posted on Dec, 5 2008 @ 10:53 PM
I find that most people don’t understand the purpose of schooling, especially what’s called higher education. It has nothing to do with
intelligence or making you more intelligent. School is about giving you the tools needed to accomplish your goals.
Most degrees offered by universities are a joke and are around only to get peoples money. There are only 2 reasons why you would NEED to go to
1. You want to teach/research in your field of passion
2. You want to get into higher end fields like engineering, medicine and such where knowing the tools is important.
A diploma is just an easy and succinct way for employers to know that you should have the tools needed to succeed in your chosen field.
That being said I find this whole N.A. idea that you have to go to College/University to be anything complete rubbish. My train of though is find
something you love and do whatever you need to in order to be successful in it. If that means just an apprenticeship or even just being a
stay-at-home parent it doesn’t matter as long as you’re happy.
In my case I have a Bachelors of Engineering, in Energy Systems (think Nuclear to solar) and am currently working on a Masters of Engineering in
Aerospace, specializing in Spacecrafts and satellites. That’s my passion, I’ve been in love with space since I was a little kid, and I wouldn’t
go into another field even if I was offered millions of $$$.
Oh and ya I’m a member of ATS….just kinda misplaced my account info and I’m too lazy and tired to look for it. Not like it would have made me
more credible anyway.