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Is your college degree worthless?

Hello Ted World! I will never stop asking you guys questions! It's out of respect though, I respect you guys so much!
My question is, is there such a thing as a useless degree? Okay. my interests in a nutshell. I love talking. I love debating. I love making films. I love directing. I love public speaking. I love planning events. I am currently a junior, 17 years old, and recently I held my very first event at school. I had speakers, performers, videos, presentations, and the purpose of the event was to inspire people to be themselves and love who they are. My ultimate dream is to be a talk show host. The best major that I think suits me is communications. I cannot tell you how many times I've heard that it was a useless major. That I would never be able to find a job. And live my whole life working at Burger king.
Is there such a thing as a WORTHLESS degree? And if you don't mind sharing, what did you major in? How did that turn out?
Thank you:)
I'll make sure to answer my own question after I've read everybody's response.

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  • J Brine

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    Apr 5 2013: My college degree wasn't worth what I am sacrificing to pay for it... My life resonates with the little girl who was supposed to be the dancer but i'm not dancing... I have an incredible background and technical degree but I am creative, I am innovative, and I have a passion, I don't belong in a cubical. The burden of paying over half my salary in debt is really limiting what I am able to do and I'm struggling to figure out how I can realize my dreams. Being a little older and a little wiser I realized college isn't for everyone nor is it necessary to be successful. Mr. Robinsons talks are really inspiring and I love his perspective!
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      Apr 5 2013: IF you don't mind me asking, what did you major in? what degree do you have?

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