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.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.
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.cotiger wrote:Gotta go with jbagelboy here. Your ideal scenario seems so... soulless and mercenary and ick.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.
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.
Not common, but definitely advisable for someone with an interest in the area as it allows long-term planning for maximum efficiency.Also, it seems to require that you decide on law school at age 17, which is neither common nor advisable.
Being primarily concerned with $$$ covers everyone from the "bloodthirsty" to those people who are hyper-focused on conservative financial development and high-income stability.cotiger wrote:Eh, my impression of TLS is not so much bloodthirsty. More just conservative and looking for stability at a high income level. If they were really interested in $$$ they probably wouldn't be going into law.