I recently wrote a blog about reasons to not drop out of college. I’ve since realized that it was presumptive of me to assume that not dropping out of college is the right move for everyone. Maybe the degree you are going for is more complicated than Communications, so college doesn’t align with the laziness of your lifestyle the way it does with mine. Here are five reasons you should drop out of college.
Not Having Responsibility is Awesome
There are more reasons to drop out of college, but this one beats them all. People in their early twenties who drop out of college have the world at their disposal. Their parents might judge them, and the path for gainful employment might have more speedbumps, but the lifestyle makes up for it. You can sleep in, and that’s pretty great. Financial problems are for your thirties anyway, so worry about them then.
Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs Dropped Out
Unfortunately, these two guys are probably a lot smarter than you. This means that college is probably not the only thing standing in the way of you starting a billion dollar corporation from your garage. But Aaron Sorkin did make a movie about both of these dropouts. If that’s not a ringing endorsement to ditch your Introduction to British Imperialism class, I don’t know what is.
“College Retiree” is a Great Title
My roommate refers to himself as this. He also makes more money than me. I think both of these are points in the drop out column.
You’ll Hear Phrases Like “Safe Space” and “Zeitgeist” Way Less
Why is it that every professor in the world uses the same four words when talking in class. Safe space, zeitgeist, lexicon, and judgement free zone are all great examples of words you could do without. In my eyes, a safe space is a room designated to protect you in a burglary, and zeitgeist is just a jumble of letters that I don’t acknowledge.
Your “Literally Me” Character is McConaughey from Dazed and Confused
I don’t know how Christian Bale from American Psycho became the poster boy for the, “Literally me,” meme. What I do know, is that you can basically choose to become Wooderson as soon as you drop out. Maybe leave his policy on high school girls in the seventies, but everything else flies. Show no care for anything in life, and say things like, “Just trying to keep some change in my pocket.” I don’t know how cool you are now, but you will be cooler if you based your personality off of Matthew McConaughey from Dazed and Confused.