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TaeHwan

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Hello, I am Taehwan living in Korea. I'm 17 years old and I'm a high school student. I am 16 years old in American age. Please understand that it is a translator. And first of all, I want to say thank you so much to MJ. The books you wrote have changed my mind and will change my life. You are my only role model and indirect core mentor. To tell you my story, I have been thinking a lot about my career since about a year ago. However, the higher the salary, the more freedom I lost, so it was hard to choose, and I thought, "Should I do what I like?"; I know I shouldn't chase passion now. Then I thought of a "businessman" and looked into it in detail. In the process, I came across a book called The Fastline. The book was MJ's first book. I intuitively learned that the 'early economic freedom' in the book was what I really wanted, and that I had to do business for it. Thinking of the economic freedom of the 20s, he asked me, "What should I do first?" I thought the basics were important at the moment. So I put my efforts into self-development. In particular, I paid attention to mindset. Books, YouTube, various forums, and TikTok were used as means. There was a lot of really good information. There was a lot of trust in the medium of books, so I increased the proportion of reading; in the process, I read MJ's second book, 'Unscript', and my goal was narrowed from entrepreneur to entrepreneur. There was a particularly noticeable part of the information. It was a problem with the education system. There is no such thing as an educational system or creativity that makes students into machines. Currently, almost all students in Korea study hard with cramming education aimed at employment and prestigious universities. Of course, there are also positive aspects; unless there is an answer "1+1=2", I believe that all problems should be viewed from both sides, and I think it is a way to avoid confirmation bias. Without this cramming education, Korea would not have grown like this. I was also loyal to this education system and maintained the top ranks until middle school. That's how I built up the basics. Back to the point, I thought that this education system would be an obstacle to becoming an entrepreneur. In addition, higher education at my humanities high school is not mandatory, but it is a place to go to university. Listening to good lectures at prestigious universities and receiving higher education to get a job is not only inconsistent with my purpose, but I think it is a waste of time. My school teacher and parents are completely defensive in my opinion. With opinions such as "Without SPAC, it would be difficult to outsource," "Teaching with a professor in person is different from reading books," and "High school classes are also helpful enough." I don't think it's wrong. That's why it's even harder to choose. Then I suddenly said, "Let's ask people who have already become or are becoming who I want to be!" That would be much more helpful!" I thought. That's why I came all the way here. Is it really necessary for high school and university to be on the path of entrepreneurs? If necessary, what should I do, and if not, what should I do? We desperately need your wisdom's help; please be cool-headed. And thank you for reading it up to here.

P.S. If you have any personal questions, please contact <email address removed by mods so you don’t get spammed>
 

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Hello, I am Taehwan living in Korea. I'm 17 years old and I'm a high school student. I am 16 years old in American age. Please understand that it is a translator. And first of all, I want to say thank you so much to MJ. The books you wrote have changed my mind and will change my life. You are my only role model and indirect core mentor. To tell you my story, I have been thinking a lot about my career since about a year ago. However, the higher the salary, the more freedom I lost, so it was hard to choose, and I thought, "Should I do what I like?"; I know I shouldn't chase passion now. Then I thought of a "businessman" and looked into it in detail. In the process, I came across a book called The Fastline. The book was MJ's first book. I intuitively learned that the 'early economic freedom' in the book was what I really wanted, and that I had to do business for it. Thinking of the economic freedom of the 20s, he asked me, "What should I do first?" I thought the basics were important at the moment. So I put my efforts into self-development. In particular, I paid attention to mindset. Books, YouTube, various forums, and TikTok were used as means. There was a lot of really good information. There was a lot of trust in the medium of books, so I increased the proportion of reading; in the process, I read MJ's second book, 'Unscript', and my goal was narrowed from entrepreneur to entrepreneur. There was a particularly noticeable part of the information. It was a problem with the education system. There is no such thing as an educational system or creativity that makes students into machines. Currently, almost all students in Korea study hard with cramming education aimed at employment and prestigious universities. Of course, there are also positive aspects; unless there is an answer "1+1=2", I believe that all problems should be viewed from both sides, and I think it is a way to avoid confirmation bias. Without this cramming education, Korea would not have grown like this. I was also loyal to this education system and maintained the top ranks until middle school. That's how I built up the basics. Back to the point, I thought that this education system would be an obstacle to becoming an entrepreneur. In addition, higher education at my humanities high school is not mandatory, but it is a place to go to university. Listening to good lectures at prestigious universities and receiving higher education to get a job is not only inconsistent with my purpose, but I think it is a waste of time. My school teacher and parents are completely defensive in my opinion. With opinions such as "Without SPAC, it would be difficult to outsource," "Teaching with a professor in person is different from reading books," and "High school classes are also helpful enough." I don't think it's wrong. That's why it's even harder to choose. Then I suddenly said, "Let's ask people who have already become or are becoming who I want to be!" That would be much more helpful!" I thought. That's why I came all the way here. Is it really necessary for high school and university to be on the path of entrepreneurs? If necessary, what should I do, and if not, what should I do? We desperately need your wisdom's help; please be cool-headed. And thank you for reading it up to here.

P.S. If you have any personal questions, please contact <email address removed by mods so you don’t get spammed>
Welcome. That reads pretty good given it’s been translated.

There’s quite a few threads in here about whether to go to college or not. They might help if you can find them.
 

TaeHwan

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환호하다. 잘 읽었습니다.

에이스에스에스에스에스에이엔티에스에이슈팀. 당신이 수리하는 것입니다.
환영하다. 번역된 것을 감안할 때 꽤 잘 읽힙니다.

여기에 대학에 가야할지 말아야할지에 대한 몇 가지 스레드가 있습니다. 당신이 그들을 찾을 수 있다면 그들은 도움이 될 것입니다.
정보 주셔서 감사합니다.

오늘도 좋은 하루 보내세요.
 

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