Six years have passed and I am now enjoying the life of a real professional in Digital Marketing world. As I reminisce the things that happened in the past, there are few things that I realize being a college drop-out:
Education is Good. But it doesn't give you the idea of the "real world"
Companies don't really care where you graduated
The society is jailed in you-need-to-finish-your-study thing
School achievements won't define your career
College drop-outs are less fearful in trying something new
And because I always think I have nothing to lose, it doesn't bother me to try and learn something new. Besides, we are all going to die. So why not make the best of yourself while you can?
Defying the rules has become the name of the game for me
The point is, I learned to defy the rules in both employment and business. It always thrills me to go against the flow and follow what I think is better. Being a college drop-out doesn't hinder me to do the things college degree holders do. I learn the things they learn, I communicate the way they do, I managed to learn the things they learned in school (Google is better than any other universities in the world).
Opportunities do not end to those who didn't finish college
I am not saying that education is not good at all. In fact, statistics prove that success rate of those who have finished their studies is still higher than those who did not. If you have the resources to go to school, then pursue it. However, it's also goes to prove that school knowledge is not enough to bring us to the pinnacle of success.
For my case, I honestly lost the interest to go back to school after my success in digital marketing. And I would like to encourage, my fellow college drop-outs that if I can compete, you can too.