10 Signs Traditional College Isn’t For You

December 13, 2017

10 Signs Traditional College Isn’t For You

All of us hear that inner voice from time to time. At times it comes from our hearts, and at times it speaks out of our fears, doubts, instincts, undisclosed desires and ignored thoughts. No matter the source out of which it springs, most of us tend to push it away and follow our intellect. But is it a correct strategy? Maybe you should analyze that voice and see if it has something worthwhile to say? In many cases it wants us to stop doing something we shouldn’t do and turn our attention to a totally different direction that promises us joy and satisfaction.  

Why am I telling you this? Because being young we often don’t know what the right way is. We are told different things and we are supposed to believe them. But what if those things aren’t good for us? The more we listen to others rather than to ourselves, the more we start living the lives of other people, rather than our own. Needless to say – this is killing us.

How do I know this? Because I’ve been there. I was a freshman in an excellent educational institution, but right from the start, I knew that there’s so much more to education than just earning a degree in English.  I felt I can get an education in different, more efficient ways. Eventually, I ended up getting that degree, but sometimes I wish I have put a better use for my money and time. That’s why you should listen to your inner voice, it is really important. Otherwise, you may regret certain choices and think “what if?”

Have you ever thought if traditional education is good for you? If thoughts listed below appear in your mind, then maybe you should think about going an unconventional way.

  1. While sitting in the class-room, you’re thinking about all other places that you would rather be.
  2. You don’t know how your degree will benefit your life.
  3. The necessity to be here may seem to you as a pressure.
  4. You’re not happy.
  5. You lack motivation.
  6. There’s no plan about what you’re going to do when you graduate.
  7. Thoughts about visiting another lecture make you sick.
  8. You feel like you don’t belong here.
  9. You may have other plans, but you’re told that it’s not a good idea to follow them.
  10. You don’t have high hopes about the future.

If you feel that you don’t belong to conventional educational system – don’t let anyone control your mind and tell you what to do. Study the alternatives and seek your own way. Not everyone belongs to the college, university or any other educational institution.

“You’re not going to get a job”, “no one will look at you seriously without a degree”, “what do you think you are doing?” – don’t let all of these questions stop you. Understand one simple and very truthful thing – you can’t truly succeed at something that you don’t like doing. Next time listen to your inner voice if you hear it.


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