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[VIDEO] "I Had Two Ivy-League Degrees And I Still Couldn't Feed My Kids!"

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  1. The Scarlet Pimp

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    How is this a slam on higher education in America?? I'm not saying college or advanced degrees are for everyone but let's be honest, this woman decided to not feed her kids for DAYS rather than get a hold of their father, who she left, to get him to help? She's a fucking idiot. And what are her 2 degrees in? I see more and more stories about kids graduating from college, up to their asses in debt, 10, 20, 30 thousand dollars and they have a degree in "art". It's insane. There are lots of things wrong with the higher learning system in this country, mainly the cost, but this woman can cry me a river for all I care.
     
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    No one needs a degree to be successful...
    Same thing is for offline and online...
     
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    Okay. I stopped watching @ 00:42 when she said she was going through a divorce but didn't ask for any alimony or child support AND she was working part time as a waitress. This is classic ''victim/entitlement " mentality. Just because she has fancy degrees the world should be my oyster...blah, blah, blah. To not reach out to all resources available to feed your kids is SELFISH! So damn proud the kids are going to starve...yeah ok. Her mom card needs to be REVOKED!!!
     
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    For real. I also agree with what loclhero said.

    This might be a lowball, but I don't like seeing people coming here and talking about "oh, i'm a student looking to make some money" or making their student status sound like they earned something by being a student. First of all, people need to learn priorities in life, if you are taking out student loans, in debt like 40-50k by the time you even finish, maybe thats a sign that you should find a way to make money before going to school. The education system (at least here in America) is shit anyways, all it does is set you up to be a corporate pawn. I don't like it when people brag about being a student. Just because your a student doesn't make you any different from the homeless guy down the street. You both need money.

    I think the only fields a degree will help is if you want to be a lawyer or a doctor
     
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  6. Goal Line Technology

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    Agree and disagree.

    No one needs a degree to be a success, theres a LOT more to it, especially for entrepreuners online/offline. YES.

    However, the BS education system in the western world still is part of the government ploy to keep young people of the dole,
    and almost make them believe that it is worthwhile getting into debt, to get that elusive "paper passport" to wealth and success.
    You and I know this (and I suspect a good few members of BHW know this as well),
    but unfortunately we are still in this BS system, that makes those who have a degree,
    can climb the ladder much quicker as a result.

    Unfair? Yes. Likely to change in this generation? No.
     
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    Degrees are for people who want to work for other people.
     
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    100% spot on. I know a girl that is over $100k in debt with all kinds of degrees in the most ridiculous fields that have zero job opportunity.

    ...also I stopped watching the video at the 10 second mark when it said "I wish the Republicans would learn it too"

    Edit: watched some and she is a complete idiot...she should have come to BHW and opened a content BST...lol
     
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    Dude I know a girl working 2 jobs and she tells me most of it goes to pay her "online classes"
     
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    I owe well over $100k for law school. I'm not a big fan of that kind of debt.
     
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    and that is one of the problems - we are told that "education" equals success. never mind what kind of education, just go get some!

    someone once told me to get a degree in archeology because that's where the money is being made. :batman:
     
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    I am getting very tired of your slams on the US. The last thread you made that got removed had all rumors in it. I didn't report that thread by the way, but it did piss me off. I will say the same thing in this thread that I said in the last one. It is disrespectful and rude to keep putting down another person's country.
     
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    i'm not surprised by your reaction, i've read some of your postings here and you
    tend to agree/identify with the worst kinds of ideas and people.

    if you meant that thread about how high schools are telling kids not to try so hard, what kind of effect do you think that will have when they're older. only go so far and then quit.

    people keep asking about education (mostly in the states, it seems) and this thread is about getting a college degree in the states and then finding it's not worth the effort. if i'd found something about education elsewhere i would've posted it.

    and those are not my "slams", i didn't say them. if you dislike anything that disagrees with your rosy viewpoints then don't read them. i won't miss you.
     
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    It was the thread about mercy rule in football. You had no idea what you were talking about, and your post was filled with rumors about a rule that has been in effect for over 30 years, and something even the Olympics implemented. Stop spreading rumors about my country. I will continue to call you on it.
     
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    Anglo - American relations not great in this thread at the moment then eh?
     
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    He does it with a lot of his ridiculous threads. Obviously, he can't stand the US.
     
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    i think they're ok. :D

    this is about one person's difficulty making ends meet, even with two degrees.
    education is important, but many people get the wrong advice and think that an
    mba (or any degree) will help them.
     
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    This topic touches on a very real and tragic state of things regarding education. I have a friend who is going for her PHD and is also almost always broke. I asked her if she can't use her training from getting a masters degree and now going for a PHD, to make a little side money and cover her expenses.

    She responded to me with a shocking "Well, it really depends on me getting hired by someone and i need to have my PHD to get a really good job in my field". I was disgusted to learn that after 8 years of education and 20 thousand debt that she still NEEDS to be hired by someone to make money from all her years of training.

    Now don't get me wrong, I also realized it was part her own mentality that has her in that pattern of "Go to school-Get a degree-Get hired-Live an average life, but to seriously spend so much time on something and then at the end it STILL depends on someone else giving you a CHANCE to use those skills and make a living..Its just absolutely tragic.

    That's why a lot of these higher educated folks are waking up to nightmare lives flipping burgers, greeting customers, stocking shelves and cleaning up after the lucky few who can get into a corporate position after college. Some even end up being tradesmen.

    I lived in NYC a while ago and I noticed more and more people from white collar backgrounds INCLUDING women were applying to become apprentice carpenters (My uncle is a foreman). That just says something about the state of higher education and just what its worth these days. Bragging Rights!!

    A trade skill that takes you a year to learn, (not master...LEARN) in today's economy is a lot more valuable than a 4 year degree. More and more people realize how much of a farce higher education really is and parents are no longer encouraging their children to go broke trying to get a piece of paper that represents their hiring POTENTIAL..not a certainty...A CHANCE to get hired in their desired vocation!

    Is it any wonder the warrior forum is flooded daily with more people trying to escape the patterns and develop an entrepreneur skillset? I don't think so. People are starting to realize that their futures are not guaranteed from a college degree.

    None of this is to imply that the future would be guaranteed even by getting a trade skill, but at least you don't come out of that having to pay back the school for the next 5-10 years, and that's money that can propel you to higher heights with a bit of self learning and research.
     
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    Although many of our more practical fellas have touched on this issue but I'd still like to make a statement, it doesn't matter how many degrees you have, what really counts in the end is your attitude.