College Education...must watch video

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I've read through and participated in many of the threads discussing the debate about going to college vs. not going to college. I think this video brings to light a lot of great information for those who are trying to make a decision regarding the issue. It is long, but well worth the watch.

Let me know what you think.





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  • Profile picture of the author DrewClement
    I watched this just a few days ago, no matter where anyone's opinion may lie on the matter it is definitely an eye-opening video.

    I went to college, got my degree, and dont regret it to this day...even though I havent used the diploma one bit.

    However...I still have to admit that it seems like the people that OWN the colleges are the only ones really coming out ahead.

    shame..
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  • Profile picture of the author SB274
    Drew, I feel the same way. I enjoyed college and the experiences I had and fortunately I didn't have to spend an outrageous amount on getting my degree, but I am 99% sure that the first 3 years of classes were a complete waste of money (as far as the classes go).

    With that being said, I think the first two years are irrelevant for most people. I mean, why do I need to take a class on astronomy to learn how to run a business?!?
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    • Profile picture of the author DrewClement
      Originally Posted by Kevin Pojezny View Post

      Drew, I feel the same way. I enjoyed college and the experiences I had and fortunately I didn't have to spend an outrageous amount on getting my degree, but I am 99% sure that the first 3 years of classes were a complete waste of money (as far as the classes go).

      With that being said, I think the first two years are irrelevant for most people. I mean, why do I need to take a class on astronomy to learn how to run a business?!?
      Funny you should mention that.

      I was put on academic probation for asking the exact same question.....
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      • Profile picture of the author Sharvey25
        I agree with Kevin, as of this moment I am still completing my undergrad and alot of these classes that are required to take have been a complete waste of my time and money. Also, I know people who have graduated a year or two years ago and still have not found a job in their major. And it makes me think like they spent the past 4-5 years to finish their undergrad, accumulate a ton of student loans and for what? Being a college grad with a ton of student loans working part time at a crappy job? thats what they are facing after all that hard work
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      • Profile picture of the author ThomM
        Originally Posted by DrewClement View Post

        Funny you should mention that.

        I was put on academic probation for asking the exact same question.....
        I had a professor ask me that question and it changed my education.
        I was going for a degree in recreational land management at the time.
        My first semester I had an English class followed by a woody plants course.
        The English teacher used to piss me off to the point where I was messing up in woody plants. My woody professor asked why I was taking English, I told him for the degree. He asked me what was more important, the degree or the knowledge? I dropped the English course and just took plant science courses the rest of my time there. Never got my degree, but I ended up with a Bachelor level education in Plant science.
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        • Profile picture of the author SB274
          Very Nice. I always enjoyed the professors who were straight up honest with the students... The ones who acted like the knowledge was more important than just going through the motions of taking tests, and writing mindless papers.

          Originally Posted by ThomM View Post

          I had a professor ask me that question and it changed my education.
          I was going for a degree in recreational land management at the time.
          My first semester I had an English class followed by a woody plants course.
          The English teacher used to piss me off to the point where I was messing up in woody plants. My woody professor asked why I was taking English, I told him for the degree. He asked me what was more important, the degree or the knowledge? I dropped the English course and just took plant science courses the rest of my time there. Never got my degree, but I ended up with a Bachelor level education in Plant science.
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        • Profile picture of the author ThomM
          Originally Posted by Ken_Caudill View Post

          Now you know something about plants and write like a high school freshman.
          Excuse me, that would be a high school freshman who doesn't like to write
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  • Profile picture of the author misterkailo
    All the classes that I took are a waste. I learned a lot of stuff that I will not be using in life lol.
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  • Profile picture of the author BLHefner
    I guess I'm the only one who got my degree and is actually using what I learned in college in my career! But college isn't for everyone and it sucks that society believes that in order for you to get a job you need to spend thousands of dollars for a piece of paper, INCLUDING those classes that you absolutely don't need.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeMorgan
    Nice share .

    I am sure this video will give valuable ideas to lots of warriors .
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  • Profile picture of the author lukemeister
    I'm gonna have to bookmark that vid and check it out tonight.

    I wasted two years at a University (having to take lame generals, and paying a lot of money to do so) and said screw it, dropped out, went and got a 2 year web development diploma from a small tech school. The diploma was super focused on Web/IT (no "generals" at all) and I don't regret that move one bit. Yeah I don't have a 4 year degree, but whatever, hasn't held me back one bit.
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  • Profile picture of the author DrewClement
    Unfortunately this video got weird right around the halfway mark, and started to become more of an advertisement for the inflation US guys than anything else.

    It ends by advising us all to run off and buy up gold and silver because the whole world will come crashing down soon.

    Its a damn shame they couldnt have just been more factual and detailed in their arguments. Seems everything has to turn into some dooooooom scenario/conspiracy.

    Even though I agree with what it said in the video, they killed any legitimacy it had unfortunately.
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    • Profile picture of the author Lisa RRB
      Originally Posted by DrewClement View Post

      Unfortunately this video got weird right around the halfway mark, and started to become more of an advertisement for the inflation US guys than anything else.

      It ends by advising us all to run off and buy up gold and silver because the whole world will come crashing down soon.

      Its a damn shame they couldnt have just been more factual and detailed in their arguments. Seems everything has to turn into some dooooooom scenario/conspiracy.

      Even though I agree with what it said in the video, they killed any legitimacy it had unfortunately.
      Agreed here. These guys are no different then the people they rail about in the beginning of the video because of the fear mongering at the end of the video.

      School may not teach you how to make a business but to discredit the entire system is ridiculous. School is fairly important for social development as a child. College has its virtues, yes the first two years of a Bachelor's degree are general courses and basically a rehashing of high school. This is cause in America high schools don't get the job done. In contrast the last two years of that four year degree are specialized to your major. If you picked the right major the last two years should be FUN for you.

      Perhaps you don't need a degree to start a business but it sure does help you when trying to get a job. Having a college degree would be by far a fairly good backup plan if your business fails.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fazal Mayar
    dont go to college if you arent motivated.... I did go without being motivated now i owe 500$ still after wasting tons of money.

    but its hard to get a high paying job without college degree.
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    • Profile picture of the author SB274
      @Luke - Yeah the first two years are a complete waste. Thanks for posting.

      @Drew - After all the video was produced by the National Inflation Association. But I think they made great points. Regardless of what peoples opinions are on the economy/future... They pointed out the facts and statistics. Thanks for posting.

      @Ken - Well said. Self-Education is what it is all about. I know there are many different learning styles, but in my opinion, nothing beats first hand experience. I think its safe to safe I learned more in my first 3 months of Internet Marketing than I did in the first 3 years of College. Thanks for posting.

      @Lisa - I agree, school is important and I definitely believe there is value in an education. I just think it is ridiculous to spend tens of thousands of dollars to listen to many professors who more than likely haven't had any real experience with business other than what they learned while getting their Ph. D.s

      But as you said, the last 1-2 years are a lot more fun because you get to learn about something you are actually interested in.

      I don't regret getting my degree, however if I was 18 again, I would definitely evaluate the alternatives in a little more detail. Thanks for posting.

      @Fazal - yeah I agree, if you don't really want to be there and have a better alternative, go for it. Thanks for posting.


      For me, college was more of a social adventure than a learning opportunity... which was a lot of fun. The most valuable aspects of going to college for me were the connections I made with people and the experiences I had. The education was just a minor part of the process. With that being said, spending $10-20k a year to throw the frisbee and go to football games might seem like a little much haha :rolleyes: Thanks again everyone for posting.
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  • Profile picture of the author uebomoyi
    Wow this stuff is no joke. If everyone has the exact same degree then what how will the employers be choosing who works for them. I feel like it's all a set up. I'm not a big fan of college but lucky me, my dad is a professor so of course I have to go. I'm in a major I don't like but I still push through it. Hopefully America will find a solution to this problem because I know way too many people now a days who are in serious debt from college, it's a real shame.
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  • Profile picture of the author mikkicris7
    Goig to college needs a lot of perseverance and patience and
    if you are not motivated enough... you'll ever succeed
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  • Profile picture of the author Sunfyre7896
    I totally believe that the degree only signifies that you had the drive and ability to finish something of accomplishment more than it means that you actually learned anything. However, there are some points to be made here. If you don't invent something or start your own business, then you are pretty screwed on average as not everyone can have their own business, someone has to fill the positions to run the company all the way down to the lowest positions. Also, if you want to be a doctor, lawyer, engineer, etc., you have to pretty much go to college. And finally, have you looked at careerbuilder or monster, one of the main requirements for most all jobs that make over $40k a year is a college degree of at least 4 years. I'm not saying that college should be mandatory, but there is a good bit of evidence that you probably won't be getting a job making a lot without a degree unless you have connections or are one of the lucky few to find a job not requiring a degree. My dad actually saved a company millions with a great idea and was one of the top assistant plant managers but they said that was his ceiling as he didn't have a degree and that was in the early 90's. It does have some merit.
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  • Profile picture of the author alexandrea
    Thanks for sharing!!!! I like it....
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    • Profile picture of the author Josh 135
      Going to college to acquire education is important in one's life. The person's way of reasoning improves greatly and the knowledge acquired can help the society in many ways even although he/she may end up not securing any job.
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  • Profile picture of the author Inspiro Assistant
    In my humble opinion. One must still go to college if he wants because you can learn other things in school aside from academics, though you can also learn in other way. It is your determination and perseverance that will bring you to the top and not your college degree.
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