Moderately Confused College Fund vs. KickStarter
like reading comic strips just for the fun of it. Many of the newer
ones are too political or have nasty characters, but some do a pretty
good job of addressing today's societal concerns in a humorously clever
way without insulting the audience.
Moderately Confused™, by Jeff Stahler, is one of them.
In this one from February 5, the son is asking his parents if they would
prefer to invest in his
project rather than in a college fund. In an age where less than half
of college graduates are getting jobs in their chosen fields of study,
and where payback on exorbitantly high college costs could take a lifetime,
rethinking the direction Junior should take might be a worthwhile exercise.
A lot of people end up much happier in life pursuing a dream/idea early
on rather than starting out with four years of college then being at
the mercy of the corporate world. Not everyone would succeed in a start-up
venture while going to the School of Hard Knocks rather than to a university,
but then most aren't succeeding after graduating nowadays, either. Our
daughter Sally, a straight-A student in college, elected to get Associates'
degrees in business and logistics, then start a
horse riding school
instead of pursuing Bachelor's degree. She has never regretted the decision.
Posted February 2013