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originally posted by: TinySickTears
im sure for some...
they network and make contacts and such.
and im sure for others(especially the socially awkward like me) they just want to sit in the dorm and blaze while they listen to phish, jack in and code all night, sit in the back of the class and avoid as many people as possible and graduate and gtfo so they can work at the googleplex
originally posted by: TheRedneck
I will likely never be finished with school. I changed gears from full-load to as-needed when I hit the Baccalaureate level, but I definitely expect to complete at least one Doctorate before all is said and done.
Congratulations on the internship! I know the job is the end goal for a lot of people, and I hope all works out well for you.
Those who see college as an assembly line, or believe they can get the same thing from a book are deluding themselves.
I'm fully aware that I'm not cut out for grad school and I've pretty much hit the limit of what going wide gets you.
I have a really difficult to work with viewpoint to life, which is that I don't ask for things.
For example, one of my professors works a lot with AI, and last year I decided I wanted to build my own AI.
The college experience, if you're making the most of it, involves two way communication while books are merely one way. I think that people can learn from both, but college will teach you better.
originally posted by: TheRedneck
But, of course, that's my perspective... yours might differ.
I won't argue that, and thanks for a new vocabulary word! BUT... There is something there I just can't put my thumb on. I don't know...
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
originally posted by: filthyphilanthropist
Invoking their right to peaceful protest... ugh. What was their purpose, really? What was their end game? It was simply to disrespect him. What poor character. Love or hate, never lack respect for authority. It'll bite you somehow or another.
"I am not scared of alligators and snakes, but I respect them."
My wife has a very subtle and sublime set of communications that, after 20 years, i've learned to pay attention to. At first (like most young husbands) i saw it as histrionic, and her complaints as "nagging". The breakthrough was when I realized it was more like she just had a subtle communication style, and her "nagging" was more that she was expressing frustration or concern that i'd only quell by listening and acting.
Anyway, my point here is that those kids took an action that, to them, meant something. To you and I its just kids playing dumb histrionics. And I bet that a good portion of them will one day regret the action for various reasons (especially the ones who acted out of youthful solidarity instead of real passion).
20 pages in, you finally figured it out. It was right there in the OP all along.
These students were given something precious, something priceless, and they had such little respect for those who gave them that, those who supported them, and those around them, that they couldn't be bothered to show a smidgen of respect for a few moments to a man telling them how wonderful they are.
I love knowledge, and I am offended by anyone who considers knowledge worthless.
Have you thought that to them, through the long hours of work and crunch time they put in that they wind up with Pence? Pence. I don't hold it against them for that, you can only be shoved so much before you shove back and that's true for everyone.
Besides, college is the birthplace of demonstrations like this and yes, stupidity as well.