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What Nobody Ever Tells You About University or College

Updated on November 11, 2013
National Taiwan University
National Taiwan University

What Nobody Tells You

1. University or College is about making friends.

2. Choose a major that can make you money.

University or College is About Making Friends

That's right. What most people don't realize is that an education is only half the reason for going to university/college. The other half is to make friends. In business jargon, that translates to: build your network.

Why do you think the lower and middle class are always complaining about collusion, conspiracies, and unfair practices by the upper echelons of society?

It's not because the super-rich and the super-powerful just one day decided to get together for their own advantage - it's because they were friends in the first place! And good friends help each other out.

So, if you want a better chance of success in your career, you better make as many good friends as you can in university or college. Your high school or elementary/primary school friends most likely won't be as valuable towards your career as your university/college buddies.

And whatever you do, don't waste too much time on romantic relationships...

Choose a Money-Making Major

You've all heard the old adage, "Do what you enjoy and you won't ever work a day in your life."

Bullsnark! Even if you spend all day doing exactly what you love, there is going to be a huge amount of time that you spend doing mind-numbing, boring, hard, but necessary work.

Sports is a good example. Suppose you're an amazing basketball player and you love the game. You just love it and can't get enough of it. Do you think that professional basketball players only play basketball all day and do nothing else? No way! They have to spend hours each day training. The training is not fun, but it's what allows them to do the part they enjoy. It's just the same with every other job.

What that means for you is that you are best off choosing your university/college major with its money-making ability in mind. Suppose you like civil engineer, but you love anthropology. During your university/college days, it might be more fun to be taking anthropology classes... but... what about after university life? Do you want to be a civil engineer that makes good money and enjoys anthropology as a hobby OR do you want to be an unemployed anthropologist who has to go back to school for re-training (or even worse, works at a low-wage, dead-end job)?

The point is, sure, you should do what you love. But if what you love can't make money, then just keep it as a hobby.

I'm not saying to do something you hate (that's never a good idea), but do something that you think is not bad, but can make you some decent money.

P.S. Don't hate a subject if you haven't tried it. You only have the right to hate a subject after you've taken the introduction course.


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