Discussion in 'Community' started by rube, Nov 1, 2013.
I'm on low 3g get no streaming video.
It's like dialup.
^can you play angry birds
... and so... Irish = Taliban ?? :thumbsdown:
I can play words
that game's addicting
Let's turn the website into..........
I don't know what was said in this thread before but here is where I am taking it. Our world is totally fucked. It all starts in the public school systems, they need to start giving kids life skills, so when they step off the stage of graduation day there is a career opportunity waiting for them without going to fucking college. Serious fuck college, as soon as they've stuffed enough meaningless mathematics, history, science and all the other crap they teach...they preach "Go to College, your not going to do anything without a degree." I literally heard HS teachers say that to kids..like WHAT DA FAck
And they make it seem so easy, yeah apply for financial aid, sign a couple papers...gets your parents or grandparents to help cover the rest..then boom you graduate and there are no degrees in your field around, even jobs you are over qualified for won't take you because you wasted your time at school and not gaining practical work experience, which is really what everyone wants.
I don't even have a clue who holds my fucking loans anymore, I haven't opened a bill for them in probably 1.5 years and have dodged phone call after phone call to the point of not having a cell phone anymore.
Dude... nice rant We're not going to turn you in LOL but you never know who's reading... and welcome to the depraved space patrol of DSP
The topic you raise is deep and I'll play for a while with you if you'd like.
We'll start by agreeing that our world is totally fucked. You're right in more ways than I'll go into tonight but even narrowly focusing on the education vs jobs angle you're still right... and you're fucked. Most are. But it's a continuum rather than the overly simplistic black and white image that Big Media and Big Education want you to see. Most unpopularly and undemocratically this continuum has always been spread exactly over IQ. The lie is that the bulk of the bell curve needs a college degree. But it's a win win for Big Education AND Big Money so that theme is drummed into the simpletons who run public education so they drum it into a "no child left behind" MINDSET and my damn tax dollars are wasted making sure the "less advantaged" are institutionally baby sat.
Without a thought as to they're being employable.
I completely agree that college is not supposed to be for everyone. Truly. And, after numerous starts and stops, I'm in my 12th year floating near junior status no longer convinced that I'll ever finish. Hard to get good paying work as a nondegreed engineer and tough getting a degree while working feeding a family etc but that is a different digression. But I've always made good use of the college I've taken on a class by class basis. When I was working as a designer around engineers and wanted to know what they hell they were saying, taking a couple of basic electronics classes paid huge dividends. OK I get ohm's law and a bunch of basic physics and THAT helps be employable. 3 or 4 classes... not a degree. But I want my damned doctor to have a degree. And the bridge engineer. Certain things SHOULD be done by the people who studied math WAY past calculus. And many of tomorrows best paying jobs ARE going to require more education. But not all of them. Richest man I know doesn't have a degree. It's not THAT mandatory.
One is rewarded for understanding as much as possible about the world around them and the whole global village perspective as it will forever affect your life and future employment prospects. In my career have personally built hundreds of different products in quantities of millions of units in both the USA and abroad and know first hand about job migration. And I watched a bunch of fellow engineers lose their $100k jobs to engineers from Bangalore who made $12K to $30k. Global village.
I am all for trade schools and attended one of those too. Far better value for my coin than college. Far better. Especially considering what I'm paying for my kids colleges. Trade schools teach real world skills. And yet Big Education looks down their nose at this essential body of knowledge.
But Big Education wants to keep spiraling up the costs of 'degrees' even when they are for worthless things like liberal arts degrees. I told my kids that science degrees were their only option or they go get a job. And every Tiger Mom out there wants little Johnny to go to Stanford or Yale so they waste boatloads of coin on every imaginable teaching gadget, tutors etc. That part of the stupid "must have a college degree" cycle will probably never end even though far more than half of the populace has no business in college.
Despite that we agree that it would be in the better interests of the youth of America to have more of a "Life Coach" type approach that taught people about basic finance, basic trade skills, basic life management hacks etc. I volunteered for a few years on my kids school district "career day" so that kids could hear from an entrepreneur instead of only nurses, cops and firemen. And this 'real world' teaching needs done not only as a mandatory senior class for those who don't make it to college. Our current system is fucked up by the teachers unions but that too is another rant.
The best adage I've learned is to find something you like and do that, so it doesn't feel like work whether it is or not. Whatever you make is whatever you make but be happy because your days are short. Carpe diem.
And travel. However Wherever Whenever ... travel. It's been said that not traveling is like only reading a single page of a book. If you haven't seen life elsewhere you really have little understanding of your life at home.
Having seen 22 countries so far I can say that I'm rarely happier than when I return to the US even knowing how fucked up we are. It really goes downhill fast in other places.
But my world is awesome.
I don't know where you living.
Where I live I hobble through the woods with my pack of dogs tasting wildflowers and finding cool rocks and sticks to take home.
And I have a great time.
Lots of old mining stuff in these hills.
Maybe I'll find a shiny rock.
so don't read... ignorance is bliss
it's also vastly ignorant to imply that "finding cool rocks" is going to help anyone trying to survive our modern world.
Easy money is growing n selling Portobello mushrooms.
Just regular mushrooms grown for longer.
But way more expensive in local restaurants n markets.
Simple to grow on wet logs in troughs.
Lots of easy ways to make money outside system if you supply something in demand.
No need for degree just ethic, honesty, heart.
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