The options for a high school graduate haven’t changed much in the 46 years since I graduated from High School in…well, you do the math. One big difference between the choices faced by today’s grads and those back during the Cold War was The Draft. In those halcyon days a young man owed his country six years of service unless he got a medical deferment. You could postpone the obligation by going to College, but Military Service of one sort or another awaited you. Many opted for 6 months of active duty following by 5+ years in the reserves. Many were drafted and some enlisted for various periods. Me? I enlisted for 3 years in Army. Before then I also had a number of “McJobs” and afterwards I went to college. So, I guess I chose all three.