You know, if you have the desire to conquer something and you love and cherish the pursuit of that goal you will not fail..
Be that computer programming, Wall St "finance", farming, janitorial work, trading, prostitution or eating a lot of fattening foods..
That part is entirely up to you to choose. Where your passions might lie.
Sure a college education makes it easier in most cases (I just got lucky I guess when I sold "myself" lol). But look at the cost. Look at the whole structure of the system.
Government has been pimping college education to the "dumbed down public" at large for decades. Creating another vestige of the "American Dream". Meet SallieMae I guess we are to "assume" it's in much better shape than Freddie and Fannie?
Business, big business, corporations, play the game as well. They most often "require" a college education. Why?
Would you rather have an employee who exhibits real passion about what they do or one who is bored and looking for a paycheck, though "adequately" educated?
From The Case Against College Education (on Time.com)
"It is absurd that people have to get college degrees to be considered for good jobs in hotel management or accounting — or journalism. It is inefficient, both because it wastes a lot of money and because it locks people who would have done good work out of some jobs. The tight connection between college degrees and economic success may be a nearly unquestioned part of our social order. Future generations may look back and shudder at the cruelty of it."
Read more: http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1967580,00.html#ixzz1pJFWh1mT
It's just one tiny example of the cog within a cog, the wheel within a wheel, that is our underlying economic structure. Each piece of the, solely financial, economy (F.I.R.E.) depends upon other pieces. We try not to design our software this way, with dependencies, so maybe we should take another look at our economic system?
Student loans surpassed total credit card debt recently..
5 Shocking Facts About Student Loan Debt: It has surpassed credit card debt and has twice the delinquency rate
Don't they take away enough of our fiat with their silly games and semantics?
Just stop playing..