- "We always hear people saying We need a college education to succeed in life. But is it true?"
If you are not a genius, a college education (or degree, depending on your taste) greatly improves the likelihood that you will do well in life. If you are a genius, a college education can't hurt and might even help a bit.
- "How can college help us grow as people, and as students?"
That's a good question
-"What can we learn from being a college student that we cannot learn from picking up a book in a library?"
If you are an auditory learner, I suppose that going to class can help you learn the material. Other than that, a good textbook is all you need. I am not sure there is anything else to be learned from college that can't be learned elsewhere, except perhaps interpersonal skills, but then again, that really depends on the person.