I holler about Gold Rush
Parker Schnabel lost $35,000 in Season Two (reported in the final episode). As Parker Schnabel considers college he should consider this: there’s no doubt than in the United States, college is over-rated and is not necessarily an indication of the income you will receive. College is pushed by bankers and federal agencies who have a financial interest in getting kids indebted to student loans and subsidizing the incomes of professors. See also, The Todd Hoffman Motif.
Seriously… it’s not about the education… it’s about getting the student in debt to the student loan system so financiers can make money off of our stupidity. One has to look at the actual results of those that completed college and the impact it has had on their income achievements across the span of their lives.
The predicament for Parker is that a college education may not increase his financial achievements over the span of his life. However, a college education does allow one to indulge in broader and more balanced reasoning skills. A broader, more thorough education, allows one to comprehend scenarios at a deeper and more thoughtful level than those who’ve not been introduced to a variety of lifestyles and cultures.
IN A NUTSHELL
Parker Schnabel needs to forget about the fame and the cameras. He needs to stop mining. He lost a ton of money his first year on Gold Rush BECAUSE he is so inexperienced in business and life in general.
Parker, at such a young and impressionable age, needs to take a break from the cameras and reality t.v.. He needs to get back to the basics of being a young man without the scrutiny of 5 million people watching his every decision.
Parker… for the sake of your future… please get out of the gold mining buisness. Walk away from the cameras and the fame.
I swear to you… it will be the best thing you ever did…
Just walk away now while you still can…