It's not for everyone: 11 college dropouts explain why they made the right decision

There's no correct way to go about your personal journey. Although it may often feel like there's a formulaic method to achieving your goals the right way, or that society expects you to take certain steps in order to earn respect in the real world, the truth is that you are the person who knows what's best for you. Something that people may feel a great pressure from society to do is go to college. However, this journey is not the right path for everyone.

11 college dropouts took to Whisper, the popular app that provides an anonymous platform for people to share their most honest thoughts, to explain why they made the right decision.

1. If you're not happy with what you're doing, what's the point of doing it?

I dropped out of College but feel 100% more happy now than when I was going

2. Some people may feel like they wasted time attending school in the first place:

I don

3. The financial cost of college may outweigh the positives that come with it:

I dropped out of college after the first day of class.. I just couldn

4. A university degree may seem pointless if you already have a reliable professional path:

I dropped out of college because my current job as an insurance agent pays me more than a the career I was majoring in

5. Not graduating from college doesn't mean that you're unqualified for your field:

I dropped out of college and started working as an electrician. Now I

6. There is no one conventional way to be happy:

I dropped out of college, I work retail. I am flat broke. this is the happiest I have ever been.

7. You might be surprised at the careers that could keep you financially stable:

I quit college to be a Bartender and now I

8. College may feel like it's holding you back from your potential instead of pushing you towards it:


9. Who ever said you can't achieve your goals without a degree?

I dropped out of college as a freshman due to debt and now I work for an attorney. No regrets.

10. It's not like the sources of education are off limits for people who aren't in college:

I dropped out of college and taught myself for free using the Internet and books.

11. Relying on your independent abilities to thrive can be the most inspiring way to achieve your goals:

Actually being a college dropout has helped me find myself and motivated me more

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