ouring the place and see riches and potential everywhere!
Big snow storm here. Well, if you're going to have winter, it might as well be filled with snow! I'm going out for a wild romp with sleds and teenagers this afternoon.…
nt operator. Shortly thereafter i met a person who operated a bull dozer. He worked from late spring to early fall and then spent the winter in Florida.
Basically, if your aim for an education is to make money, there are far more lucrative routes than through a college education. On the other hand, if you have other goals such as becoming involved in the life of the community, serving as an employee or on many influential committees, then more than vocational talents may be extremely useful.
Look at the history of the universities in the united states and you will find that they were founded for more than providing skills for gainful employment. And it was not anticipated that every individual would get a post secondary education. In fact the debates on the structure of the United States between Madison and Jefferson was in part over who should make decisions, everyone or certain folks who had the resources and time to become educated and to "worry" about the country's future. The compromise was a "republic" rather than a pure democracy. Even Greece excluded certain individuals from their "democracy".
In many ways, the pursuit of an education has become a variance on the cargo cults which arose during WWII in the Pacific. People see graduates from universities go to Wall Street, etc and therefore expect that following that path will also lead to a "silk stocking" law firm or an investment bank. The market has pointed out that college grads earn more on the average. Note the term "average".
A one dimensional argument about the "value" of a college degree", implying monetary measures not only misses the point of a college degree but perpetuates and amplifies that singular measure…
Added by tom abeles at 7:15am on September 4, 2010