I agree with the point of education IS important. Going to college is a great opportunity for several reasons. FIrst, it teaches one how to learn IF they have learned study skills. IF they have not learned those vital study skills then they are moving along the same as they have done throughout life. What benefit is that?
During my college years I took a "Master Student" course, while living in Arizona. It had the most impact on my education. It showed me different ways on how to take notes. I am a visual learner so mapping is more effective than outlining. If i had not taken this course, I would have had no idea I could choose HOW I wanted to take notes that benefited me learning the material being taught.
Second, the college experience teaches responsibility. Most of the instructors will not let you slide on your assignments - which is good. If you have a deadline to meet, you meet it or your grade is affected. Most students who choose to attend college believe grades have the most impact over material learned.
I fully agree education is important but I also believe creativity is important; and that doesn't require a college degree. My vote is for becoming a business owner. There are so many examples of strong business owners who DID NOT graduate with a degree. Steve Jobs is the most visible example. Do we hear of the others? Not really. Why do we not hear more about strong business owners? There are a lot of sharp business owners who are highly successful. Isn't "success" what we are after here?
I would assume then the definition of success must be defined internally NOT by the media. No more, here's a solution: http://www.empowernetwork.com/
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