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#1 sunflowerpower

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Posted June 20 2012 - 12:25 AM

Got your attention, did I? Yes, university is a waste of time if you want to be drilled to take tests and fit a mold... also the student loans aren't fun to pay back; and, most students don't deserve to be in college- I knew more intelligent people who did not go to college or university but got jobs and made something of themselves.

What road did I take? University. What road do I regret? You betcha!

Please do not bash me for saying university is a waste of time. I got wonderful grades and had a decent amount of friends when I was on campus; it just does not prepare you for the real world!

Does anyone else feel the same way? Given that I cannot even get a volunteer job because I have a M/A in this economy, I deserve to feel a little upset. I see mentally handicapped people with jobs and I am told I am overqualified? Geez. I suppose that is why our country is in the toilet.

From someone who has been down the higher education road, spend your time dedicating yourself to a field or company you can grow with and learn the trade. If you enjoy cooking, fixing cars, or chilling with people learn the vocation and become the best chef, mechanic, or counselor the world has ever seen. This goes for anything else that cannot be outsourced! Vocational training is the way to go. Don't spend your time with a four-year university or more. Get a real job. I wish someone would have told me this 10 years a go!

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Posted June 20 2012 - 04:03 AM

University was never meant to prepare you for the real world... It's to prepare you for taking orders, just like all the grades before. (except you are away from home now)

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Posted June 25 2012 - 04:08 AM

Yeah, sure, good luck trying to find a job in science or IT without university.

You don't need the university, you need the paper.
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Posted July 09 2012 - 08:42 AM

I'm concerned about the professors' points of view that will certainly be taught to my daughter when she goes to college. I know many are of the liberal mind-set that I've never grown up agreeing with. I do agree it's not the university but the degree that is needed. The key is to have her get a degree in a major that will help her get a job after graduation. We're going in the direction of Business, maybe Marketing specifically.


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Posted July 09 2012 - 09:32 AM

I would rather be unemployed anyday than "make something of myself", "get a real job" or become adapted to "the real world".

Have a made nothing of myself because I'm not useful to some boss? Are my occupations not "real" because they don't make my boss wealthier? Is my world unreal because I'm not a cog or a tool of capital?!

Love cooking or tinkering with cars? For the love of God don't destroy your pleasure in those things by turning your passion into a job! You'll wish you'd never seen a frying pan/carburretor in your life!

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Posted July 10 2012 - 04:56 PM

The purpose of higher education is not to get a job, that's a Tech school's role, or learn how to take orders, that's the military's role, or to become adapted to the real world, that's the family's role.

Higher education is intended to broaden your understanding of the world, present multiple ideas and teachings from many different cultures, teach you to think in non-dogmatic ways, and increase your understanding of society and the individuals that comprise it, including yourself.

Professors seem "liberal" to close minded individuals because they have been trained, and are willing to look at many different subjects, ideas, and notions from many different directions. Close minded people have decided that only one way is correct , their way.

The "piece of paper" or degree is not what is needed, what has been learned is what is needed. The degree is only a representation of what is supposed to have been learned.


Higher education is only a waste of time only if you enter it with false expectations. "I went to college to get a good job and make lots of money", is a false expectation. If you attend with the attitude that you will use the environment to increase your knowledge and improve your mind, and then make every attempt to do so, you will never loose, as you will have developed a strong mind and powerful will that can be used in whatever situation you find yourself in.

In short the purpose of higher education is to grow up.

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Posted July 10 2012 - 05:12 PM

university is a waste of time if you want to be drilled to take tests and fit a mold...


well yeah, that's what high school was for. university is much more focused on essays and critical thinking.

I'm concerned about the professors' points of view that will certainly be taught to my daughter when she goes to college. I know many are of the liberal mind-set that I've never grown up agreeing with. I do agree it's not the university but the degree that is needed. The key is to have her get a degree in a major that will help her get a job after graduation. We're going in the direction of Business, maybe Marketing specifically.


it just depends on what program you're in. my professors were generally less liberal than i am, and i am not particularly liberal myself.

i didn't take many classes in the business spectrum, but i would assume those professors would overall be about the least liberal on the faculty.

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Posted July 10 2012 - 05:30 PM

A great thing if you caan drop the idea of 'getting a job' and focus on making a job or even better a biz of your own. Two of my bros got 'higher educations' and one now has an orchid biz in the islands and the other has his own nursery biz in New York.
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Posted July 13 2012 - 08:56 AM

College has deff broadened my horizons and I've learned a good bit. I got my GED after I dropped out of Catholic school. I'm not super Catholic but I do believe in good will and being more of a pacifist than resorting to violence. Right now, I am contemplating finishing the next two years or going to Cosmetology school and then I can go straight to work. I was thinking of becoming either a hairdresser or skin care specialist. The thing is, I can just go straight to work instead of spending two years not sure of what I'll do with mass communications. I think technical school is now the easiest route toward a decent job. Liberal arts colleges are good, we have an excellent nursing program but I never went into nursing, too squeemish and worried I would mess up. I know Cosmetology is kinda cliche but i think it would be fun and a good start.

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Posted July 13 2012 - 09:44 AM

If you got a degree to "prepare" for a "job", yeah, you just fucked yourself.

If you want to go to college, learn some shit, and enjoy yourself, if you can do it without loans, that's awesome. If you want a job, go to windmill school and become a windmill tech/mechanic, they make amazing money.

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