No, but a LOT of people go to college without any interest in it, and then just pick a random degree because its what everyone is doing. Then hate it, they do poorly, then they can't find a job, and their life sucks.
They went to college not because they wanted to, but because there is a social stigma that you HAVE to.
I was in highschool back when IT wasn't all that big. My grades in every honor classes were off the chart (ok, not in english obviously), and decided to go in IT...not computer science, IT. I went to tech college, not even university.
Everyone around me were like "WTF! You should be a doctor!!"
Fast forward to today, and googling numbers around, as a lead software engineer at a well known company, I make about as much as a family practitioner. Well under what an average doctor makes overall, but since I do no overtime at all and the atmosphere is really laid back, if I divided yearly salaries per hour worked (doctors are generally overworked), i probably easily beat many doctor's salaries.
And I'm happier than if I had gone into a field I didn't like that everyone was pushing me into doing, just because it "looked better"
This is basically what the article is saying. Do go to college just because thats what everyone is doing.
Flipping burgers with a liberal art degree sucks.