Skip to comments.10 Smart Things I've Learned from People Who Never Went to College
Posted on 08/07/2012 12:28:50 PM PDT by ExxonPatrolUs
1. You can learn something useful from anyone.
2. If quality slips, it really doesnt matter how good your ideas were.
3. Dont ever let a bully intimidate you not even once.
4. Reciprocity is the name of the relationship game and always will be.
5. Learning is good; Doing is better.
6. Kindness isnt optional.
7. You can survive anything
8. Get a dog.
9. Money is important, but experience is invaluable.
10. Just be ready.
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1. There's no job worth being humiliated for.
2. There's nothing you can't learn on your own-if you want to.
You can survive anything.
Unless you don’t.
a modern day sheepskin is just a head-of-the-line pass for paying your dues up front and allowing yourself to be indoctrinated/brainwashed/dumbed-down...
Who cares as long as he is in there and dumps the dog that is in there now.
I’ll add a third: Experience is not making the same mistake twice.
Corollary: Good decisions come from experience; experience comes from poor decisions.
I had plans for college until I became a daddy at 19. Became an apprentice carpenter instead. Went through four years of apprenticeship school in two years and the rest of my life, enjoyed my occupation of carpentry and contracting. I doubt if a college degree would have enhanced my life much more than working with my hands and enjoying building dream houses for people. I don’t do much of that any more in my elder years but still working with my hands creating Native Art and sculpturing stone,wood and antlers.
Here’s the thing about college, probably 3/4 of the people in college really shouldn’t be. They aren’t there because they are passionate and WANT TO LEARN, they are simply there because “that’s what you do after high school”
They are wasting everyones time and money, and are a hinderance to those who are truly there for academic persuit.
So that means 3/4 of the people with college degrees were just killing time, but the other 1/4 or so truly are there to learn and grow and persue their passions. What the 3/4 waisting time learn is probably little more than you describe, what the 1/4 who are truly there for the right reasons learn is a completely different matter.
I was never once bullied into a liberal position by any professor, and challenged them openly when I had one, I did pay my dues in Liberal Arts classes that had no relation to my field of study, or desires, but like all things in life you have to do things you don’t want to do, in order to do the things you do want to do. I graduated from college even more convinced my political beliefs were better for society and humanity than I did when I entered college, because I saw first hand what the leftist nonsense brought.
My two are:
Stupid Should Hurt
You will never be paid less that what you will accept or more than it costs to replace you.
Self-taught Brain Surgery. There is a idea to run with...
Here's mine: Experience is what you get when you did not get what you wanted....
(I have a LOT of experience!)
And many of then go on to get a Pathetic Helpless and Dumb degree.
Life’s not fair. Deal with it.
I am experimenting with nuclear engineering in my garage. I am working with plutonium isotopes tonight. Want to come over ?
Bring your own plutonium.
No, the Pathetic Helpless and Dumb tend to major in Psychology.
I would add that probably 50% of the "areas of study" are just as useless. I don't see a whole lot of openings for experts in the areas of feminine studies, or most of the "art" degrees out there.
“No man is so damn smart that you can’t learn 80% of what he knows in 6 weeks. The rest is decoration”, Dr. Francis Eldgrin Gelhorne (from “Player Piano” by Kurt Vonnegut).
You can survive anything but death. And maybe even that.
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