I always find it comical when some wise guy or gal youngster living at home and/or off cryptocurrency whines on about how “Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk etc. dropped out of college and became billionaires” so there is no need for college. First off, without college there would be no college to drop out of. Secondly, as fraudulent of a system as it may be, none of these guys would be able to achieve their success without the networks they developed by showing up to these places in the first place. Thirdly, going to say Stanford in 1994 and then dropping out to join the tech boom down the street may be a little different than dropping out of your local community college to spend more time at your local crypto support meetings that have seen some recent success due to a global pandemic.

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