you must go to college to be successful?
From a young age we are taught to be successful we must go to school get good grades. Get good test scores eventually go to college get a good job etc. Whos to say thats for everyone? People think they are better because they have gone to college got a degree etc. Who says thats for everyone, some like to work with there hands make art do something that is not profitable whatsoever. Just for the love of it. I think from a younger age we should let kids do what what they desire a bit more, no matter how obscure it is(within reason). Let their imaginations work a bit more?
@stewww, sure. There’s no real correlation between college and success. First off, success is a very broad term, many people will define it differently. You’re completely right in saying that life isn’t one-size-fits-all. The problem becomes when people are interested in doing stuff that isn’t profitable, but we live in a system where how much profit you make determines how comfortable you are, even as far as determining whether your most basic needs are met. I think there should be some kind of safety net, but there’s a lot of people who say that people like that should just starve. I really hope we can change that somehow.
Well yeah man its pretty well understood that our education system is seriously flawed, massively detrimental to our true potential, is completely run by tunnel vision, and definitely “isn’t for everyone.”
Not that I like the guys, nor do I agree that they are “Successful” but Steve Jobs and Bill Gates didn’t finish college.
I feel it could increase the probability of having a greater income but of course we can say that’s flawed just go to forbes.com and learn all about rich people :P let’s think of a few who have dropped out of uni , BILL GATES , FACEBOOK DUDE , loads of entrepreneurs on the internet. The saying goes ‘ a formal education will get you a salary self-learning will make you a fortune.’ Of course it’s not for everyone people can have very different life styles as we know and learn more about the world and meet new people.
Especially this day in age when jobs are scarce for people even with college degrees the idea of higher education. So the whole go to school, get good grades, get a good job is kinda out of the picture currently.
-I hope that made at least some sense, it was kind of all over the place.
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