I always tell people to go back to school.
Do your research. Don’t attend a private college that makes crazy claims about job placement rates, but go back to a boring state college — even if it’s just in the evening — and finish your degree.
Why do I care if you go back to school? Because I love you. And because of messages like this one.
A few years ago you wrote, “Quit worrying about the SPHR and get an MBA.” I took your advice and finished my dissertation. I now make about 25K more than I did two years ago. Also, I only teach nine months a year. (It used to be 12 months.) You say that we should work to make money and care for our families. I do that. But now I have a chance to do more things that I enjoy. Thank you for that. You will never know how much it means to me.
Education is everything. Be a consumer of knowledge. Then go do something special in the world.