Nov 9, 2017
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Is A College Degree Worth It?

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So many people ask me if they should go to college or not. But basically that’s missing the point. Your life quality is not determined by what you learn in four years. So you can go to college if you want. It’s fine. But what about after you graduate? It’s lifelong learners that win in the game of life. Like Jim Rohn said, “A formal education will make you a living. But self education can make you a fortune.”

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Comments to Is A College Degree Worth It?

  • Hi tai

    Drod2387 November 9, 2017 5:02 PM Reply
  • First! 🙂

    Adam Redfern November 9, 2017 5:02 PM Reply
    • Hi

      Imran Khan November 9, 2017 5:31 PM Reply
  • If you want to be an entrepreneur, then it's not.

    Mitch Parker November 9, 2017 5:02 PM Reply
    • Successful Minds what do you mean? That's pretty vague claim

      Jeremy Huff November 9, 2017 5:05 PM Reply
    • its easier to say random shit that sounds cool then to say something thats actually helpful or true for that matter lmao

      saurabh sharma November 9, 2017 5:49 PM Reply
    • "succesful minds" lmao even the name should raise red flags

      saurabh sharma November 9, 2017 5:50 PM Reply
    • Not necessarily. My parents are paying for 100% of my college. I continue to study for a business degree, while on the side I continue to work on my business.

      S_Vs.TheMachine November 9, 2017 9:19 PM Reply
    • If you want to be an entrepreneur, understanding finances, management, and business skills are important. General college degrees can give you information to better educate you in these fields.

      Evan Vandenberg November 10, 2017 3:15 AM Reply
  • Man. I read that book yeah you are totally true and I want to say thank you for inspire whole world THANK YOU 🙏👏

    burak erdem November 9, 2017 5:08 PM Reply
  • Hi tai

    Jimmy Johal November 9, 2017 5:08 PM Reply
  • well if you want to become an internet scammer whoops I mean marketer like yourself Tai then no you dont need a college degree. if you want to get hired by a corporation or be a professional like a doctor, lawyer or teacher then yes you do.

    zatara wood November 9, 2017 5:09 PM Reply
  • lend me money as investment. atleast a hundred dollars and i will make it grow after a month. Tai? can you?

    Angelo Sadang November 9, 2017 5:13 PM Reply
  • 3% luck, 40% skill, 7 Lamborghinis in the Hollywood Hills, 5% Knowledge, 50% Girls, and 100% Reason to Invest in Gold

    MrBeaux November 9, 2017 5:14 PM Reply
    • Thats 200%….

      Tee Raw November 9, 2017 5:49 PM Reply
    • MrBeaux, sounds like you need to go to college. That's 200%.

      Supercar Insider November 9, 2017 10:19 PM Reply
    • in Bitcoin*

      Kriger Kriger November 9, 2017 11:21 PM Reply
    • Sounds like you need to go to college, because I said 7 Lamborghinis, not 7% Lamborghinis.Edit: and either way, it doesn't sum up to 200, it sums up to 198% if you don't include the Lamborghinis, and 205% if you do.

      MrBeaux November 9, 2017 11:26 PM Reply
    • this is a song lmao you guys are newfags

      Dominic LaRocca November 11, 2017 8:24 PM Reply
    • 3% luck? Is it right?

      Bhaskar Maity November 18, 2017 7:03 AM Reply
  • To me it depends what your motivation is. Aks yourself this question: Do I go to college for the degree? Or do I go to college for myself?

    Tim November 9, 2017 5:22 PM Reply
    • thats a great point

      yoda soda November 9, 2017 5:24 PM Reply
    • but you still could learn way more out of college just get a book about something. like sailing boats then buy a boat or rent one and sail it. you dont need a teacher to sit you down in a class room and tell you to read these books study this way, memorize this thing. there are plenty of people living that experiance that are willing to teach you a thing or too.

      Ty Smith November 9, 2017 9:05 PM Reply
    • I get what you´re trying to say and I think you misunderstood me. You can learn anything by basicly doing it. But regarding my comment: You shouldn't go to college if you only want a degree, that's a waste of time and energy.

      Tim November 11, 2017 1:46 PM Reply
    • college was only a stepping point for me. you only truly learn when you apply the skills. I really wanted to take the classes I took but in the end, i feel like I would be further along if I just went and found someone in the field doing what I wanted to do. I would have got the same if not better knowledge, and I would also have been developing the skills to run that kind of business. at least that's how i see it.

      Ty Smith November 12, 2017 8:09 PM Reply
  • Yes!

    Sarath Jayand November 9, 2017 5:26 PM Reply
  • I agree with my man tai ! I made a longer version of this message on my channel ! Crazy how great minds think alike ! Thanks Tai Peace

    Ty Speaks November 9, 2017 5:31 PM Reply
  • Awesome!

    Laci Kollar November 9, 2017 5:44 PM Reply
  • Personally I want to work in a hospital helping people live longer so yes.

    Trevor Abbey November 9, 2017 5:48 PM Reply
    • Good on you! 🙂

      your mum communist November 9, 2017 6:12 PM Reply
  • Sooo was it worth it? lol

    jordy bf November 9, 2017 5:52 PM Reply
  • This is a new and real addition to the debate of if collage is worth it

    Dylan Casey November 9, 2017 5:53 PM Reply
  • I feel school is meant for employees.

    Brian Tobias November 9, 2017 5:57 PM Reply
    • Brian Tobias Same

      Jules - November 9, 2017 9:05 PM Reply
    • O-Billionaire True

      Jules - November 9, 2017 9:06 PM Reply
    • Brian Tobias without employees the world wouldn't have what it has now

      Redview November 9, 2017 10:56 PM Reply
    • As a matter of fact, our current public school was heavily influenced by the american industrial age. Its goal was to produce smart ENOUGH employees and managers to fill all the factory jobs that were being created. Not the best system for our ever changing world anymore though…

      Humberto Heroes November 9, 2017 10:56 PM Reply
    • True

      pramod m November 10, 2017 1:43 AM Reply
    • Dame real stuff

      terry brad November 14, 2017 12:43 AM Reply
    • School is more like a factory producing tools for people to use.

      Kevin S November 14, 2017 10:00 PM Reply
  • So math stops working after 5 years?

    StuffGoBoom1 November 9, 2017 6:05 PM Reply
    • Wow nice counter argument

      7th Generation November 9, 2017 7:32 PM Reply
    • is math over 80% of what you know

      SillyBobby November 9, 2017 8:11 PM Reply
    • SillyBobby could be depending

      TheOshJosh November 9, 2017 8:46 PM Reply
    • yeah now you can get every equation and solve almost any math problem by searching it in google.

      Ty Smith November 9, 2017 9:09 PM Reply
    • +Ty Smith really? Any math problem, you say? Well, I guess you've never really learned math.

      OFfic3R1K November 9, 2017 10:34 PM Reply
    • OFfic3R1K mathway calculates a lot of math problems, soon it'll be possible to calculate all math problems from your phone, if not all already

      michael khomutov November 10, 2017 6:28 PM Reply
    • michael khomutov math isn't only calculations. How are you going to formulate problems if you don't learn math in the first place? We learn concepts from the point of "Here's a problem, solve it". But formulating the problem itself correctly is at least 70% of the task.

      OFfic3R1K November 10, 2017 6:47 PM Reply
    • OFfic3R1K yeah the majority of math you will ever need to know. You will be able to use a phone or Internet to solve it. If you have more a specific equation then I bet you some one has created a calculator with all the specific equation so all you have to do is plug in your number. Calculators for building a house. Calculators for cooling and heating, calculators for substances. Calculators for building a s solar charger. So yes

      Ty Smith November 10, 2017 7:18 PM Reply
    • Most of the high school math are useless anyway

      Kevin S November 15, 2017 11:24 AM Reply
  • This is what I say, if you want to make decent money WHILE helping people, then go to college, if you just want to be rich then don't go to college

    Major Cbass November 9, 2017 6:18 PM Reply
  • I would argue against the 20% rule. And more valuavle than a subject based education is either a logic based or application based education. We need people who can think and be creative (logic) and at the same time we need people who have the aim to solve specific problems (application). The way higher education is structured is to pidgeon-hole you into a specialized field, however no practical system functions independantly of another and it is for this reason we must encourage intellectual freedom. Unfortunately, the world is so polluted in terms of values that no one seems to care. Furthermore the educational system in the US is so screwed up that kids arent learning from qualified teachers and subsequently do not understand what they do not know. This level of basic ignorance is absolutely fundemental for a revolution.

    eddewit1992 November 9, 2017 6:21 PM Reply
    • Exactly. education would be the very first thing we would need to change to bring about a new revolution. so many people don't know how to research and or think critically about a situation. they rely too heavily on one news source, or some big celebrity or authority figure that they take lies as truth and truth as lies. I think there is some hope. we need to support or create more open source information websites that teach people basics of everything. the hardest part is getting people interested because people only learn what they want to learn and change only when they want to change. but we have to keep the information out there so those who are ready will be able to learn.

      Ty Smith November 9, 2017 9:17 PM Reply
  • Going to college is not just about learning a vocation or memorizing facts and information. It’s about becoming a more well-rounded aware person, a better person. It’s also about becoming a critical and analytical thinker.

    Laura TwoPointO November 9, 2017 6:21 PM Reply

      FaNeP FaNeP November 9, 2017 8:15 PM Reply
    • Also about massive debt that you probably won't be able to pay off anytime soon, or at all.

      Venom201009 November 9, 2017 8:15 PM Reply
    • FaNeP FaNeP it’s true don’t know why your laughing

      M B November 9, 2017 9:37 PM Reply
    • Damn you must be a pretty bad entrepreneur then

      Cycle November 10, 2017 9:25 PM Reply
    • Speaking as a current college student, college has made me dumber; and it's thanks to various mentors that I'm honestly not a dumbfuck.I've learned how to memorize content and spit it out in a 1-3 hour timeframe. That's it.I've learn a hell of a lot more actually doing shit, self teaching myself, and learning from mistakes than any class in college.

      DonaldDUHKID November 12, 2017 4:32 AM Reply
    • College is only useful if you're in the field of stem. Otherwise you're paying people for liberal arts knowledge so you could be a librarian and make a little above minimum wage

      Mariano Zuniga November 19, 2017 2:41 AM Reply
  • I want to go into the cyber security field. So I need a college degree but I will also stay learning in the field as it advanced and people find more ways to hack into stuff and we find more ways to keep things protected…..

    AntGaming .TV November 9, 2017 6:46 PM Reply
  • Taking the college road is very critical to you, emotionally and financially! You have to build a future!

    Jordan B November 9, 2017 6:49 PM Reply
    • Jordan B: lol, build a future with 40k in debt?

      Kind 24 November 9, 2017 7:08 PM Reply
    • College guarantees nothing but debt. Creating success builds futures. You can't always pay for success but you can create it. I'm a 7th grade drop out making 6 figures and should hit my first million in a couple years. The best part being that I'll make more than any career college could offer.

      Venom201009 November 9, 2017 8:20 PM Reply
  • Can you give me money instead of saying trash

    Haha [GG] November 9, 2017 7:11 PM Reply
  • That is such a load of tripe. How can you say that advice of decades past from the Greeks, philosophers, scientists, mathematicians, psychologists – anyone significantly intellectual of that ilk – is just not relevant today? Knowledge certainly does not expire, I'll tell you that for nothing.

    Connor Whitmore November 9, 2017 7:42 PM Reply
    • Connor Whitmore it doesn’t expire but it can become useless. That’s the point of the video.

      LILIANA SURIEL November 9, 2017 8:12 PM Reply
  • I'd say if you can't think for yourself. If you have no drive. If you want to be a sheep. If you want approval from society. If you want to make someone else rich. Go to college.

    Echo November 9, 2017 7:54 PM Reply
    • Echo
      I stopped to read when I see "be a sheep".

      how old are you? Okay

      Javier Baños García November 9, 2017 9:41 PM Reply
    • Echo So fucking teuuuuuuuue

      Mohamed Osama November 10, 2017 2:28 AM Reply
  • Totally agree my qualification depreciated to almost nothing of value, however it looks good on the CV. I'll be finishing off my Uni course in 2018 and then hope to start work on some real financial freedom

    KennieTheCampervan November 9, 2017 8:26 PM Reply
  • I 100% agree with Steven Johnson. It's good if you get a degree, but if you stop educating yourself, what you learned will be outdated in 5-6 years. Sadly, the place I see this a lot now is in healthcare, certain operative procedures haven't changed in decades! It's ridiculous. There are new technologies and better techniques, but since med schools are so outdated in catching up, they teach the same, decades old methods, and the patient's quality of care suffers. That's why you should always get 3 or more medical opinions from different doctors when about to go through with a procedure (especially for cancer-related procedures).

    HalfEasy November 9, 2017 8:33 PM Reply
  • The point of college is to make bank duhh

    Brandon Cairl November 9, 2017 8:53 PM Reply
  • Thanks tai! You inspired me to drop out of school

    young prodigy November 9, 2017 9:46 PM Reply
    • i think he'd rather that he inspired you to do something, rather than quit school lmao

      Meeran November 10, 2017 2:49 AM Reply
  • I️m gonna kinda day bullshit on this. I’m an engineering student currently and they’re teaching me the same shit they’ve been teaching for years. Science doesn’t get outdated.

    lee cookson November 9, 2017 10:42 PM Reply
    • Science literally gets outdated more than the weather changes.

      test baker November 10, 2017 5:17 AM Reply
    • dude, thats actualy so wrong

      Hahaxd123 4 November 11, 2017 10:36 AM Reply
  • You can't expect things to come to you because you have a college degree. This is the only thing you need to understand here. If you go to college but don't connect with people and don't actually learn anything then you've wasted your time and money. Many go to college to figure out what they want to do in life. Yet, three or even five years later they haven't figured anything out, they get a job that they despice and they complain about it. What amuses me even more though is that loud anti-college bunch that preaches: "Don't go to college if you want to get rich". Yet they are neither rich nor do they work to achieve their goals. Many of these people don't even know what they want to do, they just want to "be rich". But how are you going to become successful if you can't put together two sentences that make sense? By selling corn dogs on the state fair? You'll need to work hard. It will be tedious, boring, you'll hate your life and you'll most likely give up before you achieve your dreams, most people do. So figure out what you want to do in your life, not what you want to become. Working your ass off will destroy you on a daily basis but it'll feel much better if you work your ass off doing what you love. Once you've got that figured out you'll know if you need to go to college or not.

    OFfic3R1K November 9, 2017 11:11 PM Reply
    • OFfic3R1K you can figure out who you want to become, that's fine. The problem is finding out what you're going to do rather than knowing why you want to do it.

      AzuliManni November 10, 2017 5:09 PM Reply
  • No! It's not worth it. Run away!

    Jassen L. November 9, 2017 11:19 PM Reply
  • Of course it is. Try get a good job without a degree and ability to apply the learning to perform the job desired.Some degrees are a waste of time though. Also some colleges prices is not worth it. Example tuition fees in US x Germany or etc

    Daniel souza November 10, 2017 3:33 AM Reply
  • Regular people think they'll gonna be like bill gates when they drop out of college……smh

    Daniel souza November 10, 2017 3:34 AM Reply
  • tai is back at it again sharing knowledge :)and i'm greatful for being a subscriber of his YouTube channel!!

    Jonathan Neris November 10, 2017 3:41 AM Reply
  • You all saw that right? Am I the only one who noticed Supreme?

    Michael Murray November 10, 2017 3:51 AM Reply
  • Well I'm only 21and I've got a lot to learn about everything. But I'm getting grants and financial aid, so I figured I should get a degree in the meantime. Use the degree to be perceived legit and do what I like. Make about 40 a year and only spend about 19 a year. End every year with about 20 and use it to make more money. Learn about that money stuff on the side during college. You know? I'm getting a major in Kinesiology for free so I figured, if there's a time, the time is now.

    John Biondi November 10, 2017 4:00 AM Reply
    • John Biondi sounds good bro, I’m doing the same. You’d be surprised the people and connections you make at university and many have society’s that have like minded people in. I belong to an entrepreneurial society and while as students we have very little to no capital to invest in our own start ups, we use our knowledge in business, accounting, law etc. to assist local start ups and thus keeps these skills fresh.

      M B November 10, 2017 12:48 PM Reply
    • Cool, thanks

      John Biondi November 12, 2017 8:31 PM Reply
  • while valid, this video/snippet is still too short ; should have given it at least a couple of minutes of context/framing from the rest of the convo

    CYI3ERPUNK November 10, 2017 5:16 AM Reply
  • Entrepreneurs always bad mouth school because their out of touch. They live lives as successful entrepreneurs. For me, school might have saved me just by taking me out of the company of other people who didn't go to school and place me with those who did. Sure, its not as critical thinking heavy as entrepreneurs and has a slight robotic employee mindset, but trust me, most people are better off with that. Very few want to be entrepreneurs enough to start, and even fewer succeed. What are the 99 % gonna do? Go to school. Sometimes a trade school works better as well.

    djwestbrook36 November 10, 2017 5:25 AM Reply
    • djwestbrook36 very well said!

      Tyler Whipple November 10, 2017 10:09 AM Reply
    • djwestbrook36, great point. Tai is a great thinker and motivator whose path to success was different from many of our own experiences. Yet, I believe what should be said is that getting a college degree has so much more experience value than an education background where you finished a program. Going to college means learning communication with peers and bosses (professors). It also means time management and creating successful habits–and we all know that studying for countless hours is not the best answer. We all have our strategies. Point is, to add to what you've already said, college is life-long learning all on it's own, getting a degree is just a bonus.

      Nancy Solari November 11, 2017 1:24 AM Reply
  • Here in my garage, with my new Lamborghini, chilling in my bikini, enjoying my panini, with a side of linguini, with a lime martini, holding my teeny weenie.

    JohnRomeroHD Colton November 10, 2017 12:47 PM Reply
  • This is so true

    Freedom November 10, 2017 2:53 PM Reply
    • Freedom bruh i thought your profile pic was a piece of hair on my screen lmao

      KnCR November 14, 2017 8:29 AM Reply
  • GUYS HELP, where do start as a enterpreneur

    VaiN November 10, 2017 6:19 PM Reply
  • Tai just say's don't go to college because people who didn't go to college is his target audience, people that didn't go to college and are broke. Why the fuck would a CEO of a fortune 500 company with an MBA from Wharton be watching a Tai Lopez video….

    Cycle November 10, 2017 9:30 PM Reply
  • Thanks Tai.

    J1.92c November 11, 2017 12:47 AM Reply
  • sir pleaseeeeee answer me

    mahira k November 11, 2017 2:55 AM Reply
  • Sir Please Help me for once .. i really want a mobile please help me 😟😟😟😟

    mahira k November 11, 2017 3:03 AM Reply
  • i send you mail please check it sir pleaseeee

    mahira k November 11, 2017 3:03 AM Reply
  • My software degree was outdated 6 months after I received it.

    Martial Artist November 11, 2017 9:21 AM Reply
    • Martial Artist lmao L

      Anthony mm Ggg November 15, 2017 1:41 AM Reply
  • good point

    Ricky Chang Panda November 11, 2017 4:18 PM Reply
  • They can have their degrees and I can have my money, thanks for pointing that out Tai!

    Mll ZAA November 11, 2017 4:52 PM Reply
  • Yea of course you need a college degree especially in today's world… the world is built on STEM, college is the best resource for advanced STEM studies. Not everyone are going to be entrepreneurs…

    Double Edged November 12, 2017 6:56 AM Reply
  • outdated…Crime pays

    Entreprenuership November 13, 2017 7:56 PM Reply
  • School is more like a factory producing tools for people to use.

    Kevin S November 14, 2017 10:00 PM Reply
  • It's not.. school is for people without a vision. I dropped out at 19, got outcasted by family, started two businesses (failed but the experience is worth more than money ) Now I'm 23, CISCO CCNA certified, been coding front end since 2011, currently working on my 3rd business.. and guess what? no college.. there's ways to make money out here.. you just have to have that will power to get it before you die. because we all will die, remember that. grow some balls, and stand up for what you want in life. or else you'll end up working in retail… stay strong my fellow humans, life's good!

    Nigel November 15, 2017 6:47 PM Reply

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