I want to discuss the topic of education. Is it still important? Has it changed? Is it better? Or is it worse? When I was growing up as a child I was always told that getting a good education is the key to success even from those who never finished college or even High School. Going through elementary school, JR high school, and high school was not easy. Of course there were other things I wanted to do as a kid between going to school everyday. But as I entered high school it got even tougher for me to go and complete school. I found myself cutting class and getting missing grades. To be honest, I barely finished high school, all I care is that I finished.
Shortly after high school I applied to a few colleges and of course I did not get in. Then I tried to look for work and I had issues with finding work. Ultimately and finally I went to job corps. But before job corps I served in the American Conservation National Service Program. I completed my Job Corps technical training and finally entered the work force.
There were strange things that I saw that was happening during these times and some people I knew. People who finished college could not get jobs! It was all over the news! People losing their jobs that were college graduates and buried in college debt! Then I knew that me never finishing college was not that bad!
In my opinion education has changed very much. It is not as good as it used to be. Do not get me wrong education is still good and you can still do great things with completing and getting a quality education but it's actually not necessarily the key to success in life. Some of the worlds most successful men and women dropped out of school and are making millions and billions doing it. Money they would have NEVER made completing college.
Hopefully you do not see this as me bashing education. I am not bashing it or downing anyone who still believes that it is the key to success in life or who are in school. I just want to open the eyes of everyone and let you know that whether you get a good education or not you still have a chance of being a success. As long as you work hard and believe in yourself.