Formal Education Will Not Make You A Fortune…Yes It Will Not!



As much as formal education is important in life and therefore has been entrenched in our quest for knowledge as human beings, it is the least ride that will take you the fortune land.

The above is probably the major reason why despite our desire for success and fortune, so many of us still remain chasers and will continue to be chasers instead of achievers.

It is difficult to break away from the norm but then, it is your distinctiveness and uniqueness which will fetch you success and not your commonness.

As human beings, we are somehow programmed to see formal education as the corner stone to achieving the success we desire and the fortune we so bad want in life.

The irony of this is that, even though when we give our surrounding a close look, we will find that majority of those riding the fortune wheel never got unto the wheel through formal education, we still endure this lousy belief.

It is not that difficult to understand why formal education hardly fetches life success or fortune. Attending the best educational institution with thousands of others, reading the same or similar books, being thought the same or similar things by the same or similar professors create nothing unique in you as an individual. This rather creates commonness…

It is sad to mention that majority of the people I know living on fortune land never got there by the great courtesy of the formal education they received. No, it is by something else, something that made them unique, something limited to them and not that which was taught to masses of people.

What is this ‘something’ which is the sole champion and over rider of formal education? What is this ‘something’ which fetches fortune and success over formal education?

Do not get me wrong, formal education is good for something. It will surely make you a living but not a fortune. If you simply want to make a living in life, then fully invest into formal education and you will certainly make a living out of it.

However, for those who want more than just making a living, for those who want real success, for those who want a fortune, they are those who have to break away from the notion of dwelling on formal education into self education.

Formal education will make you a living, but then self education will make you a fortune. The uniqueness of self education is what brings in the fortune and success. It makes you distinct from the masses; you are then able to provide what the masses need…

If you indeed want to make a fortune in life, put down your formal education hat and put on that of your self education. The person who impresses me most in life is the one who says; I had a formal education in physics but I am a fashion designer because I thought myself that.

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Chris-Vincent Agyapong Febiri, Esq
I am a Hedonist, Contrarian, Traveller, Lawyer, Atheist, Thinker, Writer, Minimalist & a Professional Truth Sayer.


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  1. This is so true! I realized this a few yrs back. Most extremely successful people had limited amounts of formal education (i.e. they either dropped out of college/ high school). They pursued their purpose. The lesson here is to understand your purpose and pursue it relentlessly. Great article!

    1. Yeap, chasing what you believe in is the key…Formal education is not a bad thing but to think it is what will bring you the overwhelming success or fortune that you desire is suicidal