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I Think College Is A Big Corporate Scam

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    Education grooms you to fit into a role

    as a drone. Life is just a hamster wheel until you die.
    Brightfuture99 Brightfuture99 26-30, F Oct 1

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    With my college my teachers were to help us

    find a job. Instead we had to find jobs on our own. Not very happy with them at all.
    Balloonboy33 Balloonboy33 26-30, M Oct 2

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    Should I Chase My Dreams?

    I'm a big fan of Astronomy since I was a kid and now, it's becoming hard for me because I also want to pursue that dream... yet there are a lot of hindrance. Right now, I'm taking up Entrepreneurial Management in one of the universities here in my country. I also have an interest...
    AnimeShugosha AnimeShugosha 18-21, F Aug 29, 2013

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    Can Anyone Say Earning A Degree Made A Difference In Their Life? (corporate Politics Aside)

    I understand studying can pay off (not will), degrees can (not guarantee) help with acquiring a new job or advancement within a company. However, not every position, not every profession puts so much weight on a degree unless the work requires very special expertise that can't be...
    knightsire knightsire 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 15, 2012

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    Too True

    This group definitely embodies an opinion I have. Needless to say I dropped out of college my sophmore year.  I was studying electrical engineering, but college would never explicitly tell me how to make a car run on water, and no company is hiring graduated engineers for doing...
    Jacob1080David Jacob1080David 22-25, M 6 Responses Oct 3, 2011

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    Medieval

    It has to be remembered what a University is and how it came about and why. The first universities were really glorified libraries; books were rare in medieval Europe because they took years to write out by hand and so they were hard and expensive to acquire. Universities were...
    Ketsan Ketsan 31-35, M 7 Responses Jan 18, 2012

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    Dear Abby,

    I applied for a job as a dish washer "technician", but was told I needed a Master's degree in waste management. I then applied for a job to mop floors but alas, I needed 4 years of schooling on how to "not slip and die," otherwise known as "janitorial skills." My last...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Oct 3, 2011

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    Nix0 Nix0 16-17, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    College degree indicates you are a sheepo...later what you do with it is the real question,your real skills and how you apply the knowledge.
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    Why the corporate life has lot of problems and confusion? Why people often fight with each other? If we understand the problem philosophically, we can easily accept the truth of...
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    Often we tell to people to move to the sides (periphery) of a busy road from its center. Walking on the center of a busy road is always not safe as it might invite accidents. It...
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    Why most flowers even when they have sweat nectar inside them also have very attractive and brilliantly coloured petals and fragrance? Nature has done the above not for the plants...
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    This corporate system is just not gonna last much longer. It could collapse any day. But if you think about it, its not a big shock. We got so many pointless jobs out there...
    ratburn ratburn 18-21 4 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Who is running America? Have you ever asked that question? Under the doctrine of Parens Patriae, "Government As Parent", as a result of the manipulated bankruptcy of the United...
    Hiddenheart101 Hiddenheart101 56-60, F 1 Response Oct 14

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    I really get flustered when I see the obese women with some sort of "meaningful" tattoo(s) and half a dozen Undisciplined flesh sack children scampering around the mothership...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 8

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    Before you start judging me, listen to my story and try to understand. I'm primarily here for support, guidance and help. I'm a young women who just landed her first corporate job...
    brokendreams123 brokendreams123 22-25, F 5 Responses Oct 9

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    I am a freshman in college and don't know what to do. I am doing well in my classes and making friends and trying to be social. I just feel like I am not myself here. I come out of...
    julielevin julielevin 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    The corporate bosses and the respective HR functions must know about one of the most useful chemical laws in reaction chemistry i.e. the law of definite proportion or law of...
    drsranganathan drsranganathan 41-45, M Oct 23

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    I thought I found the cutest, most perfect apt on Craigslist. But I am afraid I fell for a scam. I am afraid of being homeless. I don't have any friends because I am disabled...
    dabeisyin dabeisyin 41-45, F 4 days ago

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    Stockholm syndrome anyone? I get so fed up with people who act like prideful doormats, acting like we should just surrender to the power of the corporations. I dont know whats...
    ratburn ratburn 18-21 4 Responses Oct 12

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    I don’t need you. Don’t rely on you to make me feel good. I am good. All by myself. Always have been. Remember that. You were lucky to have had a taste of my goodness. I know...
    willbefreeiwill willbefreeiwill 36-40, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I got scammed! I was tricked by someone online here on EP who I had been talking to for a while. She quit responding as soon as I sent the money. It's only been 24 hours but I am...
    collegeman collegeman 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 6

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    Senior in high school. That's me, leader of the pack. One of the 'big dogs' who 'rule the school.' Not really, see ever since I was a freshman, I looked forward to being a senior...
    Nanders01 Nanders01 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 9

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    I've been inside my head a lot lately. The seasons have changed, it is getting darker earlier and earlier. It is the same thing as last year, and yet it seems so long ago... I feel...
    lovelywarpedlemon lovelywarpedlemon 18-21, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    So I suppose I would just like to see if there others out there who feel similarly or can understand because there are very few around me who do and it makes me doubtful of my...
    boley1501 boley1501 22-25, F 23 Responses Oct 9

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    As so many of my stories are so offensive to the bigots of Ep I have removed them all Al I can say is that the people running this site must have their heads stuck up their own...
    dawnlhiver dawnlhiver 46-50, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    A college degree no longer has true meaning, or intrinsic value. A college degree does not mean what it used to mean; it does not hold the same weight. Looking back 40 years ago or...
    TheOrganicOne TheOrganicOne 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 3

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    Finishing college has been the main goal in my like for a while now. When I graduated in May the feeling of accomplishing my goal was such a great feeling. However, now after a few...
    oness123 oness123 22-25, F Oct 9

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    First year College. I was new to the City, just moved there all be my self. I lived in a dormroom With 13 other guys, the College i went to there was mostly guys. I remember the...
    KatEmeliaG KatEmeliaG 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 10

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    Someone adds me to their circle and chats a couple of times and asks me to loan them $500 I don't think so not happening I'm not stupid
    Barraman Barraman 46-50, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    In my country we have a national "contest" where we choose 6 universities/courses or just one course in 6 universities and so on and it's devide in 3 phases. I have never thought...
    angiestones angiestones 18-21, F Oct 3

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    I go to a private college in my city. Im 17 graduated high school a year early, im black, and i major in Biology. College sucks i started off failing. I was used to not having to...
    hardlyalive hardlyalive 16-17, F Oct 17

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    Strife caused by view. News reports are limited. Deficit blamed on welfare. Taxes evil but Why. Because we dont look at workers. Man starts company. Company...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    I am starting college in the new year at 21 which is three years later than most people start and I am suddenly feeling really nervous about that fact. I spent the three years...
    rezonance rezonance 18-21, F Oct 19

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    I'm one of those people where LIFE happens. I'll be 23 this year and still love with my parents. Before people make judgement here is my story. I did one year of college & after...
    DaCreativeChild DaCreativeChild 22-25, F Oct 14

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    I have a few suggestions for people in every nation in this world: 1) Plan your families. Make sure you have some sort of a job or a way to make money or have access to some...
    CayucosBeach CayucosBeach 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    What A Great Idea! Dalhousie University, a Canadian college, has a puppy room consisting of various therapy dogs for students to play with & pet if they need to relieve stress...
    deadmoon deadmoon 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 2

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    Hi, this is my first time using this site so lets see how it goes. So i started college this September after graduating from high school this June. I am studying veterinary...
    elleem7 elleem7 18-21, F Oct 7

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    Many of the teens/young adults I've encountered at my college really do too much. As in they're over the top with everything, for absolutely no reason. Everyone does something...
    DarkGoddesss DarkGoddesss 16-17, F Oct 13

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    After that painful heartbreak, my life has gone on the right track. I am feeling much positive and happier because I have finally let him out of my life. And I don't feel so lonely...
    YongTauFoo YongTauFoo 18-21, F Oct 14

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    Please someone tell me whether or not these are signs that I have BPD. - I'm 18 years old and will be 19 in December. -I'm a lefthander. - I'm the eldest child. -I have a very...
    DestinationUnknown1995 DestinationUnknown1995 18-21, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    People who are stuck in this "I'm so country" phase Uppity sheltered private schoolers Trust fund babies Fundamentalist Christians High school outcast mobs The fat woman with...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 3

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    I think intelligence is gained mostly from life and based on the understanding of generalized information. I have several myself but without them I would and most that know me...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 17

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    I'll be 23 at the end of this year. Apparently I'm behind in my family & other people eyes who know me. Before I graduated from highschool I had to help my parents out when nobody...
    DaCreativeChild DaCreativeChild 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 21

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    Don't get me wrong, I love college. However, lately I have found myself very bored. I find myself going through the same exact routine every day, even down to what I eat for...
    emmisara emmisara 18-21, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    I am going through a really tough time right now. I currently go to a university in Florida and I want to take an editing class for my film major. But they decided not to offer it...
    JewStar4Life JewStar4Life 18-21, F a week ago

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    I need a break from it. I've been in college for three years now and honestly it isn't my main priority anymore. Right now I'm focused on getting my own place (still living with my...
    aja6693 aja6693 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 1

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