The Most Successful People Explain Why a College Degree is USELESS September 24, 2019 58 By Ronny Jaskolski Related posts: Exam Tips: How to Study for Finals – College Info Geek Education Is a System of Indoctrination of the Young – Noam Chomsky How to Study Effectively: 8 Advanced Tips – College Info Geek First Lady Michelle Obama Speaks on The Power of Education CategoryArticles BlogTagsabsolutemotivation advice from the most successful people on the planet and be inspired best motivational video 2017 billionaires college College Degree college degree wothless Donald Trump education graduation job motivation keep going motivation madness motivational speech motivational video motivational video 2017 student motivation student motivation 2017 student motivation video for success success motivation the tony robbins unemployed University warren buffet you 58 Comments Motivation Madness says: October 12, 2017 at 4:40 pm 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! Reply siddesh siddesh says: September 10, 2019 at 3:15 am It's not about learning anymore,It's about passing Reply Jorge O. says: September 10, 2019 at 6:47 am If you have plenty of starting capital, and you know what to do, then yes you don't need a degree. However, if you are broke, you need a degree to get a job that at least leaves enough after basic expenses to grow some capital. Reply Naman Joshi says: September 10, 2019 at 2:41 pm which donald trump interview is this?? Reply newyorkfan16 says: September 10, 2019 at 5:21 pm So basically to be a success in this world, it's not so much about what you know, as to WHO you know…. Reply El Gio says: September 11, 2019 at 1:06 am Im send this to my nerdy cousin Reply Dannie Vlogs says: September 11, 2019 at 2:55 am Sadly, a college degree is a necessity to compete in today’s economy. Because of the advancements in the economy and technology you can’t drop out and become Bill Gates in 2019 anymore. Reply Paul OregonUSA says: September 12, 2019 at 9:29 am College is a scam. Jobs are a scam. Start a business! Reply Matthew Boettcher says: September 12, 2019 at 10:28 pm It's actually beyond me people go to college when you could take online courses or read books and research on the subject you want to learn. If you need to go college go, but if you don't need to don't. Reply Kaiserland111 says: September 13, 2019 at 7:06 am Completely untrue that all college degrees are useless. Engineers and scientists are greatly benefited by the structured and methodical approach to learning, and we do NOT learn memorized answers. As a chemical engineer my JOB is to innovate, to solve problems that are difficult and sometimes that haven't been solved before. Sure, skipping college might be great for someone that is into art, or coding (lots of classes online), or some other less technical fields, but many careers require skills and knowledge that cannot be gleaned from positive thinking and excessive ambition. Also, the title of t he video is obviously misleading as many of the speakers did not say education was useless, just that we are definitely overpaying and maybe overstaying at most universities. Reply Getachew Birhanu says: September 14, 2019 at 7:28 am so Would you be treated by illiterate Doctors? If education is not necessary, where did you get your private Doctors?it's the business world highly corrupted, not the education Reply J Summers says: September 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm this isn't motivating this is demotivating Reply Death Star says: September 15, 2019 at 8:42 am Without schools and the "not so great" education system..who would manage McDonald's and Pizza Huts?..Who would make up the lower management in 1000s of companies.where they remain for decades..The entire system is built AROUND this education..As someone commented..They won't hire you if you don't have a degree…Plus these people were gifted people..So, I suggest you realize they dropped out of Harvard or Yale..not Saint Yolanda of Niger High School…YOU are thinking of dropping out from. Reply Inuwa Aliyu says: September 15, 2019 at 10:33 am Finally school is scam Reply 즈원사랑해아이 says: September 15, 2019 at 11:58 am So should i go to high school or not? Reply Looneyville says: September 15, 2019 at 1:59 pm I have a college degree in Math and became an actuary. When I took a new job in Tennessee, we rented a house. My landlord, worth millions, had an 8th grade education. If you want to be somebody's bitch, get a college degree, study/do what you're told and work in the corporate world. If you want to be a master, study what is important and take control of your own life. Reply Stark247Banks William Warningston says: September 15, 2019 at 3:42 pm It all has its own purpose. This kind of stuff confuses people. The real point is being part of a social tank to create opinions and solutions to real world problems and ways of life Reply Stark247Banks William Warningston says: September 15, 2019 at 3:43 pm School is a business remember that. You yourself are a business. There is some serious explanations for these things and you decide or you accept or you reject Reply Olivert Saldivia says: September 15, 2019 at 5:05 pm People who said college is worthless are the ones that dont want to go to college and dont want to feel bad about it. I get it, you can have money without going to college but money and success are not the same. Good luck in your whatever job. Im going to be an engineer next year. I bet u would die to have this feeling😂🙌 plus ill be making money. Bothers is what it is, we all knoe whats the best decision. But whatever🙄. See you as your boss😬😬. And please dont say that u are the .0001 % that will be rich without going to college. 😂😂👍.People who liked this video are dropouts 😂. Reply Alcapone Alo says: September 16, 2019 at 1:44 am WOW!!! after reading this comment i agree "WHY"? I am entitle to my own opinion, and it might help some people out. First of all, NEVER LET NO ONE OR WHAT OTHER PEOPLE SAY dictate the outcome of your life, there is a saying "believe half of what you see and none what you hear". Now a days, people believe anything they hear, why? because you don't stand for something so your looking for roll models. All these people having negative input on education, believe or not they had some type of education in their life weather it was from a college or not. Music industries, there is successful people that are in the music industries, look it up if you don't believe me. look at it this way, WEATHER YOU GOT LUCKY OR NOT, ASK YOURSELF ON THE DAY YOU DIE. "ARE YOU HAPPY OR SATISFIED WITH WHO YOU BECOME AFTER ALL THE SACRIFICES YOU MADE TO BECOME SUCSESSFUL"? Reply T _ says: September 16, 2019 at 2:10 am "Never let school get in the way of your education." Reply metal garurumon says: September 16, 2019 at 7:14 am College is just a business. Reply Unknown Salty says: September 16, 2019 at 7:37 am I really hope no one believes this because this only happens to people that have brilliant ideas that come on in a life time. Reply Starchildfrom 90s says: September 16, 2019 at 2:44 pm This is where im at in life i have every adult in my life pressuring me to go to college and i guess its because they want me to have a life they didnt have. These people think that a degree is a way to this better life but i think its a more convenient life depending on what kind of life your looking to have. I have friends with degrees and i think because they have these degrees some young 20 somethings have thrust themselves into this 9-5 work life in a hurry and didn’t even explore natural talents. Now they are stuck unmotivated and lazy and the creativity has been sucked dry by the education system. The key is changing your mindset changing your thinking and regaining the power over your life people don’t even know they have power over the life they live. Reply The Mastermind says: September 16, 2019 at 2:49 pm They just say train yourself Reply Bibiana Carmen says: September 17, 2019 at 6:12 am Hi 👋 Mark Zuckerberg You are absolutely right. Brain 🧠 is not to store 🏬 information ℹ️ Brain 🧠 is to discover and grab new ideas 💡 Instead of college exams and test and learn what you will do in job in college and have fun Reply 27kdon says: September 17, 2019 at 12:56 pm Not true if you want to work in STEM.. Oh well, guess I actually have to get that degree and work hard at it too… Reply im your mom says: September 18, 2019 at 3:27 am Damn what a waste of time Reply Robert Tate says: September 18, 2019 at 4:30 am Howard Stern bitch ass kept on trying to antagonize Jay-Z. Reply Sarah k says: September 18, 2019 at 1:44 pm They say this when you go apply to their companies they ask for degrees Reply Brian Vasquez says: September 18, 2019 at 10:01 pm A college degree is useful, if you apply yourself and what you've learned in college…and a positive attitude about yourself, others, and your work life will likely lead to success. A college degree is useless, if you fail to apply yourself and your college education…and a bad attitude about yourself, others, and your work life will likely lead to failure. Is your head on straight? Do you know your worth? Are you aware of your environment? What do you value most? What good is all the money in the world when there is no one to share it with? Love yourself and enjoy your life with your loved ones…life is short, so make it meaningful. Reply Ajay kumar says: September 19, 2019 at 1:31 pm I am from India Reply Khem Raj Sedhai says: September 19, 2019 at 2:46 pm Students cannot have the chance to learn what they want but what they need- by society, family, and economic need. Reply Ooi Zi Siang says: September 19, 2019 at 3:15 pm Wtf is these ad Reply Ooi Zi Siang says: September 19, 2019 at 3:17 pm Zuckerberg is a lizard Reply Ritik Chandra says: September 19, 2019 at 4:13 pm Expirence knowledge is more effective then college degree knowledge. Reply Dattebayo Jess says: September 19, 2019 at 7:56 pm But..I'm not american.. Reply Douglas Felts Keepin it real100 says: September 19, 2019 at 9:06 pm Ill be honest its true.I was in the military the reason gi bill(free college) its a scam to get people into the military(an honest scam that delivers…the college is a scam, gi bill just offers a way in.)Ironically i figured how worthless it really is.America is America…and its what you can do outside of the vegas job machine that matters.If you have the gi bill…id say take a limited time online class to get money if you need to…but to hell with going to be an employee after.America is built on tax cuts for big business…not doctorates(there are jobless doctorates now btw).But heres my path…i dont care that i have 12k in benefit amounts in post 9/11 gi bill.Id rather spend that time aquiring real estate property to turn into profit.Cuz i feel that is worthwhile.The college scam machine is only there to feed the job machine scam. Cuz degree or no degree(its 40% taxes). But big business(10%) puts in the same conversation as any boss on this planet. So in closing, take it from this old former war tactician fighter.Be a man, run a business, get control and security in your life.And vid poster…thats coming from me.Feel free to point the arrow to me if you need to. 🙂 Reply liyon316 says: September 20, 2019 at 3:08 am Going to college simply to go to college is not the smart way to do things today. What you need to do first is decide what you actually want to do to earn money. That will decide what steps you take afterwards. There is a vast majority of people who go to college simply b/c they have no clue what they want to do. College puts them in a holding pattern while still doing something productive, for the most part. Reply Luke Thompson says: September 20, 2019 at 4:39 am I'm currently in college and I love it. I traveled and experienced a variety of things for a couple years before school (including living in a couple other countries) and I liked that too, but I think saying college is worthless is just bonkers. Maybe it depends on where you go, but the amount of new ideas and challenges to my way of thinking that I've experienced in school have helped me grow as a person just as much as experience did. I've learned that I need to be more open-minded and that differing opinions are healthy and help us all to learn. I've learned how to really look at things objectively and use critical thinking to evaluate situations. I've learned how to control my emotions and eliminate logical fallacies that we're all prone to. And there are hard and soft skills I've learned from reading books and hearing people who have more experience than me that I consider invaluable as a human being, and as a future professional. Obviously, nothing can beat experiences in the long term, but learning to think like an academic does have real-world advantages. Just think about what the world would be like without colleges, everyone just learning a trade and running their own business… it would be the 15th century basically. Learning about things around you, even if you never use them to make you money, is still, in my opinion, valuable. I'm never going to use my micro-biological knowledge to make me money, but it does help me understand more about how illnesses and how medication works, and that's useful in my life. Being less ignorant is always a good thing. I think that if college were not main-stream, the average intelligence of our communities would suffer, and it wouldn't be a good thing. Another thing to consider is that PhD level research, which is made possible because universities exist, discovers really important and amazing things all the time. Having said all that, college is business, and there are things we could do to improve the system, but it's not worthless. And the logic that "this person didn't go to college and they make more money than that person who did go to college" is not exactly sound. Statistically speaking, income significantly increases with a degree. People love to talk about these super famous and wealthy people who didn't go to college, but if you look at college grads and non-college grads on average, the college grads are statistically WAY more likely to have better job security and make more money in their lifetime. Now, if you don't want to go college, then don't! Obviously you can still be successful, and you can be way more successful than people who go to college, but that doesn't make college worthless. Reply Reatha Mayette says: September 20, 2019 at 1:03 pm Stop telling people not to go to college. Most people are not going to do as well as Bill Gates and the rest of them. College may not be perfect, but you certainly learn many useful skills. Today you need a degree in order to get a decent job with benefits. Most people don't go to college because they were passed through high school and grammar school. They never learned the skills that are needed to be successful in school, no fault of their own. The school and the parents failed them. These companies want someone with a degree; they don't have time to train you. Education is the way out of poverty. Reply dancingcockroach 3 says: September 20, 2019 at 2:18 pm College is a Huge Scam.. Reply Woloud Books says: September 20, 2019 at 6:43 pm This open my eyes a million times. Reply Kevin Shepherd says: September 21, 2019 at 5:31 am who's the guy speaking at 7:10? Reply youtube user says: September 21, 2019 at 6:22 am I hate k-12.3 years kinder garden .6 years elementary.4 years junior high.2 years senior high.K-12=15 years Reply THE FUTURE BILLIONAIRE says: September 21, 2019 at 12:46 pm In future Companies say we don't need Dgree we need Telent or Interest ❤ Reply JAY DEE says: September 21, 2019 at 1:23 pm If you have a brain like this people, yup you can say that college is worthless. Reply Luke Lee says: September 21, 2019 at 4:11 pm I don't care what anyone tells you. A college degree will open up so many doors for you. If it wasn't for my degree and the years I spent obtaining it I would be up s** creek without a paddle. It shows to employers that you have the dedication and will power to complete something that takes years to commit to yeah you won't get every job you apply for just because you have a degree that's just common sense. But ill say that it has gotten me in front of some pretty powerful people and without my degree I wouldn't have even been an after thought because I wouldn't have made it past the screening process lol The people telling you "you don't need to go to college" are also the people who have some sort of certification or experience that takes years to obtain to be qualified for the position they currently hold so they didn't just walk in and get hired for the positions that are coveted without some sort of previous experience or certification. Very very very few people actually graduate from high school and all of a sudden everything is perfectly lined up for them to make good money. It happens but its extremely rare. There is nothing wrong with a Trade school either. But in all honesty these trade schools themselves are just like college. You might not be learning History of a particular nation but you will be learning things about that trade that require an equal amount of dedication to study the material and master it. Some electricians I know were apprentices for YEARS so what is the difference then? The difference is 1. How the public and potential employers view your degree or certifications. And 2. What you want to do. That's really it. Decide if college is right for you and the go for it! If its not then pick a good trade you'd like, or you cpuld start your own business. There is a lot of things a person can do but to say a college degree is useless is absurd. I am living proof that it is not useless. Its just not for everyone. Reply Jo Jerome says: September 21, 2019 at 9:51 pm I went from a Jackaroo in Australia to having a million dollars in cash https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTt33c1Tq48 Reply Sosa's Steel Strings says: September 21, 2019 at 10:52 pm Videos are true WHEN it comes to the field of business or basically fields of work that are not gauranteed (Business, Arts(music, acting, drawing), Managgement, political science). Totally not true when comes to people who actually graduate with a degree that is needed in society (medical, Law, Security, Teaching)….. ON TOP OF THAT no need to go big name schools (depending on your career) EX. medical I dont think it matters where you studied you still going to tend to the same sick Reply nicoli the emerald miner says: September 22, 2019 at 11:49 pm They wont believe a 10 year old but they have to believe somenody who is super succesful cuase you know they know it not useful Reply Mr Letox says: September 23, 2019 at 12:05 am Im a 10 year old in fifth grade and im already overstressed i cant even sleep at night wich is bad for my health i just wanna quit school forever and ever Reply lord beerus says: September 23, 2019 at 1:19 am Engineering dont need a degree. Reply Dylan McNaughton says: September 23, 2019 at 2:49 am Everything depends on motive. Clearly being broke sucks but money's not everything. Reply Math A says: September 23, 2019 at 1:32 pm 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. Reply Gazela Decy says: September 23, 2019 at 3:07 pm What's the meaning of worhtles Reply James Rogers says: September 23, 2019 at 4:35 pm 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 Reply Jeroxvids says: September 23, 2019 at 6:42 pm 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 Reply Samuel Barnhouse says: September 23, 2019 at 7:50 pm 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. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.