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    Re: Why canít I find a job...I went to college!

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    There is little one can say to this.
    That's right because your claim is moronic. You made a mistake I would expect from an elementary school child, not someone with even a high school education. Correlation does not equal causation. It was a pathetic mistake, one which ought permanently relegate someone to the small table.

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    Re: Why canít I find a job...I went to college!

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    That's right because your claim is moronic. You made a mistake I would expect from an elementary school child, not someone with even a high school education. Correlation does not equal causation. It was a pathetic mistake, one which ought permanently relegate someone to the small table.
    I was wrong. There was even more that could be said.

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    Re: Why canít I find a job...I went to college!

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    College is about so much more than finding a job in a specific field. One can, on the job, learn whatever is necessary (given capacity) in months. But what one gets in four years of college is not something one gains quickly on the job or anywhere else in life. College is about growing up around people that also wanna learn and succeed. And I mean to a greater extant than a restaurant or garage has to offer.

    College is about accelerated growth. That growth, in critical thinking and self awareness and other crucial skills that we all wish were common sense, gets the job and the promotions and the life one wants.

    Classes don't change a person. Time does. Experience does. In some ways, college wasn't so different than the army. A concentrated learning experience. And grad school is a totally different level.
    What utopian college did you attend? I saw more persistence, ambition, useful knowledge, and common sense on a construction site than I ever did in college. People actually building something, taking pride in what they built, and having the feeling of having accomplished something afterward. And learning real, marketable skills.

    Have you ever painted an old house? It looked like crap at the start, but you scraped and sanded and filled and caulked, and then primed and painted. And what emerged really looked great. And you did something useful. Something real. And you learned real skills. Real work is what makes you grow up, Real responsibilities is what makes you grow up. College was enjoyable for the most part, an interlude, but even at the time I knew it wasn't real life. It is a sort of cocoon.

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    Re: Why canít I find a job...I went to college!

    Quote Originally Posted by Waddy View Post
    What utopian college did you attend?
    One gets what one puts in.

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    Re: Why canít I find a job...I went to college!

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    One gets what one puts in.
    One is a product of what is experienced.

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    Re: Why canít I find a job...I went to college!

    Quote Originally Posted by Waddy View Post
    One is a product of what is experienced.
    I recommend diverse and wide experience to include living in other and developing countries.

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    Re: Why canít I find a job...I went to college!

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    I recommend diverse and wide experience to include living in other and developing countries.
    I do too. I grew up in a career military family, and lived in a number of foreign countries. Then I did my own military service. And I later traveled for work. Now we just vacation, sometimes abroad, for pleasure. Living in a foreign country can be enlightening.

    When I was about ten years old my father was stationed at Subic Bay in the Philippines. We lived in a walled off, gated community off base, and even had a Filipino maid. I can remember standing on the seat of my bicycle, it leaning against the wall, and me then looking over that wall. Across the road that ran by the wall was a dump; and I saw kids my age picking through the dump for food or anything of value. I knew even then that I had it good compared to those kids.

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