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Why Going to College Can Screw up Your Future

You know, we all grow-up thinking about college. It is almost like a “dream” that we build up since our early childhood. But is it really OUR dream? or is it our parent’s, friends, society’s and government’s dream?

Not always will college give us what we need in order to accomplish our goals. Shouldn’t we be given that option? To not go to college? And instead, choose to.. I don’t know, start a business for example!

Gosh, you could go sell hot-dogs if you want! But no, you HAVE to go to college, even if your dream is just selling hot-dogs or fried potatoes in the streets.

So you go trough all that effort, you spend 4 years with your butt in the chair, spend a lot of money, only to conclude that, in the end, your goal was not something that college could help you with.

Instead of spending that time and money with some valuable experience, you just wasted your time with a bunch of useless theories.

Many successful people did not go to college, and if they did, they probably wouldn’t have reached their goals.

College won’t teach you to be successful.

Do you think that if Mark Zuckerberg had given-up on writing facebook code to just stick to college he would have been more succesful than he is today?

I don’t think so! And I’m gonna tell you why: sometimes if you don’t make a move when an opportunity comes, you may not see it again for your whole lifetime! You may just have to throw all your efforts there until you make it.

By the way, did you know that nearly a third of the world’s billionaires do not have a bachelor’s degree?

But I’m not talking about money here.. I’m talking about being successful and achieving your goals.

Of course, if you want to be a doctor, you must go to college! But my point is, that college should not be seen as an obligation, but rather a choice… And sometimes, a bad one!

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  1. I tend to agree with you. I think many young people are pressured into going to college when they see no purpose in it. As a result, they aren’t motivated to study and learn and often flunk out. I think if young people don’t see how college will help further their goals, they should try working for a while, or volunteering with an organization until they know what they really want to do and what training they need to do it.

    • I don’t think it’s wasting time, but for some people it’s not THAT important you know.. That’s what I was trying to say, that for some cases, for some people, it may not be that important and may even delay success.

      But there’s nothing wrong about going to college for many professions it’s completely necessary.. I just tried to show another perspective instead of the more traditional one.

      • Yes, I agree with you that going to college is not a guarantee for success and I know that there is self-education but I don’t agree that going to college is bad choice sometimes, as you said. In my opinion, going to college is NEVER bad choice.

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