Even before kids graduate from high school they are already thinking of what they are going to do next. The majority of kids I went to high school with seemed eager to go to college, almost as if the majority of them saw it as a necessity to be successful. When I went, I didn’t see the big deal about it. It made me wonder if all the debt, homework, and time spent in college is really worth the trouble. I mean what are people really getting out of sitting in class and studying a book on their own? What makes it worth paying so much for books, tuition, parking, dorms, and all that? I have thought about this a lot and I can’t seem to find a worthwhile answer.
I don’t mean to sound one-sided, but the more I think about it, the more I believe college to be a waste. I mean college does have a few perks, after you finish college you get a piece of paper that lets you be qualified for certain tasks and depending on the school you went to it can be a very good thing. However, why can’t any old random guy do the same job? I mean its not like you have been trained for a specific job until you get hired. College just basically gives you background information you could find in seconds on a search engine. Although I must admit if you plan on working for a big company from the start, I suppose it could be somewhat helpful (except when the economy is bad like it is now and people aren’t hiring enough.) You better hope that big company pays you some big bucks due to some colleges landing people in debt for many years. Another thing is, what exactly does a piece of paper (a degree) do for people that want to run their own business right out the gate? Its not like you are going to have a problem hiring yourself. It all comes down to what you know in these cases, not to what college taught you.
I haven’t even mentioned many of our modern day school system’s biggest flaws. Who is to say that the person with a degree is truly qualified for the job they are trying to get? It is not like the school keeps a close watch on every student and decides when they are ready. Students simply go through certain courses to become qualified. The problem with that is… Teachers. You don’t know what kind of teacher the student ended up with, maybe it was an easy A or maybe the teacher was simply bad at teaching. You know how it is, some accept late work, and some don’t. Your college results can vary depending on which teachers you get, what policies they have, and how well they are teaching. I don’t know about you but I have had some teachers with crazy policies… The sad part is nobody really checks in on teachers after the initial “You’re hired.” The students don’t have a say in the teacher’s review, schools don’t even seem to try to fix this.
Anyways that is just my two cents on the matter. As for me, I dropped out of college a few years ago and I don’t regret it. Here I am on yahoo trying to make a quick buck while I wait for my own website to get bigger. My site’s name is http://asecretspot.com/ if anyone is interested.