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There are certain requirements many consider of utmost importance to be great. Said requirements include, but are not limited to, a high school diploma, multiple college degrees, and good grades through all educational areas. Growing up we are told that we must receive a great education. This “myth has been disproven time and again.” From Henry Ford to Bill Gates, Andrew Jackson to Steven Spielberg, John D. Rockefeller Sr. to Mark Zuckerberg, from Rachel Ray to Steve Jobs. These people have all changed the world as we know it, and none finished college (Financial Planning 1). But let us focus mostly upon the latter individual in the afore mentioned list. Steve Jobs was a college dropout, so how was he able to revolutionize technology? Although Steve Jobs only had twenty-four weeks of higher education, he was able to apply his experiences and creativity to revolutionize the way we as a people utilize and interact with technology through the personal computer (“Find What You Love” Jobs 1).

Jobs quit school for fairly noble reasons. He wasn’t sure quite where he wanted to take his life, and no idea how college would help. “And here I was spending all of the money my parents had saved their entire life” (“Find What You Love” Jobs 1).

For some time after quitting college, he ducked into the ‘fun’ courses. The courses no one can take until they finish the first couple years of the standard education. Amongst the courses he took was a calligraphy class, which his college, Reed College, was renowned for at the time. He learned about typography, serif and san serif fonts, proper character spacing, and what simply looked good. However, “None of this had even a hope of any practical application in my life” (“Find What You Love” Jobs 1). ...

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