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Do you believe that in this modern age it is essential to go to university to be

  1. Sarah Penrice profile image57
    Sarah Penriceposted 8 years ago

    Do you believe that in this modern age it is essential to go to university to be successful?

  2. soapyfire profile image60
    soapyfireposted 8 years ago

    Absolutely not.  Of course it is vital if you want to be a doctor or lawyer, but for those who would rather pursue a life of entrepreneurship a degree is not necessarily a requirement.  In fact the argument could be made that a young entrepreneur without the burden of college loans to pay back is actually in a more favorable position to find eventual success.

  3. Dark knight rides profile image74
    Dark knight ridesposted 8 years ago

    How do you define successful? There are many examples of multimillionaires who never received a degree. It depends on how focused you are and what kind of ideas you have. If you want to seek certain professional careers then it can become necessary in order to gain licensure, but otherwise you can go far on smarts and hard work, with the occasional good idea to get you going.

  4. Christopher Floyd profile image61
    Christopher Floydposted 7 years ago

    No. Read Emerson's essay Self-Reliance.

 
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