Toronto Mike

How Educated Are You? Did It Matter?


When I was young, everyone told me you had to go to university or you'd end up making minimum wage in a dead-end job.  This mantra was repeated over and over again, by teachers and the like. I believed it to be true.

After high school, I did what I was expected to do.  I went to U of T and eventually graduated with an Honours BA.  I majored in English and History because I could write and effectively argue just about anything, and I had no idea what I wanted to do for a living.

I've spent the last 13 years immersed in a world that has very little to do with what I studied in University.  At this point, I don't believe it matters that I have this Honours BA, although I'm sure some employers would eliminate me from contention if I didn't have it.  I don't believe my current employer would care if I had dropped out of high school.  The proof is in the pudding.

I suspect the "go to university or make minimum wage in a shitty job" myth is one of the great lies we were told.  How educated you are?  Did it / does it matter in your career?

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