A Few Promises You’re Not Gonna Like

I promise to stop criticizing and mocking the bad arguments that people make for going to college…

As soon as the hundreds of college opt-outs I work with on a daily basis let me know that the people in their lives have finally stopped interrogating them with those very same arguments.

I promise to stop picking on the “easy targets” who say silly things in defense of college…

As soon as the hundreds of college opt-outs I work with on a daily basis stop asking me how to deal with these “easy targets” when they go to social events and get grilled with questions about how they’re going to deal with every possible scenario for how their lives might play out without a degree.

I promise to exclusively focus on the positive aspects of what Praxis and other college alternatives are doing instead of pointing out any negative aspects of college…

As soon as the hundreds of college opt-outs I work with on a daily basis let me know that the people in their lives are ready to exclusively focus on the positive things they’re doing without bringing up the subject of college as if it’s the missing piece for a meaningful existence.

And lastly, I promise to stop picking on people who go to college….oh wait…I’ve literally never done that one before. That’s just an excuse people make to avoid the real issue: that we live in a society that exercises a religious-like devotion to attending college and we have a ugly problem with treating opt-outs as if they are heretics.

I promise to fight against that nonsense. And I promise to never apologize for it.

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T.K. Coleman

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TK Coleman is the Education Director for Praxis. He has coached dozens of young people and top performers from all stages of life. He’s the author of hundreds of articles and is a frequent speaker on education, entrepreneurship, freedom, personal growth, and creativity. TK is a relentless learner, has been involved in numerous startups, and has professional experience ranging from the entertainment to financial services industries and academia. Above all else, TK is on a mission to help people embrace their own power and expand their own possibilities.

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