reply to post by projectvxn
Are you really
surprised that 18-25 yo kids hope to get rich? I'd be shocked if they didn't aspire to what obviously is a dying demographic
in America. Who the hell wants to live in poverty for 60-70 years?
Their best chance for that is Powerball.
I've already outlined what a hopeless endeavor a portion of 'further education' is and that the young people need to focus instead on the type of
courses that actually teach them a practical trade, like heavy machinery operation or carpentry.
Academics are teaching the young to live by theory alone? That's kind of off the mark, imo. The ones really
teaching our kids today are
American Idol and Jeopardy. I'd like an 'M', please... ding, ding ding. Instant money (maybe). That's the reason 50% of youth think they're going
o be famous.
Academia is a faltering system. Just ask anyone with a BA as to how they're using it to get those good jobs out there. Not worth a nickle to
employers that are looking for experience. They'd rather hire someone who's got a trade.
Also, about that 'work ethic' thing, you're absolutely right. Nobody wants to be digging ditches with a shovel or unloading bales of cotton on a
new York dock anymore, because, guess what... it's all done by heavy machine operators and truck drivers. Getting down to loading and unloading
trucks, it's done by forklifts driven by, you guessed it, machine operators.
How in the heck are you supposed to find work requiring 'elbow grease' today? Getting hired onto an Amish farm and baling hay by hand? Roofing
houses might do and framing houses isn't easy work. trouble is, in the housing market today... who's building much anymore?
About living by theory alone; It's always with us and always will be. Ask any hunter and they'll have plenty of theories where that prize buck will
be when the season opens. Mining companies invest millions into satellite imagery hoping to suss out where that next diamond mine or patch of oil
might be hiding. Fishing fleets, complete with factory ships scour the locations where, by theory, they believe to find those schools of sea
Farmers plant crops according to what they hope will be profitable in 6 months. People build highrise condos hoping
the public will buy. We
sell and trade stocks according to what we theorize will turn a profit.
Some are even hoping to mine the moon and sinking money into that endeavor. Theory and speculation.
You just can't get away from it.
We can't know everything and often we need to go by instinct and theories simply because no JP Morgan is going to be whispering golden clues in our