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Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Nov 3, 2013 - 09:27am PT
My parents were the first generation in their families to have a college education.

I have 14 years of college, without which I wouldn't be one of the one percenters. You can't convince me that college is a waste of time.

Excuse me now, I'm getting ready for a scuba trip to a luxury resort in the Turks and Caicos Islands, where I'll contemplate how much better off I would have been with just a high-school education.
The user formerly known as stzzo

climber
Sneaking up behind you
Nov 3, 2013 - 09:39am PT
"how many lines of code could you write?"

Not everyone has the wherewithal to learn best practices, theory, etc on their own.

I wouldn't want my airplanes, ABS brake system, elevators, medical equipment, bridges, and so-on designed / built by any old do-it-yourselfer.

But maybe I'm too picky...
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Nov 3, 2013 - 10:03am PT
Some might argue that college dropouts will sit in their parents' basements playing Halo 2, doing Jell-O shots and smoking pot.

I thought that's what you do in college.
manemachen

Sport climber
Pinedale, Wyoming
Nov 4, 2013 - 12:45pm PT
the most important things I took away from college I did not learn in the classroom. Attention to detail, finishing what I had started, and to never fear not having $- that situation is always in flux. Spell check equalizes my universe since speed bumps were invented-lots of times during those years, I should have asked for my money back..if I had a kid-I would insist on tech school first.
stevep

Boulder climber
Salt Lake, UT
Nov 4, 2013 - 01:52pm PT
Yes, a good college will teach you critical thinking, problem analysis, and communications skills. All of which are very valuable in the working world, almost no matter what job you choose.
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