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(Dice)   Study suggests college is worth your time, provided you don't spend college majoring in bong hits   (news.dice.com) divider line 30
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2014-05-29 04:58:41 PM  
I went to college in the 90s so I majored in ecstacy and minored in Phish.
 
2014-05-29 05:55:21 PM  
Wasn't for me. Mechanical engineering, self employed used book hustler. Working on a new scam based on something really old I'm going to steal and sell to everyone.
 
2014-05-29 06:04:57 PM  
This will sound terrible so prepare....

I'm generally won't socialize with anyone who hasn't been to college.

They don't know what I'm talking about, and I don't care what they're talking about.
 
2014-05-29 06:06:41 PM  

SpdrJay: This will sound terrible so prepare....

I'm generally won't socialize with anyone who hasn't been to college.

They don't know what I'm talking about, and I don't care what they're talking about.


I don't get it.
 
2014-05-29 06:07:31 PM  
I don't know about that.  The nitwits running WalMart and Wall Street all went to college.  So did all the assholes in congress.
 
2014-05-29 06:14:12 PM  

SpdrJay: This will sound terrible so prepare....

I'm generally won't socialize with anyone who hasn't been to college.

They don't know what I'm talking about, and I don't care what they're talking about.


I am usually not a stickler for grammar, but with a statement like that with such a horrible flub I have to call it out.
 
2014-05-29 06:16:59 PM  

Empty H: SpdrJay: This will sound terrible so prepare....

I'm generally won't socialize with anyone who hasn't been to college.

They don't know what I'm talking about, and I don't care what they're talking about.

I am usually not a stickler for grammar, but with a statement like that with such a horrible flub I have to call it out.


Voice recognition, not perfect.
 
2014-05-29 06:18:45 PM  

SpdrJay: This will sound terrible so prepare....

I'm generally won't socialize with anyone who hasn't been to college.

They don't know what I'm talking about, and I don't care what they're talking about.


It does sound horrible, and I'm finding it harder and harder to do just that.  It may be more a class thing too.
 
2014-05-29 06:21:17 PM  
I bet this study was done by people who are college educated.

/Adjusts tinfoil hat
 
2014-05-29 06:24:48 PM  

SpdrJay: This will sound terrible so prepare....

I'm generally won't socialize with anyone who hasn't been to college.

They don't know what I'm talking about, and I don't care what they're talking about.


At least your degree isn't in English.
 
2014-05-29 06:27:40 PM  

SpdrJay: Empty H: SpdrJay: This will sound terrible so prepare....

I'm generally won't socialize with anyone who hasn't been to college.

They don't know what I'm talking about, and I don't care what they're talking about.

I am usually not a stickler for grammar, but with a statement like that with such a horrible flub I have to call it out.

Voice recognition, not perfect.


Are you sure you should be talking with me? You haven't verified my education level yet. Or is it you will allow yourself brief conversations with those of a lower education than yourself but you only let a certain few into your intimate circle?

Also, do you have a rank system based on years of college?
How do different degrees factor in?
Do you allow yourself to become intimate with people who have more education than you?
If you find yourself having a good conversation with someone and then find out they have no college education do you politely excuse yourself from the conversation, or do you make a mental note not to become intimate with them?

I am being serious.
 
2014-05-29 06:29:23 PM  

AngryDragon: SpdrJay: This will sound terrible so prepare....

I'm generally won't socialize with anyone who hasn't been to college.

They don't know what I'm talking about, and I don't care what they're talking about.

At least your degree isn't in English.


As usual, when some asshole comes on Fark to tell us just how much smarter he is than the rest of us, he proves the opposite.
 
2014-05-29 06:36:01 PM  
Of course it's "worth it." Just realize that the years you used to spend in your 20's making money and preparing for your future will now be spent just paying off your student loan.
 
2014-05-29 06:37:34 PM  

meat0918: SpdrJay: This will sound terrible so prepare....

I'm generally won't socialize with anyone who hasn't been to college.

They don't know what I'm talking about, and I don't care what they're talking about.

It does sound horrible, and I'm finding it harder and harder to do just that.  It may be more a class thing too.


I dont think its a class thing. Im legit whiskey tango... With three college degrees. On the periphery, I occasionally rub elbows with upper crust (flyover state upper crust anyway). They either glaze over and check out or put their pants on their head at the mention of ideas like opportunity cost or "deontological." Prima faci and ad hoc produce similarly bizarre responses. And anything that cant be broken down into short, vauge bullet points is worthless to them.
 
2014-05-29 07:02:41 PM  

Empty H: I am usually not a stickler for grammar, but with a statement like that with such a horrible flub I have to call it out.


Actually, linguists have discovered that really smart people tend to make a lot of grammatical errors in text, because their brains are thinking ahead of their communication. They're writing some thought, but their brain might be two or three thoughts ahead of their hands, and the desynchronization causes it.

In a similar vein, smart people have a lot of disfluencies (uh, umm) in their speech, because they're thinking harder about what they're saying, and less hard about how they're saying it.
 
2014-05-29 07:05:54 PM  

Just another Heartland Weirdass: meat0918: SpdrJay: This will sound terrible so prepare....

I'm generally won't socialize with anyone who hasn't been to college.

They don't know what I'm talking about, and I don't care what they're talking about.

It does sound horrible, and I'm finding it harder and harder to do just that.  It may be more a class thing too.

I dont think its a class thing. Im legit whiskey tango... With three college degrees. On the periphery, I occasionally rub elbows with upper crust (flyover state upper crust anyway). They either glaze over and check out or put their pants on their head at the mention of ideas like opportunity cost or "deontological." Prima faci and ad hoc produce similarly bizarre responses. And anything that cant be broken down into short, vauge bullet points is worthless to them.


Socioeconomic class is about more than how many $ you have in your bank account.  That's what the 'socio' part refers to - People with high levels of education are frequently considered to be in a higher 'class' than less-well-educated people with the same income.
 
2014-05-29 07:07:18 PM  

SpdrJay: This will sound terrible so prepare....

I'm generally won't socialize with anyone who hasn't been to college.


It's definitely true that my non-college friends hang out in very different ways than my college friends. To be sure, my college friends generally provide more intellectual stimulation (conversation) than, for example, the pipefitters union. That said, they're both fun groups of people.

My college friends are way better than me at games like Scrabble and Boggle. My non-college friends are way better at games like Risk and Battletech. I don't know if that means anything.
 
2014-05-29 07:18:39 PM  
I was 25 and paying my own way when I went to college. Nothing in my life has ever been easier than competing with losers who were just trying to get laid and avoid work on daddy's dime.
 
2014-05-29 07:20:03 PM  

Fubini: Empty H: I am usually not a stickler for grammar, but with a statement like that with such a horrible flub I have to call it out.

Actually, linguists have discovered that really smart people tend to make a lot of grammatical errors in text, because their brains are thinking ahead of their communication. They're writing some thought, but their brain might be two or three thoughts ahead of their hands, and the desynchronization causes it.

In a similar vein, smart people have a lot of disfluencies (uh, umm) in their speech, because they're thinking harder about what they're saying, and less hard about how they're saying it.


I am going to assume you are actually trying to be serious. Even if you cited a proper article that does not cover the point of the comment and could be used by anyone. So.........

Actually, no I am not. I have to assume that was sarcasm. I really want that to be sarcasm.
 
2014-05-29 07:48:51 PM  

Naritai: Just another Heartland Weirdass: meat0918: SpdrJay: This will sound terrible so prepare....

I'm generally won't socialize with anyone who hasn't been to college.

They don't know what I'm talking about, and I don't care what they're talking about.

It does sound horrible, and I'm finding it harder and harder to do just that.  It may be more a class thing too.

I dont think its a class thing. Im legit whiskey tango... With three college degrees. On the periphery, I occasionally rub elbows with upper crust (flyover state upper crust anyway). They either glaze over and check out or put their pants on their head at the mention of ideas like opportunity cost or "deontological." Prima faci and ad hoc produce similarly bizarre responses. And anything that cant be broken down into short, vauge bullet points is worthless to them.

Socioeconomic class is about more than how many $ you have in your bank account.  That's what the 'socio' part refers to - People with high levels of education are frequently considered to be in a higher 'class' than less-well-educated people with the same income.


Ok. Ill try.

My point was a counter to the quoted point regarding class.

Apparently either I am extremely over educated for my class "whiskey tango" because I am apparently over educated for the upper crust class, OR the idea that class is the key to intelligent and stimulating conversation isnt useful. I was suggesting the latter. Not talking about money.
 
2014-05-29 07:55:43 PM  

Just another Heartland Weirdass: Naritai: Just another Heartland Weirdass: meat0918: SpdrJay: This will sound terrible so prepare....

Apparently either I am extremely over educated for my class "whiskey tango" because I am apparently over educated for the upper crust class, OR the idea that class is the key to intelligent and stimulating conversation isnt useful. I was suggesting the latter. Not talking about money.


Ok.  I was suggesting that you are of a higher socioeconomic class than the so-called 'upper crust' that you've met, who consume ideas only by powerpoint.
That is:  putting education on the y-axis, and parental wealth on the x-axis, you might be in the top left corner, but you makes you every bit (maybe more!) classy than someone in the lower right.
 
2014-05-29 08:05:18 PM  

SpdrJay: This will sound terrible so prepare....

I'm generally won't socialize with anyone who hasn't been to college.

They don't know what I'm talking about, and I don't care what they're talking about.


Yet here you are.
 
2014-05-29 09:14:46 PM  
Mmm, college, the place that used to standardize young people to fill standardized jobs. Very few colleges teach people how to think, only teach people to do as their told.  There's less and less demand for the rank and file. If it's procedural, it will be done by computers.

Go do something, whatever, just don't be like everyone else.
 
2014-05-29 10:14:11 PM  

Naritai: Just another Heartland Weirdass: Naritai: Just another Heartland Weirdass: meat0918: SpdrJay: This will sound terrible so prepare....

Apparently either I am extremely over educated for my class "whiskey tango" because I am apparently over educated for the upper crust class, OR the idea that class is the key to intelligent and stimulating conversation isnt useful. I was suggesting the latter. Not talking about money.

Ok.  I was suggesting that you are of a higher socioeconomic class than the so-called 'upper crust' that you've met, who consume ideas only by powerpoint.
That is:  putting education on the y-axis, and parental wealth on the x-axis, you might be in the top left corner, but you makes you every bit (maybe more!) classy than someone in the lower right.


My bad homie.
 
2014-05-29 11:01:50 PM  
Of course college has a positive payoff.

Just don't throw your money away on Liberal Arts or the Humanities.

//STEM all the way.
 
2014-05-29 11:34:33 PM  

The Maha Rushie: Of course college has a positive payoff.

Just don't throw your money away on Liberal Arts or the Humanities.

//STEM all the way.


And yet there was an article not long ago that said that there are too many STEM graduates and not enough jobs to go around.

Actually, here it is.
 
2014-05-30 12:34:34 AM  

SpdrJay: Empty H: SpdrJay: This will sound terrible so prepare....

I'm generally won't socialize with anyone who hasn't been to college.

They don't know what I'm talking about, and I don't care what they're talking about.

I am usually not a stickler for grammar, but with a statement like that with such a horrible flub I have to call it out.

Voice recognition, not perfect.


Voice recognition?! You had god damned well better be paralyzed if you're going to dictate your Fark posts to motherfarking Siri. If you're not, put the phone down and don't pick it back up.
 
2014-05-30 10:41:13 AM  

Smeggy Smurf: I don't know about that.  The nitwits running WalMart and Wall Street all went to college.  So did all the assholes in congress.


Yeah, but those assholes and nitwits are rich.
 
2014-05-30 04:42:14 PM  
people talking about how sophisticated they are but yet they comment on fark links.  pretty sure your college education is going to waste here.
 
2014-05-31 02:04:07 AM  
Well, if they would have entered in ability (iq) as a covariate, I bet that gap narrows considerably. A lot of people don't go to college because they are stupid and incompetent
. It is their destiny to do menial work for not much money and going to college wouldn't help them.

The question is, and the article doesn't answer this, will someone who is smart and driven suffer from not going to a four year college? I know three self made millionaires and two of them dropped out of school to start businesses
 
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