buddyt wrote:I agree, but you gotta do what you gotta do to pay the bills, and the right degree can help you do that. Paying tens of thousands a year just for DAT RIGOROUS INTELLECTUAL STIMULATION seems silly to me, unless you've got time/money to burn and some other way to pay the bills.
Yup. The idea that college is a place for intellectual growth has long gone the way of the fucking dodo. In most cases it's just not worth $200k just so little Johnny can know a thing or two about the Brontes.
cotiger wrote:Monochromatic Oeuvre wrote:He's big on copping DAT WELL-ROUNDED LIBERAL ARTS EDUCATION THO and I think the credited move is to go to the most clownshit UG you can find, cop that 3.9 simply for not being a mouthbreather, murdering the LSAT because it's secretly really easy, and then hoping the H-bomb can stomach the proleness of your degree.
Gotta go with jbagelboy here. Your ideal scenario seems so... soulless and mercenary and ick.
Show your work. Assume both of us have $300k to spend on our education and both of us were paying sticker somewhere. He spends $200k copping dat intellectual rigor and has $100k left for law school, so he racks up say $150k or so in debt. I go to a clownshit UG and pay $50k total, leaving me with $250k to pay off school at sticker.
Him: $150k debt, SCHOLARLY education
Me: NOENRICHMENT, but debt-free
If you want to say that avoiding "soulless and mercenary and ick" is worth $150k, fine, but I don't think most people would agree with you.
Also, it seems to require that you decide on law school at age 17, which is neither common nor advisable.
Not common, but definitely advisable for someone with an interest in the area as it allows long-term planning for maximum efficiency.
cotiger wrote:Eh, my impression of TLS is not so much bloodthirsty. More just conservative and looking for stability at a high income level. If they were really interested in $$$ they probably wouldn't be going into law.
Being primarily concerned with $$$ covers everyone from the "bloodthirsty" to those people who are hyper-focused on conservative financial development and high-income stability.