Dropping Out Of College: A Step-By-Step Guide
The story your parents do NOT want you to read.
Before getting to the point, please consider how the following cultural ideas influence our perspective of life:
- Life is lived to make money. The more, the better.
2. Prioritize material purchases over life experiences. People will judge you based on the things you possess and you want them to think highly of you.
3. Always strive to have more than what you currently have and better than what others have.
4. Dedicate most of your energy toward your job or career. Any other pursuits are either risky or lazy.
5. You can’t possibly make money doing what you enjoy, so stop wasting your time. Pursue something more “realistic”.
6. The world is a scary and dangerous place. Strive to have as much as security and predictability in your life as possible.
7. You must be the best to deserve respect.
8. Social Timeline: Go to school, get good grades, get a degree, get a nice, secure job, get married and start a family, purchase your mortgaged dream house, purchase your dream car and the other nice things you want, rise up the ranks at your place of employment, provide a life for your kids that you never had, enjoy two weeks of vacation every year, retire when you’re 65 years old to do the things you’ve always wanted to do but never had time for and raise your kids to do even better than you.
Some of you might look at this list and think:“There is nothing wrong with any of that, and some of it is just the truth.”
I don’t want you to judge these values and ideas but just be aware of them and the ways our culture may cultivate and promote them.
The whole point of this article is to help you discover the best path for you.
You reading this is no accident. There is a desire in your heart to live in a way that is true to who you are.
You may be someone with a creative and non-traditional personality, a freethinker, and may have already realized that life is much more than the last bullet point above.
You have the power to live the life you want, embrace the entrepreneurial lifestyle, achieve financial freedom and see the world.
This is 20% of the story. Originally posted on Valdour.com