Contributing To Personal Debt and Unemployment With a College Degree

You’re wasting your time and money on paying for classes in college to study things that will leave you thousands of dollars in debt and working in a library.

Speaking of, you should have just picked up the reading list from those classes, headed to the county library, and learned the material for free so you could spend time doing something that won’t leave your local community having to support you through the welfare system…or in the case of a couple of my friends, depending on your boyfriend/husband to not lose his well paying job so that he can pay down your debt for you.

It may be the male equivalent of a rationalization hamster spinning, but I’m often glad I left college after three semesters. I’m more focused on how to make money and have the drive to do what needs to be done to get it. What I see happening in my friends, whose ages range from early twenties to mid thirties – mostly female, is them just rolling through picking up classes and piling on the debt thinking that just because they went to school that they won’t end up back at the coffee shop, or that they’ll have a reason to leave their nanny job.

But what is a good reason to go to college now? It’d be nice to say I had earned something for my short time there ten years ago but instead I dropped out, moved 2000 miles away from home, and traveled the country playing music. I’m a little more tied down now but I still have the ability to go out an earn money doing what I want if I manage my time and resources the right way.

I may be getting the itch to do something wild and what’s to stop me?


3 thoughts on “Contributing To Personal Debt and Unemployment With a College Degree

  1. Good post. If I could go back a decade, I’d have never enrolled in college. Perhaps we’re disenfranchised, but college seems like a racket with the ubiquitous amount of degrees in the job market.

  2. Didn’t go to college myself, so I missed out on massive personal debt. That said, I’m not doing the 9-5 thing either (self-employed), so creating a career is a different kind of challenge. Of course, not having massive personal debt is what made being self-employed possible in the first place, so I can’t complain.

    Not that this would have made college anywhere near worth it, but I’m also pretty sure I missed out on a lot of lays by skipping the alma mater.

    • Building up a handful of avenues for self employment is my next big adventure and I am glad to not have the burden I see my these friends and some family members pile on themselves. But like you, I did not have the college life experience and missed the entire period of life when guys awkwardly learn about getting laid while attending school. Having skipped school to do music you’d think would have done the trick but my game was just so lame 12 years ago.

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