I have often stated that everything i learned in college, i have later learned, was wrong.
This is not exactly accurate, because i had many classes that taught me machining, injection molding and other real world manufacturing skills. However, the university shut that department down while i was there.
All the science classes taught me many things that i have had to unlearn so that i could start to learn the secrets of our world.
The english classes all taught me things that are not only not true, but are a blockade to someone wishing to become a writer.
The math classes... π = 4, don't they realize that?
Calculus is completely a lie. But, it is a necessary lie to keep the lie that is mathematics together.
Fortunately, most people do not go outside the area where math starts being wrong.
History is taught wrong and IS wrong.
The history they teach you at college is more propaganda than history.
I mean, go to any professor of history and ask, When was the Tartary Empire?
Most will deny its existence.
Even philosophy is taught wrong. They do not teach the basics of reasoning. They intentionally skip things that were the basis of Greek thought. (and then they teach "Greek philosophy")
So, what reason is there for going to college?
- Getting accredited (get that piece of paper)
- Finding a Life Partner (getting a husband)
Learning is not something you will get at a university. In fact, you are far more likely to be harmed by what you "learn" in university. For example, becoming an entrepreneur after getting a business degree.
ThemTube and other online courses are much much better than university's courses.
Listening to Tom Woods on any bit of History and you will want more.
Further, they are available when YOU want to learn. And that makes a lot of difference. When you are ready and desiring to learn, your brain soaks up all that stuff. When you are not in the mood, you retain almost nothing. (forcing kids to sit through 8 hours of school is pretty destructive)
A sacred cow that must be slain in this conversation
You will make more money if you go to college.
This is not factually true, as it does not take into account that people who can go to college will make more regardless of if they go to college or not. The people with higher IQs and people with more drive make more money during their lives, and these are the same group of people that went to college.
Furthermore, almost half of the super rich people that made their money themselves didn't go to college. And the other half... never really used their degree.
Worthless By Aaron Clarey
The Young Person's Indispensable Guide to Choosing the Right Major
This book gives charts and break downs of cost / benefit of different degrees. It talks about which jobs actually need degrees, and the future outlook for those jobs.
This is a must read book for anyone thinking of going to college.
Today, young people have a really difficult decision.
Buy a house or buy a degree.
And that degree may only help get you a job at Starbuckins
So, if your field of interest doesn't demand a degree, such as engineering or medical, i suggest you steer clear of universities.
And, that medical degree will be useless in about a decade when BigPharma comes crashing down.
Book cover © Aaron Clarey