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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 08:19 PM
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24. And so how many fucking pairs of bootstraps have you worn out?
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  -"I have mortgaged my life and my children's future for an education ..." SoCalDem  Feb-16-11 10:28 AM   #0 
  - There's irony for you  notesdev   Feb-16-11 10:40 AM   #1 
  - He is far from alone in that  ProgressiveProfessor   Feb-16-11 10:45 AM   #2 
  - One goes to law school  alcibiades_mystery   Feb-16-11 11:22 AM   #9 
     - I was reading recently the blogs of some law students in lower rated schools  ProgressiveProfessor   Feb-16-11 12:54 PM   #14 
        - True dat  alcibiades_mystery   Feb-16-11 03:55 PM   #22 
           - Agree dat  fortyfeetunder   Feb-19-11 06:00 PM   #49 
  - Well you also need to be smart about what your degree will do for you.  dkf   Feb-16-11 10:45 AM   #3 
  - Nowadays, it's hard to know what your degree will do for you.  raccoon   Feb-16-11 11:05 AM   #5 
  - and we have to realize that colleges have morphed into "trade schools" for the well-to-do  SoCalDem   Feb-16-11 12:37 PM   #11 
     - ... and I think our colleges & universities share the blame  ParkieDem   Feb-18-11 02:39 PM   #39 
  - I didn't get much with my math degree either  hfojvt   Feb-16-11 08:49 PM   #27 
  - Here's the next economic bubble.  hunter   Feb-16-11 10:57 AM   #4 
  - The #1 cause of students not finishing  Doctor_J   Feb-16-11 11:12 AM   #6 
  - Can you imagine how great this country could be ...  surrealAmerican   Feb-16-11 11:18 AM   #7 
  - That is the way it would be if this were a great country.  Little Star   Feb-16-11 11:21 AM   #8 
  - It would be even better if it were a guarantee.  Xenotime   Feb-16-11 11:27 AM   #10 
  - We would actually be able to spend, buy homes and stimulate the economy  jtown1123   Feb-16-11 02:03 PM   #19 
  - +1  mahina   Feb-16-11 03:40 PM   #21 
  - wouldn't that logically create more college graduates  hfojvt   Feb-16-11 09:04 PM   #29 
     - or it could create a creative class of critical thinkers who could create jobs for themselves  Iris   Feb-18-11 02:51 PM   #41 
        - exactly.  SoCalDem   Feb-18-11 02:54 PM   #42 
  - oy. nt  xchrom   Feb-16-11 12:40 PM   #12 
  - Regarding choice of college major...  DaveJ   Feb-16-11 12:51 PM   #13 
  - Reallity is a harsh master  ProgressiveProfessor   Feb-16-11 12:59 PM   #15 
  - Sounds like you're a great advisor but still think the same way  DaveJ   Feb-16-11 01:27 PM   #17 
  - The advising I give here in the Middle East is ofter counter what happens in the West  JCMach1   Feb-17-11 12:49 AM   #36 
  - a few weeks ago we were talking about the lack of critical thinking  tabbycat31   Feb-16-11 01:24 PM   #16 
  - What's mixed?  FLPanhandle   Feb-16-11 01:59 PM   #18 
  - Yes but that person may realistically believe they can get a law degree  riderinthestorm   Feb-16-11 08:29 PM   #26 
     - Your daughter's situation is almost the exact same one I'm in............  CrownPrinceBandar   Feb-18-11 04:38 PM   #46 
  - Agreed. I often wonder about the DU people  DaveJ   Feb-16-11 03:35 PM   #20 
     - Besides what's wrong with doing something that you love?  tabbycat31   Feb-16-11 08:15 PM   #23 
     - And so how many fucking pairs of bootstraps have you worn out?  lonestarnot   Feb-16-11 08:19 PM   #24 
     - Thank you on one point, disagreement on another.  BreweryYardRat   Feb-18-11 03:35 PM   #43 
  - You can't major in medicine and law as an undergrad.  readmoreoften   Feb-16-11 10:31 PM   #32 
  - You think a law degree is practical?  Manifestor_of_Light   Feb-16-11 08:25 PM   #25 
  - Right on! My nephew is graduating in May from Harvard Law School.  riderinthestorm   Feb-16-11 08:56 PM   #28 
  - about doing what you love  NJCher   Feb-16-11 10:28 PM   #31 
  - Wow, that's intense.  readmoreoften   Feb-16-11 10:33 PM   #34 
  - Thirty years ago  hfojvt   Feb-16-11 09:16 PM   #30 
  - but education is not a Presidential requirement  pstokely   Feb-17-11 01:16 AM   #37 
  - You hit it on the nose. There is no "practical" degree anymore.  readmoreoften   Feb-16-11 10:32 PM   #33 
  - All of my undergrads who wanted to work have had offers  ProgressiveProfessor   Feb-18-11 12:37 PM   #38 
  - I actually think a law degree for me was the best investment I ever  kelly1mm   Feb-16-11 11:36 PM   #35 
  - Yep. That's how it goes these days. 4 years in college, 20 - 30 years in payments  Liberal_in_LA   Feb-18-11 02:41 PM   #40 
  - They WILL take your student loan payment out of your Social Security.  Manifestor_of_Light   Feb-18-11 04:14 PM   #44 
  - Rather then pick a field in which you "think" you will get rich ...  JoePhilly   Feb-18-11 04:23 PM   #45 
     - "an investment in you" - exactly!  Iris   Feb-18-11 07:37 PM   #47 
        - Very true ...  JoePhilly   Feb-19-11 05:52 PM   #48 

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