When Your School Degree Is Useless

Published on Apr 13, 2018
Are you looking for a fool-proof way to convince your parents that you don't need to spend thousands and thousands and THOUSANDS of dollars going to university? I present to you this video:
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  • you can tell a video was trending when there's a bunch of comments from people who don't understand the humor at all and feel like we all need to hear their life story

  • what a mood lifter for someone whos first year uni lol

  • Love your videos

  • Hi, just wanted to say that this video is coming from a comedic point of view. Just imagine a stand up comedian doing his bit about degrees. Education is different in everybody's lives. Education provides freedom for some, education broadens mind for some and sometimes it is just about increasing your knowledge in a certain subject. Education is not just one thing, education is not just one degree, education is not just one subject and your education is not just in one paper. Education is something much more than that. And everybody has their own definition of education. Certain systems of education might not be the most engaging and motivating , but the learning is not only with the provider, it is also in your hands. If you hate studying or you hate school, sometimes it might just be your negative mindset about it. Do more research about what you're learning and see if you're learning it in a way you best understand it. When you have moved beyond your compulsory level of education, a degree is definitely not the only thing you have to do, there are many options. Yes it is true, these days a degree may not be the most viable option to get a job, because the job market is really tough and you already have to work really hard for the degree. Well, this just comes to show that a degree is just the beginning. Yup, a degree might be the best solution, but it is a start. At the same time, if your situation permits you to choose another pathway than a degree, I'd say find something that you like to do and are good at doing! The world is really your oyster:)

  • We love you because of your psychology degree, yo

  • You said you're hilarious and the puppy yawned. Lol perfect.

  • Economics degree is useless. Every aspect of it is made from an ASSUMPTION.

  • Lily what do you think about making a couple of videos from people you know who dropped out or never went to college? What did they end up doing? I think this a great cause :) showing ppl alternative ways to go about life so they dont end up with a ton of debt working jobs they hate!!. Love you โ™ฅ

  • The sad and really awful truth is of all the people I know who made it to college and got degrees not one is doing the job they got their degrees for, they are all in debt from paying for their educations, most arrogantly believe they are somehow superior to those who did not go to college even and especially the case in regards to the person who didn't do college and is earning more in their occupation then they are and far less in debt.

  • That's because you picked psychology...

  • Officially on record this was remedial kids


  • Stay Broke Kids ;)

  • I get the humour side of it but degree is not just piece of paper, its your knowledge and work. It's not degree's fault that you find it useless but it's up to you how to make use of it. I have job because of my degree in Computer Science. And yes, I am utilizing the knowledge that I got pursuing that degree to the fullest.

  • they wanted it so they paid for it .epic ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜‚

  • Im planning to take psychology omg somebody give me a heads up there!!!

  • Its gos naturrelly with me to help No degree Hihi ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™Š

  • Lmao and I graduated today!

  • yes,we all know this stuff,but it gives you an edge,you have that now,who said life was easy,you should no that more than any one,now you have a psychology degree,you want,you go and get it,period,

  • As a student currently double majoring in english and psychology, Iโ€™m crying๐Ÿ˜ญ

  • hehe i am in that very same boat.. hehehe

  • Lmfaooooo

  • I am from India and I have just completed my schooling and I don't know in which college or university I'll get admission


  • Cc cc cc,.x..Zm

  • Some people study for things that really are useless but I plan on becoming a registered nurse, people are always going to get sick and nurses can be the most helpful people sometimes


  • I just got into college... and idk if itโ€™s even worth it to go... ๐Ÿคญ

  • well, i was planning on taking psych as my major... hmmm..

  • Okay now I want dat burger

  • school sucks

  • I had an ancestry DNA ad.

  • It is lit. :) hahahaha


  • My degree is useless too... Bachelor in Leisure management. Worked in callcenters for years..

  • "they wanted it, they pay for it!" Yup ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  • By the way, you do realize that your degree is useless without a masters or a PhD, do you? To become a counselor, you need at least a masters in psychology. Also, you got a career in US-tv possibly because you didnโ€™t apply to enough jobs in the workforce. Congratulations for stepping into the train that goes to the land of Retardville.


  • Yes..... this will work to keep me motivated๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‚

  • Hahahaha ๐Ÿ˜‚ awesome! ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿ‘

  • Thanks Lilly for saving me 4 unnecessary years of education I owe u one

  • Woah!!! U r right also funny

  • no liLy, ur not HILARIOUS. not if u keep saying it so often :/ #tbtoldlilly


  • So u mean to say degrees r useless.do u know that Wharton students gets not just one but two jobs offers by the time they graduate.youngsters watch ur video n u need to inspire them to b better

  • 3:03 does this remind anyone of kingsman I mean they do this when they order drinks so...no ? Okay.

  • Pick a degree that matters, go into STEM... -_-

  • I lovescarbro๐Ÿ’•! Heโ€™s adorable!!

  • ๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ thumbs up to psychologist *sighs* perks of being a Psychology student

  • The moment when she used her degree ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ HAHAHAHHAAHAHHAHAHA

  • Lol this video is really funny and really relatable, I have a banking diploma yet I'm a rapper lol. But I must say, even though you're absolutely amazing at what you do now, I don't think you'd be this amazing if you hadn't studied psychology, in a sense, you're kinda like a new age therapist, instead of helping one patient at a time in some office somewhere, you're helping 13m of us at a time in your own office with each video you create. You're like Psychologist 2.0 lol. So your degree isn't completely useless.

  • This video is a hilarious take on a really serious issue. I totally feel you, girl!

  • Oh no, Iโ€™m a psychology major! ๐Ÿ˜ญ lol

  • now... what would freud do.. HAHAHAHHAHA

  • LOL Lily this vid is quite Savage but... YESS GIRL!! Just cause it's pretty true in a lot of cases.

  • just got to work harder than the next person thats all

  • Isn't there an epidemic of young ppl.killing themselves in India due to Indian parents pretty much abusing their kids if they don't get good grades? Good grades and education are more important than your children? Savages.

  • *Iโ€™m forwarding this to my dad* ๐Ÿ˜‚

  • Have a degree and still no job.. Sighs

  • Jenna marbles much??

  • Omg ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

  • If lily was my psychologist I would have 0 problems If you've got depression see lily she will cure your depression in hummmm... math math yes elementary school oh yeah!! 2 seconds your depression is cured! you have anxiety??? Cured in 6 seconds Couple problems? Fixed in 1 minute (because relationships are complicated)

  • Hello, I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Aquaculture and Fisheries, and I will totally mail you those DVDs you ordered.

  • Your degree is useless if it's on a path, which you are *never* going to walk down in life. Lilly supports and encourages the fact that *education is necessary* . But *most* of the Indian parents (or Asian parents or in general "PaRenTs") make it sound like if we ever dream anything outside the field of education, its entirely bs and waste of time. Which is not true. And I personally think that's what Lilly was also trying to say, not that degrees are waste or anything, its just there are always options which should be valued as much education is. Edit: I thought the coffee maker would've been a mirror or her own photo or Scarbro โœจ(ใฃโ—”๏ธฃโ—กโ—”แท…)ใฃc(โ—•๏ธฃโ—กโ—•แท…c)โœจ Lov Lilly~~

  • 00:17-00:21 so true๐Ÿ˜‚

  • STAR WARS--- I KNOW ITS SAD THAT THATS ALL I GOT FROM THIS VID BUT,,,,,,, STAR WARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • I can't be the only one who would try this burger, just admit it xD

  • Great post ! I totally agree where you come from. But, I do have to disagree that a degree is completely useless. I think everything we go through in life for better or worse, builds to be who are presently. And yes, I do agree education shouldn't have to come with a price tag.

  • SOOO.....its lit๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  • Pole land student found eye shake recipe happy

  • But it does make sense!

  • Another Entrepreneur knows the truth!

  • Psychology degree yooo ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚


  • you are so hot๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  • my degree was useless. if not for some turns, i could be working at arby's.

  • Yup. No one i know is using their degrees either, personally I don't think they're worth the debt you'll likely carry you're whole life unless you know FOR SURE you'll get a job at the end. I started at the bottom of a company worked my way up into a position and am watching a bunch of people I knew from school starting this company at the bottom earning 8 grand less than me a year because they went to Uni to get a degree... funny enough most of them seem to have psychology degrees as well...

  • I live in a country which does not have school degrees What are they again???

  • Lilly: "stay in school kids!" Me:I just new she was gonna say that!

  • ugh! she's like too much dramatic! I too am dramatic but THIS IS SOOOO " Extra "

  • I'd actually love a waitress to describe my menu like that, assuming I'm not in a hurry. xD

  • STEM

  • This degree better not be useless, I am doing way too much work for it.

  • Still Ronaldo is better than Messi!

  • Dope dope dope ๐Ÿคฃ u r so good

  • English major shouldn't have used the word "very."

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  • As someone attempting to become an english teacher, I can agree.

  • Just shows you have discipline, other than that it's just a pass.

  • ๐Ÿ—พ๐ŸŒ ๐Ÿ™๐ŸŽ‘๐ŸŽ‡๐ŸŒƒ๐Ÿž๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒ…๐ŸŒ‡๐ŸŒ‰๐ŸŒ„๐ŸŒ†๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’ณ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ต๐Ÿ’ด๐Ÿ’ถ๐Ÿ’ท๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ”จโš’๐Ÿ› ๐Ÿ› โš–๏ธ๐Ÿ”ฉ๐Ÿ”ซ๐Ÿ”ญ๐Ÿ”ฎ๐Ÿ’ˆ๐Ÿ“ฟ๐Ÿ’Š๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ’ฟ๐Ÿ“ป

  • ๐Ÿ˜‚

  • She would look gorgeous with short hair!

  • i feel like there are so many people who are saying things like: "She's so biased" and "she is making so many stereotypes to psych degrees" but really I think that this should just be known as a funny comedy video, and not a stereotyping rant. and if you didn't know, not long ago she made a video about donating money to girls who can't get an education. So stop bringing her down!

  • The intro made my day XDDDD

  • does this mean I can drop out of high school and never go to college???

  • Hey Lily, you can't say that your degree is useless because the experiences that your education gave you shaped who you are today. For example: your schooling helped cultivate your discipline in getting stuff done and that's why you're so disciplined and motivated now. Everything is connected. #deepthoughtslol

  • Lol!!!!! True!!!!!!!

  • Only thing a psychology degree is useful for is if you're trying to go "____ school" after

  • i got a sociology degree and work in a cafรฉ ๐Ÿ˜‚

  • I've loved and adored every single video of Lilly's, but I have to say something about this one. Everything is brilliant about it except for the message it sends, especially for those young enough to have their values and belief system still growing and unset. Agreeing with what several comments above have stated, I believe the intention of this video was that a mere degree does not get you through life just like that, and that it is not ENOUGH. However, I find it super easy to interpret this message wrong, and instead think what she's saying is "degrees mean nothing, and is absolutely useless". Of course, it is easy to say so if you unfortunately have found yourself receiving a degree from a field of study that you hate, or just far away from your ideal career's direction. I know so many people that suffer from this situation. But a lot of those people actually learned a valuable life lesson since, and managed to consider and compare thoroughly before heading into the field they want. To me, someone who had to drop out of college and support myself, in another country where even the language is not the same, I find all of the education I've received, that is a high school diploma and 1 year in college, tremendously useful, and in many occasions all I had to rely on. For instance, if I hadn't worked the hardest in my class and really mastered at the English language, I don't think I'd be able to find any work at all. If I didn't have any maths knowledge, how could I possibly work as a cashier and learn to manage and record daily sales. And to Lilly's example, if I didn't learn at least something about psychology out of personal interest, I believe I'd have half as many friends as today, and quite a few opportunities would be turned down just because I don't know how to interact with people more efficiently and appropriately. To this point, I personally believe psychology might just be one of the most useful fields of knowledge in life. Does degree equal education? Not necessarily. I've grown up with enough peers that absolutely resented certain subjects yet still managed to achieve a degree just like everyone else. But the process of going to school, attending and paying attention in classes, passing examines, and finally do whatever it is requires to receive that piece of paper called a "degree", is a collective and proven effective process of learning and enhancing newly acquired knowledges. From an anthropological point of view, if degrees are truly "useless", then why is it that human society hasn't eliminated it through history? In contrast, the invention of school system marked quite a leap forward among all civilizations. We get our youngsters in one centralized location, have educated and experienced intellects teach them useful things, isn't that so much more efficient than any other way? Degrees are just one socially accepted standard serving as evidence of education. Just like why we have to have IDs, so that other people and officials have a quick enough way of knowing for sure you are who you say you are. Cannot believe how long of a comment I've written. I admit that I probably am what American kids call a "geek" or "nerd", in the sense that I truly love learning. Although I haven't been in school for a few years now, I've never stopped learning through different media and platforms. This is where I find my soul rests, to go to sleep every night knowing that I've come to know just a bit more about this world, and that I've received a bit more education. And when I can feasibly afford it, I will return to school and receive that degree so many fortunate ones loathe. Best wishes to all, and to the younger generation still in high school and below, please please please don't stop learning. Take a deep look within yourself and ask what do you want to be growing up? Seriously ask that, and after getting that answer, work so so so hard in your own field. Trust me, it'll be the best thing you ever do. And getting a degree will generally making being employed so much easier, at least in the beginning stage of your career.