up the shut fuck. . ARTS VIII] ttyl VIII! Sliph,,, ljcl, ,, mem E gt! nor. I'm going to sound like a butthurt libtard, but what happened to going to university to learn something? I call it Enlightenment/Employment. Some people go to U up the shut fuck ARTS VIII] ttyl VIII! Sliph ljcl mem E gt! nor I'm going to sound like a butthurt libtard but what happened university learn something? I call it Enlightenment/Employment Some people go U
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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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#1 - IAMDIZZYONFANTA
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(02/06/2013) [-]
I'm going to sound like a butthurt libtard, but what happened to going to university to learn something?

I call it Enlightenment/Employment.

Some people go to University to better their chances of Employment. This is by doing courses such as accounting, advertising, fashion and so on. These people will have good work prospects outside of education, and will likely receive a high pay grade, economy willing. However, what they learn doesn't matter to them as a person outside of their employment, and won't really change them as a person beyond making them a more attractive employee. Any changes to the person occurs because of influences beyond their course.

Others go to University for Enlightenment. This is typified by humanities subjects such as writing, art, photography, philosophy, those kind of things. People that take these will be unlikely to get as good jobs as those that went for Employment, but will have learned something that they will likely value for the rest of their lives, as compared to say accounting, which has no value beyond work. They will be greatly changed as a person by their course.

Then there are those who go for a bit of both, such as languages and science students. You have to be a clever **** to do those though.

I dunno, a post with +4 thumbs seems a strange place to post a rant, but I felt like I should say something for once. I feel like our universities are quickly changing from "place of learning and enlightenment" to "place to prepare yourself for service to society and the government," and I'm not sure I like it. It feels a tad anti-intellectual.
User avatar #2 to #1 - swittig [OP]
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(02/06/2013) [-]
There's nothing wrong with following one's passion so long as one is willing to either make themselves marketable or promise not to bitch about not being able to find a job with a degree in basket weaving. Just my two cents.
#3 to #2 - IAMDIZZYONFANTA
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Oh yeah, if they bitch about not getting a job because of their degree, they deserve to be struck by the fist of the north star. I'm a creative writing student and I'm fully aware that I'm not going to get a job as a direct result of my course, and I'm ok with that. I came here to read good books, talk to good authors, debate fiction and become a better writer, not prepare myself for a job. There's nothing worse than a photography student whining that employers are biased against his degree.