No one at KD would think of saying that college is a sham. Most statistics show that a college degree greatly improves your chances for higher-paid employment, happier life, blah, blah. Then again, who cares what statistics say? Did Dylan or Kerouac care about statistics, man?
However, we would be remiss if we did not give you a list of those who've succeeded beautifully in life without going to or finishing college.
Check it, courtesy of The College Dropout Alumni Association and others:
F. Scott Fitzgerald: Ditched Princeton University like an old raccoon coat in 1915.
William Faulkner said, "Absalom, bitches!" to the University of Mississippi sometime in the 1930's.
Frank Lloyd Wright stated, "This place is dead anyway" before dropping out of the University of Wisconsin in 1887.
John Steinbeck: Demanded that Stanford University taste his grapes of wrath in 1925.
Edgar Allan Poe squawked "nevermore" at the University of Virginia in 1826.
Edward Albee: Dropped out Trinity College and went to the zoo in 1947.
Bob Dylan: Told the University of Minnesota to blow themselves in the wind in 1959.