Hi, I'm currently a student in college earning their Bachelor's. From what I here from other people, graduate school isn't really a good economic decision for middle class people. The argument is very persuasive and I believe it to be true. Earning a bachelor's itself is within itself a financially questionable decision for a middle class person. The only way I can afford going to college currently is by working 30-40 hours a week while going to school full time. I simply don't have enough time in a week to try and get straight A's in all of my classes. I understand that a Bachelor's is basically the high school diploma of 40 years ago. Everyone has one. You need one to support yourself. It dosen't really matter what it's in, as long as you can say you have one. If you don't have one than you'll be working at a gas station the rest of your life living off minimum wage and on food stamps. I actually currently work at a gas station. I understand why people who knew that there was no way that they could afford going to college really didn't care about their grades in high school. As long as they graduated it wouldn't make one bit of a difference to their future. I certainly didn't need to take calculus in high school or all of those other AP courses to be working at a gas station the rest of my life. I could of failed US History or got an A in US History in high school and still be able to work at a gas station, along with pretty much every other class I took in high school. I hear left and right from people that no one really cares about your GPA if the highest level of education you have is a Bachelor's. It will be rarely asked for, most cases never. As long as you can say you have a Bachelor's, that's all it apparently matters. This is the impression I'm under from what I hear from others. So then what's the point in getting good grades in college if your like myself, a middle class person who graduate school dosen't make much of a financially wise decision. I understand that money isn't everything. But to me it would make much more sense to risk making financially unwise decisions to satisfy my desires of knowledge and curiosity once I'm able to support myself financially and able to pay for graduate school as well. I'll probably end up like everyone else though. By the time I meet this criteria there may not be that many years left in my career before retirement, thereby making graduate questionable at best. There is a very high probability that I may never go to graduate school. So I really don't see what's the point of getting good grades in college for someone like me. I can get straight A's or straight D-'s and I don't think it would make much of a difference on my future financial well being. Certainly D-'s aren't the goal, but I don't see why straight A's should by my goal either. As long as I graduate and earn my degree, that would seem to be all that matters. Certainly getting good grades will satisfy my passions for knowledge and curiosity of subject matters that I have interests in. I however think it will make minimal differences in my financial well being. It's not like if I get straight A's I'll make 200k a year and if I get D's I'll make 40k a year if I was lucky enough to get a degree related job. It's probably the difference of only a couple thousand if any thing at all really, as I'm most likely not going to go to graduate school. Certainly I can make the argument that that I could of gotten straight D-'s or straight A+'s in high school and still work minimum wage jobs. So I don't see what's the difference with college. As long as I graduate.