Deana is awesome for wanting more from life than minimum wage! If I were to be in the situation where my family was critical of pursuing a better life, I would simply tell them that this is my decision and that it's not open for discussion. If they continued on or looked for an argument, I would get up and walk away. You've got to be a very strong person to be able to say that to family, but it's the only way to make it clear that no matter what they say, the decision is not going to change. You need a college degree to make a DECENT living this day and time.
Her family should accept her decision to further education. First of all because a mind is a terrible thing to waste. An education always gives a person more chances for a meal ticket in the future. If she starts working and gets laid off in a few years all should have would be experience. But experience and an education will definitely open more doors for her when the applicant pool becomes competitive. Let us examine some of the benefits of an education so that she can share it with her family:
It expands your horizon, it causes you to have to think critically, it enhances the quality of your life.
Deana is awesome for wanting more from life than minimum wage! If I were to be in the situation where my family was critical of pursuing a better life, I would simply