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If It Works for the Opt-ins, It Works for the Opt-outs

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People be like:

1. Be true to yourself.*

2. If you’re happy with what you do and you’re fine with the amount of money you make, don’t waste time comparing yourself to people who have fancier titles and a higher income than you.**

*Make sure your “self” is someone who goes to college.

**If you don’t have a degree, then you should be comparing your earnings with people of a similar age who do have degrees. If you make more than them, that means you’re lucky. If you make less than them, that means you probably should have gone to college.

Don’t be like those people.

If you’re going to be an advocate of philosophies like “be true yourself” and “don’t compare yourself to others” and “as long as you’re happy with your life, don’t have any regrets,” just make sure you don’t arbitrarily move the goal post when you run into someone who meets all those conditions without being a participant in tradition schooling.

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