Originally posted by Salt of the Earth
They say the road to success is paved with failures.
Yes, paved with failures who didn't have a good enough plan or a good enough product. Some people come up with a hit the first time, but many more
fail repeatedly before coming up with something people will pay for, and many many more never come up with anything that sells.
There are a lot of people who graduate from fancy colleges with $200,000 debts and can't get a job anymore than the guy who quit school.
College is totally overrated.
And there are a lot of people who drop out of high school and end up working at McDonald's the rest of their lives because they have no marketable
I'm guessing you've never been to college.
Even medicine, people are using alternative medicine in out of pocket payments as much as allopathic medicine. I see a big demand in
alternative medicine for people who are able and willing to help people be well by using diet, herbs and natural means.
People are dying from thinking a hope and a prayer can cure cancer, and are being taken by scam artists who tell them that vitamin C will cure
everything too. Pills may not be the answer for everything, but some things you have to have medication for.
People like you who read the Internet can see outside the box and see new ways of doing things that can help people and can get you a real
business. There's all kinds of things.
The internet is full of misinformation. I wouldn't rely solely on things found online to educate myself about anything.
Once we hit fifth grade, we know how to read, write and add. The rest is just a waste of time unless people want to go into science and math,
but why imprison the rest, the other 98 percent, for 7 more years?
Because many people don't know how to read, write, or add after fifth grade because they spend all their time thinking they know everything already
and that school is worthless.
Most people find out when they have run out of energy and time that they would like to have their own business, and realize it's not really
all that hard to do.
Except that there is a lot of planning and thinking that goes into starting a successful business. Other than that, no it's not hard at all. That's
why everyone has their own business.
Try to stay away from the government paperwork as much as possible and keep it as simple as you can.
Do you have your own business? If so, is it successful? If it is, how many times have you been audited? Paperwork is a necessary evil of owning a
business. Don't do the proper paperwork and the government can and will bite you on the rear end.
I'm against most of high school as a waste of time, or worse, unless they are going to teach you a trade or something useful.
High school is what you make of it. Spend all day wishing you were anywhere besides there and no, you won't learn anything useful. Actually pay
attention and you might.
Most people can pass their GEDs easily by sixth grade.
Yet a lot of people who drop out can't.
It is a place for the government to instill their NWO propaganda mostly, a place to get your spirit crushed, not to mention your morals
. . . . .
Most important thing you can learn, the Bible. Memorize it. You can never study it enough.
Wow, so school is nothing but brainwashing basically then you tell them to memorize the Bible like no one has ever been brainwashed by religion.
Degrees only matter in the matrix, and the matrix is disintegrating before our eyes.
Except out in the real world where if you want a decent job that pays well you need one. Do you have a degree? Honestly the more of your posts I read
in this thread, the more I am starting to think that you possibly are still a teenager yourself. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but come on now.
The Matrix was a movie. It isn't real.
In the days to come it will be self-reliant people, people who actually know how to do things, that will manage well.
Guess where a lot of people learn how to do things... By getting an education.
People who are good at what they do can get a job. Even academics can get jobs teaching without degrees if they are good at what they
Tell that to all the people who have been laid off due to the economy and can't find a job. Apparently those hundreds of thousands must all be
horrible workers since they can't find a new job. You can't even substitute teach elementary school without at least taking some college courses.
The more things you know, practical things, the better -- how to cook, garden, fix things, know basic electrical and plumbing, how to hunt and
fish, how to find wild plants to eat, survival skills. Know how to take care of yourself to stay healthy, understand nutrition, how to prepare food
the right way, how to keep your body and soul in good health, how to live well.
Useful if you are going to go live in the woods and/or hide from the world. Not so much when it comes to running a business since those require a
license, certification, or degree if you want to get a job somewhere doing them, unless you are flipping burgers of course, and taking care of
yourself isn't a job skill.
If you need more specialized training for what you want to do, try to find a way to get it the cheapest way possible with the least
I think this is the one thing I completely agree with you about.
Who cares about filling out job applications and having some fancy university degree? Who knows how many of these degrees people claim are even
real? Do employers ask to see the diplomas? No.
People who want jobs care. People who have been laid off, are losing their homes, and are starving now care. Most people who claim to have a degree
actually have them since most employers do background checks. They can and do check to see if you are honest about your education, unless of course
you are flipping burgers. Then they don't care so much.
The people with the degrees are not necessarily the ones doing well. Many of them can't get any better job than McDonald's themselves.
Because a lot employers aren't hiring right now and actually are cutting their workforce. Hard to find a job when there aren't any. When the economy
isn't going down the toilet you won't find many people working for McDonald's if they have a degree.
The best advice I can give you is to not take a stranger's advice on the internet about whether or not you finish your education. (And yes I see the
irony in that sentence.
) Being 17 you can't possibly have that much longer till you graduate high school. As big of a waste of time as you
think it is, it's worth it to finish and if you pay attention in your classes you might learn something that will be useful down the road.