After you've read that blog entry, remember that this is the message that millions of mothers are drumming into the heads of their boys all over the world. I grew up with it myself. My mother constantly told me that I absolutely had to go to college or else I'd be a loser who flipped burgers for the rest of his life. Ironically, my late father never earned a college degree and he did all right for himself and did good by me. My generational peers followed this advice. They went to college and graduated with liberal arts degrees and mortgage levels of debt. I have a liberal arts degree but I graduated debt free, which means I'm much better off than a lot of these other poor kids. The corporate world is not for me as I can't stand walking on egg shells to avoid offending the tender egos of ditzy HR chicks (and the diocesan priesthood is similarly not for me as I have little patience for walking on egg shells around the clip haired, mean faced broads who run the diocesan establishment.)
The only members of my generation who are currently living a reasonably middle class existence are those who work for the government, either in education or health care. Manufacturing jobs and office jobs that pay a living wage are mostly gone here in California. I'll take my chances in self-employment, thank you very much.