It’s interesting to see how some entrepreneurs started to applause for the notion that you don’t need to get to college in order to succeed in life. They state that: “it’s not the only way to succeed”! Well, this is somehow correct; especially when we understand the connotations that go along with true entrepreneurship (that is necessity, potential, motivation and consistency ).
However, I have to say that I don’t entirely agree with this idea. Although being autonomous and indulged in real-life experience is a must in today’s world, and it’s already working tremendously well with lots of people, yet, we have to think this over for a bit.
A college exists for the simple rationale that people need to “get together” to acquire and exchange knowledge and, in my humble opinion, college (or the concept of it at least) is necessary in today’s world; in the sense that people are exposed to others that tell them “what actually works for them”. Getting in touch with professors and other motivated students and colleagues “in campus” helps motivate students (and teachers as well), and gives them incentive on what to do next in their lives.
Having said that, it is important that colleges facilitate this opportunity of interaction and discussion in-class and out-of-class as well. Failure to achieve this atmosphere of learning eventually renders the college useless and wasteful; whether we like it or not. As a consequence of that, those people (potential students) have to search for a similar atmosphere somewhere else either in a real-life community (or a real job) or on the web!
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