Comment: College

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College

Worst investment decision I ever made. Even though it was a state university and I didn't end up with massive amounts of debt, the opportunity cost of wasting 3.5 years getting two degrees (CS and Econ) was huge. The only thing I learned was how much alcohol my body could tolerate.

Sure, I had a job ready for me once I graduated, but I firmly believe that had I not gone to college and started my own business, I would be much better off, and happier. Coincidentally, 10 years later, that's the path I'm taking.

For those of you who are still in HS and considering college, stop and think for a moment why is it that you're considering it. Is it because that's what your parents want? Is it because you've been brainwashed told that's what everyone does? If everyone jumped off a cliff, would you do it? Unless your future plans require a post-graduate degree (e.g. MD, DVM, lawyer, etc...), then think twice about running off and potentially being saddled with ungodly amounts of debt for the foreseeable future.

For those of you who are still in college, it's not too late. You can still evaluate your options and limit the amount of debt you'll accumulate. The fact of the matter is that most people shouldn't even be in college considering the quality of graduates that these universities are pumping out (not necessarily to the fault of the student).

Regardless of what people say, a college degree is not a requirement to lead a happy and successful life (and money doesn't equal success).