If this offends anyone, I don’t care. The internet is a world for public opinion to be shared and this is my house to share it.
I hate you. OMG, FML, etc. I spent almost 100K on you and had many unforgetful moments, some moments I cant remember, and then other I wish I could forget. It seems like you are a great experience for socializing people for the real world. You allow us “kids” to embrace our freedom and become adults. But other than that…I memorized alot of stuff, took alot of tests, got up way to early on Tuesday and Thursday for 5 years…but now I feel kinda empty inside. Yeah, I have the piece of paper you gave me for all that time but there is nothing I can do with it. I dont feel any better than anyone else out there, I almost feel like its going to be a financial burden. You know what…I will just come back next year for another few years so I dont have to worry about any of this, and we can hang out so I can get another piece of paper (masters). Love you, miss you, and hopefully you become less expensive and teach me how to pay off all this money I owe you.
I value knowledge. It is the most important thing any human being can acquire in this lifetime. It is what separates us from each other and defines our roles in life, right? If you know how to build an atom bomb, and I can make the meanest cheeseburger at a drive-thru window, it would be a waste of this knowledge to switch roles.
The most I ever learned was from books, not from a person lecturing. I learned the most when I wanted to learn. I gained the most information when my mind was thirsty for educational value. I learned about business, I learned about management, I learned about how to deal with people and the power of positive thinking. Ive read books on every one of these topics and I learned the most just by reading a book. I didnt have to go through “History of the Western World” and take a 100 question final that would decide my grade. I picked up a book, sucked everything out of it and bettered myself.
How many people are graduating college right now and are just as lost as when they were at the start. Its like running a race, everyone hears the piercing sound of the start gun and then the world begins to turn. 4 years later, its like your shoes never moved from behind the start line. It feels like you havent even started yet… I don’t know what this feeling is like. I have never graduated college. I went to college for 1 year at Lee University, met some of the best people in my entire life, and left after 2 semesters with a 1.14 GPA. I got my degree in socializing. I knew everyone, or I should say everyone knew me. I was loud, obnoxious, and one of the few non-christians that used profanity at a privately funded christian school in eastern Tennessee. I stuck out like a sore thumb, but I saw what I didn’t want to be…slaves to the scholastic system of america. Its just another arm of the economy.
My point in this blog is knowledge is power, you can get it anyway you want. I’ve honestly learned more in the field. I learned alot from sales managers, and owners, and motivational speakers. They help you paint the picture to the road map that is your future. Set goals, measurable goals. Test yourself. Think outside the box. I think we have heard it all before. Nothing in this world says I am better than you because I don’t have a piece of paper hanging on my wall. And I am not better than you because I have no student loans and I am running a successful business.
Life is what you make it. You dont need a degree to be successful, you need you to be successful. Some people use the fact then dont have a degree as an excuse for mediocrity. Thats fine…you will be making the best cheeseburger at the drive-thru and I will be building my atom bomb. HAHA, just kidding. What I am trying to say is my favorite line I have ever used and I probably heard it from someone before I even realized it was archived in my brain.
Whats holding you back? The only thing holding you back is YOU.