Right, but it may have in fact meant something outside of College so I was covering both bases with my comment. I'm sorry if that wasn't clear from what I wrote. I also assumed you fit into the category of people for which you were referring because you made such a negative comment in response to what I wrote. It was a calculated guess but you really didn't give me much information to figure out why you were calling me a stoned pinhead. I should have just ignored your negativity and tried to address the confusion but that's hard to do when someone pisses you off.
The personal attack response isn't a US thing as far as I know. The research I've read so far on the subject indicated that It's caused by disassociation from community. In essence people don't realize that there really is another person on the other side of a text based conversation.
If your point was simply that some people want to go through life in a different order then I totally agree with you. On the other hand, if your point was that they are enjoying themselves more by choosing a path that either doesn't involve college or involves a education track which doesn't develop a marketable skill-set, then I'd say they're being shortsighted and should re-evaluate both their goals and plan to accomplish those goals.