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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.
▀ ╬ ě T ă H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Feb 21, 2015 - 10:58pm PT
jstan

climber
Feb 22, 2015 - 08:43am PT
My first job was at a place hiring only persons with a doctorate. That said as a manager I had to let go three people with doctorates who had no interest at all in original work. And I hired quite a number of asian immigrants who were like gold. I retired convinced it makes no sense to make full time hires.

In many positions personal energy and willingness to try count for more than degrees. Indeed having three or four masters is a count against one.
Flip Flop

Trad climber
Truckee, CA
Feb 22, 2015 - 09:00am PT
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

Did they make you take the elitist wanker pill or were you born that way. Good riddance to the 1% priveleged white dicks. F*#k academia for that reason exactly. Entitlement defined. (Enjoy f*#king up the corral reefs one percenter.)

Why don't you vacation to Guayaquil where you can be the .001%. Will you still feel so superior. Probably so,huh? What.A.Waste.
zBrown

Ice climber
Bruj˛ de la Playa
Feb 22, 2015 - 09:23am 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.

Can these be self-taught? Sure. How often does it happen? Infrequently I would guess.
Flip Flop

Trad climber
Truckee, CA
Feb 22, 2015 - 09:24am PT
Tiger Mom? Does that mean Asian? There is elitism everywhere and the more social inequity there is, the uglier it is. Are you trying to make a point because it wasn't clear. Good luck deciding who is crazy before they go crazy.
locker

climber
STFU n00b!!!
Feb 22, 2015 - 09:26am PT

"Kids with mental health problems have no business in college."...


Wow!!!...




Please elaborate on that one...

ALL "Mental health" issues or specific ones???...

Seems pretty closed minded if you ask me (And you didn't ;-)...

zBrown

Ice climber
Bruj˛ de la Playa
Feb 22, 2015 - 09:52am PT
"Kids with mental health problems have no business in college."...

Could it be that the intent here was that these kids would be better served enrolling in the ST Forum?



"Tiger Mom (Mother)" is a book. The author is an Asian mother interestingly enough.





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Bruce Morris

Social climber
Belmont, California
Feb 22, 2015 - 10:14am PT
Stephens is just echoing the Victorian social utilitarian anti-intellectual arguments of Jeremy Bentham. So middle class, so bourgeois! As if the whole business of life is just about "getting on" and buying a house in 'burbs with a new washing machine and high-efficiency toilet!
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Feb 22, 2015 - 10:23am PT

I was a late bloomer, and finally got my degree at 59 years old.
I truly enjoyed my time there, even while I was working full-time.
I learned lots, had some incredible professors, and wouldn't
trade the experience for anything.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 22, 2015 - 10:57am PT
(Enjoy f*#king up the corral reefs one percenter) - Flip Flop

How, by not cleaning up the road apples?
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