college degrees are NFTs you can't even resell to try to make back some of your investment

the only diff between me being a freelancing dropout and me if i had gone to college for art is that i don't have tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt looming over my head that can't be discharged via bankruptcy

now, do not think that i'm against education. i'm not. education is great. learning and applying what you learn to life in whatever way possible is fantastic and i highly endorse that.

college, at least the way that it's set up in the US, is a fucking scam

i used to feel ashamed of being a dropout. and of never going to college. then i realized the jobs i've done since high school are also done by people who've been through college, and i realized how fucked up this system is and that i managed to dodge a very large, expensive bullet


when you work a restaurant/bar or retail job alongside folks who've gone to school for 2, 4, or even more years and they're still working those kinds of positions, you have to stop and wonder why that's the case when we were spoonfed propaganda that if you do well in school and go to college you'll be set with a secure, enjoyable job for the rest of your working life

anyhow, i'm done ranting about how absolutely dogshit the education industry in the US is and how it has completely broken most of the folks who went through it

i gotta get back to grinding out art for a living

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