There is always a fork in the road in your life where you contemplate. Should I Reeeeaaallly go to school “or Nah?” We’ll I’ve been on both sides for the spectrum I didn’t go to school and I’m currently in school.
Reality tries to teach us that we have to go sit in a class with a professor who is supposedly an expert in their field because they have a piece of paper with their name on it. The experience of school is way more than going to class and getting a degree and joining a work force. And the experience of not going to school is a highly frowned upon act.
You’ll never do anything great relying on a college degree to do to open every door for you.
Not To School Route
This route sometimes seems like the most prosperous because we’ve seen Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Shoot even Kanye “Wait til’ I get my money right.” West make it without walking across that stage with a degree. This is because they had a skill they possessed and found out the world needed it.
But they grinded, harder than anybody could’ve imagined, put in more hours than the regular person probably could handle! The thing about them is they knew what the wanted, they had a goal and school was just an obstacle in the way of them reaching their goal.
All of their connections Besides Zuckerberg(Who attended Harvard For two years) came from getting up and finding out how to create a living.
By not going to school you more than likely won’t have a crapload of school debt to pay off at the end of your college career, you can focus more on building your business network and skills by attending workshops, seminars, events. Instead of trying to figure out why the homework says 2x-4 =? and the quiz says 12321434xcy x 85739fg = “the square root of planet I’m not going to use this bull after I pay $75,000 for school.
You may make it BIG or you can flutter and drown, and have nothing to fall back on in the future.
It’s a risk. I took that risk you need capital to start a business, so you have to work somewhere to generate enough funds to start to create your dream life. I worked a Job dropped out of school Lost my job with nothing to fall back on because my business wasn’t built enough to support my life.
After dropping out of school twice because I felt i didn’t need to go to school for someone to tell me how to run my dream. I went back. Had a change of mindset.( And Major Yes! no more brain crushing math.)
A lot of successful entrepreneurs went to school look at Mark Cuban, who probably has the dopest life, and is possibly one of the greatest entrepreneurs of our time. Out here cussing out refs and tell people how sucky their business is on shark Tank. Thats beside the point.
School is a great environment to start a business and I didn’t notice it until I went back for the 3rd time. When your sitting in school skipping class to laying the dorms jacking your life off you’re surrounded by a network.
Everyday you are involved with the same people in the same setting, people who are essential to your growth as a person and a company. This is the time within 4 years of your schooling to build your cult following. You don’t have to go out and scavenger for your target because they are sitting right in front of you all the time.
WE BETTER INFLUENCE SOMEBODY WITH ALL THIS EXTRA TIME! Pkus the extra time lets you hone some skills.
And you have the insta-bank called Loans (that you eventually have to pay back at probably double the amount you took them out in.) to start your business! you don’t have to ask for investments, you don’t have to grovel at peoples feet you can get money at the expense of your own well being in the future. (It’ll pay off though.)
Smarts cant be measured by the same test they give everybody in the class. That’s like giving a test to a bear and fish to climb a tree. Telling a fish to climb a=the tree and then the rest of his life he thinks he’s stupid because he failed a test (picture below). If “smart” was measured by school then Bill Gates is the smartest dumb person to ever live on this earth.
A Grade that is chosen by a discretion of a teacher isn’t vaild in telling you what skills you have than can benefit the world. Having a college degree doesn’t ensure that you will be successful, and not having one isn’t going to make you a failure.
The networking that can happen with enrolled in school is great if you use it the right way it can really benefit your future, you build friendships and have mainly free access to money,events, and social life (Don’t party to hard and lose sight of your dreams.)
I can’t make a decision for you, but its a lot of successful Smart Dumb People (No Degree) out there and alot of Dumb Smart People (Degree And No Skills). Do as you feel weigh the pro’s and con’s. Your skill set and your network will take you farther than anything else can take you.