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Insanity of higher education

For years we have been told that in order to be successful in life is to go to school, get good grades, have a great degree and you are set for life. Looking around for the past few years, we instead see students graduating with degrees and settling for a job at a fast food restaurant or some big box retailer like WalMart. Mr. Jeffrey Tucker further discusses a solution for young people in this current economy.

Mr. Tucker suggests for young people to start volunteering to get the experience. Furthermore, this can allow you to explore other areas you may want to try out before settling down to a specific career or job. Another great benefit is by working for free, you are more passionate about the work because your motivation is not money but the passion behind the work you do. There are multiple ways to volunteer today; from local, domestic and international.

Personally, I have started looking into volunteering on organic farms around the world along with volunteering on off grid properties which promote sustainable living. This is not just a passion of mine but also the future that we all need to strive for. If we want to save this planet and ourselves, we must start looking at our own lives and making changes so as to become more happy people.

On a side note, young people need to open their eyes to the reality that is out there when it jobs to employment and education. Why are they still told to get a degree that will cost them $50,000 or $100,000 but the actual job doesn’t actually exists and instead they are forced to work odd jobs barely enough to live on. How will they even pay off their student loans? Isn’t this another financial trap to get these young people enslaved and working for money for the rest of their life.

Whatever happened to finding your passions and true calling in life? If money distorts this view, those young people will never have a taste of the real life, instead they will live a fabricated one based on delusional hopes. Read more about what is happening to new graduates.

When will be the time when we finally stop to think about the direction of our lives? Will it be when we are up to our eyeballs with debt or perhaps when we’re going to be living on the street?