|View Poll Results: what level of formal education do you have?|
|didn't graduate high school||9||2.74%|
|high school diploma||8||2.43%|
|Voters: 329. You may not vote on this poll|
Anyway, just wondering -
|Originally posted by thistle
I have a law degree (Juris Doctor). Fat lot of good t does me now!! Ever try arguing with an 11 month old? - LOL
I have a Masters. In comparative literature ~ weird, how the big buck world is just not that interested... :
HOWEVER, I think I've learned more from being a mom to dd in the last 9 months than I've ever learned in all my time in school.
Yes, I learned lots in school...book stuff, but from dd I learned more of life, the universe, and everything. More of what matters: like watching your babe sleep, snuggles, hugs, and tummy razzberries.
I read a lot and feel like I am pretty well educated even without the documentation to prove it. I'm only 22 so somedays it dawns on me that most people my age are just getting ready to graduate college and I'm already married and a mother. I wouldn't change it for the world!
Weird, I Kknow. I used to want to go to vet school.
Homeschooling mom to 4
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Mama to Nate (11/02) and due 4/12/11
I went to school mostly full time for 3 years and scince ds was born I have taken a class or two most semesters. Currently I am working on Acct., before that was education, then anthroplogy, then chemistry. They all just sound so fun!
I know I should just get done! But for my current major, I have at least two years of full time left, not too many of my chem or education credits are much help:
I actually do use it right now. I work for the university sort of pinch hitting for the theatre department. Pays pretty good and it is fun.
THinking about going to grad school....but not sure what I want to do. Probably get my Master's in Education so I can teach. I dunno. right now I am just trying to get pregnant!!!
Adina mama to B 4/06 and E 8/13/12 (on her due date!)
I love my job now (hsing ap mama!) but I truely feel a calling to be a naturopath. I plan to go back to school in about 3 years.
My sister went and she was not ready..and it was a terrible experiance that cost her a lot of money in debt and she still has to pay it off..plus she ended up quitting school with out ever getting ANY degree what so ever.
My little brother is graduating from highschool this spring..and we are all trying to be pretty relaxed about him going to college or getting a job...If he goes to school, great.If he chooses to go to work somewhere,great..not sweating this one!
I am also not really all that concerned if my children go to college or not.If they want to go, great.We shall see to it they can go. If they do not, great too.They have the right to live thier lives as they choose..and I really do not think a college education is the only way to amount to something in the world.
My husband did take some classes at the local community college for things like carpentry and mechanics. He is a truck driver.He makes about 45k a year, and we have our own home, and we are ok.
oops, starting to sound defensive and snooty..sorry. I do not intend to be..I just get so tired of hearing how EVERYONE should go to college or ELSE they will not amount to anything and will be poverty striken and forced to live in a cardboard box and never be capable of intelligent thought.
I have a good life , and I read and think and etc...all with out a degree on my wall.I wish people in the universe where more aware of the fact that paper does not equal reality at all times, you know?
I think we have ALL met the College educated idiot with no common sense? Have we not...just the same as we have all met the uneducated,back woods, hick type who is ignorant and has no interest in learning anyhting except how to drink beer and beat his family.
there is a LOT more in between...is there not?
Interesting post. I think some people can think critically at an early age, but most don't. Hopefully, that is what education does for a person - makes them better at thinking and analyzing things for themselves. We all know exceptions to this, of course! But I think that is true, in general.
I still have fantasies about going back for an Artist's Diploma. I love studying with inspiring teachers.
No time or money for that now, though.
|Strange - you would think that the less educated you are, the more likely you would be to follow your instincts and intuition|
Whether that is a result of the quantity of education a person receives I cannot say. Education often teaches critical thinking, but not always. I don't think the 2 directly correlate. However, education can be be one of several factors that empower people to think criticaly.
I love being home with my kids - wouldn't change it.
And, yeah...I know plenty of people with degrees who seem to have no common sense, and people with no degrees who are brilliant. I don't think "level" of education and intelligence/success/compassion/good decision making are correlated.
In total, I have devoted myself to research for the past 10 years. I have loved it, it kept my mind busy, it was interesting work, and rewarding. But now I'm so into being a mother and thinking about homeschooling my child (and future children), so really not sure if I'll go back into research. I used to worry about it all being "a waste" but now I realize that I had to do *something* all those years, and why not something I loved doing?
And that's just what I'm doing now being a mother: doing something I love doing!
Homeschooling, Homesteading Mama to DD ('02) and DS ('04)
I used to worry about it all being "a waste" but now I realize that I had to do *something* all those years, and why not something I loved doing?
Right on, Piglet -
Education is never "wasted" - you don't have to be using something to make money in order for it to be valuable!