The issue: college education

I could give you a long list of extremely wealthy people who made their fortune through hard work, intelligence and dropping out of college, such as Bill Gates and Steven Spielberg, but the reality is, those guys aren’t normal. I mean, they are normal in the sense that they are human, but the truth is, the majority of us need to go to college to grow up and be somebody. If I did not believe that, I would not be at Eastern, currently writing this article. Nevertheless, if I could sing, dance, act, create a popular social networking website, play any sport exceptionally well, I would not be here right now, and you probably wouldn’t either.
College is for those who needed help mastering skills that just seem to come naturally to others. If you just so happen to be one of those “others,” by all means, bypass college and go out and make a name for yourself. With social media today, getting your name out there is as easy as singing about a day of the week. You don’t even have to speak English; a cool dance will get the job done. You just need to have enough talent in order to sustain your career, or you will find yourself back in a college classroom very quickly.
Over half the things you learn in college are sort of pointless. You may find that these things are more than likely never going to apply in real life situations. With that being said, without a college diploma, you are very likely destined to work for nothing more than minimum wage for the rest of your life. So is a college education needed? Not really, perhaps only about thirty percent of it. But unless you have some amazing talent, a college diploma is definitely necessary. So stay in school, everybody!

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