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My thoughts on the schools and system.
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My thoughts on the schools and system.

I know that this may not be the right place to post this, but I'm going to do it Fu . I believe that school can be a good thing. Under certain circumstances of course. I mean, I am an individual that wants to go to college and find a job to make me wealthy. But recently, (I don't know from out of my region or state) there have been new tests issued in the beginning and end of the year. "To test for the classes that don't have standardized testing." Then why am I receiving them in classes that i have the standardized tests? Now, personally I have no idea what is going on with politics, or what anybody is doing to the schools. But back to me wanting to be wealthy. I believe that not everyone should have the same intelligence. Mainly because it increases a certain number of peoples' succession. Basically, if school became an option, I would be a person still going. Only purely for the people "... That want to be dumb." (That one's for you, girl in my history class that should just move away). For the people that leave school if it becomes an option can stay dumb (Not saying that there aren't other methods for education) and smoke pot all day. (Also for you, girl). While teachers go on about how lucky we are to have school, wasting my succeeding time. Sorry, I know some of it was unorganized. But I just wanted to put some of that out there.
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11-23-2013 01:11 PM
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I'm not a fan of the "educate to get rich" system. Smart people get rich for being smart, but you can't teach someone to be smart so they can be rich. Such a delusional system will in the end fuck up the entire society because everyone will assume a dumb person as being smart because he/she a)Went to college and b)Is rich.

If I was an successful and infamous bank robber who never finished college, would I be dumb and poor? No, I'd be not only be rich, but I must be a goddamn genius to pull of my heists without ever getting caught.

Going along with the system only feeds this delusion. The real intelligent people learn for the sake of learning, obtain knowledge because they want knowledge. Getting rich is just a means for getting more knowledge, and getting rich is just the side-effect of their intelligence.

So we need to stop making people think college makes them rich, because it's not true. College itself doesn't make you rich, you make yourself rich. The entire aspect of making money relies on the person, not the institution. I'm going to college because I'm looking to be serviced in a structured fashion intended to sharpen my skills, and I'm intending on pursuing a PhD to achieve a higher degree of academic knowledge. The bonus of improved societal perception is also there, but it's not my goal. And neither is becoming wealthy my goal, but rather accumulating wealth to further other things.

It's a view generally widespread and evident in the US, the belief that wealth is the ultimate end or goal of life. Course a lot of those who have such a view and don't open up to reality, end up both losing that wealth and suffering from some form of depression due to their inability to cope with the fact they spent years working for a hope they didn't fully understand and now are lost. The US has the idea of "work-wealth-career" so heavily ingrained, that when a person doesn't have a job, he/she is seen as unproductive, and also becomes unproductive(sometimes to the extent of even neglecting hygiene and health).

It's why I have difficulty explaining my philosophy to people who don't understand work is a tool, that wealth is a tool. They ask "What do you want to be?", as pertaining to career, but I don't have a career I ever intend to devote my life to. What I will devote my life to is self-improvement as a human and to seek a position of influence for the betterment of the human race(be it as a wealthy and powerful business leader, an influential politician, a high-ranking military official or an executive of a government branch. Course my ultimate dream is becoming the first leader of a united Earth). The job or career I choose will only serve as a tool for me, and is dependent on the time and opportunities it presents me. If one career path will allow me to get closer to achieving my dream, then it shall be the path I choose.

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Pretty much spot on, Brainiac. You can be rich and unhappy. In reality, becoming wealthy shouldn't be your first priority. It should be what makes you happy that is your priority. Find a job that you like, find a place that you like to live in, find a place that's right for you. Plus, going to school doesn't guarantee economic security. Look at the millions of Americans who finished school yet became unemployed or something else bad happened to them because of the economy going down the toilet.

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The Federal Govt has passed the $1 Trillion dollar level in amount of loans they give to students. That's $1 Trillion dollars of borrowed money waiting to be repaid, WITH interest no doubt.

The cost of college in the US skyrockets, while the French pay a measly few hundred bucks a YEAR for their own higher education. Emphasis by repeating a FEW HUNDRED. And they aren't dumb people either for such a low cost. Many European nations(and European descendant, like Australia and NZ) have colleges on the top list.

What's also a bit annoying is the fact US college system(and general education) is state-based. This means that unlike the citizen of other nations who have access to any of the public colleges at low costs, Americans only have low-cost access to the public college of the state their in. This can be a bit of a disadvantage to those who reside in states where the public college is not as highly esteemed as perhaps that of other states. Don't even bother thinking of private colleges as alternatives, because they cost pretty much the same as if you were to pay for out-of-state tuition, though generally a few thousand more.

And the prices simply continue to increase. Perhaps hopeful college students have become targets by people trying to make cash. They pretty much enslave the student with a loan and haunt you till you repay and they'll resort to taking pretty much anything you manage to get your hands on till you can finally pay them back in full, with interest. Combine that with the shitty economy, and all students are managing to do is bury themselves in a hole.

The US is going to really need some massive educational reforms one day, perhaps even soon. The whole system is pretty much shit, yet looks fine in the smaller picture. It's like having a jigsaw puzzle you know should fit because you have the 500 pieces the box says there should be, but once you get started on trying to bring them together to form the big picture, you find a lot of the pieces don't fit at all...then you realize your screwed.

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Tl;dr – America is one big educational shithole.

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