Is getting a job for the “experience” helpful or useless in the real world?
Getting a job to gain experience is like saying you should start bowling to gain experience at bowling.
You get experience by living regardless of if you have a job.
A job only gives you experience at that particular job. You get experience by doing just about anything which means getting a job for the experience has no real benefit like you were told it does.
Try sitting around all day for 4 years and you can call yourself an experienced meditator or politician.
Job experience is problematic because it’s typically repeated over and over again with the same limited experience keeping you small in the real world.
The first week at a job you learn a lot then stagnate pretty quickly forcing you to miss other experiences that would have served you better.
When your limited skill set becomes obsolete your experience won’t be worth shit.
Ask yourself what the experience you’re getting right now will be worth in 5 years, 10 years 20 years from now? Will your job even exist anymore?
Which experience is more valuable? The skill set of doing a specific job really well that you can only be paid for by selling your time for money in perpetuity, or the skill set of how to enjoy financial and time freedom to do whatever you want for the rest of your life without worry of how bills will be paid and never needing a job again?
I don’t know about you, but as for me, the latter seems a lot more useful in the real world and much more valuable for living a worth while life. Wouldn’t you say?
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