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Posted on 04/06/2013 10:21:09 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
As a general rule for choosing a major, tell an adult who is at least 50 what you want to major in. If he/she asks you “How are you going to make money at that?” and your answer is “It isn’t always about money. When did you become so cynical?”, then you need to rethink your major!
Unfortunately you are correct as it takes money to be cultured.
>>Unfortunately you are correct as it takes money to be cultured.
You can be poor and cultured. But it takes money to buy food, pay rent, own a car, etc. They didn’t realize this when mommy and daddy (and student loans) were paying the bills.
Professional “educators” crack me up more than anyone. They get a degree that insures they won’t make really big money and then they complain constantly about the money. I ask them, “You didn’t know that teachers don’t make much money?”
They reply, “Yes, but I love teaching kids.”
I say, “Well, are you teaching kids?”
They say, “Yes, but I should be making more money.”
I say, “There are people making less than you who hate their jobs and didn’t really have much choice in their profession.”
They say, “Then, they should have gone to college.”
I say, “You went to college and you don’t make anything. But you love your job, so count that as a blessing.”
Sure fire way to piss off an “educator”.
We agree. One simply has to culture oneself in this world. By the way I made pretty good money as I took a practical series of degrees. We ended up with everything we wanted and needed. I have been fortunate.
Male teachers will always have jobs.
When I was a kid I was constantly harangued by my parents and grand parents to do well in school so that I could get into a good college. That was the road map they believed in.
Being the iconoclast that I am, I ignored them all and went straight into the workforce after high school. In time, most of my siblings followed the lead of our uncles and aunts and did at least four years of college.
Didn’t bother me, because I made more money than all of them, but some time in my forties I recognized the fact that every one of them had become a hopelessly indoctrinated liberal. Some even radically so.
I truly don’t regret skipping that experience.
Learn a real skill. Practice making a very useful item (anything that people would really want) as a hobby for now. Ignore the crazy end-of-the-world distraction propaganda in order to be ready to compete, when the time comes.
If any moron needs this info to begin with, they should not be allowed into college.
the article is over thinking........ get an engineering degree.
“...the article is over thinking........ get an engineering degree.”
Yup, but most of the lefty/liberal ‘smart kids’ aren’t up to the rigors of getting a degree that requires intelligence and effort, such as an engineering degree. There is one out for them if they decide to go for it and can’t cut it...abort to an Industrial Engineering degree.
(Mine, from a time when we had to work our butts off, is in Chemical Engineering from a well respected school. And along the way, I also picked up one in Chemistry, but the Chem E paid the bills, and made it possible to be comfortable now in retirement.)
RE: get an engineering degree.
Society does not just need engineers (this coming from an engineer).