I have always emphasised on the fact that you don’t neccasarily need a University degree to make good in life. I have to repeat that the age old saying, “Give a man a fish and he will have fish for a day, Teach the man to fish and he will have fish for the rest of his life.” This saying is so so true and I believe every one should live by this rule. Learn something that will benefit you for the rest of your life and you will never go hungry.
Learning something that you can make a living of does not mean you have to attend college or anything. Of course it is best if you can, but if circumstances don’t permit, there are things that don’t need a higher education and yet earn more than any other graduates. The best chefs in he world don’t have any degrees. The best mechanics have no degrees. The best plumbers have no degrees. They all make a more than decent income. The gist is, you have to learn and specialize in one trade and by golly, when you pick up a trade that interest you, make sure you learn that trade and be a master in it.
Mastering a trade takes years and years. The basics are easy to grasp, but the years of on hand experience is priceless. An experienced mechanic can pinpoint the problem with your car just by listening to your engine idling. Experience tells him as he has encountered hundreds of such problems and each time this problem occurs, the engine will sound differently. So he knows just by listening. You will never learn that in college.
You know, I can tell the problem with your fluorescent light and which part is faulty just by looking at it when you switch it on. That’s because I spent more than 15 years of my life making a living as an electrician and I have repaired thousands of fluorescent lights and I don’t even have a certificate in electrical engineering.