An ivy-league college education is a hustle masked as a reasonable trade-off. Put yourself into a six-figure debt situation that will take a good 20 or 25 years to pay off, and in return you’ll get…well, not that much when you get right down to it. College is worthless unless you embrace the discipline of constant education and curiosity into your day-to-day life. If you’ve ever been to a high-school or college reunion you know, of course, that most college grads are smug and incurious. People enslave themselves to college debt in order to feel less socially insecure, more confident. College is generally regarded as a stepping stone to better job opportunities and financial comfort, etc. But does anyone know any GenXers, Millennials or Zoomers who are genuinely, wholeheartedly glad that they owe all that dough, and are certain it was worth it?

“Never confuse eduction with intelligence — you can have a PhD and still be an idiot.” — Richard P. Feynman