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ApsieGuy
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14 Jan 2011, 10:03 am

I HATE HOW COLLEGE IS SEEN AS BASICALLY A BAROMETER OF HOW INTELLIGENT YOU ARE BY MODERN SOCIETY. DON'T GO TO COLLEGE AND YOU ARE CONSIDERED A DUMBASS..



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14 Jan 2011, 10:19 am

I didn't go to college and no one has ever questioned my intelligence. They question my decision not to go to college though.... as if it is some crime....



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14 Jan 2011, 10:50 am

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I didn't go to college and no one has ever questioned my intelligence. They question my decision not to go to college though.... as if it is some crime....



I DONT WANT TO GO, BUT GUESS WHAT.


No college=no marriage.



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14 Jan 2011, 12:05 pm

while i understand your hatred for the college life as my experience in college wasnt very fun and when i came out of it, my degree did jackshit for me in my job searches. and im now considering going back again for another degree. but i dont understand the correlation between college and marriage as you put it. what is your reasoning behind your belief?

you know how they say well if you have your hs diploma, you make such and such more money than a non graduate. well isnt it logical to believe that if you have a college degree, your income would even be higher. well here i am, making a little more than minimum wage and if i dont do anything to better myself and my situation, i will be f*****g miserable for the rest of my life. the truth is that in todays world, you get a job based on networking and experience. EDUCATION DOES NOT f*****g MATTER. unless its a technical/broad based degree, okay. but for everything else, nope, it does not matter.

but i love to learn and i still believe that having a more indepth/broad education than my colleagues/competition will be better for me in the long run. because it sure as hell is not working out for me right now. and im not wrong in this belief. the education system in the u.s is falling rapidly behind the new global economy/workforce and when will we ever f*****g realize it? who the hell knows. im part of the future of this country/world and i feel my country/employers dont give a damn to fully invest their time, commitment, money, and trust in my professional/personal development. im not giving up, but that american dream is such bullshit.

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14 Jan 2011, 12:37 pm

My barometer of intellect is closely tied with proper use of capitalized letters. :D



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14 Jan 2011, 4:07 pm

ApsieGuy wrote:
No college=no marriage.
Erm, I'd say college is an impediment to marriage. I would love to have a relationship right now, but keeping up with college and my interests at the same time is overwhelming enough for me at this point.

On another note, though, I LOVE COLLEGE. However, I hate how college is everything nowadays. But I love college because I feel like I have more opportunities here to revel in my narrow interest. The academics are a pain, especially during first year, but the great opportunities that I get to participate in my interest-related talks/seminars/etc., as well as the opportunity to connect with more like-minded people, are more than worth it.


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14 Jan 2011, 9:44 pm

MidlifeAspie wrote:
My barometer of intellect is closely tied with proper use of capitalized letters. :D


ohhh...touche. :thumright:



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15 Jan 2011, 8:49 pm

Aside from earning two worthless degrees, I wasn't treated fairly well by my peers. You think a girl surrounded by guys would get a break huh? Nope. I learned the hard way that the geeky/nerdy guys will go out of your way to make your life miserable if you're Asian, female, and have no sexual interest in your male classmates.

Hell I hate adulthood so much. I don't even know why I bother living so much.



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15 Jan 2011, 9:44 pm

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Aside from earning two worthless degrees, I wasn't treated fairly well by my peers. You think a girl surrounded by guys would get a break huh? Nope. I learned the hard way that the geeky/nerdy guys will go out of your way to make your life miserable if you're Asian, female, and have no sexual interest in your male classmates.

Hell I hate adulthood so much. I don't even know why I bother living so much.


If what you say is true, I can understand where you are coming from. The males often have "groups" in which they subconsciously exclude females. It can be lonely. Despite technically being female (I am an transman), I was still made part of the group.

At my college, the "nerds/geeks" are very nice to each other. I hope the situation improves for you. Try attending engineering clubs. It tends to break tension.



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16 Jan 2011, 7:35 am

ApsieGuy wrote:
I HATE HOW COLLEGE IS SEEN AS BASICALLY A BAROMETER OF HOW INTELLIGENT YOU ARE BY MODERN SOCIETY. DON'T GO TO COLLEGE AND YOU ARE CONSIDERED A DUMBASS..



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I think that after a few more cycles of students graduating from college unemployed, having massive debt, and being over-qualified for most work along with their own field of hyper-specialization already being filled, that eventually having a college degree will be a criterion for being considered a "dumbass" rather than a disqualification criterion for such a diagnosis thereof. I hope eventually the educational system might be reformed to shift the focus upon such matters important to education as educating and placing the emphasis upon the student's mastery of subjects rather than the college's mastery of marketing statistics.



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18 Jan 2011, 8:50 pm

I am pretty fed up with college now,I find it very unfulfilling sitting in rooms learning that way.I have learned so much more traveling on my own.I cannot wait to be through with my sucky "college". :x



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20 Jan 2011, 1:51 am

College does suck. From my experience, about the only thing is does well is teach you languages :? . However, college doesn't mean you won't ever get married. I find it odd that with all the actual problems/concerns of college, you mentioned... that... Anyway, some women will be stuck up and say "I won't date you unless you're in/graduated from college". However, a good chunk of those stuck up ladies have stupid majors/degrees like "women's studies" and "art history" :lol: , so forget about 'em.



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20 Jan 2011, 1:55 am

If you hate college, you're at the wrong one. That's how I see it, anyway.


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20 Jan 2011, 8:26 am

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If you hate college, you're at the wrong one. That's how I see it, anyway.


How would one find the right one without wasting a whole lot of money in the process?



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20 Jan 2011, 3:56 pm

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How would one find the right one without wasting a whole lot of money in the process?

Think about what you like to do and what you're good at; then research schools that offer classes/programs that cater specifically to those things. Once you find one you think is promising, schedule a tour/interview with the head of whatever department you're interested in, and have a look at the campus and facilities for yourself. If you want, write down things you like about the school and/or the program as you go on the tour; stuff like equipment, policies, classes mentioned, etc.

And last but not least, even if the tour guide/representative seems honest in their opinion and the information they give you, don't take everything they say at face value- ask questions, and make sure you get clear answers. While it is their responsibility to help you make an informed decision about whether the school or program is right for you, it is also their goal to try to bring in as many new students as they can. That's not to say that all recruiters are propagandists; many of them have attended the school as students, an have a very good idea of exactly what goes on on a daily basis, but just remember- don't let their enthusiasm sway you too much; make your own decision.


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