I Am *PISSED* Off... College Is A JOKE!

by MouseandMice 99 replies
I am actually, sincerely, pissed off right now. I need to vent.

So as many of you guys know, I am in my first year of college. I'm mainly there because I want to have the experience, and I love learning...

However, I have realized that college is not really meant to teach you any useful skills, or make you successful. In fact, it is meant to do the opposite.

What do I mean?

Every SINGLE one of my teachers, from the first day, have one main thing they seem to preach.

"The skills I am teaching you right now will be very useful when you are working for someone after college!"

Writing proposals to your BOSS, Asking for a raise, asking for days off, asking for more vacation time, doing fiscal reports, and so on.

Essentially, college trains you to be someone elses b!tch.

And every since kid in my class sits there are smiles and goes "oh, thats true! I can ask for a raise and vacation time!"

Plus, everyone is under the impression that if they go to college, they WILL be successful...

When I was about 10, I thought about how many people went to college EVERY year, and then compared that to how many people were millionaires... hell, how many people were NOT in debt...

It didn't add up then, and it still doesnt...

Am I the only one in college who sees this?

It irritates me as to how much people in my classes act like sheep... How little drive they have...

Is it just me or what? People should be doing what WE are all doing... Not looking forward to asking for raisies and vacation time...
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  • Profile picture of the author Rachel Incoll
    I couldn't agree with you more. Even though I went through school and did well, then onto university (for about 18 months) I'm no fan of the schooling system. It's taken me the better part of 10 years to 'unlearn' some of the stuff/attitudes I learnt at school...but I'm a much better person now I have.

    It was designed to create employees & not entrepreneurs.

    I can't wait for the day when I can get my 2 kids out of the schooling system to be home schooled (they've only just started school). Mainstream schooling tends to be rather degrading (Steiner & Montessori don't seem too bad).

    Robert Kiyosaki has written a great book on this that I suggest you read - If You Want to Be Rich & Happy Don't Go to School?

    Cheers

    Rachel
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  • Profile picture of the author indexphp
    Going to college isn't going to make you successful in itself. Success is up to you.
  • Profile picture of the author alexshelton
    This my friend is why you've been so successful so far!

    Drive, determination and the confidence to be a little different than the norm. You gotta remember though, not everyone is built the same, I've noticed this talking to friends, colleagues and family; some people are happy with what they have.

    All I can say is, try and enjoy your time there! Girls,Beer and Parties can't all be bad huh? lol

    Why not try and teach them a few things too? and maybe influence those guys with little/no drive.

    Have fun

    Al
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    • Profile picture of the author doylesoft
      Sorry to say, but the vast majority are just content with the "lazy river of life." It's the norm, predictable, comfortable, easy-going, I don't-need-to-do-a-whole-lot... whatever. I see this everywhere I look. So much wasted and un-used potential.

      I look at my own work team for example. Nine people. Five married mostly with kids. One blissfully single with countless girls on the line and three divorced. Only one other person has a thirst for great ideas and starting a successful web business. Again, so much wasted potential. I estimate that only about 20% of the population have any drive to change their life for the better. Of that 20% only a few percent are ever remarkably successful. I have put goals into place to get into that upper tier in the future.

      In my experience, driven and successful people are hard to find.
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    • Profile picture of the author marcanthony
      Yeah but--If you hangout in the dorms at UCLA, like I used to, I'm sure that you can get some adult education.
  • Profile picture of the author Partner Guy
    I look at college as a formality. It is not necessary to attend to be successful, although it does make life a littler easier when you have a degree typically.

    Although I appreciate my degrees, I cherish more what I've learned through experience, hard work, and trail and error.

    Stay in school and get your degree, but continue to build a business that you can call your own.

    ~Partner Guy
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    • Profile picture of the author stacyfox
      Are you taking interesting classes? It sounds like you are in a lot of business related classes. But, if you enjoy philosophy, art, politics, literature, etc. you might be better off in those departments. The "egghead" professors are a lot less likely to be pushing careers on you. (They will, however, try to get you to go to grad school ).

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    • Profile picture of the author TLTheLiberator
      Originally Posted by Partner Guy View Post

      I look at college as a formality. It is not necessary to attend to be successful, although it does make life a littler easier when you have a degree typically.

      Although I appreciate my degrees, I cherish more what I've learned through experience, hard work, and trail and error.

      Stay in school and get your degree, but continue to build a business that you can call your own.

      ~Partner Guy
      Stay in school and get your degree, but continue to build a business that you can call your own so that you can have tons more leverage over your life when you graduate.

      Excellent post for the youngster.

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  • Profile picture of the author Matias1021
    I agree on what youre saying about money reasons, its really not that great an investment...but its a nice experience. Easy to meet people, theres other benefits youll get.
    • Profile picture of the author Thomas Belknap
      I couldn't agree less with the OP. What college are you going to "College of Bitches?"

      You are not focusing on the right things which is understandable at your age. You should be able to learn something in every class that can be put into your business.


      If you can't then maybe you are not as smart as you think.
  • Profile picture of the author Jared Alberghini
    Relax M&M,

    It appears you are one of those 'gifted' souls who like to choose their own path, instead of following the sheep.

    It's tough being a Shepherd, Pioneer, Explorer, there are far greater numbers of sheep compared to Shepherds.

    It takes guts to blaze your own trail.

    Just take a deep breath, exhale slowly, and relax. Take your medicine, get your degree, don't let the sheep get to you, and I'll see you on the other side.

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  • Profile picture of the author tscott_87
    I don't get this feel from my engineering classes - we always talk about some complex topic... lol. Not so much about the business world.

    That said, I think college is a great starting point. It's a backup plan if nothing else, but I think with my grades and work experience (I've gotten some thanks to college), I should be able to get a good start in the "system" and be able to build myself up pretty quickly after that! It's a matter of attitude... if you want to be more than just an employee, you've got to pay the price.

    Best of luck!
    • Profile picture of the author Stallion
      Originally Posted by tscott_87 View Post

      I don't get this feel from my engineering classes - we always talk about some complex topic... lol. Not so much about the business world.

      That said, I think college is a great starting point. It's a backup plan if nothing else, but I think with my grades and work experience (I've gotten some thanks to college), I should be able to get a good start in the "system" and be able to build myself up pretty quickly after that! It's a matter of attitude... if you want to be more than just an employee, you've got to pay the price.

      Best of luck!
      Yeah, I took engineering too. No stupid crap about how to get a raise or how to brown nose, we were too busy solving problems all day long.

      As good as business sounds to get into, I don't think University can really teach you anything about it. Business is dynamic, it's different, it's challenging. You have to be a problem solver, someone that can change, adapt and win. You can learn how to fill out standard forms (like there is a standard for building a business).

      I'd go take something that creates a skill. And no, brown nosing is a skill you don't want (or maybe you do lol).
  • Profile picture of the author mpeters7
    I agree it sounds like you're taking tons of business classes. In my opinion at least, the real value of college is in the intangibles. You can screw around with a bunch of topics that won't necessarily make you rich, but make you a much more interesting person.

    The best thing it can do is push your curiosity further, and while sometimes you feel like your classes won't be of any use, you'll wake up on the other side with some interesting skills that are hard to put your finger on, like the capacity to write and analyze things more effectively.

    Especially if you already feel you have a lot of business savvy, I would pick a class that has nothing to do with business and see how it changes your whole outlook. Just my two cents.
    • Profile picture of the author Todd Lamb
      Just don't let it pass you by bro...the clock has a tendency to speed up and times of uncomplicated joy are a little more elusive when you have kids etc.

      Not to say life running your business etc isn't a blast, cause it is but just enjoy for what it is. You are fortunate to be able to view from an outside perspective rather than someone who only has a degree and a waitering job to look forward to.
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