- Aug 16, 2007
Also not every college is for everyone, and college itself is not for everyone. Consider learning a trade instead, if you find yourself having trouble with it. Including myself, I know far too many people who have gone to college only to find that it was mostly a complete waste of time.
I don't really agree with the waste of time idea there.
If college/university is not for you don't bother with it, but i would not base attending just on practial application either.
Personally i've been in university for 5-6 years, graduated with a masters degree in biochemistry, but now run a business that deals with programming for websites mostly.
I don't consider the university years wasted at all though. While I don't use the knowledge regularly anymore, i still use the methods, and those were really enjoyable years of my life as well. Those were the years where I met a lot of friends, but also the ones where I learned to do very simple tasks as my own laundry. The best thing is going through that transition with some peers at your side though, all facing the same challenges and getting some input from people a few years ahead of you.