Every time I hear the loquacious know-it-alls on TV talk about school and students, they disseminate garbage statements such as, “Stay in school”, “Get an education”, “Get a job”, “You need a job with benefits”, “College is the key to a better life”, “Education gives you opportunities”, etc. This list of standard, idiotic advice is why people have nothing but debt and jobs to pay those debts. Stop telling our children what’s best for them. ASK THEM what’s they want from their own life!
What’s Best For Our Kids? Ask Them!
After you graduate high school, don’t apply for college, work your ass off for four years, graduate, get a job, work for 40 years at something you hate, just to pay the bills on a house you don’t like, then retire on 40% of your income while you wait to die! That’s a hell of a price to pay just to be like everyone else. I don’t want you to proceed 44 years into your life and then realize I was right. I don’t give a f*ck about being right. What I do care about is helping you to avoid a self-made prison that will cripple your every effort in this life.
I thought everyone knew you can’t get rich working a job, but obviously, I’ve got that sh*t wrong. My students write papers, posts, and threads all the time in class saying they’d like a big house, custom whips, and a jet-setter’s lifestyle after they graduate and get a job. Let me tackle this so we never have to discuss it again, and even then, I might have to repeat it for effect. Our bosses pay us just enough so we don’t quit but not too much to leave and do something extraordinary. That cubicle you fight traffic to get to everyday is nothing more than a sneer to keep you working on someone else’s vision. Once you sign your name to that college loan debt, you are now obligated to work for the rest of your life. I don’t know your exact feelings on this but I’m guessing you don’t want to put yourself under that kind of UNNECESSARY pressure. (I didn’t think so.)
As a student, no one asks us what we want because everyone in our lives sincerely believes they know better than us. This seemingly innocent advice will detain us in a prison of our own making if we take it. I don’t care if you don’t know how to cook, balance a check book, wash clothes, buy insurance, put a down payment on a car, drive, renew your tags, buy a house, or even beg for money on the street, listen to your own mind and what it tells you to do…THEN DO IT! Taking the advice of your parents, relatives, and friends will have you slaving away the good years of your life, while thinking the whole time if there could have been more if I’d stood up that one time and said what I really felt.
I don’t want to be right on this because if I am, four decades from now, you’ll be mumbling incoherently to yourself, “I should have listened to that guy who had that site about not going to school”. I need to be wrong! I’d love for someone to write me back 10 years from now telling me what an awesome life they have because they had the balls to drop kick tradition to build their own thing. Don’t forget, wages pay us just enough to keep our noses above the calm water of the debt ocean, but when the waves come, we drown. Profits spit out a fortune so we can ride the waves on our board of passion while yelling, “HIGHER”!