I'm Tired Of People Telling Me College Is A Waste Of Money

I'm Tired Of People Telling Me College Is A Waste Of Money

I'm living my life the way I want to, and it's none of your business how I do it.

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Recently, I started at a new job. As I was talking with a coworker, he asked what I was going to school for. I replied with, "Oh I'm double majoring in English and Media and Cinema Studies." He then replied with, "Oh, two things you don't actually have to go to school to do."

Excuse me?

I mean, of course, I can read, write, and talk about films without a college degree, but that does not mean I'll be qualified for a job within my field. All the years leading up to college have laid the base of my education, but attending a university is about refining those skills and specializing within my field. Besides, how many successful authors do you know that have not received a degree in some literary field? However, I must clarify. This coworker of mine did say that well, going to school is okay if you're going to be a teacher. If I don't need a degree to be a professional within the literary world, why do I need a degree to teach others about the same things I apparently already know?

I'm just so tired of people undermining the choices of people who attend a college or university for a creative degree. Yes, it's possible to make a name for yourself without a degree, but the same thing is true for many degrees. However, just because you are well-known and people like your product does not make you knowledgeable or technically correct in your practice.

With an ever-expanding, competitive job market, I'm going to take my chances by obtaining my degrees. And, hopefully, I won't spend my time in the future making my coworkers feel bad for doing something I never had the balls to do myself.

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The idea of getting an A on every paper, every exam, every assignment, seems great. It can be known as a reassurance of our hard work and dedication to our 4+ classes we attend every single day.

Losing sleep, skipping meals, forgetting to drink water, skipping out on time with friends and family; these are the things that can occur when your letter of an A is what you are living for.

You are worth more than the grade letter, or the GPA number on your transcript.

Listen, don't get me wrong, getting A's and B's definitely is something to feel accomplished for. It is the approval that you did it, you completed your class, and your hard work paid off.

But honey, get some sleep.

Don't lose yourself, don't forget who you are. Grades are important, but the true measurement of self-worth and accomplishment is that you tried your best.

Trying your best, and working hard for your goals is something that is A-worthy.

Reserve time for yourself, for your sanity, your health, your mental health.

At the end of the day, grades might look nice on a piece of paper, but who you are and how you represent yourself can be even more honorable.

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