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How Is It That I Am Prospering More Than College Graduates?

How am I prospering more than college graduates? Where are the real world teachers? Who sets the national curriculum standards? What can we as a community do about it?

I find myself envious of the college scene. The camraderie and wealth of information is enticing to say the least. I would love to go to college but after evaluating my life I don't feel it is beneficial.

Graduating early from high school and working full-time throughout senior year, my grades reflected my interests rather than my abilities. Although I was capable of straight As and Bs, I would neglect classes and independently study the things that captivated me.

Things such as social networking, websites, business, money, investments, partnerships, ethics and morals, self reflection and real world influence captured my attention. These would not be in the curriculum taught in high school, although I was ready and eager to learn them. I am realizing that I will never have enough time to learn and utilize all of the tools I need if I stick to the standard college curriculum.

Here and now I would like to address the idea of having a reputable place for young adults to be motivated by mentors and teachers. The future working class and innovators depend on leadership. Who will direct us on a straight path to success? Who will harbor young adults' free time, and inspire them to pursue and explore a lucrative passion? We as a community need to pull together and create a curriculum that has real world incentives.

I would like to know if anyone who has taken the time to read this agrees or disagrees with this stance. I feel that it is crucial to teach what happens behind the scenes in a successful community—locally or worldwide. Teaching how the world works is no longer just a job for moms and dads, we need real world teachers!

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