Skip to comments.The Importance of a College Degree
Posted on 11/16/2012 4:53:26 PM PST by a5478
President Obama promotes the myth that everyone must go to college. That if you don't go, your life will be ruined -- that you will end up waiting tables, or trapped in some other mundane occupation. The truth is, even with a college degree, you may still end up waiting tables, you'll just begin your "career" four or five years later, tens of thousands of dollars in debt.
Here is an example of some of the plumb jobs college grads were able to land during the Obama administration. Not just liberal arts majors mind you, but graduates with degrees in mathematics, robotics, neuroscience, engineering, accounting, business administration, economics, biology, communications, graphic design, marketing, and linguistics.
Of course when it comes to education, it's not just the Obama administration that deserves a failing grade. For years, politicians of both parties have pandered to students by promising more aid in the form of direct or subsidized student loans. As a result, colleges and universities are freed from competitive forces that would otherwise keep tuition low. Easy access to cheap credit enables students to bid up tuition, benefiting the educational establishment at their expense. Politicians secure student's votes by promising relief from skyrocketing tuition by providing even more loans. Ironically, the loans themselves are the very reason tuition is so high in the first place.
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What? You didn’t realize that the government owed you a living?
Instead, you went to work in a business and had an income goal? Failure.
So are you saying that getting a degree in Lesbian Dance Theory with a Minor in Self Esteem Awareness won’t get me a high paying career???
For many companies, a degree is the only way in. Hard work is extremely important, but you need to be hired first.
The universities are extremely important to the Democrats. They provide a lot of campaign contributions to the Democrats as well as many votes. They are also instrumental in running the con about the Democrats really caring about people. The Plantation Owner Professors and Administrators at our American universities are today’s slave masters. The lucky students get off as merely sharecroppers....working most of their lives to pay the Plantation Owner Professors for useless trivia.
It sounds like you certainly made the wise decision.
I do think there is reason to have a broader education. I used a reference to Don Quixote in an earlier post. I wrote that Humphries, the FBI Agent in Florida who received the e-mails from Kelley in the Petraeus business, might just be a modern Don Quixote. Some people didn’t know what I was talking about. The point was that men have been sticking up for women of questionable character for hundreds or thousands of years. The Don Quixote book is 400 years old. Humphries behavior is nothing new. A broader education provides, I believe, a richer and fuller life.
Or as I say, “To know where we’re going, you have to know where we’ve been.” That’s what education is for.
However. . . .attending college is not a guarantee of actually getting an education. These days, it’s as much an effort in checking off blocks and indoctrinating “inmates” with the current Pravda. . .
OK, peeps...the thing is...whether or not you have a college education is NOT IMPORTANT. Some people do. Some people don’t. The degree of success within those will depend on the WORK you are willing to put into it.
THE POINT is that there is a generation of people who have attended or graduated from a college and CHOOSE ENTITLEMENT as a life. Isn’t there something wrong with that picture?
Some of us are STILL well-rounded. I’m an engineer, I can hold my own in most of the physical sciences, do basic engineering in almost any of the engineering specialties. . . and know enough to be able to provide useful requirements to a more specialized engineer.
I am able to write effectively, to the point where I generally am the guy who also writes the documentation and/or manuals.
I speak 3 other languages than English, and can converse intelligently on history (especially Graeco-Roman history), art, and several genres of literature.
But I learned almost NONE of that in college. . .
It's not likely you can sue me for not hiring you for your skillsets, because I don't have any potential customers who specifically identify themselves as amateur lesbian dancers!
I can't even imagine a tiny niche market large enough to make any profit on such a select customer base.
But I promise to keep your resume on file, in case something unexpected happens,,,
It'll get you a higher-paying career over the person with no degree whatsoever.
Statistically speaking, the only thing more expensive than going to college is not going to college.
I got a degree in ag journalism and worked for various newspapers for 10 years. Although I learned a lot about the mechanics of writing on the job, my college degree gave me more of a broad background than I would have had otherwise.
That said, I now work in a factory for more money adn better hours. Not as pretigious as news writing but it pays the bills.
I don’t know how some of these kids make it with their horrendous student loans!
FYI, these are REAL classes at USC and UCLA
I’m glad it worked out for you. Hopefully you got some stock as well.
I got “shadow stock” that had to be sold back when I left the company.
I can’t complain, tho. It allowed me to start my own little brokerage in retirement.
That sounds even better. You have control, keep busy, and still make money.
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