I love the idea of a tuition scholarship, a gift, or a gift card that could help me pay for college. However, I have never seen a scholarship that would help you pay more than the cost of tuition.
In an ideal situation, a college tuition scholarship would give you a gift that is tax deductible. If you put that tax deduction toward your tuition, that’s a win. Now if you want to be totally cynical, maybe you just want to be able to take advantage of the other tax deduction that you may not even have. In the real world, that’s a lot harder.
You don’t have to pay for it. If you think that paying for a scholarship is a sin, or you want to be able to pay for a scholarship that you think doesn’t even exist, you can actually take some time to consider it, and then just do it with your head. In fact, in my previous posts about the subject of tuition scholarships, I was able to talk about it. I just did it.
I know I get very upset when I hear people make the argument, “I can’t take money for a scholarship because I have to pay for it now.” Well, you should know, I’ve been doing this for over 20 years now, and I can tell you that that argument is wrong on so many levels.
I think a lot of people think that if you make it to college, you can just skip all the other stuff. That is not true. When high schoolers talk about dropping out, they are usually talking about the fact that they can’t take the next class, that they’re still learning, and they’re still struggling to feel good about themselves. They want to do something more, not something less, so they can feel good about themselves.
I think college is a place where a lot of young people try to forget about the rest of the world. They are trying to feel good about themselves and their futures. Some of these kids are going to end up working in high tech or engineering at some large company, but the rest of them are just going to be working for themselves. Theyre going to spend all their time in their room reading books and playing video games, and theyre not going to get anywhere.
As a young person, you have to deal with the idea of this world being a real world that you have to fit into. It is the only world you are really in until you decide to leave it, and it takes time to really adjust. For many, it feels like their entire youth has been spent in a virtual world, and they feel like they must never let go. I know a lot of people who are just not ready to step out of the comfort zone of the internet.
While it is true that many young people are not ready to step outside of their comfort zones on the internet, we can’t deny that people have been stepping out of theirs. The reality is that we’re all just trying to make it through the day as best we can. While a lot of us are in a constant state of trying to find something to do, others may be just trying to find some things to watch.
Now that we’ve established that a lot of us are trying to find something to do, I’d like to ask you to consider what you’re doing to make sure you don’t.
We all have a job to do, a life to live, a family to feed. Some of us may even have a roof over our head, but that doesn’t mean we can’t do something to make sure we’re not wasting any of our time.