Ok well, as you have probably already noticed, there seems to be a growing trend among the many people carrying undergraduate degrees to despise and under value this educational undertaking. Many times, I find myself on the forefront of these rallies pushing the banners of anti-educational establishment and bellowing the fires of hate towards it all while shining the light of truth on the futility of these degrees.
Today though, I wish to turn the other cheek by starting a new thread to encourage students to still go after these degrees in hopes of opening more doors for themselves in the future and maybe to pique their interests in the matter.
That is why I present you with: The what I learned in college thread
Here is how it works, introduce your degree or your major and what you have learned from it.
Hello, I am the G-Virus, and I have a bachelors of science in biochemistry. Most of the time I am negative and spiteful about it because there aren’t many jobs out there for recent graduates. I was walking by the TV where my family was sitting today and I saw CSI Miami on the screen. The characters were doing some different lab tests when I realized that I new exactly what was going on and what they were doing. It was an awesome feeling, and then I also realized that I could do almost any of those tests in my kitchen sink with nothing more than a quick visit to the drain cleaning area of ace hardware to garner my needed chemicals. I also learned how to make some very high grade methamphetamine and MDMA and other assorted drugs in my bathtub if the need ever arises (need = something like the zombie apocalypse). I also realized that I know more about how drugs work in the body than a pharmacist, and more about how a person loses and gains weight than a nutritionist.
To summarize, I like my degree, even though most of the time you will see me cussing it out and calling it useless.
This is not to say you can’t learn everything I know with the use of the internet and a library card, but there is something about first hand experience and being forced to study that gives college its special place in my heart.
Some side stuff I learned on the pursuit of my degree: The basics of quantum mechanics and modern physics. Differential equations, linear algebra, lots and lots of calculus, circuits, C++, philosophy, an EMT-Intermediate license, my A+ hardware certification and other assorted garbage I will never use in my lifetime.
What I didn’t learn in college, is how to string along a coherent sentence that makes sense to the reader without any ambiguity and vagueness involved. Fuck, I don’t have any grammar or spelling skills at all.
Your turn, what did you learn in college, entertain us and mostly, inspire us to go that extra mile and get that degree.