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Sunday, August 21, 2005

Skip college if you can!

I found it highly ironic that in “The perfect score” Darius Miles plays a kid weighing the choice between getting a good SAT score to get into college vs. going straight to the pros, and his momma is lecturing him on the benefits of going to college. The same D-Miles that was the highest high school pick for the NBA in 2000!!!! I am a big fan of college but to be honest I am fine with high school kids that are great players skipping college to go straight to the million dollar guaranteed world of the NBA. What is the bonus of college for them? After all college is supposed to prepare you for life and to get a great career, but if your career is already laid out for you and it includes millions: Why the hell would you include the prep part?


The Monkey Attack Victim said...

Oh! Aaron! You got spammed! The spammers found you.

Perhaps some people feel that at least 4 years of subsisting on no sleep, caffine, Taco Bell and beer is an important stepping stone in life. Besides, if you don't know what it is like to eat Ramen for a month and go to 10 cent drink nights, how will you truely appreciate future riches?

Jdid said...

way i see it, baseball and hockey player are allowed to do it so why the big issue with basketball and football. oh wait those sports rake in millions of dollars for the colleges. ok no need to explain anything more

Dr. D. said...

Money isn't all Cali-J.

Riches does not provide you with the ability to reason. Not that getting tertiary education does either. Having a crapload of money, a mansion with several rooms that you never use, a collection of expensive cars etc. by the time you are 25 gives you nutten to work towards in life. Time you reach 30-35, you 'bored.' The material stuff can do so much and no more for a man's well being. (Not saying that it can't do a lot to change a man quality of life. But there are limits.)

Also, look how many celebrities are no happier than the average yute working for a smalls. Nuff o dem is druggist, change partners faster dan dem underpants, dysfunctional and jus generally spolied adult kids.

It is a serious problem with our youth nowadays. They wish to emulate the lifestyles that these pro athletes and superstars have. They want everything and they want it NOW, or like yesterday...for little or no effort.

I say don't skip college if you can. Get your eductaion...nodody can take that away from you, but make a few wrong moves and your dollars and you can soon part company.

BTW, doh feel seh me a fight you down, jus giving you my perspective.

Shotta M said...

If his main objective is a career making good money and to realize that quickly (which is the case for a lot of people) then yeah go for it. But if he has a thirst for knowledge and a career is more than just merely making money then perhaps he may not want to go into the pros and even if he does perhaps there are other things he'd like to do first like furthing education. It's all about goals and perspective.

smallislandgirl said...

well said dr.d.

aarond said...

Dont get me wrong I loved my college time, but at the same time much of what I did in college was have a good time...which having a tonne of money will help. As to the peeps with tonnes of money who freak out and start living unreal lifestyles I submit that they would do the same whether or not they went to college. I think it's the money and the constant butt-kissing that they recieve that causes them to go nuts not the lack of a college education.

CaliIranian said...

What aaron is really trying to say is actually the Hustler's prayer:

I never thought it could happen, this rappin' stuff I was too used to packin' gats and stuff. Now honies play me close like butter played toast. From the Mississippi down to the east coast. Condos in Queens, indo for weeks. Sold out seats to hear Biggie Aaron D. speak. Livin' life without fear. Puttin' 5 karats in my baby girl's ears. Lunches, brunches, interviews by the pool. Considered a fool 'cause I dropped out of high school. Stereotypes of a black male misunderstood. And it's still all good.

Uh...and if you don't know, now you know...

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