I was chatting with a recent high school grad who was sharing his concerns about how his parents wanted him to go to University and get a Masters Degree in something despite him being unsure what to take and to make matters worse, in his words, he was starting to feel useless because he was still unemployed.
He also mentioned to me that this problem was growing worse because he was an introvert and was uncomfortable meeting new people. Then he apologized for taking up my time!
Obviously, he is a good kid so the first thing I did was commend him for being honest with himself and for going out and seeking advice.
I suggested to him that not acting right now was a smart decision because he needed to figure a lot of things out about himself before making such a costly decision in both time and money.
I know too many people who have gotten themselves into extreme debt because of the cost of education, only to land a minimum wage job out of their field. How then are they supposed to pay off their debt, and start their own life afterwards?
When we see this happening every day, then we need to take note that this decision process is flawed.
The matter becomes worse with the pressure from parents. Parents love their children and naturally want them to have every opportunity that life can give them, but this kind of pressure does not make a child into a diamond.
What a person needs is a strategy that is designed to help them learn as much about themselves as possible by first figuring out what their personal interests are and exploring them in great detail.
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Let me now share my three biggest strategies for you to consider before going to college or university:
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Some people believe that we only have one life to live, so use this time to invest in yourself first before you give your life to a billion-dollar institution.
Remember, your self worth is always greater than your net worth!