately begin struggling with the imposter syndrome. Imposter syndrome is a condition in which oneself feels not being enough, even in the peak of one's succession. The point is, I think that some of us attend schools and even rank the 3 top GPA in our class, without noticing that behind all this extreme work, is just the desprate need for being heard, seen, and praised. Overall, I believe behind each person's decission on getting a higher education, there could be several reasons contributed and it's not possible to always distinguish them and specifically categorise them. Although, in my opinion, the most common is having a better job, higher income, and thus, a better life ahead.
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