Lie in Society: the Definition of Success

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This generation is commonly referred to as the digital age. It is a shift from the industrial revolution to information and computerization. Despite the growth of information, high school graduates continue to pursue an extended education, often times at a high cost. Parents and teachers alike reiterate the importance of a college education. However, parents and teachers do not realize the lie they are promoting to the students of the next generation. The lies that culture actively pursues and pollutes students with are the ideas that college is necessary for success, the exclusivity of knowledge is only found at a university, the material comes from success in college, and success is ones own happiness. The message that society drills into the minds of students is that college is a necessary process to earning a living and being successful. Although furthering an education in college is common, there is no need to succumb to an inexistent ideal. Success outside of a college degree looks interactive. Success escapes flow of education and seeking opportunities in observations and internships. Instead of listing the names of the richest people who did not attend college, there are other reasons not to go to college because success is not driven by the amount of annual income. In the Christian perspective, success bases itself not on the amount of money one has, but rather the ratio of talents given by God and the talents used for God’s glory. Therefore, success is not defined as the amount of income, but rather as the talents that are used for God’s glory. The convincing, but fabricated message that culture deludes young minds about success is the exclusivity of knowledge from where it derives, a college university. Knowledge is not limited to books and professors at a university, nor is it necessary to go through the four year process. Success
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