Friday, March 16, 2012

Get a Good Education To Get a Good Job

Walt Disney, Richard Branson, Henry Ford, Milton Hershey,Jay-Z, Simon Cowell.George Foreman, Ray Charles, Jack London, Debbi Fields, Carl Lindner, Mary Kay Ash, Ted Turner.............

While the names above is by no means a complete list, they all have one thing in common.

They are all school drop outs, some dropping out as early as 4rth grade, others dropping out of high school and a couple with no education at all. Milton Hershey had nothing more than a 4rth grade education. Yet all went on to become successful Millionaires and household names.

Does going on to college to get a good education in order to get a good job still apply today or is it simply how we have been brainwashed to believe in order to spend more money. Does this simply mean a higher level of broke?

Does education lead one to financial freedom or does it lead to a financial lock down of being a slave to the almighty dollar while being told what to do, when to be there and how much one is worth?

What determines success, what leads to financial freedom? I mean the type of freedom where you have ongoing money coming in regardless of where you are and what you are doing? Not having to wait until you are 68 or 70 to start living after you worked the best years of your life away?

Is getting a good education in order to get a good job a myth that we have been led to believe in simply so there is a higher level of consumerism and money flowing in the direction of Wall Street, Banks, IRS ?????

Do you think all these millionaire drops outs simply get lucky? I don't think so, I think they had a large ability to think beyond the box of beliefs so many are spoon fed and simply follow along believing in the dogma they want us to believe in. I think they stopped to question what leads people to spend the way they do, earn the way they do, live the way they do. A fire was lit within them some see as being self starters or ambitious.

While I am not knocking college, there certainly is other ways to learn and gain an education without starting off with a huge debt over your head.

The ability to think out of the box of normal standards of thought though, I think can take you quite far on a path to financial freedom.

What do you think are key factors to financial success?  Do you believe a higher education plays into the equation at all?