Disclaimer: This is not a troll post- I'm serious as a heart attack. If you are easily offended, leave this post as none of what I am going to say is PC.
I never see posts like this on here as most are too brainwashed into the system and their job that they don't see reality. I'm gonna drop some truth bombs too harsh for many of you PC employee monkeys to handle. It's gonna be on 1)college 2)corporations and 3)the system/what we are told to do/indoctrination.
Let's see if the mods take this down for being "inflammatory" which is nothing more than there way of blocking another perspective because they feel it doesn't "add value to the community". Sure it does. It shows many braindead people on here the TRUTH. Well then again, the truth is often manipulated as hate by those who cannot handle it's harsh reality. This is only "inflammatory" is someone thinks it is/gets offended. But if they do- by definition- that's on them as THEY got offended. This post is meant to awaken people who aren't already awake.
This system is one that is nothing more than an indoctrination center for liberalism and cultural marxism. It's a giant collective of leftist groupthink and a cesspool for social justice warrior, feminist dogma. Colleges give preferential treatment to gays, lesbians, transgenders and bisexuals- all of which are simply put: mental disorders. Not to mention reverse discrimination by giving minorities preferential admissions based on the premise of social do-gooding- essentially justification for reverse discrimination. Add in ridiculous BS like black lives matter and a mythical rape culture and there you have it- a war on white men and anything that promotes truth.
Now lets factor in the BS method of "learning". We all know a liberal arts degree is 100% useless other than intellectual masturbation, but look at all the GE courses you have to take to get a degree. Like knowing the evolutionary advantage of a lobe-finned fish or how to take a partial derivative has any applicability to the real world! College doesn't expand your mind and teach you to think critically. Don't make me laugh. It teaches you to think like someone else. You memorize and regurtitate useless data and "learn" impractical, useless things. Not to mention how the college tells you what, when, how and where you're going to do it. College teaches you to be a wage slave. A conformist who follows orders well. College prepares you to be a regular low middle class- middle class person, not someone who is a freethinker or is creative and practical.
Add in student loan debt, where most people graduate $30K+(often times $100K+) in debt with no guarantee of a "good job" and you have a joke of an investment. This debt makes you a slave to NEEDING the job you may get to continue along the hamster wheel. Don't forget you have to pay colleges an application fee to give them the ability to reject your offer of going into debt to attend their school.
2) CORPORATIONS AND THE WORKPLACE
Now that you have been trained to follow orders, protocols and rules, and you have sacrificed the most energetic and healthy years of your life to obtain a quantification of your "ability"(nothing more than sacrificing on useless assignments thus proving you can sacrifice and grind, just what the company wants) by obtaining a high GPA- a company is now willing to hire you. But not so fast. You need relevant work experience through internships as well as competing with thousands of other lemmings to get that one spot where you are being overworked.
Lets factor in the culture of working at one of these companies. It is a politically correct environment where you have to filter everything with coworkers and HR ready to stab you in the back. Also, lets not forget about affirmative action: preferential hiring for women, minorities and LGBTs which is nothing more than reverse discrimination. Merit is thrown away to meet a quota.
Oh....And then the company is always looking for ways to cut costs. This is done by outsourcing your labor(firing you so they can save money by replacing you with a cheap Indian), layoffs, robots/AI, reducing headcount and lowering bonuses and even base salary. You are reliant on the hand that feeds you- the corporation. Relying on someone else for your survival and well being is like slavery. The corporation is NOT LOYAL TO YOU. They are looking to use you and replace you. You're also underpaid by nature or the company wouldn't be making a profit. Profits are understandable but corporations are greedy entities that serve the C level and their chairman and no one else. You are nothing more than a pawn in their game.
The system promotes you being like all the other lemmings- going into debt, getting into the "good school", getting a good "job", marrying, having kids and buying a house with a mortgage. You garner respect and admiration from the masses when you go to a good school and get this "prestigious" job. But f*** their respect. Who gives a s*** about the respect from the masses.
SUMMARY- All of these things in the system inhibit your freedom, emasculate you and turn you into a reliant drone for someone else.
(EDIT)-LESSONS TO BE LEARNED- 1)Nobody but you has your best interest in mind. 2)Be aware of the system and strive for freedom. Most people sleep on freedom. It just so happens that freedom and money/net worth are usually strongly correlated- the more you have the better off you are. 3)If you do go ahead and pursue college and a job, refer to point #1 and act accordingly. Working at a boutique firm is likely a better move if you think similarly to the above writing. Learn as much as you can at work and if you have the skillset to do it- eventually start your own business, firm or fund.