Come Hither College Dropouts

Justin (@justinc123) 8 years ago

So I hate College. It just isn’t for me. The time I’ve spent in the classroom I could spend writing books, building a website, and developing contacts and partnerships. I feel as if I could do everything I want to do far more efficiently without College than I ever could with it.

So, for those of you who have left College and are happy about it, I want to hear your experiences. Or maybe the opposite, reasons why I should stay.

November 18, 2013 at 1:50 pm
Anonymous (0) (@) 8 years ago ago

@justinc123,Honestly, I felt like it was a continuation of high school but that was probably because I didn’t like what I was majoring in and/or I didn’t know what I wanted to major in. I dropped out last semester and since than I’ve been doing a lot more reading and learning on my own. I love it, I’m going to be an entrepreneur so I can be financially free and than I can easily do what I love to do. Or if I find what I truly love to do first I’ll make that into a business. But it seems I love to many things and choosing one doesn’t sound appealing to me. Why waste so many other opportunities, I love the choices. I’m going to make some money and do them all. So if you truly believe you can live a lot better without college by all means keep doing what you’re doing.

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Justin (20) (@justinc123) 8 years ago ago

@stevenv, Are you my inner monologue? Seriously man, you got my major thoughts about it down to a T. What are your plans? Any goals, ideas, passions you have waiting to put into action?

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Dust (47) (@boddhi11) 8 years ago ago

@justinc123, First I would like to mention that I feel exactly the way you feel. But you should definitely stay.

1) The era for dropping out is basically over. You are not going to just drop out of college and start a multi billion dollar company like Steve Jobs did. It is just not that time anymore.

2) You got to be play by some rules: in today’s society, even the people with degrees are having hard time finding a GOOD* job so just imagine what a person with no degree will accomplish unless they get super lucky.

3) If you don’t like college, just do average and focus on the things you actually want to focus on! Nobody asks for your GPA once you have the degree. Your goal is just to get the degree so you can get a decent job (sad, but that’s just how it works now).

4) Think of the degree as your passport for entering a new country (new job).

5) Fuck introductory/gen-ed courses. Literally just pass these courses for the sake of passing. These courses literally make you dumb but there are actually REALLY good courses in every college. You just got to find them and they can really change or add to your perspective. Seriously trust me.

6) Go to college/stay in college for the connections! I cannot stress this more. You have no idea how these connections will help you in what stage in your life. Like seriously I cannot stress this enough. Find a group people/join clubs and organizations and take up a leadership position. If you think college is not for you then PLEASE join something. I am telling you that you will be magically good at running clubs/organizations if you tried and focused because people who realize college is bullshit are more life-smart hence better at real life things.

Thoughts? Concerns?

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Anonymous (0) (@) 8 years ago ago

@boddhi11, You’re wrong about starting a business. First of all it doesn’t have to be a multi-million dollar business it can be a micro business. You don’t want the millions of dollars you want the lifestyle it can provide you. So it’s the era for conforming to wage-slavery..? I guess the era of living a meaningful life is over lmaooo. I don’t know what else to tell you. You are thoroughly confused my friend. We live in a world of infinite possibilities and you’re telling me the ONLY way to “succeed” in life is through the conventional way of going to college? What if I decided to move to an eco-village? That’s a plausible solution to avoiding all of this capitalistic crap.


@justinc123
, My plan right now is to start a micro-business. Automate most of the work so that I don’t spend the majority of my time on it but it produces a lot of income. Some of my passions are, music production, philosophy, traveling, marketing, psychology, spirituality, I’m going to make some YouTube videos about all types of things like philosophy, social experiments, interviews, travels, music, self-improvement. If building a successful micro-business takes too long, I’ll be saving up money meanwhile to go live at an eco-villages (off the grid homes with all the luxuries of a “modern” home). What about you?

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Justin (20) (@justinc123) 8 years ago ago

@boddhi11, My thoughts are simple, I don’t plan on working for anybody. As I said, I plan on writing books and starting my own website.. Or two or three. I feel confident in my own capabilities to pave my own way, and as you said, people with degrees are having trouble as well. If that’s the case, why waste my time getting something I know won’t bring me much fulfillment when I can use that ime doing something I actually love and running with it. Also, social media has changed the game when it comes to getting your word out. You just have to be as eslutty as possible.

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Justin (20) (@justinc123) 8 years ago ago

@stevenv, Very similar goals my friend, we should talk far more in depth. Send me a message if you agre!

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Dust (47) (@boddhi11) 8 years ago ago

@stevenv, It was an anecdote. Jesus dude. The point was that it is harder to start a business (just the funding aspect) without a degree unless you know EXACTLY what you are doing which isn’t the case here. The funding aspect of the business is a MAJOR point. If you are a college dropout and ask for funding, it is likely that you are going to get denied if you ask from the investors. But if you already have majored in whatever traditional way, it is more likely someone will trust you and invest in your business. It is common sense. I would not invest in your business if you were a college dropout unless you had a mind boggling idea.


@justinc123
I see your point but you should read what i wrote above. Also, you will be missing out on some great connections and networking you can do in college. I currently attend college for networking aspect. I could care less about education through college. I can already teach myself what I need to know from all online.

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JonH (1,139)C (@IJesusChrist) 8 years ago ago

@boddhi11, “The era for dropping out is basically over. You are not going to just drop out of college and start a multi billion dollar company like Steve Jobs did. It is just not that time anymore.”

I disagree. That ‘time’ is always, it just takes a serious will power, and a lot of “risky” behavior. Just because it hasn’t happened in a while doesn’t mean it still can’t.

All you need to do is capture the dynamic that is NOW and capitalize on it. In 1990 it was cell phones. Now its going to become something else – tablets?

I’m awaiting the day when the consumer will have this push for creative ideas. Where the hand-made will be in higher demand than the plastic mold. When sustainable won’t be the minority of products, but rather the only possible sellers. When individuals and companies are completely transparent with each other.

Thats the next leap in capitalism. Transparency and communication.

MY IDEA. BACK OFF

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Justin (20) (@justinc123) 8 years ago ago

@boddhi11, I read what you put above, and it’s very respectable for someone looking to go on that avenue. I however have already ruled out most of what you’ve mentioned as a possibility for me. Like I said! I’m more than confident enough in my own abilities to do the things I need to do and get where I need to get going. I’m not looking to make millions, just to be happy and fulfilled.

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