First Lesson of Getting Educated

Don't get scammed by extremely high tuition prices. Learn something that has value and can used as a trade to make an income. Understand that in the working world, people will use you. In the academia world, university employees will use you as well-- for an income.

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Anonymous

Mar 16, 2024 at 1:57am

I see where you're coming from and I kind of agree, but, a liberal arts education provides individuals with a broad and well-rounded knowledge base that goes beyond specific technical skills. It focuses on developing critical thinking, communication, problem-solving, and analytical skills that are transferable across various fields and industries. This type of education encourages creativity, intellectual curiosity, and adaptability, preparing individuals to navigate complex challenges in both their personal and professional lives.

II find those without one, are underprepared for the hard lessons life can give us, and learn self awareness and empathy later in life, all too often, after loss.

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ivory tower academic

Mar 16, 2024 at 4:06pm

Trades are great, we need lots more people who know how to make and fix stuff. But this idea that going to university or college and studying what you love is a waste of money and time bugs the hell out of me. Look around you, and what do you see? Art, art everywhere. The clothes you're wearing, the shows on TV that are all you talk about, the desk you're at, the plate you eat off of. It's all designed by people who chose a career in the arts, and that's a huge industry employing gazillions of people like me, a theatre and visual arts grad who's been making a nice living helping to spread joy, illumination and rock and roll to YOU for decades.

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Whatever

Mar 18, 2024 at 5:01am

I do not need University education to get far in life. I’d rather not be boxed into any of their colonial ways of thinking. The rest of us can simply carry on with the University of life and technical colleges.

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Wayne T.

Mar 18, 2024 at 6:40am

Sounds obvious, but some people take degrees that have no value for work and wonder why they can't find a job!

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@ivory tower academic

Mar 18, 2024 at 11:23am

I find people who work on their trades/crafts on their own time throughout life are far better than academic-trained labour. They can innovate and surpass a newbie graduate without much effort.

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@ Whatever

Mar 18, 2024 at 3:46pm

Those of us who go to University do not have to be "boxed into any of their colonial ways of thinking", unless you choose to let that happen.
I was taught critical thinking there, which meant challenging the status quo.

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@ Whatever

Mar 18, 2024 at 3:51pm

For any number of professions, a university education is required and appropriate. For any other number of professions, a college diploma or trade school is required and appropriate.

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@whatever

Mar 20, 2024 at 6:58am

as if learning a trade in service to capital isn't a colonial way of thinking...

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