I used to see school as a sort of factory — one that ingested small children and spat out highly trained adults who would be snapped up by big companies that would pay them lots and lots of money.
Of course, somewhere along the way, we all tend to come to the (very crushing) realization that it doesn’t quite work that way. I think it happens right around when school stops pulling you along from one grade to the next and asks you what you’d like to do with the rest of your life. Oh, and by the way, your happiness, your financial future, and the respect of your family and friends all hang in the balance.
It’s kind of ironic that most of us head to college hoping to get smarter and end up feeling so stupid. This isn’t because college doesn’t teach you anything, but because it often tends to give the wrong impression. Check out a few things you probably didn’t learn in college — but maybe you should have – in my new post on WiseBread.com.