Our View: Is it time to re-audit your life before you get your degree?

DKS Editors

If you’re reading this, a bachelor’s degree is most likely in your past, present or future.

On Friday, we wrote about a close-to-home band — Light Years — where three of the members dropped out of Kent State this semester to tour the U.S. and Europe.

While not all of us are rock stars, it’s difficult to not be jealous of drummer Dan English’s attitude.

“When I’m on my death bed I won’t be like, ‘Oh, I’m so glad that in my mid-20s I was financially secure with a stable income every week,’” English said. “I want to be like, ‘Man, me and my friends got in a sketchy van, and we played all over the country.’”

As you stress about homework and financial aid, there’s something you should keep in mind: This isn’t for everybody, and it’s important to figure out what works, and maybe a non-traditional route is right for you.

Last year, PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel awarded $100,000 to 24 young students with the stipulation to start a business and not go to college for at least two years.

According to TechCrunch.com, Thiel sees college as the next “bubble” investment — such as housing or technology, so it’s risky to invest, but it could be worth it.

Although only a handful of the 400-plus applicants were selected, we are interested to see what these non-students end up creating.

In classes, we’re drilled about the importance of education and told we can’t get anywhere without a degree. We get advice from billionaires about breaking out from the norm.

We realize that we can’t all be the next big thing, but it’s important to look at what we’re not doing and learn from it.

The above editorial is the consensus of the Daily Kent Stater editorial board.