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    Not having a degree tells me more about a person than if they have a degree. Of course, the information that gives me is generally negative.

    And yes, I think less of them and I don't really associate with people that don't have degrees. Except you guys, obviously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by uncommonentity View Post
    No.

    Nada.
    Street smarts > Book smarts.
    Nothing beats simple common sense.
    Hmm... I do hope you don't plan on picking a heart surgeon on that basis. Of course there is the implication that if you are book smart you can't be street smart. I'd suggest that the former does not in anyway preclude the later.


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    I'm stupid, what you think of me? NTs
    In no likes experiment.

    that is all

    i dunno what else to say so

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haight View Post
    Not having a degree tells me more about a person than if they have a degree. Of course, the information that gives me is generally negative.

    And yes, I think less of them and I don't really associate with people that don't have degrees. Except you guys, obviously.
    I can't tell if you're serious.



    To answer the op, I have known dumb people who got dumb degrees, in order to obtain dumb careers, that put them back to square one in deciding the course of their lives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimrckhnd View Post
    Hmm... I do hope you don't plan on picking a heart surgeon on that basis. Of course there is the implication that if you are book smart you can't be street smart. I'd suggest that the former does not in anyway preclude the later.


    "When someone says "I'm not book smart, I'm street smart." All I hear is "I'm not real smart, I'm imaginary smart."
    I understand your viewpoint here but to me what's the point in knowing everything and being qualified in everything if you lack the sense to put it to use. I value uneducated home owners higher than educated bums. I know plenty 'real smart' people who suck at life and 'imaginary smart' mansion owners. Each to their own.

    I'm sure there have been a couple of shitty heart surgeons too.

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    Degrees are overpriced pieces of toilet tissue. Yes education is important, but it is not necessarily how one gets the education, but that they get it and use it to it's fullest potential.
    So...if you met someone who hasn't gotten a university degree by, say, age 40 would you think less of them? Would there be a moment where you might consider them to be less intelligent regardless of whether this was the truth or not?
    Nope.
    What does a university education mean to you when it comes to your own worth or the worth of another individual?
    Nothing. I attend university solely because my chances of getting the income I want are greatly increased; I learn more on my own than I do in class.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5231311252 View Post
    Degrees are overpriced pieces of toilet tissue. Yes education is important, but it is not nesaccarily how one got that education, but that they got it and are using it to it's fullest potential.
    If that is the case isn't more accurate to say that degrees can be overpriced pieces of toilet tissue? If one has one and one is using it "to it's fullest potential" it is hardly toilet tissue and as to overpriced? To be sure that would depend on both the price and its potential but clearly as you get more out of it, the more valuable it becomes and the higher price one might be willing to pay for it.

    Now one can have a practical education or even a bundle of misc. university credits and possibly use that to its fulleset potential. However, there is an aspect to an actual credentile that can not be overlooked - its the demonstrated ability to manage one's time, do that which one may not be all that enthusiastic about and actually complete a project.
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    Degree level, Average IQ

    MD or PhD, 125
    Undergrad, 115
    1-3 yrs college, 105-110
    High school, 100
    1-3 yrs high schoo,l 95
    Elementary school grad, 90
    Elementary dropout, 80-85

    Per wikipedia. You can decide whether or not IQ is a good enough measure of 'intelligence.' While a degree does not necessarily equate to intelligence, there seems to be a correlation.
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    I ask, have you ever been in a college class? There are a bunch of idiots in those tuition-ed rooms. Me included. A degree doesn't tell me anything more than you have endurance. For all I know, you cheated those four or so years - or worse, barely passed trying your best. Now, keep this within reason, because I'm talking about a Bachelors degree. The American education system weeds out bums at a certain point, whether financially or mentally, and PhD are telling. But have you ever had a dentist who ruined your teeth? Yeah, exactly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimrckhnd View Post
    If that is the case isn't more accurate to say that degrees can be overpriced pieces of toilet tissue? If one has one and one is using it "to it's fullest potential" it is hardly toilet tissue and as to overpriced? To be sure that would depend on both the price and its potential but clearly as you get more out of it, the more valuable it becomes and the higher price one might be willing to pay for it.
    No, because this is a subjective question. If I'd been answering objectively, then it could be said that degrees can be overpriced.

    However, there is an aspect to an actual credentile that can not be overlooked - its the demonstrated ability to manage one's time, do that which one may not be all that enthusiastic about and actually complete a project.
    Maybe for yourself it cannot be overlooked, but as I quite clearly stated in the above, it (concerning myself) can and is overlooked.

    A degree doesn't tell me anything more than you have endurance. For all I know, you cheated those four or so years - or worse, barely passed trying your best. Now, keep this within reason, because I'm talking about a Bachelors degree. The American education system weeds out bums at a certain point, whether financially or mentally, and PhD are telling. But have you ever had a dentist who ruined your teeth? Yeah, exactly.
    This, which is pretty useless in my mind and lets not forget the doctors who have severely botched surgeries. Going off that, anyone remember the doctor who faked his credentials and got away with actually practicing medicine?
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