Ryan, this is a fantastic read. I am not sure how I feel about this point though,
“If you are stuck in a dorm room or wedged into a cubicle and what you are doing outside of those places is actually the greatest possible use of you, then it’s time to drop out”.
I love your insights in everything I read of yours. They have enormous depth.
I have four kids. Two that have graduated from The University of Michigan. My oldest son enjoyed the grind. The second one, she thought it sucked. Both will be instrumental in creating businesses in different ways.
It takes a lot of “balls” to skip the four years of getting that piece of paper.
Why not both? Be a creative genius with a piece of paper?
I have less and less confidence in the over inflated academic racket. I love how you have acknowledged they may not be the gateway they profess to be for a great life.
My third is accepted into Michigan State University. She will go. She might not if she were to read this article of yours.
My fourth child, I can’t let him anywhere near your article.