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The Most Successful People Explain Why a College Degree is USELESS

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  • PLEASE READ –> Hi everyone, this is a completely different video than normal. Videos will resume back to normal on Monday with an EPIC video by Simon Sinek. I want to explain that College is a perfect solution to many, however to others it may not be a good fit. For myself, it was perfect, for one of my good friends, it wasn't a good fit. If you are currently in college, do not rely on that the piece of paper that you receive at the end to get you far, it is your own commitment and perseverance that will get you far. College is one of the best places on earth to develop networking connections with fellow students and professors, as well as create experiences that are extremely valuable. I want to emphasise that you don't need to go to the best and most expensive school to get the best education or be successful. My advice is to BECOME INVOLVED, make friends with as many people as possible, help others, and be true to yourself. I REPEAT, this is not a video saying that College is useless, but rather we put too much emphasis on a piece of paper, thinking that a degree is going to catapult us to great success. Make the most out of your time, go out there and make connections with other people, and take risks!

  • Most of you will fail miserably without college degree. He is mark Zuckerberg. If yall are comparing your capability with his… lol just take sat, go to college, and do what others do.

  • If I'm interested in something I'm going to sit down and I'm going to learn it I learn Katakana and hiragana at my office job when I have nothing else to do I didn't need a whole bunch of teachers and test grades just to let me learn what I want to learn I'm interested in geology I would love to study and become a geologist by myself but that's not how life works because some assholes out there just have to have your money for you to become a geologist

  • They want you to remain ignorant such that you won't understand the nature of their inventions and businesses ….the catch is they keep creating needs for you

  • One family friend has 3 kids, 2 with masters and 1 bachelors ages 24,25, and 29 and they're still living in their parents basement. Too many people have college degrees. A degree may give you some book knowledge but it doesn't give you experience. College teaches you that there is one way to do everything get a job you hate and work 9 to 5, drink beer, watch television and eat out. To have a white picket fence house, children and complain about your life.
    I am 19 just got a job as an electrician and am planning to flip houses soon. If everything works out I will be moving out of my parents house before 20. I love my work, I don't drink alcohol, I don't have a girlfriend and I don't party. I instead learn more, go fishing, workout and thank the good lord everyday for my awesome life.

    God bless y'all real good.

  • Drop outs like to watch these videos to feel better about themselves. But not everybody is like the people on these videos, thus they do need a college degree.

  • I feel sorry for some of the people in the comment section saying college degrees are a must. You can go to college for years and shell money out for a piece of paper while some are getting actual work experience and already saving money up for retirement. Good luck to you all who think you need a college degree or already in a path to getting one.

  • having no degree but going to harvard is like higher than getting a degree and not going to harvard.. whole point is null and void..

  • Coming from the select few who have gifted entrepreneural mindsets, and were lucky enough to start their own businesses. Just because some millionaire entrepreneur says so, doesn't mean you should. Face it, not everyone can start a multi-million dollar company in their garage. Honestly, It all depends on your major, the type of College you go, and your passion for learning. Most community colleges are cheap at $2000 a year for in-state students and State Universities are always cheaper than most Ivy Leagues. There's also FAFSA, grants, and scholarships to take advantage of. Yes, you might not land a job right away after graduation, but it's hell of a lot better than doing nothing for four years of your life.

  • Anybody else here watching this because they don’t feel like they’re smart enough to get to college..

    Just trust guys we got this

  • Well, this statement is not applicable for medical schools and colleges. As far as medical degree is concerned, it does matter.

  • I agree. I went to a University as a mature student and, expecting it to be populated by academic girls, found it overrun with slappers who spoke of nothing except last nights soap opera. I had been a pretty hopeless pupil at school but found Uni ridiculously easy.


  • This is definitely bullshit and all of the people in this video are liars. They won't hire you if you don't have a degree. It is even written in their job posts. All of the posts have this same line: you should have a BSc in areas electrics, software, computer etc etc.

  • That's just stupid BS from these billionaire folks that doesn't need a degree, of course in this capitalist system you do need a fucking degree otherwise nobody will even consider to hire you to begin with.

  • I don’t think college degrees as a whole are worthless because there are plenty of useful once. I think it’s kind of a conspiracy theory, and when I state my opinion it is in no way trying to insult anybody. There are plenty of people without college who are smart. I think the two reasons why college is so expensive is one, the obvious, greed. But the second and call me crazy, I think it is a conspiracy theory by the elites to keep people less educated. I don’t know, maybe I’m reading too much 1984….

  • im a junior in high school and i literally have it in my head that if i dont go to college thats it like theres nothing else im just gonna be stuck working a minimum wage job my whole life or something like that. The system has put so much stress on going to college that i dont even know of like any thing else that would come after graduating high school. i feel like the clock is ticking and i need to knwo what i wanna do and where i wanna go to college and whatnot within like a year and it fricking sucks. im literally a kid i have no idea what i want to do with my life.

  • When a multi billionaire tells you that you don't need a college degree to maneuver through this world, then post it as a MINIMUM requirement on their companies career sight, lol. Bottom line folks, college degrees are still very valuable and NECESSARY soo many career paths, but not all. Any genius out here that tells you that you dont need a degree is either an ignorant fool or a rich hypocrital liar. Find out what will work best for you.

  • Depends on what you study. If you study philosophy, literature & other humanities maybe you would not get the job you want. Studying science & business do help. But don't be like Mr Trump: he is good as a real estate CEO but ask him about who was William Shakespeare & he looks dumb. So a little knowledge do help sometimes.

  • College degrees are not worthless. However, if your desire work for someone then get a college degree. If you have ambition and drive, open up your own business doing what you love.

  • None rhetorical questions; my college would be completely covered financially, actually id get a little more financial support if i went to college. Ive lived independently working at walmart and a restaurant for five years, i have real world experience. I dont care to learn half the things theyre going to teach me, but i do want to know more and make more. Im not terribly good at school. Should i go to college?

  • Basically anything in the science field you need a degree for everything else you can teach yourself , you don’t need to learn from a bald guy at your school how to run a business wtf does he know about businesses? Think about it he went to school for business to teach business.? WTF?

  • I dont wanna go to college to but first i have to find the thing that i wanna do and am i should be educated for the thing that i wanna do ?

  • I'm not going to lie, college polished me. My job paid for my schooling and ever since I've been in school, it made me sharper and I seem to learn new things on my job faster. You can still be successful without a degree and you can still be successful with a degree.

  • What most of them leave out is opportunity. Sure people like Bezos and trump are smart but they also knew people rich enough to get things going

  • Would you rather Have money, a house, and food in 4 years or would you rather have barely any money, live in a dorm, and eat a cup of instant Noodles for 4 years?

  • At 7:08 i was looking at my phone, not paying attention to the screen. I seriously thought it was Howard Stern talking.

  • Not everyone can be #1, not everyone can be their own boss because the world doesn't work like that, if you can make it without a degree great, but a degree is never going to harm you except if you take student loans (if you do take student loans that are insane you're a dumbass, community college is cheap as all hell and you can apply for all sorts of scholarships and grants), and there's the opportunity cost but not everyone is going to make $70,000 without a college degree at 18. Moral of the story, not all y'all can become self made entrepreneurs or be your own boss, the world just isn't made like that.

  • Yeah, I am happy for these people, they are obviously talented and shamelessly brave, but they are a minority. We obviously don't talk about people who are happy with their education despite the problems in acquiring it. I think you should compare yourself to yourself.

  • A lot of degrees where you can’t get a job. In 3 yrs a computer science degree is obsolete and your broke and any get a job that pays welll. Then they say milenials are lazy No you can’t get a job with the bullshit degree they sold you and did not prepare you for the real world. A waste of your time if you can’t earn a living. And your broke.

  • Don't you ever listen to these guys, please! Wake up! Bill Gates dropped out of Harvard because that school cannot teach him anything and he decided to pave his own way to be a billionaire. He's a genius, and you guys aren't. A college degree might be useless, but it's something that proves you're capable of doing something. YOU ARE QUALIFIED.
    My aunt's son dropped out of college and ended up in tim hortons now. How'bout that?

  • lmao don't get too comfortable kids, go and try and get a job from any of those guys, they'll require that you have a 4 year degree

  • My entire life of learning high school was sooo damm sh?t am try to freaking quite it made me weak tired and even the nurse don’t care she just set there and chill wftt men I even lost me left ear I am sick for like three years in high school and am 17 know I am almost 18 I really wanna drop out that’s it am successful on my own

  • in some professions, you may not need the degree, for example, sales, management, but I wouldn't trust my health to a doctor that never had a formal medical education.

  • I'd rather do fun things and use another technic, my technic which is way better than spending 15+ years in school aka "Hell" which has useless value.

    This comment was supposed to be in another video….but i'll leave it be.

  • I doubled my salary after recieving my college degree. Very few billionaires are without a college degree. But, everyone's path is different.

  • Key question is can you earn a living with what they are selling you. If norm don’t go it’s generally a wasted time and money. Trades are wide open vocational and technical education lead to good paying jobs. My niece is a medical tech making $50 an hour. Quit in 3rd year of college took lots of science courses.

  • College degree is useless for those who don't want to be hired but rather work for themselves, as simple as that.Do not mislead the people.

  • I have come across a few people & heard their story about spending money for post secondary only to become broke & homeless cuz the courses r too expensive, no job guarantee, too many other people graduating in the same field etc…wait? Some countries have free post secondary school & we don't…tha fk 🤔

  • How do you know whether a class is useless? When the TEACHER gives in to the notorious question "How can we even apply this to our day to day lives/routines?" and ASKS the class and nobody answers. This was a contemporary mathematics class in my freshman year, first semester. I don't even go to that class cuz the teacher admitted the lack of necessity for the course. I didn't waste a hard earned scholarship to be told that my time is best used elsewhere lmao

  • It depends on three things:
    1. Work ethic (the most important thing). A person can get all A's and never try at all but someone who get's C's and work their butt off. That C student is gonna get further because of their work ethic.
    2. What you wish to do for a career. Careers need experience mostly, some need college degress or some needs just high school diplomas.
    3. What degree you are studying for. For example, Liberal Arts Degrees are useless but a STEM degree is more valuable.

  • I volunteered wuth a half way house for boys transitioning out of a juvenile detention center. One of my tasks was to help them with their home work if they needed or wanted help . One young man came to me and announced that he got Fs in everything because he just wasn't very smart . But he always came for help. We talked about why he got each of these questi ok ns wrong on a quiz or test and each 5ime it just got worse. . So I changed my tactic. Instead of talkung anout what he got wrong we only talked about what he got right and why. Soon he was getting more and more right, and more of the residents there were requesting help. I learned a huge lesson from that young man the positive is a much better teacher then the negative .

  • Most people become financially successful by: inheriting money, having family or personal connections that help them, pleasing their bosses (no matter how much it is against their principles or how crap the product is) or exploiting their workers.  Let's be honest….Working hard is not one of the top reasons. Teachers and shop assistants and bank clerks and cleaners etc work hard and get paid very little.This is a bad, unjust system, and it holds most people back. The only real way we can make life good for the majority of us lovely humans is to have a different economic system.

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