It is of course good to have a diploma, but without it, the sky will not fall.
But if you don't find a skill that is enough to support yourself today, if you want to find a job in today's society, not having a diploma does have a great impact.
In today's mainstream society, academic qualifications are still a very rigid criterion for judging.
Companies can recruit people without experience, but they do need academic qualifications. The bigger the platform, they will screen talents based on academic qualifications.
Of course, the development of the Internet now gives young people more choices for their future, especially the rise of the self-media industry, such as Youtube, TikTok, IG Reel, etc., which allow the new generation of young people to witness its development with their own eyes.
So what makes everyone think that a college degree of 70 is useless?
Is it age anxiety?
Having a university degree does not mean a high salary. In Malaysia, the average college student even earns a salary of RM2,000, which is indeed low. And when you see peers who don't have a diploma but can earn a higher salary than yourself, you will feel anxious.
In fact, reading only gives you knowledge, and making money mainly depends on your mind, but a diploma is indeed an admission ticket to enter the society. Education is not important, in fact, it is the biggest lie in the world.
Skills are the foundation of a person's life, and education is the way to improve.