College is for people who want to work for other people.
September 17, 2007 10:59pm CST
The title of this is my personal opinion about college. I think that you have a choice to work for someone or work for yourself and when you get down to it, how many people actuall go to college to start their own business? I have a friend who is saving money to go to college in San Diego and working his butt off trying to save up as much as he can. He as of last night told me that he had so far saved $4,000.00. His magic number is $15,000 and he hopes to get there within the year. (He makes $12 per hour and has no bills or rent) With me one the other hand, I'm opening up 2 businesse's at the first of the year with $3,000.00. One being a floor care service, and a rice jewlery business. I already have 1 large account booked and am currently building my web site for the jewlery business. For the amount of money he will spend for just tuition, it would be enough to start 4 or 5 different company's that would produce him a income almost immeadately. This is where it comes to me as common sense that people who want to work for someone else go to college and people who want to work for themselves, don't. I'm not totally dissing on college or anyone's personal ambitions, but there are many business's that could be started and run with all the money that college costs. And during the college years people usually strugle trying to pay for classes that they won't use later on in life, they struggle paying for room and board, and pay for life in general. Does anyone else share my opinion or do you think I'm way off?
18 Sep 07
I can see your point, going to University is expensive and sometimes you may be better off spending the money on something else. There are several points to consider, firstly small businesses are traditionally risky, for every one that succeeds there are several that fail. But ultimately I don't think that it is about who you work for, it is more what type of job you do. There are many jobs that you do need a degree in order to do and people are thinking mor about the occupation rather than who they will ultimately work for e.g. a person may decide to become a pharmacist and later on end up running their own pharmacy business - so they have the education and the business and their are quite a few other examples.
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18 Sep 07
Right, right,....And thats exactely my point. What point is a college degree if your planing on working for yourself? I can see getting a degree if it would directely benefit your business or life in some way, but a college degree is usually used to benefit you by providing you a guaranteed higher wage in a company...working for someone else. Alot of small business do fail and some are more riskey then others. I suppose I just don't like the idea of working for someone else. I ran a floor care business for a guy for almost 2 years and made dirt for pay. I know the in's and out's and can't wait to start out with my own gig and brand new equipment. My girl will still be working untill the business's take off, which will make things alot less stressful if it takes a little while to get things going.