Dee Grande said:
school - regardless of the major - grooms future employees; suckers. i'd consider it supplementary, at best. being on some boss s**t, however, is a totally different beast. i'm not simply referring to a "nice living," where if you save up like a good boy, you might have a few hundred-thousand...when you're 50.
i'm not necessarily referring to u, but i find it funny that you got people out here who think that simply memorizing a bunch of rehashed s**t is the formula to riches/greatness. it's cute that there's probably a computer science major somewhere who honestly thinks that he runs on the same fuel as bill gates, all because somebody gave him a piece of paper. any day of the week, i'll take a true thinker over the n*gga who sits in the library
I agree with you, studying alone isn't gonna make you the type of money rich athletes make. I feel like you need to use what you learn whether is in college or on the streets something especial... i'm not saying to the level of an invention or something like that but you gotta be able to do something that other people can't. At the end of the day, less than 1% of all athletes make it to the professional level. Same thing happens on the academic level...
Like I mentioned on a previous post, the guy with the biggest and baddest house on Fisher Island isn't an athlete. It's a doctor and it was one of the creators of Viagra. Now I now not too many people have the capabilities to create something that will change humanity but something along those lines will make you money, you don't necessarily have to be adept at shooting or throwing a ball. I met a dude at one of the clubs I worked a couple of years ago.. the guy, fresh out of college, couldn't find a job as a software engineer and he said f**k it. Dude started working on a little program he created and thought he had something going on. He presented it to McDonald's and they liked it. Needless to say, they acquired the program from him for a cool $20 million dollars and gave him a job as a chief software inspector.
It's always about rising above your competition. There's always gonna be hundreds of thousands of mathematicians, chemists, doctors, accountants... and there's always gonna be millions of athletes too... it's all about putting in the work and being something especial on what you can do.