Forever wishing I had a dad that treated me like his princess.
this is the most relatable thing i’ve ever seen in my life.
Yes, I did go to University and I graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. Up to this point in my life, my education has not played any role in getting me a job. It has thus far gone completely unused. I get money for travel by working my hardest at any job I can get. I prefer to have any job, rather than wait months or years for a ‘better’ job.
But was my education “worth it”?
Here is what my education DID provide me: the ability to think critically, an open and tolerant mind, the ability to write an essay, one fancy line to put in my resume under ‘Education’, and for some reason, respect from the adult community that is not given to my peers who did not attend University.
So based on what I hope to achieve in my life and what my idea of a dream career is, no, I would say my education has not been worth it.
But here is what college recruiters won’t tell you: the Western education system is dying.
Schools constantly raise tuition prices and governments profit of the loans student need to afford it. We don’t get job training or job placements so when you graduate, you have nowhere to go and no experience to work with. We place a higher value on the certifications you get at the end, rather the education process itself.
The times have changed since the education boom of the 70s and 80s. Having a Bachelor’s degree means nothing anymore. You know why? Because everyone has a Bachelor’s degree. In order to stand out in today’s job market, you need more than that OR experience. But where were you supposed to get that experience? You were just in school for 4 years instead of working. This is why the average rate of unemployment for youth and young adults sits between 15-25%, differing slightly between continents. Higher than any other working age group.
However, our society hasn’t caught up with these changes. Parents and teachers and counsellors push everyone to go to school, rather than simply pushing them to do what they love. People view University as the best way to get a ‘good’ job, rather than the two most likely ways people get a job today: knowing someone already working there or having previous experience.
Think about what you want to do in your life. Does that require formal education? If it does, then school makes sense for you. But if you can do what you want by training and getting on the job experience, don’t waste your time and money on school. Find what you love and become the master of it.
Seriously guys, I was in school for a year and a half when it suddenly occurred to me that there was no reason for me to go into debt for a degree when what I want to do is write. What I should be spending my time on is writing, so I can get better at writing. So I dropped out of school, and it’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I’ve written more (and more consistently) in the year since I left than I ever have before, and I’m perfectly happy working whatever jobs I can get to pay the bills while I work on my writing. If what you love to do doesn’t require a degree, don’t waste four years of your life getting one. Get out there and get to living.
I’ve officially lost 50 pounds.. Never thought I would be saying that. That’s like my 10 year old cousin.. So I basically lost my cousin…LOLZ
the single greatest moment of the series
i think my parents would yell at me if i died