I was reading this article from Money CNN regarding why and how education and college fees has skyrocketed over the decades. Education is no doubt important and there is no question that, theoritically, people with a college degree still earn more compared to those who don’t.
That is where I really feel uneasy about. I do have a college degree. But I wouldn’t say that what I learnt is what I need. Trying to cram 3 or 4 years of time and energy to satisfy a course requirement set out by the uni/college thinking that they are really doing a good job in making sure that you and I will get a good job, decent living or starting a successful business venture is sort of like an overpromise and purely marketing bullshit.
The question is “Do you really need a college degree to succeed in life”? I would say no. Given that chances are equal, I would say that people who know and are passionate about what they really want and willing to pay the price for it (put in hard work and time, not neccessarily money) will succeed in the end.
Believing that a piece of paper will get you somewhere and letting other people decide on what you want is really a no go. Paper is something, but the experience, hard work and useful knowledge gained is far more important.
And is college or university the only place where you can get them? I don’t think so but please leave your comments below if you think otherwise.