Back when I was a kid, the United Negro College Fund began a fundraising campaign with the slogan “A mind is a terrible thing to waste.”
Which is absolutely true.
Problem is, colleges and universities are the last place you should go if you don’t want to waste your mind.
They might as well just saw off your skull cap and scoop out your brains with a melon-baller.
And my advice to you if you are a recent high school graduate is simple.
The one thing missing from “higher education” today is, well, education.
Instead, you are turned into a little parrot – dutifully chirping out drivel drummed into your head by professors who hold you in contempt for how easily you are misled.
Why on earth would you waste tens of thousands of dollars – or worse get saddled with a crippling student loan debt – just to be told what to think by people who don’t know what they’re talking about?
Spending a day watching MSNBC and reading through Leftist Twitter will do the same thing and costs virtually nothing.
Hell, you could accomplish the same result with a lobotomy. And even that is cheaper than college.
A mind absolutely is a terrible thing to waste.
But colleges and universities are where the human mind becomes a wasteland.
It’s where the ignorant go to gain a sense of superiority without the pesky inconvenience of learning anything.
Four years later, you’d be just as ignorant, only you’d be insufferably arrogant about it.
So do yourself a favor and skip college.
The truth is, colleges and universities never had a monopoly on knowledge.
But in this era where information is at our fingertips, they’re nothing more than relics of the past.
Going to college is like continuing to wear chain mail and a suit of armor in the era of Kevlar.
So skip college.
Instead of spending money, why not earn some instead?
Get a job – any job.
You will learn a trade, develop a work ethic, and hone your critical thinking skills. More importantly, instead of having to pay tens of thousands of dollars a year, your employer pays you.
Plus, the more you learn in your job, the more valuable you become.
In other words, there’s something in it for you to learn more.
And there is no better lesson in basic economics than having to pay bills, balance a checkbook and maintain a personal budget.
After four years, you will be better equipped for the future than most college graduates with a liberal arts degree.
Not to mention, you won’t be drowning in debt before you’re twenty-five.
As I said a couple years ago:
College is a racket.
There is no such thing as market-based pricing. Why should there be? The Federal Government is guaranteeing student loans. Which means even if the graduate defaults, the colleges will still get their money.
It’s a win/win for colleges and universities to keep jacking up the price.
And what do you get out of it?
Endless lectures about “White Privilege” and “Gender studies.”
Angry harangues from overpaid professors about the evils of America.
Honestly, why pay so much money to a college to be abused on a regular basis? If you want to pay for that kind of abuse, go to a dominatrix. It’s cheaper.
Don’t waste your money.
Don’t waste your time.
And for heaven’s sake, don’t waste your mind.
Because a mind is a terrible thing to waste.
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