YOUR DREAM IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EDUCATION (DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME ON THINGS WHICH ARE NOT IMPORTANT TO YOU)

Someone once said to Richard Branson, “All that stuff is easy for you to say when you’ve built your business and you’ve pretty much made it in life.” To which he replied, “But why do you think I have all those companies? They almost certainly wouldn’t be there had I not repeatedly dug my heels in and refused to spend my time on things I recognised as just not right for me.” Richard Branson shocked his parents, as well as his friends by dropping out of prestigious Stowe School at age sixteen, to pursue his dream of starting his own magazine. He said “In my heart of hearts, I knew that making Student Magazine a success simply didn’t necessitate me spending anymore of my precious time sitting in stuffy classrooms. The idea of spending another couple of years memorising mind-numbing facts from textbooks, wrestling with the joys of calculus and defining little-known Latin verbs seemed totally irrelevant to my future life and so I had to escape or risk losing my sanity.”