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Sunday, October 30, 2011
Borrowing a fortune to buy a useless college degree
What do you call someone who borrows a virtual fortune to finance a college degree that isn't worth the paper that the diploma is printed on? A college graduate? An up and coming titan of industry? A future pillar of the community?
Nope, none of the above. At least, that's not what I would call these folks. I would appropriately label these guys and gals as stupid morons. You know, those college brainiacs who majored in any liberal arts degree such as journalism, film, photography, sociology, psychology, English, art history or a litany of other completely irrelevant and useless program that no reasonable profitable business owner has any use for whatsoever.
And to top off the bad choices that these morons (or, college graduates as some would call them) make is that they went into hock to the tune of upwards of $30,000 or even more to call themselves a college graduate. It's one thing when Daddy and Mommy fork out the dough for little Sally to spend four years studying fashion design, and then end up working at Chick-fil-A for $7/hour. But when little Sally obtains four or five student loans that hang around her neck for most of the rest of her life like golden chains around Mr. T's neck, that truly is a magnificent example of an absolutely horrific and terrible life choice.
This may be news to many college students: a college degree does not guarantee you a huge salary and cushy job for life. It never was any kind of guaranty at any point in history. Granted, in the past employers found that college graduates in business, engineering, science and other solid pursuits made excellent employees in the long run, and those who actually studied the Three R's (readin' ritin, and 'rithmatic) had a leg up over those dimmer grads who chose to take pictures, study pictures and critique pictures while they piled up student debt up to their eyeballs.
And now we see a swarm of unemployable fine arts and journalism graduates down on Wall Street demanding that their student loans be forgiven, while carrying signs that blame their woes on all of those fat cat bankers. Yes, you know those evil guys and gals in the suits, the guys and gals who studied business and finance in college rather than film. Those guys. They are the ones responsible for liberal arts major Sally's troubles, and why life has passed her by, or at least according to little brainiac Sally.
This is so wrong on so many levels.
You know what I call a liberal arts degree holder who can't even get a job at McDonalds in order to start repayment of their $30,000 student loans? A college graduate, you say? No. I call them a burden on society, a moron and a hopeless idiot.