- Nov 14, 2004
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- Pacific Northwest US
Contrarian said:The idea of college is not to train you for a job, it is to develop your mind for critical thought. The difference between the achievers and the non-achievers in this society is a quality education. Only 20% of the high school graduates ever complete college. Only 5% graduate from top tier universities like Harvard, Yale, BC, BU, NYU, etc. These people have a distinct advantage over the others. If you think otherwise you are only fooling yourself. If an absolute idiot with a Harvard MBA walks into a job interview... he will get the job before anyone else regardless of the other candidates credentials... just ask "W"...
How to think is one of the most critical things you learn in college. The other thing I came away understanding is just how little we actually know.