And odds are pretty good that 10 years from now when you are looking to strike out on your own, your passion and your portfolio will take you as far if not farther than a degree that came at a great expense and in all likelihood with only a slice of relevance.
– Will Richardson – “A Different Path“
Earlier in the article he mentions that neither he, nor any of his friends, have a job in the field they studied in school. Funny thing is, I’m one of the people who IS doing what they went to school for (to some extent), AND I’m passionate about it. So, do I consider myself one of the very lucky ones, or am I just a simple exception?
Either way, don’t force college on your kids. Guide them, but let them choose a path that they are passionate about.