Why do we go to school?
Watch this video by Seth Godin to set the mood for the rest of the post.
Seth’s Ted Talk
I have wanted to write about this for a little while. Honestly, I’m stuggling with how to best approach this topic. I grew up on the “in-between” time. The time between where going to college was still an option.
My high school had two paths.
- Going on to college
- Not going to college – typically this group went to a trade school
If you were going to college, you took algebra and advanced math. If you weren’t going to college, you took business math. Looking back, business math might have been more benefical for me.
After graduating, I was supposed to be able to decide the rest of my working life before I’d really taken any college classes. At this point, I was still trying to figure out which Friend I thought was the most attractive. (It’s Rachel)
I didn’t understand how I was supposed to pick the rest of my life based off a course catalog that included cryptic descriptions of classes and requirements.
What is school for? If you’re not asking that, you’re wasting time and money – Seth Godin, Stop Stealing Dreams
What do you think school is for?