"Homie I'm graduated..."
Go to college they said, get a degree they said, you will be successful they said…
I mean I guess that holds some validity but college just does not simply lead to success. However, that’s what they would like you to think.
You ever spent 17 some odd years being taught how to memorize terms and theories, just so that you could relay them back to a superior person?
I finished school on time and came out with a bachelors degree, but 85% of what I learned has already become so irrelevant to my life. Do I really need to know that the paleozoic era comes before the the mesozoic era? Or how to use a confidence level chart?
Chances are I will NEVER need to know this information.
However, the lessons I have learned in that other 15% and outside of the classroom are priceless.
In hindsight, everyone in college is earning a double major. One degree would be in that pointless study they force you to study, and the other, well the other is simply how to be a better you!
The biggest process that takes place during your college years, is your maturation process. I went from a 17 year old kid just going through the motions of everyday to a 21 year old young man with ambition and goals. No shade or disrespect to some of my friends, but I've seen firsthand what not going to college, the workforce, or doing anything productive can do to one's maturation process. I've seen how people can become content with just going through the motions. Although I always had the drive and dreams to want to do more, that could have been me if I had not went to college.
A good GPA, deans list, sigma cum blahhh, those are all great accolades, great personal achievements but they all come second to who you are, your core. Learning and knowing who you are, are what I considered my greatest achievements from college.
My degree should read: Isaiah J. Jacobs, double major in Sociology & Life...
This blog is getting long though, way past my liking. Like a girl who just decided to go natural, I’m going to cut this one short…