I know I am not the only one on this planet that fell for that, “get good grades and go to college and all your dreams will come true” line. They push that into our heads from birth. They tell you if you go to school and get good grades you will get into an amazing college and, then and only then will all your dreams come true.
BULLSHIT, I say! It is all BULLSHIT!!!
What they don’t tell you is that if you have any inkling to think for yourself, you should follow That person. Not the one forcing college down your throat. It’s 2015, this years Forbes list is proof enough to show you that that college degree they have pushed down your throat sense birth is just a piece of paper. That knowledge comes from You. It comes from Life. It comes from your inner yearning to know more. Not from what “they” taught you in a classroom. But from what Life teaches us everyday.
The knowledge you need to survive this rat race world isn’t in those text books. It isn’t in those classrooms. It is right here in front of you. Life is not something you can learn. It is something that you just have to go through. So if you are just coming out of high school and are unsure which path to take. Listen to your heart. Don’t listen to anyone else!!! You are the only one who knows what You truly want. Don’t second guess that genius in You. She knows what she wants so don’t be afraid to go out and get it!! It is right there waiting for you to just grab it and hold on tight… You definitely don’t want to end up like me. The 35 year old college grad with $60k in student loans still working for Mom’s business, for $26K a year. Sounds like fun right???DEFINITELY NOT!!!!
Now I’m not telling you to say “Fuck You” to college! What I am saying is don’t be afraid to follow your dreams. If that dream is to be a life saving Doctor than by all means take your ass to college and be that life saving Doctor, because you will need that college education to be that person. But if your dream is be something else, something different, something your parents may not agree with, no matter what it is.. Follow that dream!!! IF it is something that You truly want, don’t listen to anyone who tells you that it isn’t realistic or reachable, because the only thing keeping you from reaching your dream is You!!!