posted on Aug, 2 2009 @ 02:36 PM
"Tort reform" isn't the first two words that popped into my head. Those would be "educated idiot".
Someone somewhere should wake this girl up! She isn't guaranteed anything in life except an eventual end to it and taxation while she waits.
Our schools are preying on this belief that if one simply jumps through a few hoops, everything they want in life will materialize. If that is so,
then I should be wealthy. I'm not. And I don't blame the schools as much as I do the foolhardy students that fall for it.
The fact is that we share this planet with 6 billion other people, every one of which wants the same basic things we do. There is simply not
enough to go around to feed all the desires of every person living! The reason is not that we're running out of resources, but that people have a
tendency to want much more than they need. So we have ways to limit what people can have. For example, I own a shop. I own a nice shop,
complete with a machine shop, woodworking equipment, an electronics lab, chemical apparatus, and an extensive library. I have wanted this shop since I
was in my teens. I finally got it. But I don't have a running vehicle right now either, nor a fine house. It was a trade-off. I have a friend who
drives a nice truck and has a nice house, but he also works 16 hours a day at two jobs, is making payments to a bank, and sits around in his precious
few spare hours drinking beer to relax and wishing he had what I do. It was a trade-off.
Too many people seem to forget that the whole concept of money and capitalism (discounting the mess that the Fed and the government have turned it
into) is that a person gets to choose what they will do and therefore what their rewards will be in life. That means more than sitting in a classroom
for 4, 6, or even 8 years. It means researching the job market, deciding on a career with growth potential that pays well and that you will enjoy, and
then preparing yourself for that career. It means you may have to sacrifice some things you want for other things you want more. It means that you had
better be planning ahead, because some of those 6 billion other people are! It means you have to compete for whatever you get.
I know colleges like to brag about how many of their students get jobs. I have seen it myself. But I have also seen that the schools which do this are
usually not the best schools and usually strive to find you a job, any job, not necessarily a nice cushy high-paying job you expect! The larger
schools with the best track records for successful graduates do not advertise a job when you finish; they still simply offer education.
Specifically to this case, I would like to see how she manages to prove that she would have a better job if she had never went to school. I would also
like to see her return the knowledge she (supposedly) gained from that school, since they are being asked to return the money. Is she going to give
the money back again if next year she finds the job she was trained for? Or perhaps she could sign a contract that she will never take a job in that
Yeah, "tort reform" is good, but I'll still go with "educated idiot".
"You can't fix stupid" - Ron White