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An interesting insight into what Education means to you, and more importantly the best way for every individual to attain an Education that best corresponds to their inherent abilities and skills. It is a great quick read, as I started and finished before I had to start my day. Overall, a good read.
I agree so much with a lot of what the author talks about in this book. The writing style of this author is very easy to follow, and I really enjoyed reading his story. He makes great points about why people do or do not go to college, and how that decision may affect their lives. I love reading books that make you question the “norms,” and this book does just that. I do agree that people need to really think about the decision to go to college, but I also hope that people make their own choices, without using this book as an excuse to avoid college. For a lot of people, going to college IS the best option for them to find stable work, especially because so many jobs require a BA/BS nowadays (which I can say with certainty because I work in HR), and I would hate for this book to deter everyone. With all that being said, the way our country is headed, we need people to educate themselves now more than ever…and that comes in many forms!
I was lucky enough as a child, to not be pressured to severely one way or the other about college. Yes, my parents wanted me to go to college, but I think more importantly, they wanted me to WANT to go to college. I ended up pursuing a college degree on my own terms because that is what was right for me, not because of some societal pressure to do so. I think this is a great read for anyone considering the college option, regardless of what decision is ultimately made.
Patrick Bet-David is someone who's lived an incredible life, and because of that, has a great perspective from which to share the ideas in this book, that could very easily be the switch in the railroad tracks that send many would-be college students onto a path of their own. While there are some people who are hopelessly stricken with cognitive dissonance, and will never change their opinions no matter how good the points in this book are, this is still a book for young people and their parents who are open to new ideas that don't necessarily fit with the norm. I truly believe that this book is for a certain audience that are at a crucial decision-making stage in their life, and it will touch the lives of many.
I learned some interesting things while reading this book I'll have to say. While the format didn't always make it easy for me personally I actually gained more than I expected from this book. It helped me process my idea a little better while I'm trying to find the college I'll attend next year. I'd recommend it to people who want to go to college, don't want to go or don't know where to go.