Why did Gatsby drop out of college? For those who haven’t read the book or can’t recall the reason, it was because he didn’t ‘t like the fact that he had to work as a janitor to pay his tuition.
Are you currently working a work-study job that you hate just to make your parents happy that you’re going to have a college degree? “You want fries with that? ” Oh no, not McDonald’s? You’re not working at McDonald’s, or Wendy’s, or Taco Bell (It’s a pizza hut, no it’s a taco bell?) just to make ends meets as you bust your butt studying every night after work, just to wake up in the morning and take yet another lame exam?
For what? Some liberal arts degree in International Studies or… is it “English”. Please don’t tell us your an English major… that you’re going to college just to get a degree that says you know how to read a novel and spew back some spin on what it all meant.
Gatsby Would Be Ashamed Of You!
Your probably not even reading the reading material right? Googling summaries of your assigned books online and paraphrasing them in essays? Nice skill set to have, sure, but instead of paying to do it, can’t you be putting those skills to work as say… a “copywriter” for one of the tens of thousands of internet marketing shops out there? Couldn’t you be learning some html, or getting a feel for how affiliate marketing works.
There’s tons of free Non Tuition, Outta College Material Out there.
Here are some skill sets you can learn for free and monetize nicely with just a few months of steady focus.
- SEO (you can learn enough to be of value to any small biz)
- Mobile Marketing
Tip: Don’t tell your parents. Just stop going to class, drop out of college for all intents and purposes. Party late. Keep going to your crappy Gatsby job so you have enough to eat. And carve out 3 hours/day to learn all of the above. Spend a week on each, and move on to the next.
In 7 weeks you’ll be more marketable and desirable to prospective employers than 90% of your graduating class. Why Did Gatsby Drop Out Of College? – because there were other things to do that just made more sense!