College is the only way for you to success?
• United States
14 Aug 07
I totally agree. But I do think college can help with success. Attending college helps every young adult expand their mind & realize what they want to do in life. I guess I could use myself as an example. I want to be able to create art & make money off of it. I know that I could go to college & take classes to help me improve my skills. But I also know that I don't have to have a degree to become a best selling artist. I guess it just depends on what you want to do. I.E. Doctor, you def need to go to college to be a success. But some jobs you dont. ex: many actors
• United States
12 Aug 07
College isn't the only way to success nor is being a billionaire the only measure of success. Certain careers obviously require a college degree or specific education requirements; but if those aren't the path you wish to take there are plenty of others that if you apply yourself you'll do well with out a degree. For myself, I wish I had considered putting off college for a few years until I was more sure of what I wanted. I now have student loan bills that I'll be paying on forever for a career I have no interest in working in. I'm in school now to be a midwife, and I know this is my "calling" I just didn't find my calling until I was in my 30s. Between when I finished school & when I went back last year I have had a pretty successful & rewarding career, that had nothing what so ever to do with my initial degree.
12 Aug 07
Can you be like Bill Gates? that is the question. And Bill Gates has been a college student, but because he was busy with his innovation and invention, so he quit from his college. Different people will has different story of success and succeeding. His is successful in corporate business but not in academic. Rich is different matter. But what is great about Bill Gates?. He is the mentor to anybody who lose hope once failed in academic status. Does not means that if you failed on academic, your life will no where and you must have an innovative mind and inventive skill. What is innovation? Create new, the extension, duplication and synthesis. If you have all those, you still need a paper qualification of academic. Why? Bill Gates era is not today's era. And you create you own era...be bold and outstanding in someday to come. Bill Gate has created his history of success, and your history - when?