Elon Musk Explains Why Traditional Schooling is Useless Today

By John Vibes | Truth Theory

In a recent interview, inventor and entrepreneur Elon Musk explained why traditional schooling is essentially useless. Musk is the CEO and CTO of SpaceX, CEO and product architect of Tesla Motors and chairman of SolarCity. He is also the founder of SpaceX and a co-founder of PayPal.


In the interview Musk said that, “I think a lot of things that people learn probably there’s no point in learning them because that they never use them in the future because kids just in school kinda puzzled as to why they’re there.”

Musk has revealed in the past that his own experience in public school was horrible, riddled with both bullying and lessons that were neither valuable nor interesting.

Musk doesn’t even care if his employees have college degrees. He told Auto Bild in 2014 that an applicant’s formal education is not a priority for him.

“There’s no need even to have a college degree, or even high school really. If someone graduates from a good university that may be an indication that they are capable of great things but that is not necessarily the case,” Musk said.


Musk has been gotten into a few interesting Twitter exchanges on this topic also. Last year, Musk responded to a Tweet that said “You can’t succeed in life without a degree. That’s why you need schooling if you want to go to Harvard.”

“That’s not true. Don’t confuse schooling with education. I didn’t go to Harvard but the people that work for me did,” Musk said in response.

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