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Quitting School, whatyall think?

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  1. satyawrat

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    Okay, so I have had enough of this boring shit.
    I see my life in IT industry, nowhere else. Now I don't think learning about how organic covalent bonds are formed of any use to me in this scenario? How does knowing "bowman's capsule" make me any better as IT guy/programmer?

    I am thinking about quitting school, but I would continue learning....
    I will keep working as hard as I can at mathematics and programming.... running IM alongside to support myself. And sometime later start a startup..

    I just want to know what you all think about it. Please let me know, it will help me decide.
     
  2. Envyliciouz

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    Do it if you are serious about what you want to do. School will not help you in life to make money. School is helping you to get educate.

    So from my point school doesn't matter. It's all about what you want from you. Remember that most of the riches have money not because of school but because they had courage to do what they wanted to do. So be responsible and take your own decision.

    Good luck
     
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    What site? And what is so good about it?
     
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    Might be 1 of the best decisions you can make, I hate to say it but the USA education system is full of crap, if u want to know about business go to barnes & nobles go to the business section and purchase a few books.

    one of my favorites personally is "Multiple streams of income" http://www.robertgallen.com/ I'm know way affiliated with the author nor am i a affiliate.

    Unless your trying to be a Lawyer, doctor or something of that nature school is will just put u in debt.
     
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    I feel you man.

    I am in the same boat. My earnings from IM have been steadily increasing, and more and more I am thinking that getting a degree is a waste of my time.

    The only reason I am still in school is because I only have 2 years left, and I might as well finish it.
     
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    Maybe you didn't notice but posts in lounge don't count. :D
     
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    If you have a graduation degree and you're planning to quit post graduation,go for it but atleast complete your graduation. I was in the same mess 3 years back and now I realise that I took the right decision to continue with studies until graduation. Infact I'll be applying for correspondence MBA in the next session. Here in India, degrees count a lot wherever you go.

    Complete your grad and then get into IM full time.
     
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    School teaches you how to be a better employee. It doens't teach you how to make money, but it can help (any education can). If you don't see the field you are in useful or relavent to your future, maybe you should change fields.

    Drop out of the school if you are not getting anything useful for your future, but never stop education.
     
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  9. satyawrat

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    I have been reading a lot lately... I usually crunch 100-150 pages daily on an average. And thanks for the recommendation.

    I am serious about it, but its a big decision. Personally, I can deal with failure very well. If somethings go out of control 2-3 years from now, I won't regret a bit.... but this fuckin society..... am not a hobo if I quit school!
     
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    Ok, someone older then 15 has to talk some sense. If you are to remain self-employed your entire life, then by all means, drop out because you will not care and the dollar bills you get in IM won't care if you're edumacated or not.

    BUT, if you EVER want a real job, then you are much better staying in school - period! If you are talking High School, then you need that for just about anything beyond working for McDonald's and the BK Lounge - if you are talking College, then you need that for your higher paying jobs.

    AGAIN, I am not saying that you CAN'T make it on your own, but if you don't, at any time - you have NO parachute to slow your fall and make some money while you recover.

    Personally, I am about 1/2 to getting my BS in CIS with a Network Security major. My plan is to get far enough into IM in this next year to quit my job by this time 2013... but even if I do, I will complete my degree - about May of next year.

    Just my thoughts and I understand that some will disagree... but I had to make the point from the other side...

    *edit* Dollar bills in IM doesn't mean a small amount... MANY dollar bills is alot of money... I just meant that the money you earn in IM won't care if you're "well educated" or not.
     
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    I am not thinking of IM full time. I am thinking about working on things I like [programming, mathematics and philosophy]. Thats all I wish to do.

    I think if I follow my heart instead of slogging through uni, I would end up as a much more valuable person. If I am a good enough programmer it won't be hard to bank either.
     
  12. Envyliciouz

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    Please tell me that you are trolling.
     
  13. mrwho

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    Don't quit school man, school not only teaches you the "boring" stuff but it's also where you learn how to communicate and network with others, build relationships, how to "talk" to girls and if you're unlucky basic fight skills. General education helps you more in life than you think, You don't want to be lost when a group of your friends are conversing about the periodic table or that neat science trick they learned at school do you? heck there's time where cashiers will even test your knowledge before telling you your total.
     
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    Education is a institution. Some of the most famous creators dropped out of school.

    I read this Bill Gates quote one time, it goes something like this.

    "I didn't finish college and I own Microsoft, my friend graduated college and works for Microsoft."

    All you need in life to succeed is a brain, never forget that. Not a piece of paper, just a brain and some motivation.
     
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    One u finish school bro I'll tell you what's gonna happen. There gonna give u a nice degree a "piece of paper" that says HEY YOUR SMART! then you will look for job but u have to remember that degree u just got says u suppose to be making 75k a year in whatever field your in.

    Once you go to a employer they will say those golden words "How much experience do you have" you will say 1-3 years if your lucky they might hire you but they will give u 25k a year pretty much the same amount you would get paid even if u didn't go to college.

    You think there there gonna pay you 75k a year when Johnny Simpson been working there for 20 years happy with 37k a year HELL NO!

    BUT GUESS WHAT HAPPENS! you gotta pay them students loans off which might be a average of $600.00 for that great education
     
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    Why is that trolling? IM is not a job - it's self employment... a job (in my eyes) is working for someone else. I don't know of many decent jobs that don't require a degree and in my field, certifications as well.
     
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    One last thing,

    Look in the eyes of the employer as well. You can hire a guy that has done the job before, or you can hire a guy that learned how to do the job.

    Who would you pick?
     
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    It's best to try and get some experience in the field that you are studying for while you're getting your degree. In my case, I'm already a sys admin, just getting my BS and certs to put the entire package together.

    But... my plan is still to be doing IM full time by the end of the year. The great thing is that I actually enjoy what I do in school and what I do for a job... but at the same time, I'd much prefer not to have to set an alarm and get up to start my day when I wake up... ;-)
     
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    As long as your being educated everything's good, just get education in a field that's relevant to your future.

    Looks like school has taught you everything it can.
     
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    BRO! check out 20/20 on college, I'm not one of those people who gonna shoot u some shit, im gonna give it to you real i don't like leading people in the wrong direction so hear u go.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V122ICNS8_0​
     
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