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    Re: A Generation Hobbled by the Soaring Cost of College

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    and that is where education is under funded.....
    I know couples with multiple degrees eacy who are truly stupid when it comes to handling money...
    Sorta, it's the emotional dealings with money that are the ruin for most people.
    That and not measuring the consequences of long term debt.
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    Re: A Generation Hobbled by the Soaring Cost of College

    Many kids today have been tricked and fooled into making financial decisions in connection with their educations and hoped for careers that will haunt them all of their lives. The game is rigged against them. Current policy is for them to become drones who sacrifice themselves for people like me.

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    Re: A Generation Hobbled by the Soaring Cost of College

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    If you'd have stayed in college, then you'd have had a deferment and not been drafted.

    That fact kept a lot of young men in college back in the '60s, many of whom shouldn't have been there at all.
    like a host of politicians who graduated at or near the bottoms of their classes....?
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    Re: A Generation Hobbled by the Soaring Cost of College

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    like a host of politicians who graduated at or near the bottoms of their classes....?
    Something like that, yes.
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    Re: A Generation Hobbled by the Soaring Cost of College

    Ill let you on a secret a big reason that we have huge loan debt is because we as students are being told to study what we want not what we can get a job in. I started as an anthropology major then realized there where no jobs in that so i switched to Environmental studies and business to take advantage of the shale boom in texas now i will be debt free in 6 years after graduation next year. We have forgotten why we go to college it is to become more marketable not for elective hobbys.

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    Re: A Generation Hobbled by the Soaring Cost of College

    Quote Originally Posted by YoungConserv View Post
    Ill let you on a secret a big reason that we have huge loan debt is because we as students are being told to study what we want not what we can get a job in.
    This. However, it should be noted that if all students were to use this logic there would be no artists, musicians or actors.

    Quote Originally Posted by YoungConserv View Post
    I started as an anthropology major then realized there where no jobs in that so i switched to Environmental studies and business to take advantage of the shale boom in texas now i will be debt free in 6 years after graduation next year. We have forgotten why we go to college it is to become more marketable not for elective hobbys.
    (Bold mine.) I agree, and would only like to add the darker, less popular truth that people only figure out years after they graduate, which is that the main reason for going to fancy, expensive universities is to make connections. But who you meet being a factor to success is not something we like to admit.

    So if you got saddled with a gigantic debt and didn't even come out of university with the connections to get you started in your new career, congratulations, you missed just about the entire point of university.
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    Re: A Generation Hobbled by the Soaring Cost of College

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    If you'd have stayed in college, then you'd have had a deferment and not been drafted.

    That fact kept a lot of young men in college back in the '60s, many of whom shouldn't have been there at all.
    You had to have rich parents to stay in college then, like I said, cry me a ****** river.

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    Re: A Generation Hobbled by the Soaring Cost of College

    I takes effort though you arent just going to stumble upon those connections and opportunities. I also would chalang e your contention that we wouldnt have art or music we would just not institutionalized forms f it infact we probably would have more origional forms of media because they would not all have the same foundational training.

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    Re: A Generation Hobbled by the Soaring Cost of College

    Quote Originally Posted by YoungConserv View Post
    Ill let you on a secret a big reason that we have huge loan debt is because we as students are being told to study what we want not what we can get a job in. I started as an anthropology major then realized there where no jobs in that so i switched to Environmental studies and business to take advantage of the shale boom in texas now i will be debt free in 6 years after graduation next year. We have forgotten why we go to college it is to become more marketable not for elective hobbys.
    Wow - Anthropology is one of the most applicable degrees. The field-work approaches you learn in anthropology go FAR in business - people just need ot learn how to identify their strengths and knowledge and apply it towards business.

    I'd definitely hire someone who had an Anthropology degree into my business if I was considering someone to manage or take over the business completely - or even just to fix department issues.
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    Re: A Generation Hobbled by the Soaring Cost of College

    Quote Originally Posted by YoungConserv View Post
    I takes effort though you arent just going to stumble upon those connections and opportunities.
    Nothing about success is easy, but it does help to know that making the right connections is one of the crucial factors in that success. Being told "all it takes is hard work and talent!" from age 7 to 18 gives people the idea that making connections is unimportant or even shameful.

    Quote Originally Posted by YoungConserv View Post
    I also would chalang e your contention that we wouldnt have art or music we would just not institutionalized forms f it infact we probably would have more origional forms of media because they would not all have the same foundational training.
    You've clearly never been to, say, art school. Currently there is no authoritative foundational training in art. I can't speak for theater or music.

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