Higher Education

    If you choose to go to college Great we need an educated populace. If you choose to go and take useless classes spending someone else’s money guess what you signed the line and knew what you were doing. Suck it up and pay your bills. Look at your parents, not your government it’s their fault. If you had been raised more intellegently you wouldn’t be in your predicament. Harsh, but true Parents stop being friends and start being PARENTS. How can we expect young adults to make good decisions? They Can’t, not their fault they just haven’t been around long enough to learn from mistakes. Now do I think College is overpriced YES. Do I believe there are lots of opportunity’s outside of the college forum YES. You don’t hear people talking about trade schools, but we need skilled labor. Without them, we lose jobs overseas and they pay better than most jobs college students hope to get even after a few raises. A college degree does say you stuck with it and completed an arduous journey nobody can take that away from you. A journey is supposed to lead somewhere though so if you’re just floating through maybe its time to step back save money and find where your journey is leading.

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2 thoughts on “Higher Education

  1. I like much of what you have said here, but have to differ on a couple of points.

    Some parents are amazing; some are amazingly stupid; and there’s a full range in between. That’s human nature, and we haven’t found a way to motivate people to be otherwise. However, a person’s life isn’t all about his or her parents. Children can grow beyond the parents — many do. The child needs to take responsibility for their life. What happened while they were growing may have been awful, but it’s only an excuse, not a determinant, for what happens in the future.

    The notion of Purpose can be intimidating, because is denotes a single fixed, permanent goal, and that’s not honest. This falls in line with Eisenhower’s comment that “plans are worthless, but planning is essential.”

    To explain, my father told the story of taking a grad student who was worried about what she wanted to do into a meeting with 12 academics working on a research project. He asked each person at the table to mention the number of careers they had pursued in life. The group came up with 33 careers among the 12 people. Not casual jobs, actual careers.

    You always have to be headed someplace, but you don’t need permission to change your mind about where you want to go. Part of living the fullest lie possible may be making serious attempts at different goals.

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    1. I agree with this and in a round of bout way we are kinda saying the same thing. I’d agree very few people in this world get to know what they are meant to do from the start of life. But amassing debt while trying to figure it out is a horrible Idea. If you ever figure out the purpose of this life I’d love to hear it. Best I can figure its about its somewhere between finding a useful place in society and passing knowledge to the next generation. with a lot of learning and mistakes along the way. Thank you for the input.

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