Why College is No Longer Necessary for Success?

by D.Scott Schwartz, M.Ed. | Sept 22, 2023 | Blog

Do people who receive a college degree earn more money than people who don't?

For the last 100 years, the answer to this question was YES. In fact, it was so lopsided in favor of getting a college degree, that families would sacrifice everything just to send their kids to college. 

But times have changed. 

In fact, some of the richest people in the world do not have a college degree. That might surprise you, since that's not the narrative your teachers or the news media want you to hear. But it's factually true.

Mark Zuckerberg did not earn a college degree. Tyler Perry did not earn a college degree. And that's just two examples of some of the most wealthiest people in the country. So what changed? Why is college no longer necessary for success in the 21st century?

College Doesn't Teach You the Rules

One of the main reasons college is no longer the path to success is simply because college doesn't teach you the rules of the 21st century. It should go without saying, if you don't know the rules of the game, how are you supposed to play?

Not only that, but when other people know the rules and you don't - the game seems rigged or unfair. The problem is the game isn't rigged - the problem is you never read the rule book.

What's the Solution to the Problem?

Now that you know what's happening, you can take the right steps and action to fix the problem. If you don't know the rules, then the next step is to go and learn the rules. If you don't know how to play the game - then the next step is to learn how to play the game.

It's really that simple. And here's the best part -- you can do it!!

That's right, there is nothing holding you back from learning the rules or how to play the game.

What's the Next Step?

There are three blog articles on Leaf Academy that you need to read. Each of these three blog articles will help you better understand how the 21st century works, and also how you can be more successful in it.

The key take away is that you need to fully understand the rules of the game and how to play the game to win. When you learn the rules and how to play the game - you have more control over your outcome.

Do you want to make more money? Do you want a better career? Do you want to retire early? Or do you just want to be happier in life?

It doesn't matter what life goal you have - the solution is to learn the rules of the 21st century and how to play the game.

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