One of the biggest things that a young person loses by going to college is four vital years of time. Now that my classmates have graduated, I have been granted an acute view into the difference between where we are now based on our different uses of the last four years. A few weeks ago, I watched a video of the senior speech of one of my classmates. It was a very instructive moment for me as I analyzed how stale and untested her theories were. Compare that to a person who found creative ways to work without a degree in their field of interest for four years.