I Seek Alternatives to Traditional Academia

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    I am totally captured by the world of academia.

    I don't believe that there are jobs out there for people who have "talent" or aren't in the system. I hate academia because it teaches students only to be academics. At least, liberal arts degrees do. The liberal arts is USELESS in the job force. You CANNOT get a job with...
    Kurokagi Kurokagi
    22-25
    Apr 22, 2014

    Absurdity

    Hi, I'd like to ask you all a question. The SAT, or rather, Standardized questions, are a topic of intrest to me. Why must we endure a test that funds greedy tutors, forces us to learn completely useless drivel, and weeds out the weak? While it is true if everyone went to college...
    thebadapple thebadapple
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jun 11, 2011

    I Left Academia...

    ... and I'm glad I did. I've met many fascinating and hilarious people outside of that realm, who seem to have much more variety and vivaciousness in their lives than many I knew in academia. I chose a field that puts me around well-educated science-y people...
    tidetheory tidetheory
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 3, 2009
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