Education is often touted as a solution, but most people think of traditional colleges and universities. That kind of education has devolved into a racket often handing out degrees worth their weight in toilet paper.
In fact, the potential for self-education abounds. Unfortunately, few are of this persuasion as we've a glut a sheep and a deficit of foxes.
The goal is not to have things handed to one. The goal is to become objectively good at something one is passionate about.
As an employer I want people who are inclined to learn and innovate, not sheep accustomed to being led nor the entitlement-minded who expect a job handed to them because they happen to bear some establishment-oriented imprimatur. I'll take experience and demonstrated self-discipline any day. Energy, enthusiasm, competence...
Wish i worked for you. Nowadays, companies want cookie-cutters that can easily be replaced.
AMEN! I see the product of the local universities unable to write anything more than their name. . . but I'm sure they are proficient at community organizing. Today's bachelor's degree is equivalent to a 4th grade education in the sixties and seventies. The colleges have discovered the cash cow of non-acredited remedial education due to the failure of the public schools (and parents to actually parent).