10 Reasons Not to Go to College

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Are you certain that college is the best option for you? Or perhaps you assume that you have no choice but to go to college in order to get a good job. In this article we list at least 10 reasons not to go to college, and LOTS of alternatives.


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Now if you already have a college degree, great! If you’re looking at continuing education and learning, that’s fantastic and highly recommended. It just may not have to be a college or university education program to achieve what you need. In fact, it’s likely not.

Today’s education it’s more than just about blue collar or white collar. There’s a new term coined by Ginny Rometty, CEO of IBM, as “new collar”.  It’s about selective education based on what you need to know when you need it.

To support this concept, in June 2017, Microsoft announced a grant to Skillful, a program which encourages skills-oriented job training. MicroSoft has demonstrated that it’s glad to hire employees without degrees, so long as they’re trained in the skills needed for the job they’re applying to.

“Jobs are being created that demand new skills – which in turn requires new approaches to education, training and recruiting.”
~Ginny Rometty, CEO, IBM, as quoted in USA Today1)https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/2016/12/13/we-need-fill-new-collar-jobs-employers-demand-ibms-rometty/95382248/

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We’re ardent about this topic because today, there are more reasons not to go to college than there are to go, especially for creators and entrepreneurs.

“Student loan debt is now the second highest consumer debt category – behind only mortgage debt – and higher than both credit cards and auto loans.”
~Zack Friedman, senior contributor, Forbes.com

"Student loan debt is now the second highest consumer debt category - behind only mortgage debt - and higher than both credit cards and auto loans." ~Zack Friedman, senior contributor, Forbes.com #AchievementQuotes #Goal #Inspiration #Inspirational #Proud #WorkHard #Mottos #Dream #YouAre #HardWork #Learning #Words #Believe #People #SoTrue #Thoughts #Wisdom #Heart #Keys #Business #Happiness #Strength #Entrepreneur #Mantra #Perspective #Beautiful #Passion #Determination

Reasons NOT to Go to College

  • In 2018, 69% of graduating seniors had college debt.
  • A 2017 study revealed that 49.6% of college graduates reported they’re not using their degree.2)https://www.finder.com/college-degree-value
    • Some haven’t chosen to work in that field.
    • Others haven’t found a job in their field of study.
  • Total student loan debt has more than doubled since 2009, from $675 million to $1.52 trillion in 2019.
    ~Source: Bloomberg.com
  • Average student loan debt – 10 year averages:
    • Increased 4% for public colleges 7% for historically black colleges and universities.
    • Decreased 3% for private colleges and 1% for historically women’s institutions
      ~Source: LendEDU.com (you can find thorough breakdowns by state and college in this article)

We suspect that the decrease in loans in private and women’s colleges is because many of those prospective students are more likely to pursue alternative educational options.

We cover more on student loan statistics further below:


Changing of the Old Guard

Time to awaken from that matrix and take control of our own educational choices and outcomes.

This is the Information Age… the age of the Information Superhighway where everyone has access to virtually all knowledge for less or sometimes even for free. It is not easy and the best and most complete training is rarely free, but alternative education is very accessible.

Artists can save lots of money by scouring and studying the multitude of free YouTube tutorials, then follow the creators you most enjoy. Many of those have courses where you can get more.

The Abundant Artist, for example, hosts a community for creators where there are many benefits. Or, you can buy a course at a time, with—or without—instruction.

Fast Track Hacks for Business Growth

  1. You can hire a business coach for creators for one-on-one or group coaching.
  2. Hire a consultant for exactly what you need to know, when you need it.
  3. Outsource some of the tasks to freelancers – or become a freelancer to grow your skills.

While hiring a coach, consultant or freelancer to advise you may sound expensive, it’s usually vastly cheaper than a college education.

No longer is “higher education” or “continuing education” the dominion of colleges and universities. In the Information Age, there are so many more opportunities to quickly learn what you need, when you need it.

College does not guarantee success. College does not guarantee a job. Nearly half of college educated Americans are not using their college degree.
~Study by Pureprofile for Finder.com3)https://www.finder.com/college-degree-value

SOURCE: July 2017 survey of 2,245 Americans commissioned by finder.com and conducted by global research provider Pureprofile.4)https://www.finder.com/college-degree-value

10 Reasons Not to Go to College

  1. Spend thousands—to hundreds of thousands—of dollars
  2. Work hard for four or more years
  3. Take courses you’re not interested in and will never use
  4. Get a degree – a piece of paper, (which you may never use)
  5. There’s no guarantee of a job after graduation.
  6. Get a job and try to work your way into something better
  7. Start your adult life in debt for years
  8. Your success is largely controlled by others
  9. 10 years later… You long to do work that matters to you
  10. 10 years later… you still owe on your student debt.

College does not guarantee success. College does not guarantee a job. Nearly half of college educated Americans are not using their college degree. #AchievementQuotes #Goal #Inspiration #Inspirational #Proud #WorkHard #Mottos #Dream #YouAre #HardWork #Learning #Words #Believe #People #SoTrue #Thoughts #Wisdom #Heart #Keys #Business #Happiness #Strength #Entrepreneur #Mantra #Perspective #Beautiful #Passion #Determination


OUTCOME: Success possible. Happiness uncertain.

From millennials to seniors, student loans are the second largest debt category in the United States.
Source: Forbes.com

10 Reasons to Pursue Alternative Education

  1. Get a job in your area of interest.
  2. Work hard for four or more years – pursue your passion part time.
  3. Start a business – grow your own brand.
  4. There’s no guarantee of success.
  5. Four years of learning exactly what you need to do the work you love
  6. No debt because you’ve been earning while learning
  7. You have created value in the world and built a business that is your own
  8. You’re fulfilling your purpose doing the work that matters to you.
  9. 10 years later you’re earning a living doing work you love.
  10. 10 years – your skills have compounded, no student or business debt.

OUTCOME: Success possible. Happiness uncertain. From millennials to seniors, student loans are the second largest debt category in the United States. Source: Forbes.com #AchievementQuotes #Goal #Inspiration #Inspirational #Proud #WorkHard #Mottos #Dream #YouAre #HardWork #Learning #Words #Believe #People #SoTrue #Thoughts #Wisdom #Heart #Keys #Business #Happiness #Strength #Entrepreneur #Mantra #Perspective #Beautiful #Passion #Determination


OUTCOME: Success possible. Happiness probable.

Today, you can create your future through a self-designed curriculum focused on exactly what you need, when you need it.

Creators… artists… writers… entrepreneurs… you don’t need college to create.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com

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Debt Serfdom

The first job of colleges and universities is to educate students. Yet these institutions of higher learning are not illuminating the shadows of enslavement when it comes to student loans and debt.

The goal of college is higher education. It doesn’t take higher math to calculate the deficits versus benefits. For young adults to exit university at around age 22, places them at an average age of 43 before their loan is paid off. Yikes!!

While the average student loan is set for 10 years, many default to a 20 year payoff.

It’s surprising that so many still follow this path to debt and insecurity today. Baffling, until you realize that the survival of the positions in these institutions is dependent on growing and perpetuating the need for them.

In his book, The Selfish Gene, scientist, Richard Dawkins elaborates on how the natural fight for survival is common amongst all organisms. While we don’t share Dawkins’ atheism, it’s certainly a truism that all living organisms, which include bodies of entities such as organizations, institutions and governments, are wired to do whatever is necessary to survive. Not only to survive but to grow larger and thrive.

I mean… which department of any government or university would voluntarily dismantle itself? Few to none. So we must, not by the stance or riots we make but by the actions we take.

Don’t go into debt for a degree you may never need. There’s another way.

The education isn’t working, because when you look at the statistics and find only 27% of the people actually get a job out of college that relates to what they study.
~Tony Robbins, visionary entrepreneur, speaker, transformative coach

Student Loan Debt Facts

  • 69% of students of the Class of 2018 have an average student loan debt of $29,800
    • 14% of parents took out an average of $35,600 in student loans5)https://studentloanhero.com/student-loan-debt-statistics/
  • 44.7 million Americans have student loan debt
  • Average monthly student student loan payment is $393
    • The median monthly student loan payment is $222
  • Student loan default percentages by college type within 12 years:
    • 48% default from for-profit colleges
    • 12% of public college attendees,
    • 14% of nonprofit college attendees
  • Student loans are generally set to be paid off in 10-years,
    • Average bachelor’s degree holder takes 21 years to pay off college loans!

 The goal of college is higher education. It doesn't take higher math to calculate the deficits versus benefits. For young adults to exit university at around age 22, places them at an average age of 43 before their loan is paid off. Yikes!! #AchievementQuotes #Goal #Inspiration #Inspirational #Proud #WorkHard #Mottos #Dream #YouAre #HardWork #Learning #Words #Believe #People #SoTrue #Thoughts #Wisdom #Heart #Keys #Business #Happiness #Strength #Entrepreneur #Mantra #Perspective #Beautiful #Passion #Determination

Today’s students may not have their student loan paid off before it’s time for their kids to attend college!

The most common student loan repayment plans range from between 12-30 years.
~SOURCE: Edvisors.com6)https://www.edvisors.com/ask/faq/how-long-repay-student-loan/

Some Surprising Student Loan Debt Statistics

The baby boomers and seniors who grew up with college as a badge of respectability and education, have naturally held that as a goal for their children. Many such parents are extremely concerned if their offspring opt out of college.

Reasons not to go to college isn’t just a conversation baby boomers and seniors should be having with their kids and grandkids. Rather, for many it’s a question they should evaluate for themselves as well.

As too many boomers and seniors watch their retirement income fall short of inflation, they turn to what they know. “I guess I need to go back to school.” And many do. However, there’s another way. In fact, there are many other ways.

Today, baby boomers aged 60-69 represent the largest increase in student loan debt.7)https://www.forbes.com/sites/zackfriedman/2018/06/13/student-loan-debt-statistics-2018/#6b4023517310

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College tuition, debt and starting salaries. Image by Knowledge Based Businessℱ

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Outdated College Courses

Not only is college education long, costly and often not micro-targeted, it’s often outdated. Working in the marketing and media industries, we’ve heard from a number of graduates that course information was outdated by the time they graduated and went searching for jobs. We’ve heard similar stories from other industry majors.

In today’s rapidly adapting and changing world, many professors are teaching from textbooks that are outdated by the time they’re approved for use. Naturally, some college curriculums allow professorial choice, which helps to shorten the time from source to classroom. However, it can be a virtual full time job to keep up with industry changes.

No more is it that the college professor can know a subject in science, health, wellness, nutrition, media and marketing, for instance, and teach it for years to come. Even history books are changing to reflect stories and perspectives that were left out or skewed in the older versions.

Today’s professors and teachers have to also be perpetual students—often through alternative means—just to keep up.

Sooner or later parents have to take responsibility for putting their kids into a system that is indebting them and teaching them to be cogs in an economy that doesn’t want cogs any more.
~Seth Godin on the Tim Ferriss podcast #253

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The Freelance Economy

College might not only be unnecessary for creators, it might even be a travesty.

If you plan to work as a visual artist, for example, basic college courses in English, math, science, and social science may not serve you. We’re huge fans of education and interdisciplinary learning, but there are so many other and better ways today.

However, to make a living from your primary area of interest, you don’t need to take those courses before acquiring enough experience and skills to earn a living doing what you love. Instead, learn what you need when you need it and then discover other areas of interest over time. Your creative pursuits will naturally tend to lead you into ever expanding horizons of interest.

It’s the rare creator who sticks to just one medium of creativity. Most naturally become interested in multiple mediums of expression. You don’t have to have it all figured out ahead of time because the next step always leads to the next step.

Even a misstep is edifying and remedial and contributes experience to your skills.

Facts About Freelancing

  • Freelancers are more likely to steadily add new skills than employees.
  • Diverse skills prepares freelancers to be more adaptable and employable in fast-paced changing economies of present and future.
  • Freelancers experience greater income security through diverse revenue streams.

SOURCE: Edelman Intelligence surveys of 6,000 working adults in 2017

If the average student debt payment is $393 per month for a 4-year college degree, let’s explore what else you can do with that instead.

“We’ve never lived in a world where formal education mattered less.”
~Gary Vaynerchuk, business mogul, speaker, influencer

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First, What Do You Already Know?

Chances are you already know something you can teach others. Many older adults are returning to college to learn a skill. Maybe. But consider all the things you already know how to do, no matter how small it may seem to you.

There are people with unusual—or seemingly small kinds of—skills who know something others would like to know and likely be willing to pay for.

Below are just some examples of creative skills others would value and pay for. And remember, the paying audience consists not just of college aged kids.

Already a Teacher?

Speaking of which, if you’re a teacher, you’re way ahead in practice at sharing skills and having skills to share. Now, you just need to adopt the mindset of an entrepreneur to teach what you want, as you want it.

Your potential audience includes all ages, from parents of elementary to college aged kids, and on up to boomers and seniors.

One man we know of had taught himself how to use Scrivener, an amazing but somewhat complex software for writers. He’s easily earning six figures selling that course.

Don’t Trade Hours for Dollars

The problem for most artists and creators is the trading of hours for dollars. Original art doesn’t scale and most artists end up a minimum wage because they can’t sell their work for all the time they put into it.

This is equally true for writers, especially fiction writers, which is why it’s the rare writer who’s earning a comfortable living just from their writing.

Creators, don’t just trade hours for dollars. Instead, create a course that you can sell over and over for infinite returns. You’re helping others while helping yourself do more of the work you love.

Creators, don’t trade hours for dollars. Instead, learn to scale your work and leverage your time through creating courses, curricula and trainings.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com

Skills You May Have – or Skills You Can Learn and then Earn

Just as you can buy the course or training you need for what you want to learn next. So too can you teach what you know or learn.

You can create a course of what you know and sell that. This alphabetically organized is so long, and yet more can still be added!

    • Recipes
    • Kitchen tools
    • Professional prepping shortcuts
    • How to cook for a large crowd
    • Cake confectionery decorating and making
    • Freelance teacher – on site or in studio
    • Create how-to dance move videos – hugely popular to attract students
    • Choreograph dances for all kinds of people, events and occasions
    • Host dance parties at local gyms
    • How to’s plan, host and orchestrate events – or teach others how to
      • online events
      • in person events
      •  bridal showers
      • be a bridesmaid – one lady is earning 6 figures a year as a professional bridesmaid after serving this role for several friends and others began to ask her
      • Retreats – unlimited – can be created for virtually every genre of interest
      • Wedding planner
  • MASTERMINDS – coordinate, host and facilitate masterminds for your profession or area of interest. Here’s a virtual turnkey business-in-a-box that will launch you into this in a big way.
    • How to – there’s no one way. If you meditate, you can teach someone what you do that works for you
      • Research kinds meditation and write about it – you will become an expert on meditation rather than just one style
      • Meditative music and/or art
        • musicians need your art as covers for their music videos, such as on YouTube
        • products for meditators
  •  MUSIC
    • Songwriting
    •  Rap
    •  Instruments
    • Singing / voice coach
    • Rocks
    •  Eyes
    •  Clouds
    • Mediums – any of the various painting mediums and techniques
    • Techniques
    • Photo apps – best ones and tips on using them
    • Camera Phone
      • lense attachments
      • tripod, selfie stick, stands and other accessories
    • Growing cut flowers
    • Flower arranging
    • Succulent gardens
    • Herb gardens
    • Wreath making
    • Dried flowers
      • how to dry
      • how to use
  • READING/SPEAKING/ORATION – teachers are often a perfect fit for this given their career of speaking in front of a classroom audience plus reading out loud with meaning, emphasis and color.
    • Oration tips
    • Spoken poetry
    • Speech writing and prep
    • Professional voice actor for scripts and reading audiobooks
  • SOCIAL MEDIA – What’s your favorite social platform? Learn it even more, inside and out, then teach it
    • Even if you’re not a techie, if you know how to use a smartphone and computer, there are many older seniors who are tech newbies and need help learning and adapting to technology.
    • Teach about your favorite apps
  • TEACHERS – as indicated above, you’re already equipped with all kinds of skills and resources. You can:
    • Teach other teachers and homeschoolers how to create lesson plans and curriculums
    • Package some of your existing lesson plans to sell online
    • Create your own products, books, curricula and courses
    • How to use Excel, Word, etc.
    • Create travel courses to/for:
      • historical sites
      • art tours and retreats
      • museum trips
  • TRAVEL – If you love to travel, there are still many opportunities and niches in the realm of travel.
    • Travel blog – preferably with a specific niche to set you apart from the travel blog crowd, such as a focus on travel for:
      • singles
      • teachers
      • families
      • people with pets
      • country specific, including US
      • hobby travel
      • free lodging for travel for house sitters, such as LuxuryHousesitting.com
      • home swap travel such as with HomeExchange.com
    • Poetry
    • Grammar
    • Fiction
    • Non-fiction
    • Screenplays / scripts
    • Essays

As we mentioned in this article on ‘from passion to profit’, one man is hired around the world for his ability to teach athletes how to jump high!

There’s no limit to choosing work you love. E.g., History teachers who love to travel could become global travel guides for their favorite historical sites for their own company or that of others.

Your Potential Buying Audience

Depending on the various skills you’ve acquired, your potential audience of paying customers is huge. However, to start, consider the specific niche you can best serve. Here are some audience examples.

      • PARENTS hiring tutors to help their kids excel in school – Subjects are limitless, though most common would be
        • Math
        • English
          • Reading
          • Writing
        • Foreign languages
        • Sports
        • Music
        • Art
      • SENIORS

Creator’s Challenge… and Opportunity:
There may be more people glad to pay for your knowledge than there are patrons wanting to buy your work.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com

Learning While Earning Skills and Dollars

But as an older adult, with no plans to become a physician or surgeon, I would definitely seek selective courses instead.

Gain a skill and teach it to others. Not sure what you want to do or focus on? Follow the threads of an interest and peruse YouTube video tutorials and articles online.

You could volunteer to work for free for someone whose work you admire in the area your wish to pursue. In this case you’re earning education and connection, as an intern or apprentice.

While you may not earn money as an intern or apprentice, you’re learning for free rather than for debt, as in college! Beyond that, working for someone who is established in and around your areas of interest will expose you to other relationships and opportunities you could predict or plan in advance.

One of the best ways to identify your passion for any career or area of endeavor is to experience it before you commit to it.

How to Earn While Growing Your Knowledge

      • Apply for jobs in your area of interest
      • Volunteer to work for free for someone whose work you admire in the area your wish to pursue
      • Create a podcast that interviews people in your area of interest.
      • Host an online or in-person event where you invite experts you admire to speak.
      • Create a mastermind of related peers. Once you gain experience, you can earn by creating a for-pay mastermind.

For a course on how to create masterminds, host events and also teach what you know, this is one of the best. It even offers a turnkey website, which that alone more than covers the price of the course!

Create Your Freelance Career

Today, you no longer have to suffer through all of those minimum required courses that have nothing to do with what you want to do.

Now consider how ludicrous it is to pay money and go into debt to take college courses you don’t want and will never need. Instead, design your own curriculum… your own “CreatorU” custom designed to be exactly the courses you need when you need them.

“Creator U”

We are in a new renaissance of The Age of the Artist. We’re also calling it “ArtInno” because some of the best innovative businesses of today are incorporating art and creativity into what they do, and they need you.

It’s your time to paint your dreams on the canvas of your life.

CREATORS: artists, writers, composers, photographers, dancers, crafters, entrepreneurs, etc., you don’t need college to create. You need experience and to learn the next most important thing to advance you in the journey toward your goals.

It’s ludicrous to pay time and money to go into debt to take college courses you don’t want and will never need.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com

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Courses for Creatives

One of our favorite resources for creators is CreativeLive, because their focus is similar to ours: Helping creators grow their creative endeavors doing work they love.

CreativeLive has MANY courses that allow you to pick and choose one course at a time based on exactly what you need to know next to move your skills or business forward.

Many of their courses are also free for a time. If you visit the CreativeLive website, you will see the current free offerings for any given time. if you can take the course during that exact time frame. If you miss it, you can always buy it.

Here’s an example. As of this writing, one of the courses being offered now is Becoming a Working Artist by Lisa Congdon. Here’s a summary of Lisa’s course:

Becoming a Working Artist by Lisa Congdon on Creative Live

Lisa Congdon is an illustrator, artist, and author of Art, Inc. for Become a Working Artist and learn everything you need to know to make a living as a fine or commercial artist.

In this class, Lisa will show you how to:

      • Create your style unique
      • Map out your vision and goals
      • Break into the fine art market
      • Land and negotiate art licensing deals
      • Promote your work effectively
      • Handling rejection and disappointments

Lisa Congdon’s course on Become a Working Artist will teach you how to build a vibrant, rewarding career in art. If you want to make money as an artist, this is a great place to start.

Creators… forget learning with debt. Instead, save thousands of dollars by taking the courses you need when you need them.

Freelancing is on the rise and the freelancers who learn multiple skills will never run out of opportunities to earn through your creative skills.

The Price? Just $36. Or, join Creative Live for an entire year for the price of the average monthly payment for a student loan.

Create Your Own Curriculum

Forgot $30k in College Debt or $393/month. You can sign up for over 1,500 art industry related courses for under $300 per YEAR… or under $40/mo. In just one year you could have dozens of classes completed and apart of your creator resume.

And CreativeLive is just one of the many educational opportunities available. We’ve interviewed a number of artists who are earning a living from their art, photography and writing, as well as from teaching others.

You Don’t Need a Teaching Degree to Teach

If you want to work as a teacher instead of four years of college to get a teaching degree, you can learn more in your genre of interest and then create your own course and/or class.

We have a neighbor who’s a math teacher. She left—what was for her—a chaotic and bureaucratic school system to create her own math tutoring business where she doesn’t have to deal with red tape, forced curriculums, and classrooms full of kids who don’t want to be there.

You can be a teach, tutor and create a course without a degree if you’re knowledgeable and experienced.

1500+ Classes with Creative Live for less than $40/month in 2019

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CreativeLive prices as of March, 2019.

Even better? You can join CreativeLive for free!

Experience exceeds a degree. So create and learn… create and learn. Don’t waste your time accumulating debt while paying to do work for classes that have no meaning or purpose for you or your goals.

The best way to get better at your art and craft is to create a lot.

Learn then do and in the doing, you learn so much more and so much more quickly.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com

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How to Stay Viable in Today’s Market

The middle man industries are crumbling. We are in exciting times of direct access, from commerce to ecommerce where manufacturers and makers can go directly to their customer.

Today, writers can readily speak directly with their readers. Not only is it an option, but connecting with your audience of customers and prospective customers directly it’s essential to grow and thrive as a creator.

The gatekeeper industries are disappearing in every area from religion to entertainment, commerce to education, science and space. Identify what you want to do, then start learning and doing.

Gaining a foothold in today’s rapidly change world of transforming systems can be challenging. But instead of trying to find a concrete place to perch and hold on for dear life… a skill to learn and know and do for the rest of your life, embrace the continuous tide of change in the shifting sands of time.

The times they are a-changing. Jump in and play at the uneven water’s edge and skip along with the waves of change.

Creators don’t need college to create.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

 Creators don't need college to create. ~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com #AchievementQuotes #Goal #Inspiration #Inspirational #Proud #WorkHard #Mottos #Dream #YouAre #HardWork #Learning #Words #Believe #People #SoTrue #Thoughts #Wisdom #Heart #Keys #Business #Happiness #Strength #Entrepreneur #Mantra #Perspective #Beautiful #Passion #Determination


Principles for Education for Today

Excerpted from Peter Diamandis of PeterDiamandis.com

“I imagine a relatively near-term future in which robotics and artificial intelligence will allow any of us, from ages 8 to 108, to easily and quickly find answers, create products or accomplish tasks, all simply by expressing our desires.

From ‘mind to manufactured in moments.’ In short, we’ll be able to do and create almost whatever we want.

In this future, what attributes will be most critical for our children to learn to become successful in their adult life? What’s most important for educating our children today?

For me it’s about passion, curiosity, imagination, critical thinking and grit.

Attributes Needed for the New Education

  1. Passion
  2. Curiosity
  3. Imagination
  4. Critical Thinking
  5. Grit/Persistence

SOURCE: PeterDiamandis.com

We can imagine that in such a world… that world which we’ve already irrevocably entered today, that the best higher education will be needs based directly around the area of passion. AND that most people’s passions will evolve and change as they do.

Design Your Life

As a part of your decision making process for your education, remember that it’s your privilege and prerogative design your life. It is, after all, yours.

You will enjoy this entertaining TEDx talk by Dave Evans, Cofounder-Stanford Life Design Lab.

“Within 5-10 years after graduation, 80% of college graduates are working outside their field of baccalaureate study.”
~Dave Evans, Cofounder-Stanford Life Design Lab  Design Your Life TEDx, Liverpool

You can design your life with Dave’s help in his course on CreativeLive.


Create the life you want to live, one day at a time.

The Day is the Way.


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