Society has rules. And the first rule is you go to college. You want to have a happy and successful life? You go to college. If you want to be somebody, you go to college. If you want to fit in, you go to college.
Well, there are plenty of successful people who didn’t go to college. Albert Einstein, you know. Pocahontas never went to college. Corey Feldman and Corey Haim, they had a great run. Both Lewis and Clark. Suzanne Somers. Bono.
You know, a lot of people say that college is the time when young men and women expand the way that they look at their world,
when they open their minds to new ideas and experiences and when they begin that long journey from the innocence of youth to the responsibilities of adulthood.
Sometimes people forget the most important rule. College is a service industry. As in “serve us”, as opposed to the other way around.
Look, you see all the kids out here?
They all paid to come there. They all paid for experience.
What kind experience?
Well, maybe I should just ask them and welcome to the conversation 🙂
But tradition of what? Of hazing kids? Humiliating anyone who’s a little bit different? Of putting so much pressure on kids, they turn into these street freaks and caffeine addicts. Rob these kids of their creativity and their passion. That’s the real crime!
What about you parents? Did the system really work out for you? Did it teach you to follow your heart or just play it safe, roll over?
What about you guys? What’s your dream? Maybe you wanted to be a poet? Maybe you want to be a magician or an artist? Maybe you just wanted to travel the world?
Life was full of possibilities and it’s that what you ultimately want for us?