A college degree is worthless. The classes you take? Not applicable to your life whatsoever. The benefits of the “prestige” of your university? Probably won’t help you beyond getting your first job. From an objective perspective college looks like something everyone who wants a successful career just has to do to check the box.
But the real issue is that if you value college by the content of your coursework, you’re missing the point. Even this Critical Thinking and Writing Class, which has illuminated us on some serious issues, is not about factory farming or environmentalism and is certainly not about writing papers. With all the challenges and issues in the world, how much better off are you really for becoming a vegan and having a good slant if you still wear Nike and have no idea what’s going on in Syria? Continue reading AWARENESS // JIM O’BRIEN