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As I sit here writing this blog post, I declined my Unconditional Offer for one of the best Music Universities in the UK. Why? Because I don’t want to become a simple “cog in the system”.

Evolution has taught us that we feel more comfortable imitating the actions of a majority. Hence why it’s commonplace for people to go to college/university just because “their parents wanted them to”.

What if the next stage of social evolution is about stepping outside social norms and escaping your comfort zone? What if you can accomplish anything you set your mind to… without the need of getting into $50,000 of student debt that you can’t even declare bankruptcy on. Yeah… that’s fucked up.

I want to travel the world. One of my goals for 2018 is to visit New York City. Since a very young age, I’ve always associated it with success, and so visiting NY would be a sentimental accomplishment i guess…

I’m not saying that University/College is shit for everyone. Please don’t get me wrong. But certianly for the path that I’ve now chosen to take in life, a mass of student debt is not the right way forward for me.

I’m only 19 years old. Heck, I’m not even old enough to even rent a car. But every single day, I’m working my ass off to acheive my dreams. I’m teaching myself loads about different cultures, new technologies, and consumer behaviour. And I’m financially stable from my music career. That’s not bad for a 19 year old dude I guess.

I’d be bullshitting you guys If i said that i know everything. I don’t. But surely that’s the beauty of education. It’s the beauty of life. As humans, we are evolving: always discovering new realms and possibilities.

I don’t have a mentor. I’m completely self taught. Some people disagree with me, and my opinions, and I respect the fuck out of that. But more importantly, I’m choosing my own path in life. I’m going against the social norm, and shaping myself to become a person that i aspire to be.

I know that if i went to university, I could easily make a six figure salary in some corporate job. But that’s not me. I wanna live life on my own terms. I’d much rather earn $50,000 doing what I love… instead of $220,000 in a job that I hate.

Choose your path in life. Figure out how to get there. And go all in. Go and fucking acheieve your ambitions. Put in the work, and you’ll achieve them.

Matt x

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