“You need to go to college to get a good job and make lots of money so you can have a big house, a nice car.”
Because this is what they believed success is; this is what they would have us believe is the definition of happiness. But this is deceiving.
A persons path to success/happiness must be decided from within. It is all subjective, as one persons path will be different from another persons. And it’s not until one knows their path, that they can they follow it. Will money be necessary to reach ones success/happiness? Probably. But when we think it through we may be surprised at how little we need. Also, it is important that we don’t get so caught up in money that we lose our way in the path. There will be many temptations and pressures that will try to deviate a us from our path, but we must always be focused on our goal in order to keep these temptations and pressures from getting the best of us.
So figure out what your happiness is. No one can tell you. And once you figure that out, then figure out the path to get there.