Originally Posted by traderumor
What I would say is that you are building a strawman at best, as well as begging the question. I'm glad you have found a path that does not involve higher education and succeeding in your current situation.
However, it is arrogant to devalue an entire path because it is not the one you chose and you're thriving. Your argument as presented thus far assumes (begging the question) you have exhausted the cash and non-cash benefits of a college degree, compared it to your earnings, and declared a college education to add no value, with "compared to my current lifetime earnings, I'm ahead and I don't have a college degree."
Perhaps you would not have used this flawed logic.............with more education!
40% of college grads are taking jobs today that don't require a degree. How many more college grads are working in a field that doesn't require the degree that they do have?
Let's also not confuse education with knowledge. Just because someone didn't go to college doesn't mean they aren't incredibly knowledgeable.