Did College Ruin Me?

  • Published on Jun 27, 2018
  • Should I go to college? I remember asking myself this and wanted to share my thoughts on it. I hope this is helpful to someone as I don't want to give anyone bad advice! I do have student loans but it ain't so bad!
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  • Nick Varagod
    Nick Varagod Year ago +1623

    Okay real talk? This video made me cry. I'm currently struggling with my life choices as I spent the last three years in community college, and suddenly cannot afford to go to university to finish my bachelors. No bank would give me a loan, and not even Uncle Sam gave me enough. So here I sit with the next three years of my life totally empty without a goal in mind and I've been freaking out. I've been told all my life I should go to college, and suddenly when I realize I can't I feel like a terrible person. I want to design and program videogames. It's what I wanted to do since I was 8. So as I sit here wringing this it tears, I can say this video really hit home for me, and it really does make me realize I don't need college... I just need determination to learn what I need on my own. Thank you.

    • Steven universe arabic
      Steven universe arabic 22 days ago

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    • GamingTV
      GamingTV Month ago

      which is why in 2009 i signed up for one class when obama did the back to school tax incentive, took the $4000 and kicked obama's shins and ran :DDD

    • REEE
      REEE 2 months ago

      Big homosexual

    • JessicaEliza
      JessicaEliza 3 months ago

      Get a computer, there’s a free website called codingacademy where you can learn programming languages for free and there’s a discord support server for any errors or anything like that (I lost the link to that server), go for it :)

  • blizzardregulus
    blizzardregulus 3 days ago

    I can just feeling the attempt to justify his college debt oozing from this video. I'm in the same boat as you, man. Just don't go. They're fleecing people with propaganda that college is important.

  • dark empire
    dark empire 4 days ago

    you sond like the bee from bee movie

  • Roblox legend73687
    Roblox legend73687 9 days ago

    do I need to go to university to join the *army*

  • Anonymous Gaming
    Anonymous Gaming 12 days ago +1

    AGREED! I'm a musician
    I sing and i play guitar and piano and percussion
    And i didn't even take classes for myy guitar and percussion and i've been playing them for 6 years now and i can easily say i'm a pro at it

  • imperfectgamer87
    imperfectgamer87 17 days ago +1

    You should do a video on Textbooks. THOSE are the biggest scams for college -_-

  • corby howard
    corby howard 17 days ago

    My experience with college was so diffrent than my boyfriends . I did not know what I wanted to do so I got a associates degree to start but he wanted to go into welding .why does a welder need to know about English literature? Being educated is fine but sometimes the schools are even milking you for money .

  • Glorivee Rosa
    Glorivee Rosa 21 day ago

    look I get bullied at school

  • JUneD KilleD YoU
    JUneD KilleD YoU 22 days ago

    *It's last year of my school and I'm deciding not to go to college*

  • Victor Fries
    Victor Fries 22 days ago

    4:34 woah timtom made a surprise appearance

  • janette ojalaid
    janette ojalaid Month ago

    Lucky for me, college is free

  • Lucas Fernandez
    Lucas Fernandez Month ago

    College is so stressful. I can't skip college to get an architecture degree unfortunately.

  • Evan plays bass
    Evan plays bass Month ago

    I have free college

  • Mashmash Telefus
    Mashmash Telefus Month ago

    Say fanck you! Wer i live we dont have coleg we go to the milatery one yaer after 12 grade not opshenall.
    Aprishiait what you have.

  • Yanjuan Yang
    Yanjuan Yang Month ago

    or you could get a scholarship :/

  • indrani n.murthy
    indrani n.murthy Month ago

    I eat pizza every day

  • GamingTV
    GamingTV Month ago

    i'll just say this about college, i'm class 2003, and my class on many many horror stories where they got 3 different degrees in 3 different fields, and it gave them 0 jobs, so, word of advice for college, if you want high paying jobs you have 3 options right now, either go into web design, go to truck driving school, or go into information technology, either way, it's really good to take economic classes so you know how to follow job markets, take speech classes so you can coherently do good on job interviews, take advanced math classes so you can excel in industry jobs, and take financing classes so you can learn how to keep your finances in order in these very tough financial times that makes you think outside the box of how to pay bills

  • MB
    MB 2 months ago

    Has anybody went to vid com

  • Flamingo Brother
    Flamingo Brother 2 months ago


  • Liv Stanford-Smith
    Liv Stanford-Smith 2 months ago

    The subtitles are amazing compared to usual!

  • Mia a human
    Mia a human 2 months ago

    All dislikes are from people who work at a school

  • The rise of Abfreddy
    The rise of Abfreddy 2 months ago

    Alex: movie maker No
    Me: my life is ruined lol

  • CactusGaming pie edition

    alex I have zero idea what I want to do what would you say about that though any ways to help make a choice?

  • Rafique Narejo
    Rafique Narejo 2 months ago +1

    I also like a big fat maybe 😂😂😂

  • Adam Pilichowski
    Adam Pilichowski 2 months ago

    it's grate coz my perent agree that college or enything part of school is usles

  • Kawaii Doughnut
    Kawaii Doughnut 2 months ago

    My parents are paying for my college

  • Jaylee Cota
    Jaylee Cota 2 months ago

    Why can’t people do meet and greets here in Albuquerque? Anyone else..no just me?

    THUNDER BOYY 3 months ago

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  • Andrew Ellwood
    Andrew Ellwood 3 months ago


  • turbokid991
    turbokid991 3 months ago

    How have you even manage?! Did you get like a bunch of part time jobs?

  • David Miiversian
    David Miiversian 3 months ago

    This is so true! .... Unfortunately....

    SARAH FERNANDEZ 3 months ago

    0:47 : me when my parents let me know that schools starting up after summer

  • Psychostudios45 4
    Psychostudios45 4 3 months ago

    *A bunch of random gibberish

  • maxi 008
    maxi 008 3 months ago

    I'm going for a pilot apprenticeship and they said the most expensive part which is actually flying a plane costs the same as going to college and you don't need to go to college for the job

  • Ole Kvalsnes
    Ole Kvalsnes 3 months ago

    My moms a lawyer and my dads a dentist!

  • Babyy Cakess
    Babyy Cakess 3 months ago

    Another college video 🙌🏽

  • Simi25 Muñoz
    Simi25 Muñoz 3 months ago

    The movement in this video is so smooth!! Congrats

  • Dear Sophia Smith
    Dear Sophia Smith 3 months ago

    I know a guy who went to an alternative high school for low tuition, got an associates degree in engineering and mechanics from there, and now makes 80,000 a year

  • Nooby51
    Nooby51 3 months ago

    My parents are saving up for my collage

  • Tremn T.B.C
    Tremn T.B.C 4 months ago

    College is free in sweden.

  • Marvel Wolf CJ
    Marvel Wolf CJ 4 months ago

    I’m actually aspiring to be an actor but I’m working my way to that secretly, though I’m still going to school about to start my senior years, I’m going to do some acting as well when I get the chance! I’m looking forward to my path and hopefully I succeed but I am going to study animation

  • Jax & Wartortle
    Jax & Wartortle 4 months ago

    I think I'm going to do TheXvid animations do you thin I should Alex but when I get a huion tablet. You make the best vids. You were the one who made me think about being a TheXvidr.

  • Elexus Davis
    Elexus Davis 4 months ago

    I got here from Michelle Khari's video anyone else? Lol

  • Leslie McLachlan
    Leslie McLachlan 4 months ago

    go to cu

  • Damien Hartley
    Damien Hartley 4 months ago

    I am a XDA developer and I went to a modern paperless school that takes anyone who has money and you can get your degree faster as it's at your own pace as long as you pay 300 per semester worth plus you have to buy serval tablets and alteast one of those tablets needs a premium broadband service on the fly so expect to invest 2.5k in business expenses but when you completed 8 semesters you get a degree for free lanceing and you can make 30k and will pay 10k in tax. But if you would like spend another 50k you can become an administrator and make 50k a year with only 20k taxes .

  • TheFreak W4sOut
    TheFreak W4sOut 4 months ago


  • Lucy Bertie
    Lucy Bertie 4 months ago

    In Scotland you get your first degree free

  • AnimationBug:3
    AnimationBug:3 4 months ago

    (Me when pizza was canceled)
    -Alex: well in that case... AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!

  • Indiepie
    Indiepie 4 months ago

    Or you can apply a lower caste special reserved scholarship in india, where it doesn't even matter if you fail a semester twice.
    My idiot friend enjoying college life and failed a semester twice
    And still have his scholarship.
    Thats how caste system works in india.

  • Malcolm Johnson
    Malcolm Johnson 4 months ago

    More Videos of this.

  • Linnea Sirensjö
    Linnea Sirensjö 4 months ago +3

    I live in sweden and we have free education, also college/university. It’s pretty nice😎💿

  • Speed Zebra
    Speed Zebra 4 months ago

    I’m going to get a masters degree and be a film director.
    Because I can tell everybody there that I have a masters degree!

  • Speed Zebra
    Speed Zebra 4 months ago

    For a second I thought the dentist had seriously big lips

  • Jamie Smith
    Jamie Smith 4 months ago

    Student Loans should be abolished.

  • Kenny Morse
    Kenny Morse 4 months ago

    Why. 17. Dollar s

  • Kenny Morse
    Kenny Morse 4 months ago

    Alex. Did. You. Used. To. Have. A. Girlfriend. Name areil

  • stick is good
    stick is good 4 months ago

    Lol it's free here in the uk

  • Selenite Blue Lady
    Selenite Blue Lady 4 months ago

    *"But I'll love you more if you go to college."* 😂😭😂😭

  • im an awkward dork :p
    im an awkward dork :p 5 months ago

    im only in fifth grade soooooooooooo. ha ha ha i can be as poor as _____ and ill be fine XD

  • TheGrandRevo
    TheGrandRevo 5 months ago +1

    Didn’t go, took a job that required like 4 years of mixed work experience. Now I own a house, which was a mistake tbh but I’m not in *college* debt just homeowner debt