Mike Burdick of Queensbury, N.Y. went to college because that was what was expected of him after graduating from high school.
“Is college worth it?”
If you scan the shelves of your favorite bookstore or search the internet for literature related to the current state of the university, the quality of college education, or the student loan dilemma, you will find publications with titles that may make you rethink your current view of higher education, including:
Much of the work that is currently available to millennials takes place in the digital world, it is unreal, it is disembodied, and it does not engage the senses, which means the results of this kind of work are rarely seen. This separation between the work one does and the results of that work, the separation between action and consequence, results in this type of work leaving those who do it unsatisfied.
Are you interested in learning how things are made, buildings are constructed, or about the hidden processes and systems that make the world run?
Are you interested in studying devices and systems and figuring out how they work, or solving problems that other people don't care about or just can't solve?
Are you tired of doing work that leaves you feeling empty?
Do you want to be excited about going to work, knowing a new challenge is waiting for you?
Are you tired of spending all day staring at a screen or getting yelled at by customers?
Chances are you have heard the argument about why everyone should go to college.
A good education leads to a good job and yada, yada, yada, in 40 years you should be able to retire.
The problem though, is no one talks about the large elephant in the room – can you actually afford to go to college?
Are you thinking about going to college and are unsure about what you want to study?
Michael Price, author of What Next? The Millennial’s Guide to Surviving and Thriving in the Real World, believes anyone who makes the terrible mistake of pursuing a college education in this day and age will live to regret it.
He believes that in the 1970s, college and universities used propaganda to convince people to attend their schools in order to get better jobs, while increasing the school’s profits through increased enrollment.
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