So is today bashing people who went to college day?
I don`t think you can prove one way or the other with any scientific method that one group is smarter or dumber than another group. But I`m going to attempt to enlighten you to the error of your thought processes and prove to you that people who went to college are NOT dumb.
I`m saddened that I even have to address or that this is even an issue.
One of the main reasons why you are mistaken is because there are many forms of intelligence. Just because you are smart in one thing - like making a fast buck, doesn`t mean you`re smart in all things or that you`re even smart at all.
I have met people who have majored in the fields of science or math who knows things I couldn`t even begin to understand. Are they dumb?
Likewise, I would like to know if you would be so confident going to a doctor who never went to medical school if you or someone in your family needed major surgery? Are doctors dumb?
Maybe you were just talking about people in business. OK. So what about Google, FedEx, CNN? All of these companies were started by people with college degrees. Are they dumb too? Plus if you look at the top fortune 500 businesses, I`m close to positive that most if not all of the CEOs of the companies have college degrees. Are they all dumb too?
Maybe you`re talking about the small time entrepreneurs. What about mechanical engineers who patents a lot of our inventions, computer scientist who makes most of our software and hardware or a medical researcher who discovers and creates most of our drugs. Are they dumb too?
When was the last time you design, built and tested an air conditioner, a flat screen television, a cell phone or even the RF controlled key to open your car door? Do you even know the beginning of how to make one of these? Or are you too smart for that?
Do you know the latest research on global warming, cancer or why we have had a 300% increase in space dust for the past 10 years? Or is all this just dumb people stuff that you don`t need to know?
Do you really understand what you are saying?
Let`s look at it this way, more than 95% of all the stuff you need, want and use were designed, built and brought to you by people with college degrees. But they are the dumb ones, right?
Do you really believe you and your clan of non-college educated people are really smarter than all of the people or as you put it "not to generalize" most college educated people?
REALLY??? Are you serious?
I am not saying that people without college degrees are dumb or smart. I don`t know everyone who doesn`t have a college degree. So how could I make such a statement?
I could make a great case for why people without college degrees are far more a drain public resources than people with a college degree. I could make a really good case for why the overwhelming majority of people in jail or our legal system is people without a college education. I could make a really good statistical case as to why people without a college degree are a net negative to our overall national productivity and GDP, but I know that`s not true and it`s stupid to believe that was all true.
But it’s also stupid to believe that people with college degrees are dumb as well.
I think your arguments are weak, divisive and belittling to all of us who are proud of our accomplishments. I respect your decision not to go to college. I`m sad to know that there are people like you who feel that people who want to further their education are dumb.
I hope you change your mind one day about people who have chosen to continue their education.
The truth is we are all needed and valuable in our own way. To say one is better than another shouldn`t be something we put a lot of thought into or debate. We are all needed and are all as valuable as we make ourselves.