It is very strange to think about it now. When I was younger, there are so many memories in front of the television. The shows I watched, the movies I dreamed about, the stories that shaped my childhood. I knew at a very young age I wanted to be a storyteller. Stories are what shape our very existence, from religion to entertainment, stories are all around. We are who we are because of the story we have told to ourselves.
When I was pursuing a college career. I was taking my generals with a focus on a digital film major. The screenwriting class was being taught by a professor who clearly had all the credentials a professor needed. Yet, when asked how many feature screenplays the screenwriting teacher had written. The answer was, "currently in the middle of two feature length scripts".... My mind started racing. "Wait, I am sitting here in a class with a professor who is in the same boat as me?" Well, whether my ego or stubbornness or both. I didn't really finish the semester of college because... what was the point?
Creativity cannot be taught
Fast forward a few years and some amazing lessons that were taught. I decided to leave that college career (and debt) to start finding a career by actually working on film sets and seeing how it is all done. I can honestly say what I have learned. 100% of the film sets that I was on, I met more people who did not finish a college career in finding the career they wanted. Which has led me to believe that: If you want to be an educator or a teacher... go to college. If you want to work in a different field or line of work... go and apprentice or study under that line of work. Very , very simple.