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What are the chances of succeeding without college?

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I want to drop out and learn at my own pace buying books when I can afford them and studying when I have time with people that I want to study with. Do you think this will get me anywhere o’ wise OT? And what do you think about college?

 
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become a cocaine kingpin

 
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Become a filmmaker.

 
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it depends on what you are pursuing

 
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Originally posted by ThatsSoMFT:

become a cocaine kingpin

So you want me to sell cocaine and cocaine accessories? Hmm, high risk, but high reward. I’d really rather just go to the casinos than deal with cocaine addicts.

 
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Originally posted by Sikesalicous:
So you want me to sell cocaine and cocaine accessories? Hmm, high risk, but high reward. I’d really rather just go to the casino’s than deal with cocaine addicts.

But there’s almost no risks, only high reward.
Selling drugs isn’t as hard as they make it out to be.

 
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Originally posted by Sikesalicous:
Originally posted by ThatsSoMFT:

become a cocaine kingpin

So you want me to sell cocaine and cocaine accessories? Hmm, high risk, but high reward. I’d really rather just go to the casinos than deal with cocaine addicts.

I’m not talking about some loser who sells on the corner. You gotta be the guy at the top. You run the city, no one sells in your territory without paying royalties. You are ruthless, and will dispose of anyone who gets in your way.

 
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The real reason to get a degree or deploma from a university or college is recognition of your achievement. I guess it all depends on what you want to succeed at. Learning at your own pace will never be accepted by any employer, union or profesional licensing orginasation.

 
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Originally posted by ThatsSoMFT:
Originally posted by Sikesalicous:
Originally posted by ThatsSoMFT:

become a cocaine kingpin

So you want me to sell cocaine and cocaine accessories? Hmm, high risk, but high reward. I’d really rather just go to the casinos than deal with cocaine addicts.

I’m not talking about some loser who sells on the corner. You gotta be the guy at the top. You run the city, no one sells in your territory without paying royalties. You are ruthless, and will dispose of anyone who gets in your way.

And you will be able to say “Say Hello to my little friend!” while holding an actual M16 with a grenade launcher as the Colombian Cartels close in on you in your last minutes. You will die a badass.

 
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Originally posted by ThatsSoMFT:
Originally posted by Sikesalicous:
Originally posted by ThatsSoMFT:

become a cocaine kingpin

So you want me to sell cocaine and cocaine accessories? Hmm, high risk, but high reward. I’d really rather just go to the casinos than deal with cocaine addicts.

I’m not talking about some loser who sells on the corner. You gotta be the guy at the top. You run the city, no one sells in your territory without paying royalties. You are ruthless, and will dispose of anyone who gets in your way.

This.

You gotta be like Biggie Smalls.

 
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You will die a badass.

Dying is for pussies. Have your underlings do your dirty work, but don’t trust them.

 
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Originally posted by KiNGDOMHEARST:

it depends on what you are pursuing

Right now I’m studying stuff for I.T., but I’m not sure if I would even like a career in it. I’m kinda interested in Graphic Design, Writing, and Journalism. The main type of job I’m aiming for is one that is behind the scenes where I am able to (mostly) work alone and I don’t have to deal with people. I do not work well with other people.

 
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Originally posted by Sikesalicous:
Originally posted by KiNGDOMHEARST:

it depends on what you are pursuing

Right now I’m studying stuff for I.T., but I’m not sure if I would even like a career in it. I’m kinda interested in Graphic Design, Writing, and Journalism. The main type of job I’m aiming for is one that is behind the scenes where I am able to (mostly) work alone and I don’t have to deal with people. I do not work well with other people.

Then get into writing for movies or television.

 
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take a look in expanding job opportunities that do not require a college education and work for it?
Maybe something that sounds interesting to you.

 
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Well, here is a list of folks who dropped out or didn’t go to college:

Bill Gates (Microsoft, former wealthiest man on Earth)
John D Rockefeller (Standard Oil, former wealthiest man on Earth)
Abraham Lincoln (former president of the United States)
Sean Connery (actor)
Dave Thomas (founder of Wendy’s restaurants)
Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook founder)

It’s entirely possible to be successful without college. If you don’t want to be a drug lord or start a company, joining the military is also an option.

You should probably still go to college, though. The statistics aren’t kind to drop-outs.

 
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0 if you aren’t going into a computer science field or aren’t a genius.

 
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depends on what you consider suceeding. some people may want a simple home and simple things others want all luxuries.

 
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Originally posted by Sikesalicous:
Originally posted by KiNGDOMHEARST:

it depends on what you are pursuing

Right now I’m studying stuff for I.T., but I’m not sure if I would even like a career in it. I’m kinda interested in Graphic Design, Writing, and Journalism. The main type of job I’m aiming for is one that is behind the scenes where I am able to (mostly) work alone and I don’t have to deal with people. I do not work well with other people.

RED FLAG!!

Your employers will not like that. You HAVE to work with people because companies aren’t driven forward by individual efforts.

 
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I’m not going to college but that’s because I’m a god among men and my life will be very different from the usual. College is the safe path to “success” but not the only one. If you are prepared to deal with the chance of not succeeding, do your riskier thing. If you have a creative mind and are able to make your own way instead of following the one most other people follow, I think you’ll be fine. But…if your mind is really creative, you might not wanna get stuck with a job, hm? There are alternatives to the common static income life.

Originally posted by pink_princess:

The real reason to get a degree or deploma from a university or college is recognition of your achievement. I guess it all depends on what you want to succeed at. Learning at your own pace will never be accepted by any employer, union or profesional licensing orginasation.

This indeed. However, I believe there are ways to obtain these recognitions without wasting years in college. Or you could become very super famous for what you do and then you won’t need a diploma or anything. Probably. But you probably aren’t superman like me so I don’t think I recommend that.

 
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Originally posted by Sikesalicous:

I want to drop out and learn at my own pace buying books when I can afford them and studying when I have time with people that I want to study with. Do you think this will get me anywhere o’ wise OT? And what do you think about college?

Many homeless people have been successful.

loljk ur gonna die alone on the streets lol :D

 
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Just go to collage.

 
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So many people got rich without a college degree.

 
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Originally posted by 91238576T66:

So many people got rich without a college degree.

They get special mentions BECAUSE it’s so uncommon to get rich without a college education.

 
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100% depending on how you define ‘success’

 
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u must always go to school otherwise u will be poor and work in a factory. so dont ‘educate urself’ cuz thats just stupid.