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|Agreed. If your goals in life are like "become a gas station manager someday" or "start a horrible pop-punk band" or "be promoted to staff at Sputnikmusic" it's definitely not necessary. |
|College is essentially imperative for financial success unless you want to enter a trade industry |
(electrician, plummer, mechanic ect) or serve in the military. A College degree is about the equivalent of a
High School degree 20 years ago, it's the key to a majority of today's jobs. Personally, I found college the
most beneficial not in the classroom but as a setting to truly be independent from your family and past
friends and truly find out who you are and what you want to become. The social skills of those I know who
stayed home after high school and those who went off to college is astronomical. And also, generally
speaking, those who went off to school are overall much much more successful than those who didn't.
Then again, like mentioned above, there's more to life then moving up a chain of jobs and earning more
money. Nothing wrong with delivering pizzas if that's what you enjoy.
|lol cool bro|
|Hep Kat confirmed for head shop employee. |
|it's really easy to get indoctrinated into that fact especially since public schools cram the "u need college or u will never go anywhere in life" starting at about the 6th fucking grade but it's not exactly necessary. |
and honestly most of the people that would sit there and say HAHA U DIDNT COLLEGE? GAS STATION PIZZA DELIVERY MCDONALDS are just trying to justify their time and effort they put into higher education.
getting a decent job/career is all about connections, impressions and experience.
a major company isn't going to hire a 22 year old fuckwit fresh out of southeastern oklahoma polytechnical mid-state who doesn't know his ass from his dick because got his 4 year degree in a semi-related field over another candidate who has 4 years of real world experience and makes a great impression just simply because he doesn't have a piece of paper that says "I LERND STUFF N PASD TEST"
|I mean, success really doesn't come down to whether you go to school or not but whether you have the |
willpower and motive to be successful in something. If you want to open a record store, have the resources
and put your heart and soul into it you can be successful. You can be a successful landscaper, store
owner, entrepreneur or whatever you like.
Problem is that many people in this world don't have the drive and willpower to make these dreams come
true. Most people are lazy, don't put in the extra effort and settle for less than what they can achieve.
I just find that College opens more doors to you and on average people who attend college become more
successful than those who don't. There's plenty of exceptions to the rule tho.
If you have passions , are a hard worker and can motivate yourself then sure, college might not be for you
and will be a waste of time and money. For others, it gives you a few extra years to decide what you want
to do, opens up doors, build a network of connections and gives your life meaning and a direction to go.
|Im enlightened now. I will promptly drop out of college.|
|"Im enlightened now. I will promptly drop out of college." |
|"be promoted to staff at Sputnikmusic"|
hey now thats not fair im just about to graduate with a perfectly good humanities degree that ill put to great use in the flourishing job market of the united states of america
|even if you don't learn anything, college is hella fun|
|Agreed. Would do again.|
|To be honest, I don't really use my degree (English Ed.) anymore, but it got my foot in the door. I subbed for a few years out of college, then got a job at an expanding company looking for copywriters. Built/leveraged excel skill into a job where I'm buried in spreadsheets. Marketed that skill to bury myself further in spreadsheets elsewhere. I'm sure none of these companies would have taken me without a 4 year degree, but the hard skills I learned in college aren't really applicable.|
As for soft skills? I came out of my shell a lot in college. You need to be a people person to survive and thrive in life (well, mostly), so I think that helped tons. The social experience is priceless and, like I said, the piece of paper got my foot in the door (eventually). I also got me some culture, but everyone values that differently. As an old English teacher once said to me, you could probably get the same experience as an English degree by spending 4 years in the library. He wasn't wrong.
Now, everything changes when you're talking about a hard skill in college. Unless you have all kinds of certs and portfolio examples, you're not going to land a job programming without a 4 year degree in CS/SE/IS/IT/IDK. Same for any medical/therapeutic discipline, science, cryptography, engineering, etc. Every company has a resume system at this point and if you can't put in a 4 year degree for something like that, they'll pass you up automatically and find someone who has it.
In conclusion: dongs.
|I don't like that your incentive to go to college and work is your livelihood. That's still fucked up, hope technology changes that in the future.|
|Idk. I am started to get freaked out about post-college life. |
I kinda wanna just stay in college forever.
|really depends what you wanna do with your life. it certainly helps if you're willing to let it|
|good place to learn I guess, but too much focus on degree/grades etc. I think|
|it's all about what you want to do. I'm majoring in Journalism and working for my college's newspaper at the moment, so when I hopefully get a journalism job after I graduate I know what I'm doing. I already have that experience to help me do a better job.|
|words and stuff |
|I wanna grow up and be a big rock n' roll star |
|to build upon what JWT said, college/university is the convenient place to gain experience socially, intellectually, and mentally. but the whole function of higher education isn't about getting "indoctrinated" into a system that is promoted as the proper means to live comfortably.|
the world doesn't owe you anything - not food & water, not shelter, not clothing, not love. existence is meant to be fought for and your safety nets won't hold forever.
you're born into your life with what life handed you; your own set of circumstances and an environment that hopefully you learned/will learn basic human necessities to survive in society (certain levels of fortitude, discipline, self-reliance, self-acceptance, confidence, willpower, efficiency, compassion, resourcefulness, understanding, etc.).
university isn't necessary but, next to your resume, it's the best way to judge your qualifications for all fields of study, knowledge, and industry sectors.
the word holds no weight today. no one will take your "I know a lot about cars" seriously. others look for the most efficient & reliable people that can hold their company, their job position, and themselves up -- not the other way around.
plus university is the easiest opportunity to make friends, which rarely last from the beginning.
|my dream is to work at a head shop/record/liquor store so i dunno wtf im doin at college |
|majored in marketing still need to change that shit cause idgaf and cant do marketin|
|employers just want to know that you're driven enough to figure out how to pay for and complete college. |
unless you're going for a specific career straight away like teacher/engineer/nurse than yeah you need it.
I think most people have figured out that it doesn't make you smarter just more knowledgable about specific things.
I have graduated friends with a fraction of the intelligence of my hs drop out friends. but of course ones sewing old people back together and the others managing a warehouse team at a mattress firm warehouse. they still make about the same salary tho
|where's The College Dropout|