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Subject:  Re: Regrets about college education Date:  6/25/2019  6:46 PM
Author:  FCorelli Number:  125980 of 137988

I have no regrets about studying anthropology (OK, the tuition scholarship helped).

I have a couple Lib Arts/Humanities degrees but I didn't get them to get a job with. I already had a job. Just wanted my "ticket punched." A degree in anything meant credibility. No degree? No credibility. OK. If that's how they want to play the game.

I tested out of all requirements for History, Sociology, Chemistry, and Biology. (Came up a few points short on the math testing fusillade.) But they wouldn't give me the degrees in Chem and Bio without the lab requirements. Would have taken too much time and motivation. So, I went with the labless majors. I have always been a History buff since 4th grade anyway, so for me it was one of those "self-fulfillment" things. I aced the GRE in History. The counselors made a big deal out of it. The way I saw it after the dust settled was, any reasonably educated person can do this and the whole college mishigass is oversold, overrated and over priced. I was 32 years old and hadn't been "in school" in 14 years. At least I didn't have to sit in a classroom for 4 yrs and listen to some "petty gogue" tell me the 20% of things he knows.

If you need the pedigree, if you were any kind of a student, you're about 70% there without even realizing it. The proprietary stuff? Not sure you can pick up what you need to know from a book for many engineering degrees and such. Ok, you'll have to go to school and listen to somebody and take notes.
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