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Is Mainstream Education Outdated
“Today’s drop-out rates are higher than ever before, 20% across-the-board, and in some cases one-in-two. And that’s just one side effect of the demand driven system.” National affairs correspondent Heather Ewart,ABC’s 7.30, 17 July.
Growing up it was engrained into me about how important it is to finish school. When searching the internet today there is an abundance of articles about how important it is to finish school. However, it is being seen more and more that finishing school does not mean you are going to be successful. More and more I am seeing examples of extremely successful people and none of them have finished school. The world as we know it is changing and we need to change our thinking or be left behind.
Now don’t get me wrong I believe education is important, but not necessarily mainstream education. We need to be learning what is appropriate for us and the direction we want our life to head towards. We can’t just rely on the one size fits all in such a diverse society. More people are choosing to take the path of the Entrepreneur which is why there are businesses like the Entourage to help educate those who want to move away from the mainstream options.
Here are merely just a couple of examples of successful drop-outs. Jack Delosa dropped out of university and is now the most awarded entrepreneur under 30 in Australia. Dr John Demartini didn’t even finish secondary school and is now a world renowned researcher, author and educator. Richard Branson also did not finish secondary school and he has been extremely successful to the point of owning his own island. Some would say they are special that they were born with special skills. People aren’t born great, they become great through sheer hard work and determination.
education, entrepreneur, dropout, Richard Branson, Dr John Demartini, Jack Delosa, change