Of the frequent commenters here, What is your education level?

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  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 7,958
    brianlux said:
    There are people with advanced degrees who believe in anthopogenic global warming and people with advanced degrees who do not believe in anthropogenic global warming.  So the fact is, college degrees "don't mean shit to a tree*".

    *I believe it was Grace Slick who came up with that great line.
    But for a tree, that would be a good thing, right? Fertilizer?
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 41,757
    edited May 10
    Graduated with an undergrad
    I'm wondering why you are interested in knowing this. If you see that I have an associates degree, would that make my opinion or points any more or less valid than someone with a degree in your mind? 

    I'm not trying to bust your balls, I just find it strange that you would want to know this info. 
    Yeah, it's kind of an odd poll. Especially the way it is aimed at only the frequent users in the AMT.
    Post edited by PJ_Soul on
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  • my2handsmy2hands Posts: 14,737
    I don't see an option on the poll for high school dropouts like Eddie Vedder... just sayin, Eddie may want to participate in this little charade  
  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 13,881
    and yet another poll where "none of your fucking business" isnt an option.......
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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 14,704
    Some college
    if you think it's none of his fucking business, then your option is to not answer and move on, right?
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 41,757
    edited May 10
    Graduated with an undergrad
    Some of the options overlap. High school graduate and never went to college could be the same thing, and "I read on my own" could apply to any or all of the respondents. Also, there is no option for trade school or professional education. 

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  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 15,188
    Post grad
    mace1229 said:
    BA - chemistry
    MA - secondary education
    You teach high school?
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 1,800
    Graduated with an undergrad
    Business Administration degree. Have considered going back for my MBA but never did it. Probably never will. 
  • gimmesometruth27gimmesometruth27 St. Fuckin LouisPosts: 16,134
    Post grad
    hedonist said:
    mickeyrat said:
    why does it matter?
    Amen.

    One semester of college and I'm doing just fine in life.

    Fuck knows that lacking a degree doesn't make me feel dumb or uneducated.  Life'll learn ya!

    (gambo - :peace: )
    You uneducated bunch sure are sensitive ;)
    :lol: was waiting for that one!
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  • gimmesometruth27gimmesometruth27 St. Fuckin LouisPosts: 16,134
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    not using my master's degree. a long time ago i thought i wanted to be a collegiate athletic director. did an internship and fucking hated it. was too late to change masters' programs. i am so glad i am doing something else with my life. even though i hate that too. 
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  • Drowned OutDrowned Out Posts: 6,020
    edited May 11
    I read on my own
    I never finished HS. Did some tech school stuff later, on the company dime. 
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 24,191
    Post grad
    brianlux said:
    There are people with advanced degrees who believe in anthopogenic global warming and people with advanced degrees who do not believe in anthropogenic global warming.  So the fact is, college degrees "don't mean shit to a tree*".

    *I believe it was Grace Slick who came up with that great line.
    But for a tree, that would be a good thing, right? Fertilizer?
    Ha ha!  Good retort!
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 24,191
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    I never finished HS. Did some tech school stuff later, on the company dime. 
    Perfect example of a college degree not needed to be intelligent, educated (self, if not through  school), smart and wise.  You are all of these!
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  • Go BeaversGo Beavers Posts: 6,835
    I have a bachelors in psychology and a masters in counseling. Both were invaluable and life altering, and I use them everyday. 
  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 12,400
    Graduated with an undergrad
    I have a bachelors in psychology and a masters in counseling. Both were invaluable and life altering, and I use them everyday. 
    That is my fallback if I do not get accepted into postgrad in psychology.
    Do you currently work as a counsellor?
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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 13,055
    Your life is my fallback.
    :lol:
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  • Kev - Coat and KeysKev - Coat and Keys EarthPosts: 317
    Post grad
    I have a doctorate as part of my three mathematics based degrees, but I am not sure I am necessarily a frequent user here?
    I was a research scientist for a while, but sadly I have fallen back to some part-time teaching.

    So I agree with the saying 'a PhD and $4 will get you a cup of coffee.' 
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  • Drowned OutDrowned Out Posts: 6,020
    I read on my own
    brianlux said:
    I never finished HS. Did some tech school stuff later, on the company dime. 
    Perfect example of a college degree not needed to be intelligent, educated (self, if not through  school), smart and wise.  You are all of these!
    Thanks Brian :). I enjoyed my teen years....a lot.  Didn’t like the structure of school.  Don’t like the structure of work, either :lol:
  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 12,400
    Graduated with an undergrad
    Your life is my fallback.
    :lol:
    Not sure I follow? 
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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 13,055
    Your life is my fallback.
    :lol:
    Not sure I follow? 
    Just thought it was comical that Go Beavers shared his education and how it has been invaluable/life altering, that he uses those learned skills every day...and that you stated his education was your fallback.

    My buddy's dad has his Ph.D. hanging in his bathroom.  :lol:
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  • MakingWavesMakingWaves Posts: 1,201
    Graduated with an undergrad
    BS in Mechanical Engineering. But I agree with a lot of the comments. I work with a bunch of people that are high school graduates and I learn stuff from them every single day and always value their opinions. 
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  • MakingWavesMakingWaves Posts: 1,201
    Graduated with an undergrad
    brianlux said:
    AA followed by certificate in Human Services
    BA with one year post grad classes and Teaching Certificate.
    Lots of other college classes ranging from business to ecological sciences to art classes to fuck knows what.

    This does NOT necessarily make me smarter, kinder, better, more wise or wealthier than some people with less than a high school education.  I have a wonderful family member who never graduated from high school but bought their first house at age 24 and can any piece of junk into something very functional.  An amazingly skilled individual.  There are numerous other example of people with far less education than I have who are more skilled or more intelligent or more wealthy or more physically fit or more mentally fit or more wise (or any combination of those) than I am. 

    I'm just a simple education junky.  I think I have something like 220 college credits.  I've lost count. But big whoop, right? :tongue:





    I could have guessed this about you. You come across as very smart and constantly soaking up new knowledge. 
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  • my2handsmy2hands Posts: 14,737
    Your life is my fallback.
    :lol:
    Not sure I follow? 
    Just thought it was comical that Go Beavers shared his education and how it has been invaluable/life altering, that he uses those learned skills every day...and that you stated his education was your fallback.

    My buddy's dad has his Ph.D. hanging in his bathroom.  :lol:
    I picked up what you were laying down
  • mace1229mace1229 Posts: 2,506
    edited May 11
    Post grad
    mcgruff10 said:
    mace1229 said:
    BA - chemistry
    MA - secondary education
    You teach high school?

    Yeah. I have a friend who graduated with her chemistry degree with me, wanted to go into teaching. But got a summer job at a lab because she was putting off getting her teaching credential. Didn't quit at the end of the summer and now makes like 3 times what I do. Teaching isn't what it was 15 years ago. 
    I think you mentioned Colorado before? That midnight vote to raise PERA contributions. I would second guess my decision purely for financial reasons. 
  • mace1229mace1229 Posts: 2,506
    Post grad
    I have a doctorate as part of my three mathematics based degrees, but I am not sure I am necessarily a frequent user here?
    I was a research scientist for a while, but sadly I have fallen back to some part-time teaching.

    So I agree with the saying 'a PhD and $4 will get you a cup of coffee.' 
    That sucks, its only about $3 if you have a BA.
  • cincybearcatcincybearcat Posts: 9,729
    Post grad
    I do find it funny that people seem to dismiss college education in some discussions and then we have threads about the importance of education and teacher's pay in others.

    I for one do not think a college degree makes anyone a better person than someone without it.  I find that many without college degrees have some great hands-on experience and have learned plenty.  But I still believe a college education can be invaluable if you choose it and use it correctly.  


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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 24,191
    Post grad
    brianlux said:
    AA followed by certificate in Human Services
    BA with one year post grad classes and Teaching Certificate.
    Lots of other college classes ranging from business to ecological sciences to art classes to fuck knows what.

    This does NOT necessarily make me smarter, kinder, better, more wise or wealthier than some people with less than a high school education.  I have a wonderful family member who never graduated from high school but bought their first house at age 24 and can any piece of junk into something very functional.  An amazingly skilled individual.  There are numerous other example of people with far less education than I have who are more skilled or more intelligent or more wealthy or more physically fit or more mentally fit or more wise (or any combination of those) than I am. 

    I'm just a simple education junky.  I think I have something like 220 college credits.  I've lost count. But big whoop, right? :tongue:





    I could have guessed this about you. You come across as very smart and constantly soaking up new knowledge. 
    Thank you, I try.  The not-so-great truth though is that I am intrinsically rather mentally lazy.  At least I was all the way through high school and into my first few years of college.  I've always loved reading but I hated studying or having to challenge myself mentally.  It wasn't until I was 27 and went back to taking college courses after dropping out few a few years that I really started to push myself mentally.  I think a lot of it had to do with our educational system which, other than the few times where I had great teachers, was a system that did not inspire me to seek knowledge and understanding through formal education.  Once I became self-motivated that way, I never looked back.  There's so much to "life, the universe and everything" and I want to soak up as much of it as I can.
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  • Go BeaversGo Beavers Posts: 6,835
    I have a bachelors in psychology and a masters in counseling. Both were invaluable and life altering, and I use them everyday. 
    That is my fallback if I do not get accepted into postgrad in psychology.
    Do you currently work as a counsellor?
    I was a therapist working primarily with teenagers and their families for a lot of years. Now I manage an office if a bunch of people working with people. 
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  • mfc2006mfc2006 PDX--->KCPosts: 30,565
    Graduated with an undergrad
    Skooool is grate.
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