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The Fact That You Graduated College Doesn't Mean That You're Smart.

 
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I guess I struck a nerve with AC28667343. It's so funny watching a feeble mind try to defend its sense of self. The poor AC must really cling to his or her degree to prove his or her intelligence.
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What do you cling to? Your GED? LOL!!!!!

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Some people carry their degree in their back pocket.
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I know a recent college graduate that cannot spell. In her 'educated' brain the word absolute is apsolute. And for all her years in college she has a job in a doughnut shop.
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You think THATS bad?

I majored in Anthropology. Everyone (and I DO mean everyone) said "what the fuck is wrong with you?"

I had shit all figured out too. Was going to go live with the Bushmen in Africa and write books about my journey, learning Shamanism as well (and doing some crazy wicked drugs to contact 'Spirits')- Shit was going to ROCK!!!!!!!!

...Well, here I am many years later and never once have I worked in my chosen Field...Nor will I...Ever... =(

BUT, it was probably the best four years of my life- made me who I am... Introduced me to SO MUCH. I would do the same thing if I had it to do all over again. =)
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I agree that it was a blast but I would have changed my major if I had to start all over again. I wanna major in Genetics and spend rest of my life pissing off libtards over human evolution.
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I guess I struck a nerve with AC28667343. It's so funny watching a feeble mind try to defend its sense of self. The poor AC must really cling to his or her degree to prove his or her intelligence.
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What do you cling to? Your GED? LOL!!!!!

lmaobonghitlol
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Your poor logic astounds me. It's obviousness that you have no intelligent rebuttal for my original post and that you've resorted to sloppily attacking posters who agree with it as your next best option.
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I guess I struck a nerve with AC28667343. It's so funny watching a feeble mind try to defend its sense of self. The poor AC must really cling to his or her degree to prove his or her intelligence.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 911426


What do you cling to? Your GED? LOL!!!!!

lmaobonghitlol
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28667343


Your poor logic astounds me. It's obviousness that you have no intelligent rebuttal for my original post and that you've resorted to sloppily attacking posters who agree with it as your next best option.
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You have no logic. By the way the use of the word obviousness is incorrect. You would know that if you had actually paid attention in school. Dumbass.
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I guess I struck a nerve with AC28667343. It's so funny watching a feeble mind try to defend its sense of self. The poor AC must really cling to his or her degree to prove his or her intelligence.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 911426


What do you cling to? Your GED? LOL!!!!!

lmaobonghitlol
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28667343


Your poor logic astounds me. It's obviousness that you have no intelligent rebuttal for my original post and that you've resorted to sloppily attacking posters who agree with it as your next best option.
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I'll bet you really thought you were smart when you got that GED in the mail, didn't you? So to make yourself feel smarter, you come on here and attack college grads. The truth of the matter is that if college grads are dumb then those that didn't even get that far are even dumber.
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I guess I struck a nerve with AC28667343. It's so funny watching a feeble mind try to defend its sense of self. The poor AC must really cling to his or her degree to prove his or her intelligence.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 911426


What do you cling to? Your GED? LOL!!!!!

lmaobonghitlol
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28667343


Your poor logic astounds me. It's obviousness that you have no intelligent rebuttal for my original post and that you've resorted to sloppily attacking posters who agree with it as your next best option.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 911426


You have no logic. By the way the use of the word obviousness is incorrect. You would know that if you had actually paid attention in school. Dumbass.
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You should have used a comma after "By the way."
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What do you cling to? Your GED? LOL!!!!!

lmaobonghitlol
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Your poor logic astounds me. It's obviousness that you have no intelligent rebuttal for my original post and that you've resorted to sloppily attacking posters who agree with it as your next best option.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 911426


You have no logic. By the way the use of the word obviousness is incorrect. You would know that if you had actually paid attention in school. Dumbass.
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You should have used a comma after "By the way."
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The comma is optional. You, too, would know that if you had paid attention in class.
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I guess I struck a nerve with AC28667343. It's so funny watching a feeble mind try to defend its sense of self. The poor AC must really cling to his or her degree to prove his or her intelligence.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 911426


What do you cling to? Your GED? LOL!!!!!

lmaobonghitlol
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Some people carry their degree in their back pocket.
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What do you carry in yours? A bag of weed? I'll bet that makes you feel really smart, doesn't it? The reason why I am not a retard like you is that I didn't pollute my brain with drugs, you did. That's why you are retarded.
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Oh please!! That's such an ignorant statement. There are some very smart, quite educated individuals who have graduated college - Then there's also those that you wonder just how they got by, or how memorizing a subject is considered a skill. But there's no need to try to offend those who wanted to pursue a degree. I am now getting a Masters in Social work and I certainly don't think I'm any better than anyone else, but I knew that I wanted to work in this field. Its not just remembering things, its working with people, and helping out, and wanting to make a change.
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24 yo highschool drop out Male here.

I tried to graduate 3 times. Never passed the test...because of ONE subject/course. "Accouting" Who the fuck even needs accounting, beside the sheeple working in fucking banks and I don't know where else. This shitty course ruined my life. I ruined my life because of one fucking subject.

The worse is: I'm not able anymore to pass highschool here in Europe, at least legally.

I don't know what I should do with my life. Sitting here in my parent's house. Having some time fun at weekends with some girls but that's it. I fucked everything up..
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Oh please!! That's such an ignorant statement. There are some very smart, quite educated individuals who have graduated college - Then there's also those that you wonder just how they got by, or how memorizing a subject is considered a skill. But there's no need to try to offend those who wanted to pursue a degree. I am now getting a Masters in Social work and I certainly don't think I'm any better than anyone else, but I knew that I wanted to work in this field. Its not just remembering things, its working with people, and helping out, and wanting to make a change.
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OP is a troll. Don't feed him. He obviously is a high school dropout who can not find a job. So he spends all day smoking weed and complaining about how unfair life is. He just recently took his GED test and his diploma just came in the mail. Now he thinks he is smarter than those with advanced degrees.
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No ofcourse not. But on general people who did college might be a little more crisp. Not to say college people are always smarter and non-college people are always dumber, certainly not, many brilliant people were dropouts. But in general I do think someone who went through 4 more years of schooling has a more in depth approach to things, not all things and not to say non-college people can't approach things in depth, but in general. I mean not everybody who didn't went to college didn't went because they didn't needed it. Some tried and just weren't good enough.
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24 yo highschool drop out Male here.

I tried to graduate 3 times. Never passed the test...because of ONE subject/course. "Accouting" Who the fuck even needs accounting, beside the sheeple working in fucking banks and I don't know where else. This shitty course ruined my life. I ruined my life because of one fucking subject.

The worse is: I'm not able anymore to pass highschool here in Europe, at least legally.

I don't know what I should do with my life. Sitting here in my parent's house. Having some time fun at weekends with some girls but that's it. I fucked everything up..
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Try a trade school, einstein. You can learn job skills in just a few months. Job skills that can help you earn a decent living and help you raise a family.
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No ofcourse not. But on general people who did college might be a little more crisp. Not to say college people are always smarter and non-college people are always dumber, certainly not, many brilliant people were dropouts. But in general I do think someone who went through 4 more years of schooling has a more in depth approach to things, not all things and not to say non-college people can't approach things in depth, but in general. I mean not everybody who didn't went to college didn't went because they didn't needed it. Some tried and just weren't good enough.
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I have never heard of any brilliant person having been a high school dropout.
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Where did the OP go? We were just getting ready to get along and be friends.
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24 yo highschool drop out Male here.

I tried to graduate 3 times. Never passed the test...because of ONE subject/course. "Accouting" Who the fuck even needs accounting, beside the sheeple working in fucking banks and I don't know where else. This shitty course ruined my life. I ruined my life because of one fucking subject.

The worse is: I'm not able anymore to pass highschool here in Europe, at least legally.

I don't know what I should do with my life. Sitting here in my parent's house. Having some time fun at weekends with some girls but that's it. I fucked everything up..
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Try a trade school, einstein. You can learn job skills in just a few months. Job skills that can help you earn a decent living and help you raise a family.
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What the fuck is a trade school? And what are those skills?
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Hey people, if you think that college educated people are you should see what uneducated people are like. Complete retards.
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I've met a lot of stupid people who went to college.
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I've met a lot of stupid people who come from Belgium.
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I doubt it. I don't think you have ever been here.

I, on the other hand, have visited the USA and have worked with Americans. The concentration of idiots in the USA is substantially higher than anywhere else in the world and I blame their education system (or lack of it).
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Yer rite! and dokturs is stoopid.
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I know a recent college graduate that cannot spell. In her 'educated' brain the word absolute is apsolute. And for all her years in college she has a job in a doughnut shop.
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You can't even use proper grammar and you're talking about other people? The first sentence you wrote should read: "I know a recent college graduate WHO cannot spell." You wrote "THAT" instead of "WHO."

The third sentence you wrote begins with a conjunction. It is improper grammar to begin a sentence with a conjunction.

Your friend might be an educated idiot, but you are an uneducated one.
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Actually each correction you made is wrong.

Now I'll explain how Mrs. Rogers your fifth grade teacher didn't get it right. (Not completely at least. That wasn't honestly wrong either, but if you're going to take someone to task, you assume the burden of proof, which you kind of failed here.)

You see, in a living language, the way things are used is the primary judge of what is correct or not. If you go and talk to anyone doing post Graduate work in English you'll find that they agree that many of the things you thing of as laws and rules are more likely stylistic suggestions.

And I mean it. :)
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24 yo highschool drop out Male here.

I tried to graduate 3 times. Never passed the test...because of ONE subject/course. "Accouting" Who the fuck even needs accounting, beside the sheeple working in fucking banks and I don't know where else. This shitty course ruined my life. I ruined my life because of one fucking subject.

The worse is: I'm not able anymore to pass highschool here in Europe, at least legally.

I don't know what I should do with my life. Sitting here in my parent's house. Having some time fun at weekends with some girls but that's it. I fucked everything up..
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28629593


Try a trade school, einstein. You can learn job skills in just a few months. Job skills that can help you earn a decent living and help you raise a family.
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What the fuck is a trade school? And what are those skills?
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Are you serious? You really don't know what a trade school is? I guess the reason why you didn't graduate is because you were too dumb to graduate.

A trade school is a school where people go to learn job skills. For example, a person who wants to learn to become an automotive technician would go to a trade school that specializes in training automotive technicians. If a person wants to become an electrician, that person would go to a trade school that specializes in training electricians. Get it?
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The reason this trolling attempt worked so well is that both sides of this argument have merit. At 17, I dropped out, started working labeling tapes at a production house, and now at 32, I have the equivalent of a number of degrees in media and am very employed and respected in my field. Note- my field is media (production, editing, animation, design, dedicated systems, networking, etc, etc). In MOST fields, you cannot get away with this and I consider myself extremely lucky that things worked out so well for me.

There are still many fields out there which benefit greatly from a college education, and in many ways the act of surviving college itself is a qualification, much like being in the military. There is also an obvious benefit to the formal education in that certain things are taught in a specific order. When you are entirely self-taught, you often learn things somewhat out-of-sync.

So both sides can be accurate and anyone can succeed if they apply themselves hard enough. I'll never knock anyone for going to college, and I'll never knock anyone for choosing not to also.

Of course...just my opinion, don't go to college for computer-related work. It's too simple to learn on your own, why rack up that debt for a field that has virtually no positions available?
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I know a recent college graduate that cannot spell. In her 'educated' brain the word absolute is apsolute. And for all her years in college she has a job in a doughnut shop.
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You can't even use proper grammar and you're talking about other people? The first sentence you wrote should read: "I know a recent college graduate WHO cannot spell." You wrote "THAT" instead of "WHO."

The third sentence you wrote begins with a conjunction. It is improper grammar to begin a sentence with a conjunction.

Your friend might be an educated idiot, but you are an uneducated one.
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Actually each correction you made is wrong.

Now I'll explain how Mrs. Rogers your fifth grade teacher didn't get it right. (Not completely at least. That wasn't honestly wrong either, but if you're going to take someone to task, you assume the burden of proof, which you kind of failed here.)

You see, in a living language, the way things are used is the primary judge of what is correct or not. If you go and talk to anyone doing post Graduate work in English you'll find that they agree that many of the things you thing of as laws and rules are more likely stylistic suggestions.

And I mean it. :)
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I'll trust my MBA before I trust the "rules" of so-called internet experts like you.

In other words, you agree that the grammar is wrong but are trying to argue that because people use it incorrectly, that makes it right. Unbelievable. I guess if people incorrectly add 2+2 and come up with 5, then by your rules that would be correct. Wow!
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The reason this trolling attempt worked so well is that both sides of this argument have merit. At 17, I dropped out, started working labeling tapes at a production house, and now at 32, I have the equivalent of a number of degrees in media and am very employed and respected in my field. Note- my field is media (production, editing, animation, design, dedicated systems, networking, etc, etc). In MOST fields, you cannot get away with this and I consider myself extremely lucky that things worked out so well for me.

There are still many fields out there which benefit greatly from a college education, and in many ways the act of surviving college itself is a qualification, much like being in the military. There is also an obvious benefit to the formal education in that certain things are taught in a specific order. When you are entirely self-taught, you often learn things somewhat out-of-sync.

So both sides can be accurate and anyone can succeed if they apply themselves hard enough. I'll never knock anyone for going to college, and I'll never knock anyone for choosing not to also.

Of course...just my opinion, don't go to college for computer-related work. It's too simple to learn on your own, why rack up that debt for a field that has virtually no positions available?
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I've seen the kind of work that self-taught computer programmers do and it is garbage. There is no replacement for a college education. The thing that people forget is that an education is a stable foundation on which life experiences are built. Building life experiences on top of a high school dropout's GED is like building a house on a foundation of sand.
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Hey OP, the fact that you just got your GED in the mail doesn't mean you're smart either. It actually means you were to dumb to finish high school. Get a life and stop smoking so much weed.
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A rabid dog that shwings out his MBA at every opportunity is in the same category as a religitard that preaches hellfire and brimstone. There's no use arguing because opinions and beliefs will not change.
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Of course going to college doesn't mean you're smart. Nor does not going to college make you dumb. Why all the vile anti-intellectualism?

College can have value. It really depends on the person doesn't it? Anything you can learn in college you can learn on-line, but the odds of actually exerting the effort to learn the same volume of information outside of college are remote.

College (this depends on your major of course) isn't so much about making you "smart." It is supposed to give you a broad base from which to work from. It is supposed to teach you to be a competent researcher capable of producing valid material.

Sneeze at that if you want, but 99% of the time the non-college graduate (and sadly 50% of the time even the college grad) simply is not capable of contributing to any research field.

I often see people claim that all the "real smart" people drop out of college. Then they'll offer a name or two of some famous people who did just that as evidence to support their claims. That is garbage. The fact is that there are exceptions to every rule and such people are exceptions. Additionally, the people cited are often from the early 20th century or before. That was a time when a smart person with a curious nature could actually make discoveries. We have mostly moved away from those days what with the depth of technical knowledge today.

Einstein went to college. So did Oppenheimer, Hawking, Sagan, Planck, Bergen, Johanson, and the vast majority of the thousands of others who have contributed knowledge and discoveries to humanity.

It would appear that those so quick to denigrate college are either jealous or else have been exposed to some intellectual snob.
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Of course going to college doesn't mean you're smart. Nor does not going to college make you dumb. Why all the vile anti-intellectualism?

College can have value. It really depends on the person doesn't it? Anything you can learn in college you can learn on-line, but the odds of actually exerting the effort to learn the same volume of information outside of college are remote.

College (this depends on your major of course) isn't so much about making you "smart." It is supposed to give you a broad base from which to work from. It is supposed to teach you to be a competent researcher capable of producing valid material.

Sneeze at that if you want, but 99% of the time the non-college graduate (and sadly 50% of the time even the college grad) simply is not capable of contributing to any research field.

I often see people claim that all the "real smart" people drop out of college. Then they'll offer a name or two of some famous people who did just that as evidence to support their claims. That is garbage. The fact is that there are exceptions to every rule and such people are exceptions. Additionally, the people cited are often from the early 20th century or before. That was a time when a smart person with a curious nature could actually make discoveries. We have mostly moved away from those days what with the depth of technical knowledge today.

Einstein went to college. So did Oppenheimer, Hawking, Sagan, Planck, Bergen, Johanson, and the vast majority of the thousands of others who have contributed knowledge and discoveries to humanity.

It would appear that those so quick to denigrate college are either jealous or else have been exposed to some intellectual snob.
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The value of a college education is that you're exposed to lots of ideas you'd otherwise not be exposed to. You can choose whether or not to agree with them. I hear you about the "college doesn't mean you're smart" comment. True. But I still think it's a good thing overall; especially if you're proficient in other, practical things, too.
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