Independence Day July 4, 2017, Declare independence from lies misinformation herd mentality, Ask questions seek truth, Colleges preparing kids for economy that no longer exists, Continue to scam parents and students
” “Four-Letter Words, the Keys to Success: Home Work, Hard Work, Team Work, Good Luck, Good Lord, and a Good Idea.” Out of money in 1939, he dropped out of college and returned home to work in his brother Glenn’s store in Kannapolis, and later worked for Cannon Mills as an auditor. He volunteered for the army after the attack on Pearl Harbor, serving in North Africa and Italy from 1942 to 1945. Upon his return from the war, Mr. Ketner did everything possible to stay out of the grocery business, working nine jobs he didn’t like before ultimately returning to work for Glenn. When Glenn sold his chain of 25 stores to Winn-Dixie in 1956, Ralph and brother Brown worked briefly for that chain before starting Food Town with former co-worker, Wilson Smith, in 1957.”…Ralph Ketner, founder of Food Lion obituary
“We are being lied to on a scale unimaginable by George Orwell.”…Citizen Wells
I suppose I am as qualified to write this as anyone.
I have been vocal and active in trying to reveal the truth at Citizen Wells since early 2008.
I attended college, taught college, spent most of my life in the real world of business and in recent years mingled with many students, faculty and learned folk.
I am not anti education, real education, and certainly many colleges and courses serve a valuable and necessary function.
However, the notion that a four year degree is essential and that a college education is a guaranteed meal ticket is a myth or if you prefer, a conspiracy theory.
And of course as all of you who are not low information voters know, most modern colleges are brain washing factories and proponents of left leaning ideologies.
Colleges have been self serving entities from the start when itinerant scholars around a thousand years ago began tutoring those of money and title. This morphed into colleges.
The paradigm of mass college attendance only worked for a short while after World War II and was enabled by the GI Bill and a vibrant economy.
We need a vibrant economy.
From Zero Hedge July 3, 2017.
“Colleges Are Preparing Kids For An Economy That No Longer Exists” As They Continue To Scam Parents And Students”
“Is there really anything that takes 4 to 8 years to learn or become an expert in?
Seriously, what a waste of time. Even Ham, the first ape that went into space, only trained for 2 years.
Colleges have convinced nearly everyone that you need a degree to be an effective employee or higher-income adult, but this is just not true.
I can tell you as an employer that I’ve never asked a single person what their grades were and I’ve never asked to see a degree.
The ugly truth is the ones with college degrees usually end up writing SEO articles for $15 an hour and the skilled workers who’ve been writing code as a hobby or editing videos for years on a MAC end up as managers making $75+ per hour.
Young people today who sign up for college are committing to 3 things.
1. Debt: It’s pure insanity that you’re required to pay for information that is freely available to all.
Think about it: a Google search, a 6-week or 6-month course, on the job training… All of these beat the price of college tuition.
Why anyone would borrow money for a college degree makes no sense. Unless the government has screwed your industry with a mandatory college degree in order to get some sort of license, like to practice medicine or law, what exactly is it that you need to pay the college for?
2. Four unproductive years: Ouch! One of the biggest negative effects is that you’re detouring a life for 4 full years or more.
It’s totally unnecessary at this point. When I was 18 years old, I made $55,000 while my peers sat in a classroom learning things that were forgotten before they even left the campus that day.
By the time I was 22 years old, instead of having a degree, I had made $260,000 working at a job for the past four years, I owned two businesses that cash-flowed, and I had over 10 rental properties, not including about $400,000 I had made from flipping homes as a side gig.
3. A workforce that isn’t there: Let’s be honest, colleges are preparing our young people for an economy that no longer exists!”