Originally Posted by Mike C.
I always say that if the best thing you got out of college is a good job, then you missed the bigger picture. College is about exploring the world and taking in culture while finding yourself in the process.
I'm quick to dismiss someone who says, "I don't need college, or college is a waste of money."
No offence but that is such a load of shit. "exploring the world and taking in culture while finding yourself" is why people take backpacking trips across europe. You're not going to explore the world or find yourself in college. To find yourself you need to get out and live. You want to explore the world, well then get out of a college classroom and explore the world. College really is about learning important skills, which differ from profession to profession. If you want to call this trade school, well then I guess all engineers, scientists, doctors, lawyers etc. go to trade school. Skills like critical thinking, how to analyze and break down a problem and basically how to think are just a few of the important skills learned in college.