“I suppose it is because nearly all children go to school nowadays and have things arranged for them that they seem so forlornly unable to produce their own ideas.” – Agatha Christie
This sounds like blasphemy, but logic sways on how ineffective college and school really is. For starters, school is an institution that is has no flexibility. All the students are treated the same. The grade system is useless because it’s based on nothing. It’s based on numbers, not effectiveness in the real world. The reason I say that college is a waste of time instead of a waste of money is because time is more important than money. Although, it’s still a waste of money as well.
- Collage is a business. College puts people in debt that often spans on for a lifetime
- There are too many “filler” requirement classes that are irrelevant to the individual’s goal
- College doesn’t guarantee employment
- Most people go to college to increase their chances for higher paying jobs, yet employment is sub optimal
- Going to college doesn’t make someone smarter. Information is not knowledge
College is a Waste of Time
Most people go to college to get their degree, gunning to get a high pay job when they graduate. In the end, money is what most people are after. Now I say most people because there are a few exceptions. Those who go to college to become doctors or programmers may genuinely like doing what they’re doing. Those on the other hand who go to school in hopes of landing a high paying career are roaring towards the path of inefficiency.
College is a Waste of Money
College is not only a waste of time, but it’s a waste of money. A lot of people spend hundreds and thousands of dollars on school. Subtract that debt from their pay their college degree got them and the numbers are not pleasing. How many years will you have to work to start making more money? Probably not until all of the debt is paid off. The whole point of college is to set people up for higher paying jobs. Unfortunately, employment is an inefficient choice of income.
What if I open a food cart down the street and make $400.00 a day on average and $1,200.00 on weekends? I make more than a college graduate on average, I have more flexibility and probably my own rules. Now what if I don’t want to be a food vendor you say? Well, what if I find a college kid that needs some extra cash and pay him $100 a day to run my cart on weekdays and $200 to run it on weekends? I have extra time on my hands to make more money and enjoy my hobbies while the kid gets extra money. Everyone here is happy.
College Doesn’t Make you Smarter
There’s no such thing as being “smart”. There is experience that you can get in a specific field and there is information that you can remember. Memorizing information that is hardly used has no use. Gaining experiences that are also not used in most situations is also an ineffective use of time.
A lot of time in college, people are forced to take courses that are irrelevant to their lifestyle or goals. If I learn calculus and advanced math, but I work as an advertising agent, what was the point? I just wasted my time. Taking English literature classes and psychology when my major is accounting is also a complete waste of time. College is a business that brings in billions a year.
College Saps Your Creativity
College is an institution. When people are institutionalized, weird things begin to happen. They being to think and act alike. When people are institutionalized for so long, they being to lose their identity and place it in their institution. There is no room for creativity. People are now restricted to that flow of information and the social lifestyle to follow.
Building a business or finding a passive source of income for someone that has been indoctrinated into the college lifestyle will be intimidating. This is because they don’t have the slightest idea how to do so. College doesn’t teach people how to make money effectively and efficiently. College, for the most part, teaches people to follow instructions and be good, obedient employees. You can check out this other interesting article on how college is a waste of time and see yet another (similar) point of view on the matter.