Knowledge acquired is a waste if not applied to life activities. The same thing applies to school certificates. There are thousands of Doctorate Degree holders out-there who are living in penury while many dropouts are living in opulence. In Nigeria for example, Aliko Dangote, one of the richest men in the world was a billionaire before he even attempted school,being economically savvy does not require you going to seat in four-walls for a degree, rather, it requires consistent doing and practice of business that you want. School will only point out how it is or was done in a book, it now depends on you to test what you are being taught in school which are in most cases what I call hypothesis or mere assertions because the world keeps changing so are practices- profession, ways of doing things etc. These you will only realise in practice not depending on some authors’ experience written in a book. These experiences are most times fictions or obsolete because they are largely theorized.
Going to college sometimes is a distraction to creative minds, people like Bill-gates, Steve Jobs, Zukerbergs and many more were able to realise this on time and they backed out of what is generally accepted as necessary routine to focus on what they want. Today we are all enjoying their innovations,, imagin if they were coerced to stay within the four-walls of school? . Unfortunately, many people focus so much on their grades which are theory based rather than practical and less on their passion or what their mind is telling them to do.
China’s economy is now one of the most powerful in the world not because they have the most certificates but they have been able to tailor their talents and refocused the mentality of the populace to seek practical knowledge rather than theory as being taught in universities all over the world today.
I am an advocate of being original at all times because it is what you are created to be. However, China has been able to prove otherwise by being master “replicator” in their innovations and it is working for them. There is no technology that China cannot replicate, it will interest you to know that every brand of technology you use has a touch of China because they have the technical know-how to mass-produce for export due to their level of technological capabilities hinged on practical, therefore, big brands don’t have options than to make them produce their accessories.
In as much as it is good to attend Universities to get degrees, of what use will it be to you to be the same or remain depressed or poor with your acquired certificates? .Things have changed all over the world, practical knowledge has taken over from theoretical based one, therefore it is advisable to follow the line of practical by getting trained in the area of your passion practically so as to be able to do rather than follow the masses’ theoretical system of education which is in most cases render you handicap even with all the acquired certificates.