29 Sep Answered: “Should you go to University?”
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The kinds of people who generally don’t need to go to university are the people who already have the drive and ambition and the self-learning mindset that will put them on a track towards inevitable success. To them, beyond maybe meeting people, University is largely an opportunity cost.
To them, they’re far better off just starting off working, starting a blog, or a YouTube channel, or working freelance or whatever. Because if you’re one of these passionate self-directed people, as soon as you start on something you’re going to grow into it and become excellent at it.
I know people who are 16 or 17 now who have the skills and mindset they need to probably become millionaires by the time they’re twenty. Imagine how much of a cost it would be to them to lose four or five years partying and picking up this very specific single skill that they’d have to confine themselves to for the rest of their professional life.
But again, that isn’t to say that not going to University is for everyone. And it’s not to say that…
And this is going to seem nonsensicle, but I assure you it does make sense… Going to university isn’t for anyone who falls under the category of people who shouldn’t go to University.
Even if you don’t need it per-say, a self-directed person can still probably make use of that environment and come out net-positive overall from the experience.
So really weigh the opportunity cost, and only go into University if you have a specific value that you can identify that you will get out of college or university. Otherwise, you run the risk of just getting shackled with debt…
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