Ali Yacoub
To College or Not, That is the Question.

I started thinking seriously about my future education about 2 months ago. At first I was all for College, however as time went by and more research was done, I started seeing things that shocked me. And slowly I changed my mind about going College.

So one of the things that we are told ever since we were about 7 is: you go to high school, make good grades, and go to a good College and you will be successful. However as I did my research I noticed, that the myth about going to College and getting good grades and such is rapidly washing away.

As I developed these ideas, people started getting curious and asking me about my new beliefs. However as time went on and I started getting kind of frustrated. I couldn’t really blame them, after all they have been getting told this lie ever since they were 7 or 8, and people in general don’t like to be told that they have done something useless. So many of the people that went to College were just close-minded about the issue. Also as time went on I noticed that in most cases, arguing doesn’t get you anywhere, so that is why I thought I would start writing about it.

One of the things that many people don’t understand is that I am not totally against College, there are still those classic jobs that require College. However while it is getting harder to find jobs, one could succeed by creating jobs.

Another important thing that many people don’t realize is the fact that failure is directly linked to success. Just because you made a web design company and it didn’t succeed, does not mean that it will not succeed. Because when someone “fails” they will realize what they did wrong and fix and learn from the mistake. Just because you failed doesn’t mean you’re a failure.

You wasted $150,000 on an education you coulda got for a buck fifty in late charges at the public library.
Will Hunting