Does not going to college guarantee a unsuccessful life?

<p>I've always had this question in mind since I was in middle school - does not going to college guarantee a unsuccessful life??</p>

<p>If not going to college guarantees anything, it's an unsuccessful life. ;)</p>

<p>Do you really have to ask?</p>

<p>I think you already know the answer.</p>

<p>If not, take a few minutes to think about the implications.</p>

<p>depends what success is,
i know a guy who is schizophrenic and can't work, and he spends all his time on the internet running a forum for suicidal people
and even though he's on disability and he dropped out of college, he's made a difference in a lot of people's lives, and the world is a brighter place because he's here</p>

<p>Bill gates hadn't finished college when he started microsoft. I dont think that college helped him at all in started that. So, to answer your question now....you can be successful without a college degree</p>

<p>Extreme statements are almost always false</p>

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Extreme statements are almost always false

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<p>Almost always? That sounds pretty extreme to me. Must be false.</p>

<p>its alot harder to succeed without going to college but by no means is it impossible.</p>

<p>Steve Jobs. (well he went to Reed College but dropped out)</p>

<p>zfox001: yeah, bill gates never really went to college, but the fact that he got accepted to Harvard makes all the difference between him and others who didnt go to college.</p>

<p>College doesnt guarantee anything, but going to college is, obviously, better than not going. its like you're not completing your education.</p>

<p>It depends on your definition of success. I'm sure you could be plenty happy without a college education, but it's certainly going to be more difficult to find a good, well paying job.</p>

<p>Without a college education, you'll never be a teacher, lawyer, or doctor. But Bill Gates and Steve Jobs didn't graduate from college, and neither did lots of successful musicians and actors (I know that's not a career you can really "rely" on... but I'd say the guys in Green Day, for example, have been pretty successful... and none of them went to college). </p>

<p>It will be hard to make a good living if you don't go to college, but no, not going to college does NOT guarantee an unsuccessful life.</p>

<p>I can't believe you guys are actually taking such a stupid question seriously. =/</p>

<p>Ah well, that's the internet for ya. Everyone just has to be helpful.</p>

<p>Ever watched the apprentice? Donald Trump barely speaks English.</p>

<p>It guarantees a fully successful life.</p>

<p>Notice how its "going" to college.</p>

<p>Bill Gates WENT to college, got the connections, and dropped out.</p>

<p>Read the Millionaire Next Door. Many of those people didn't go to college, but instead started businesses. Successful business owners are more likely to have a net worth a million dollars than doctors or lawyers.</p>

<p>The short answer is no.</p>

<p>u can always work, get to where u want to be n life like financial stable. Some college grads r doing worse than u. And college is not for every1.</p>

<p>I don't believe going to college necessarily guarantees a successful life. First off, you have to define what a successful and unsuccessful life is. I think that if you do go and graduate from college, it gives you a higher chance of being more financially stable. Of course, there are always exceptions like Bill Gates, and the guy who invented Wendy's, etc, but I think that by going to college you can usually always find a decent paying job compared to not having went. I think it really just depends on what you like to do/want to do, and what you think a successful life is, since some people think a successful life is just being happy and you definitely don't have to go to college to be happy.</p>

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u can always work, get to where u want to be n life like financial stable. Some college grads r doing worse than u. And college is not for every1.

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<p>If I didn't believe it before I looked at your post, I definitely do now.</p>