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I should also mention that college isn`t the same today as it was 50 years ago. (At least, I don`t think it is, please, correct me if I`m wrong). We have many more community colleges now, a higher % of people are going to college, not just because people say we need it, but because community colleges offer degrees for less $$.
As for the doctor thing. When it comes to serious illnesses or operations, always get a 2nd opinion.
While I`m on the topic of college, I disagree with Olson to an extent. In order to be financially successful, you need to have a college degree. My father, though he never graduated HS
As for what he says about education - not completely true. It`s difficult to send your child to a public school, but being home-schooled can be just as bad. There are many skills your learn in school that have nothing to do with books and teachers. Public school will teach kids how to work with others, how to meet various demands made by different people, how to juggle their time. And, by going to public school and being exposed to ...
And a large percentage of those 76% of Americans without a college degree are probably children. Of course people not old enough to even be in college yet don`t have a degree. That`s just obvious.
Fortunately for me, Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. Woot! Don`t you just feel all weird now that I mentioned Jesus : ).
This is a false statement. All you did was misinterperet what he was trying to say, he meant that you dont need a degree to do what you want because you can easily teach yourself better than any instructor can. All a degree says is that you did time in school to get this pretty certification that says you know a lot, but you can easily have the exact same education, if not even better without having to go through school and earning a degree. Theres other sources other than schools to educate yourself that you should take advantage of is basically what he was getting at.
It’s the exact opposite. Strong emotions are a source of strength and power. The stronger your emotions and the better your ability to focus your emotion, the more creative and powerful you are. Denying your emotions creates weakness and vulnerability."
This is false. Apathy and compassion are at least equally as strong, because they exist on the same scale of power on opposing ends. A person who cannot feel emotion cannot be emotionally affected or harmed, namely he or she has an invulnerabilty. Contrarywise, a super-compassionate person can absorb pain and learn from it, thereby growing. Therefore, an apathetic person and a compassionate person are equally matched because neither can inflict permanent harm.
True weakness is ambivalence between these two extremes. Be compassionate, be apathetic; just don`t be both or neither.
dude, school is only as bad as u make it. they don`t teach u how to think because that is up to u ENTRIRELY. YOU are responsible for learning how to think. If someone else teaches you, you just missed out on half of life.
also, money is not the root to ALL evil, but no matter what it is used for money still has a sense of evil to it. Even if you are using it for good, using money implies that you believe a piece of paper has much value and that it will serve to do things. If money didn`t exist and everyone did their share of work, this world would be a lot better. Even if you`re a hard donator, spend money for other people, you`re still going with the flow. u may not be using it 4 as much evil but u still r usin it 4
yeah for real. The statistics are so not in this guy`s favor. I got a huge anarchonistic vibe from it
"if you have a medical or psychiatric problem you should see a doctor, but question what they tell you. Don’t accept it on blind faith. Use your critical thinking. Ask difficult questions. Many people are afraid to question their doctor. Don’t be afraid!"
I`m sure this wouldn`t be the best advice to give to a schizophrenic...question EVERYTHING! QUestion what they tell you! You`re not ill...they`re ALL in on it!!!!
I have to agree with most of the posters on here that this guy says some nice things, but in reality a lot of it is unobtainable drivel.
Not saying I`m a huge fan of Bush, but there`s a lot of people in this country that could do a worse job than him, the author included. It`s too bad the guy wasted 2 out of "10 Things" on his personal political views.
In my opinion, anyone that can sink to a low level of bush-bashing and have unfounded hate of people in power, have absolutely no authority when trying to teach others how to act.
How can someone who knows all of the secrets to a perfect life/society sink this low?
Then, why are we still in school?
This guy`s ideal world sounds pretty lowsy, no one has a job, there are no doctors, everyone is emotional, no schools, no one has a degree and eveyone decides based on their feelings. Where the hell would we be if the world was like that ?!?!
But like you said, everything equal (experience included) except degree vs. non-degree, the person with a degree would get hired because that degree means they worked hard to get it (I`m talking college degree, not H.S. diploma, because I`m not going to start ranting about that).
So far that is true...
Also, you dont NEED a degre to be smart and stuff. Just that its LOOK BETTER on a resume. My "husband" is a genius, he is coding for over 20 years, know what he talk about and is wanted even over sea. He never finished High School. But I dont say it wasnt hard. When you get to a exployer and show them a resume whitout degre on it, then the other guy next to you show the same resume but with a degre on it, he will get the job and you will not. Why? because people still think diploma on the wall make you a smarter person.
School inst the "worst" place to learn. Its just NOT ADAPTED to kids. How can you expect kids to enjoy learning when sitting there for hrs? how can you expect kids to learn at the same pace and same way? we need to change way school is, not the fondation of school.
And a job is more secure than he thinks, a boss won`t just say "you`re fired" without a reason. However, an business like his can suddenly fail without reason, due to competition, lack of intertest etc.
And furthermore, if everyone started their own businesses, then that wouldn`t be a good idea. We need doctors (which he doesn`t seem to like either...), bankers, social workers, teachers and other such people. So I think he`s an idiot for calling these people idiots. They help us more than people like him wou
"School is the best place for kids to learn at"
No sh*t?! WOW :-|
The hippy guy talks out of his ass
ofcors money is not gonna be the root of all evil!! genius B-|
"All the Personal Development gurus I’ve seen are clean cut, positive thinking, deeply spiritual, entrepreneurs awash in wealth."
because they are scammers.