Former University of Maryland student, Gio Managadze from Georgia, recently took to Linked In to disclose an email that he had written to his parents that addressed the fact that he had taken the liberty of dropping out of school, two weeks prior to his graduation.

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Having a brother who attends the University of Maryland, I took interest to this because my first thought was, "Holy crap, my parents would FREAK out if my brother did this!" 

However, some people are finding Gio's movement inspiring as he claims the reason for being that his "dream" doesn't entail a degree.

"Why am I getting a degree if my dream is to not have a degree? I don’t want a degree. I don’t want any job that requires a degree, ever. To me, a degree and any job that requires a degree, is an escape plan from my dreams. I don’t need escape plans from my dreams.  I don’t need a back up plan in my life. I don’t need a safety net.  I don’t ever want to work with anybody who thinks having a degree is more important than being fearless."

Those are just a few words of Gio's justification for his decision. You can read his full letter to his parents below:

If this was your kid, what would you do? What do you think?


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