You Want A Positive Life. Is A College Education Necessary?
We all want to live a positive and abundant life with no limits. The question is, is college the answer? To live a positive life you want to be free to make the decisions you want. That is the goal with higher education, freedom, as you are more unencumbered and able to progress and earn more (in theory). As a business decision would you strap yourself with $30,000-$50,000 worth of debt to be in a business that only makes $50,000-$65,000 per year before taxes? That doesn't sound like your business would do to well and would definitely have immense capital constrain for many years.
Well that is the US college grad and when you look at the average person like a business its a pretty bad business. You really have no freedom and have no way to make a positive decision because your a new business with no guidance or business plan in some cases. So you just have to make decisions based on servicing your debt. This doesn't sound like a positive life even if you are able to service your debt based on obtaining the average goal of that business. Is the education system really then worth this amount of debt in MOST cases? My answer is NO, college is worth something but not the price of what it is today.
Certifications can be worth more today than a college education and the cost is immensely more affordable. You also have a specific focus and jobs you can focus on when you complete them. One of the best things you can educate yourself on today is coding. Check out codecademy.com it is a great way to learn how to code for the very beginner to the advanced and its affordable. School yourself up and educate yourself, you have the knowledge at your fingertips and within you.
*This is only the start on education more to come on:
- What to do with your college degree to obtain the most financial freedom
- Invest In Yourself or education
- Help getting out of college debt
- If not college where do you spend your money?
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