Maybe all of this “is it worth it?” stuff lately stems from the PayPal guy’s controversial program to pay high school graduates to go do something entrepreneurial right after they graduate instead of heading off to college.
We see no problem with that.
Particularly since those kids can easily roll over into a college program in a few years if their entrepreneurial thing doesn’t pan out.
Everyone touts the examples of Bill Gates and Zuckerberg etc of superstar entrepreneurs who made it big without finishing college.
And sure there are plenty of those examples. But those examples do not create a valid cause-and-effect argument for everyone.
Just because YOU drop of out college doesn’t mean that you’ll become a millionaire.
It’s like the rock-n-roll dream: lots of musicians would love to make it big, but very few do.
To use examples like that perpetuates a fantasy.
We think this “infographic” is full of such fantasies.
(We’re commonly suspicious of anything touted as an “infographic” anyway. Makes us think of USAToday. That’s not news, it’s drivel. Written for 5th graders. No, you don’t need an education to read that infographic, but you sure could use one in reading between the lines and getting to the crux of the matter.)