This subject has no doubt been covered before.
When I was in high school I had an urge to go on to college after graduation. This was back in 1980. Needless to say my desire was recieved rather cooly by my parents. But, they didn't outright forbid the notion. I did enroll at a commumity college and my mom actually went to the city and help me find a place to live. I think she actually wanted to check out the congregation in the town I would be going to and make sure the elders knew I would be living in the area. On the way back home, mom "happened" to swing by the hall in another town and was "surprised" to see the CO's camper sitting in the parking lot. We just had to stop. After saying hello to the CO and his wife and exchanging small talk, the CO pulled me off to the side and asked me about my plans after high school. When I said that I was planning on going to college he started asking me the standard questions..."Do you realize how long it takes to earn a degree? Four years? Five years? Do you know that bachelor degrees are pretty much useless, that most people have to go on to earn higher degrees in order to make the education worthwhile and that these degrees could take as much as 8 or nine years to complete? Do you really thing that this tired old system will last that long? Won't going to college really be a waste of time? Do you want to die a horrible death?" Well, he certainly did give me something to think about and I ended up dropping out after one semester (mostly because of zero support from my family). Most importantly, what that CO really did is give me a personal prophecy. He had said that Armegedon would occur before I could finish a college degree. Fast forward to 1995 and my first day in a college classroom in almost 15 years. This time I was determined to actually earn the degree and I didn't need anybodys support to do it. Six years later (giving credit, the CO was correct when he stated that a bachelors degree can take more than fours years to earn) I walked across a stage and recieved my diploma and proved the prophecy given to me by an official agent of the wbts FALSE. I did earn a degree before Armegedon occured. Earning that degree was crucial in getting over the influence of the wbts.
Good luck to all of you pursuing a higher education. It is worth every minute.