MY COLLEGE EXPERIENCE: MY THOUGHTS ON BEING A STUDENT + UPCOMING Q&A

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  • [ – ] theoldsparrow reply A bi weekly Q&A sounds fun. On the topic my thoughts are a bit all over the place. First the current public schooling was designed in the late 1800's in Germany as a way to create an efficient labor force so it's not done out of passion for the subjects you would be interested in like finding your dream job. Second as the labor demand constricts, the ways to differentiate yourself becomes harder. I noticed in another comment the need for unpaid internships to even get into entry level positions. That means 17 years of school starting from kindergarten then several years of internships to just get into the labor market and that's if you do everything on time. Thirdly the advances in technology are escalating in rate, and in another generation we will be looking at AI taking thinking jobs much like robotics has taken manufacturing jobs. As the demand for labor constricts further more and more people are not going to be able to compete for the fewer and fewer jobs. What's the solution? A ...morepopulation kept on a subsistence based universal basic income? Taxing robots and AIs? As a global market these solutions need to be tested soon before the crash hits. Sorry if I wrote a book but that's where my thoughts lead me.
    • danielamann parent reply Thinking the Q&A is going to be a regular thing! I'll be announcing more about that in the video that comes out tomorrow. As far as what you said about the education/ labor force issues...it's definitely scary to think where the future is going to lead us. I guess an optimistic outlook would be that there could possibly be new fields we don't even know about that people start developing and working in, but if not we could be in for a frightening future. I like to believe, however, that things have a tendency to work out in one way or another, but that may be a false promise I give myself
    • [ – ] JustABloke parent reply This is a really good insight to the history of education. In this modern age the only explanation I agree with what @danielamann said at the beginning. It's not what you achieve academically, but you can prove you can complete most tasks efficiently and with allocated time. Your diploma/degree is your proof of your diligence. Now there is a downside to this, there are also those who are naturally gifted at doing things, and there are a lot of these skilled people all around us. They have to work even harder to get to that dream job, and successfully run their own businesses or gain a really high paying job. Everyone contributes to our society, some just don't see it that way.
      • [ – ] danielamann parent reply Pretty much exactly how I see it anymore. My diploma is a representation of my ability to be given instructions and follow them in a timely matter without questioning them or paving my own way. And when you do get hired, I feel like you probably don't draw on what you learned in the classroom for the most part. They train you to do your job how they want you to at that job. It's definitely a weird feeling, and I don't exactly know what I think about it all the time
        • wolfalexzemla parent reply Part of obtaining a diploma is to demon strait that you have the perseverance to achieve a goal through the ups and downs. See my other comments for more on that line of thinking. The perspective you have on college matches very closely to what i explain as my alternate perspective in other comments.
    • wolfalexzemla parent reply universal basic income. you mean we eat and watch tv till we run out of rare earth metals to build more robots and starve to death. People in Venezuela are eating rats and they had to bring in people to teach farming methods so food could be grown. we need to stop globalism and liberalism and go back to traditionalism.
  • [ – ] SteveLivesHere reply I personally feel college isn't for everyone and I am a case of that. Don't have the patience to sit through a class that bores me. I went straight to work instead of college. There is a positive to college don't get me wrong but it just didn't fit me.
    • danielamann parent reply I agree with you there. I have a ton of friends who never went to college and just jumped right into the workforce. It is especially common in my small town, where a lot of my peers just didn't want to go to more school. Nothing wrong with that in my opinion!
  • [ – ] CouchCollectibles reply Your doing awesome on Vidme man! Congrats!
    • danielamann parent reply Hey thanks so much! I'm loving vidme more and more every single day =D It's such a great place with such a wonderful and supporting community, like you! It's extremely appreciated!!!
  • [ – ] Aarchon reply Ya im still in the decision phase even tgough im 21 of wether or not going to college is worth it i love history, writing, reading, and yet given how alot of universities seem to be pushing a certian view on history i dont see it being worth it... idk can i get anyone elses thoughts on this please thanks
    • [ – ] danielamann parent reply Hey! I'd definitely say you're in a tough boat. To be completely honest, I know exactly what you mean, and it tends just to come down to which professors you get. (I'm a history, communications and philosophy minor, and journalism major -- so similar interests) Some professors have been amazing and really open to ideas and views, and some have been on the my way, or no way type of train. I'd say follow your heart, and if you do go, take what professors say with respect, but don't be afraid to push back on certain topics and ideas if you think differently
      • Aarchon parent reply Ya it does seem to come down to the individual professors now or the library's i would think. Because today everybody is on there phone im hoping they over looked the books in colleges, or university thanks for the feed back 😀🖒
  • [ – ] dalestark05 reply great video what kind of movies do you like to watch? for Q&A
  • wolfalexzemla reply A lot of complaints on this topic about bad teachers, student loan debt, cant find a job. The USA used to be conservative but now is very liberal. Back in the 50's 60's 70's 80's a person could save for or get a loan for college and later get a good job and pay it back or get a job with out college. NOW the usa has become increasing liberal since then. SO, can anyone please tell me WHY IN THE FUCK DOES gen z and millennial's want to Jerk the wheel to the left. Please explain the thinking. I just dont understand. The direction to go would seem obvious to a conservative. Lefty bill clinton signed NAFTA and sent all the good jobs to mexico and china. Radical communist obamma doubled the national debt. gen'z and mil's have to pay for that and their student loans. So now we want to be socialists and starve to death like Venezuela. OMG
  • [ – ] millicentnankivell reply I'm at uni doing an arts degree, and it feels like it is an excuse to institute leftist views and values. So frustrating! I think it definitely has it's place, but it's definitely not for everyone... thanks for sharing your experience!
    • danielamann parent reply I can relate to what you are saying here. Regardless of my thoughts politically, my university is very leaned to a side. While there is nothing wrong with students, professors, etc having their opinions, expecting me to adhere to them, or punishing students who don't because they disagree with what they, say, write about in a paper is wrong. I wish it wasn't like that, but it is
  • wolfalexzemla reply Going to college is supposed to expose a person to lots of new ideas and experiences. Things to learn from both faculty and other students. A person is supposed to learn useful ideas skills and concepts to be used your whole life. Things of value can be gained even from classes you don't like or of little interest. Those things enable students to become leaders in society and go on to produce things of value to society as a whole. The system has failed imo because it has produced some monsters and people no longer do any critical thinking because of politics.
  • [ – ] CiliRat reply College is a burden to a lot of people due to the debt and I keep seeing jobs posted that don't pay much over the new minimum wages that require a 4 year college degree. Things are definitely messed up. Soon you will be able to earn $15 an hour flipping burgers but with a 4 year degree you can get $20 an hour. Except you pay up to $12 of that repaying loans. Just crazy. Of course once the loans are paid you should be well into your career and making much more...... maybe.
    • [ – ] danielamann parent reply Well said, and what you said really makes me question something. Here is what I am wondering. Assuming someone makes $15 an hour doing ____ minimum wage job, for the four years someone else goes to college, and then continues that job at $15 or progresses at the normal and reasonable rate. Now say a college student spends 4 years going to university, and then begins their _____ above wage job at $20 an hour, but has student debt, and pays that off for X number of years....Assuming, then that both employees progress forward naturally and equally from this point... How long does it take before the university graduate catches and passes the non university employee in earnings?
  • [ – ] wolfalexzemla reply Besides the cost of going to college you lose 4 years of wages. and those 4 years you could live at home with dignity and save a lot of money. Few people have the mind to do this though. I was hoping someone would do a channel like this. Now, here is exactly what is wrong with college these days. Going to college these days you said to "learn to follow directions" Students are supposed to learn to think! Baby boomers learned to follow directions in primary and secondary school. However, the liberals have hijacked the system and don't want you to think. They want you to follow directions your whole life. It's called communism, central planning. Don't think just follow orders, thinking is dangerous. They want to put you in the hive mind like ants or termites, to work 18 hour days in the mines or where ever. So,,, not trying to be little you or your accomplishments but rather to show where our society is headed. Commendable for you to take this up as a channel, great Idea.
    • danielamann parent reply Thanks for your thoughts! While it isn't always easy and there are a lot of different perspectives out there I definitely try to talk about things that are important, not just to myself, but to a majority of people. While I stay away from the political discussion (nothing wrong with it, and I don't discourage it, just not what I do on this channel personally) I like to generate discussion and see what other people think! I appreciate you being such a big part of that =D
  • [ – ] Wolfer reply A Q&A every 2 weeks or once a month would be awesome! ^_^ I myself would like to do a monthly segment of reading comments! :)
    • [ – ] danielamann parent reply I thought about doing a "reading your comments video" as well -- Good thinking wolfer! I'd really enjoy watching that so I hope you take that idea and run with it!
      • [ – ] Wolfer parent reply I gotta get popular enough to get a good string of comments to go through lol
        • danielamann parent reply Give it time, keep making stuff you have fun making, do it because you love it, etc. and everything else falls into place on its own. You've got some serious fans here already ;D Just enjoy the ride and love what you're doing -- hopefully that doesn't sound to 'mentor-ish' hahahaha
  • [ – ] JessicaMartwin reply Oh jeez, you're lucky.... I'm in so much debt because of student loans. Another great vlog!
    • [ – ] danielamann parent reply Hey thanks so much! I'm extremely lucky! I try not to take it for granted, because I know how fortunate I am. Most no one else out there (very few) has been granted the opportunities I have regarding college, so I'm trying to make the most of it while I can. That's a big part of why I'm majoring in one thing and minoring in three more.
      • JessicaMartwin parent reply You really are something. It is amazing to see that you are really taking advantage of it, in a good way. I know a lot of people that have been given opportunities similar to yours but have completely taken it for granted. I've seen them fail classes, party too much, and some have just dropped out. So, it is great to see that you are taking it seriously and not for granted.
  • [ – ] Rob_Silvermyst reply I myself was also fortunate to not only go to college for free, but get a monthly stipend from the veteran affairs through Chapter 31, a benefit for those rated at 10% disability or higher. I went to college for Veterinary technology (because the VA wouldn't cover Video Game Programming/Design, so next desired thing). Everything was pretty hands-on, but the teachers seemed a bit off base They'd give the bare minimum in classes, and the questions on some of the exams had nothing at all related to what was taught in class or practiced in lab. For example, one question was concerning what kind of suture you use to close a wound. We never went over sutures in that class. I put down what I felt was the write answer, which was Polypropylene, a non-absorbable. Nope, that was wrong. The correct answer? A cross suture, which is a pattern, not the type of suture material. Once more, another thing we were not taught by the teacher. And plenty of students complained about similar types of question...mores and lack of correlation between lesson material and what was on the exams. And on top of that all? Every employer I went to pretty much put me in a catch 22. "We like your resume, but we're looking for someone who's been in the field for a few years." And since no one can live off of an unpaid internship, I found myself ending up in the security field instead. So four years completely wasted. I made some friends and ended up in a number of plays and musicals in college, and eventually landed a small role in an indy movie, but that and my degree is all I have to show.
    • [ – ] danielamann parent reply See! That story is wild! I've had a similar situation in a physics class with a very specific professor (who has since been fired). He essentially refused to teach the class but had expectations that we would know everything. Fortunately I switched professors right away, but for most of that class it resulted in a failed semester and a lot of wasted time. It was pretty unbelievable to be completely honest. Sorry to hear about your entire story. Hope life is working out for you in the best way possible =D
      • [ – ] wolfalexzemla parent reply I had amazing teachers but that is a huge topic i could go on for hours on. one professor for example, was just part time teaching reading and writing skills. I learned from her methods that allow me to edit papers submitted to scientific journals and be accepted. I did not use what i learned until 20 years after i graduated.
        • danielamann parent reply Absolutely makes a major difference who you get as a professor. I've had some who were so amazing and hands on and really care about giving you the real deal and showing you how it is done outside the classroom, but the professors who throw a book at you and tell you essentially to memorize it are the ones that make it something I've come to dislike in a lot of ways
  • [ – ] YourSugoiStrwbry reply My college experience was pretty good and that's coming from a student who's currently attending community college, but I had to change majors because the currently graphic design is causing me a lot of stress between buying the supplies and planning my assignments between my social and family, so I changed my major to human services for next semester.
    • [ – ] danielamann parent reply Hey congratulations! I changed my major too, after my freshman year, because I realized that while it sounded good and fun to pursue computer science, it wasn't what I wanted to do with my life, so I found something better! Glad you are making the switch and changing to something else that will be even better for you =D
  • [ – ] Rawman reply that is a really good idea actually to do a QnA every few weeks. it would be interesting to hear your thoughts about a few things going on in the community or the real world too maybe (such as things like college/university or structured education in general). I know some political views can be conflicting but some real world things are not political based and some things going on in the community would be interesting to hear your view on. When i was younger i hated learning but as i got older i loved learning and I learned that the way i learned was the key to it too. i was better at learning by hearing how to do it. physically too like you. I dont read book... haha. I found that difficult to learn because my attention for reading is not great. in my whole life ive read about 5 books. my friends that did go to university here in the uk are in so much debt...a lot of them probably will never clear that debt any time soon if ever. i think in scotland all education is free including univ...moreersity. great video today! enjoyed this a lot. great pace and great topic.
    • danielamann parent reply I think I definitely am going to start up a Q&A and answer a lot of questions about my thoughts on a lot of stuff. It would be a good way for people in the community to get to know me better, and share my thoughts on things that are important. As far as for me, I learn pretty good in a lot of different ways, but hands on doing it myself is by far the quickest and easiest way. I actually used to love reading as a kid and would never stop, but now I hardly ever read unless I have to. It's weird how it has changed. That's how student loan debt works here in the USA too, but I know there are places throughout Europe that aren't like that. Crazy to think about that having grown up here. Thanks for the kind words!!! Glad you enjoyed! Cheers man!
  • [ – ] Chrone reply Oh dude wow didn't even noticed you put me as fan of the day until the end of the video :') thanks Daniel! Just wanted to say about college: Me (Luke) and Joey went to a Media & Design college. We worked a lot in a kind of project-based learning, not just in books. Even though education offered a lot, most of the learning came from things we did by ourselves. College thought us a mindset, not a skill set, which is also one of the reasons we made our channel. Don't want to go in too deep, but once again, cool video and keep going Daniel!
    • danielamann parent reply Fan of the day!!! Thanks so much for the continued support and nice comments! I was happy to get one of yours in there! Media and Design sounds a lot more awesome than and hands on than most the stuff I end up doing, and I envy that kind of idea. I agree though, if anything it has been my mindset that has changed! Thanks so much for stopping by =D
  • [ – ] MarzieMalfoy reply I've been to college a few times but kept having to drop out because of agoraphobia and, when I was in Criminal Justice, we had watched a video that really triggered my ptsd... I am taking classes at home, though, and that works for me. But you do bring up a good point where you should be able to study in the field. You get more experience and real world problems that you'd have to deal with outside of college.
    • [ – ] danielamann parent reply Agoraphobia is the cause of like extreme anxiety right? Sorry if I'm wrong about that, I don't know a lot about it. I've also seen some videos, especially in my journalism or history classes, that have really unsettled me before, but fortunately I've always been able to handle it eventually. I can think of one in particular I will never forget though. I'd love if college was more hands on, because you learn (or at least I learn) by getting out and doing the skills myself, rather than just reading about them in a book. Experience is everything!
      • [ – ] MarzieMalfoy parent reply That's the gist of agoraphobia. It's a social disorder that can prevent people from leaving their houses or be social at all. And for me, the thought of leaving my house gives me attacks. I mean, I still do leave from time to time to go to my appointments and get food if I don't have someone else do it but I've known some that haven't left their house in over 20 years. That's the way I learn too. Everything I know, I learned by doing it. I can't just be told something unless they are using extreme detail and I am doing what they are telling me at the same time.
        • [ – ] danielamann parent reply Wow that's pretty intense. It must be hard to handle something like that, or no? Are there any ways to counter it, like medication or anything, or is it just the way things are? I hope me asking isn't insensitive, I'm just curious. As far as learning, I taught myself to edit just by messing with the program time and time again...A lot have mistakes have been made in the process that has been the last few months, but I'm learning more and more all the time
          • [ – ] MarzieMalfoy parent reply Same. I saw my friend, 10 years ago, made a video and I asked him how he did that. He took me to my computer, brought up the program, and said "Here, now figure it out." I was pissed but I did it lol And no, it's not insensitive to ask lol.. I was on meds for a while but that just made the problems worse. My service dog is what helped me the most.
            • [ – ] Flying_Purple_Pizzas parent reply Yeah, animals don't judge. They just give their version of love and I think that can be very healing. You take care of them and they take care of you. It's a connection thing. When you have trouble connecting to a human, an animal can restore your faith in life a bit. I like to think of them as people too, just different. Just because they don't act like we do and go to college doesn't mean they don't have an intuitive understanding of things. Some are smarter than humans in many ways. They don't sweat the small stuff and they live in the moment. It's a good lesson.
          • [ – ] Flying_Purple_Pizzas parent reply Yeah, I understand the agoraphobia thing. Got plenty of that going on myself. It's like when you are traumatized at a young age and you can no longer trust in the people around you, especially strangers. You become over-sensitized so that any negative behavior by another - a "dirty" look, an off comment, an angry retort or simple indifference - all becomes an attack that's felt as pain in the body and fear in the emotions. It makes it extremely difficult to socialize without feeling and appearing extremely awkward and afraid. Meds won't solve the underlying problem - the loss of belief in your own personal power. I've become much stronger over time but it's still difficult not to feel like a victim around others. We gain confidence through action, much the way you have through your vlogging. The key is to convince ourselves to act. I think everyone has a portion of this fear and uncertainty about others, but not everyone feels immobilized by it. Anyway, thought I'd throw in my two cent...mores.
            • [ – ] danielamann parent reply That seems like a really plausible explanation, and you described it in a way that makes sense to me. How common is agoraphobia? Like you said, everyone probably gets that feeling to a degree (even I do) but never to the point usually where it makes it impossible for me to act. This is what I was talking about in today's video even...I like to learn about stuff I don't know about, but not just through reading a book or article. Learning from people with real life experience is significantly different and, at least in my opinion, better.
              • [ – ] Flying_Purple_Pizzas parent reply One article I read said that 1 in 20 people in the U.S. suffer from agoraphobia. I'm willing to bet the number is higher and that most people suffer in silence and don't seek help for it. After all, that would mean trusting in strangers and going to unfamiliar territory. I've tried therapy to discuss my insecurities and that's a hit or miss deal. One therapist pretty much just made funny faces at me for an hour as I tried to articulate my thoughts and feelings, but I think that was just a personal quirk of his.
                • [ – ] danielamann parent reply I really doubt that a therapist would do that on purpose, but honestly who even knows. Maybe it was just your fear of him judging you that gave you that impression. Man, brains are weird
                  • [ – ] MarzieMalfoy parent reply Yeah, @Flying_Purple_Pizzas nailed it. I have a hard time explaining it. I usually express it abstractly lol Although, it is possible the therapist could have been new, having a bad day (that still happens even to them), or they just weren't knowledgeable on the subject. I had to teach a therapist about hallucinations once because he didn't know the differences between them. But nowadays I do look at my perception of things before I react to them. I ask myself if they had a reason to look at me that way or do that to me. If I think about it and answer "no" then I'll dismiss it and move on.
                    • danielamann parent reply Sorry just saw this. These explanations have really helped me understand something that I didn't know hardly anything about two days ago. First hand experience and explanations really helped so a big thank you for that!
              • wolfalexzemla parent reply Teachers these days are so far off the deep end left that they are teaching violence see berkley antifa professor with bike lock hitting people, and some are teaching personal dependence disorder, a mental illness. yes they are teaching students to be mentally ill. semiogogue has a video on this on you tube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEr17LYmSB8
  • [ – ] Zimbo_Gamer reply What sports do you play?
  • [ – ] hailstorm reply I have so many questions for you to answer on camera 😈 Alsoooo, I agree. Having actually gone to a community college the stigma is huge. People always assumed, and I'm sure they still do, that I wasnt smart enough to get into a university after high school. (Even though I got into 9 lol). Community college is such a great option for anyone who doesnt know what they want to do with their life yet, or what kind of degree they want, and especially because of the affordability. Community college is also a great place for athletics where you can work hard to get to the next level, like university. I'm a community college lover now lol. Stop the stigma! (Also you look super handsome okay bye)
    • [ – ] danielamann parent reply Oh fantastic...I'm sure you'll ask all the greatest questions I could possibly imagine ;D You hit the nail on the head with the community college stigma -- Wish more people would look passed that. You're super smart!
      • [ – ] Flying_Purple_Pizzas parent reply I went to a major university right out of high school and failed miserably. Still getting over that, by the way. So then I went to a community college and got nearly all A's in everything. Big difference for me. Couldn't handle the pressure of being away from home for the first time at such a young age and doing so much academic work, along with not knowing what I wanted to do in life. High school was easy for me. I barely had to work at it. So I wasn't prepared to do so much real work. And then the agoraphobia thing I mentioned in another comment here. That didn't help! Anyway, just backing up Hailey on this one.
        • danielamann parent reply I totally understand. Even for me, who has never struggled in school, my first semester in college was a big eye opener to a whole new rigor of academic expectation and pressure. Fortunately I'm one of those people who looks at something once and knows how to replicate it again or remember what the page I saw in the book said, so recalling information tends to be a strength that helps me. But my workload compared to high school is x10. If anyone asked me, though, based on the people I know who have gone, including Hailey, I'd recommend community college first to just about anyone
  • [ – ] Flying_Purple_Pizzas reply Q&A sounds interesting! As to the college situation I think you're right. When I watched the Michael Moore film "Where To Invade Next" and he talked about college being free in Slovenia (a country I didn't know anything about) I was amazed. Community college was an interesting experience for me. High school had very basic teaching and I didn't like it, but in college I got to explore different ideas. Would I want to put myself in lifelong debt to gain those ideas? No. This country has failed its people. With school. With health care. And in too many other ways to name here. It's disgraceful, but as long as the political dog and pony show continues, and its been going on a looong time, no real change will occur. But all that is obvious to everyone. It's great you got the opportunity you did with higher education. You've been on the inside now. You know what its like to be a university student. You know first hand how it works and what it's worth. Either way, degree or not, it's up to yo...moreu to create the future you want. You're creative and hard working so you'll be amazing! Thanks for bring up this topic. It's a big one.
    • [ – ] danielamann parent reply I've never seen that film, but maybe I ought to! Sounds pretty interesting. I've heard there a lot of places over in Europe that have free or very affordable higher education that we have in the states. I'm very lucky to have been in the situation that I am in getting my education for free, and I'm extremely thankful for it. I definitely know that I am in a position different than everyone around me and try not to take it for granted. Whatever I choose to do with my future, I plan to go after it all out and see where it takes me. Thanks for your thoughts and the discussion it has led to! I always appreciate that!
      • [ – ] Flying_Purple_Pizzas parent reply The film was a real eye opener. Moore paints a bit of a fantasy picture in his films but the underlying information is basically real. He's trying to make a point. I don't agree with all of his politics and everything but he's a good communicator. The movie is a story of one man (him) "invading" various countries in order to take their good ideas and bring them back to implement them in America. I thought it was very entertaining. I saw it on Amazon Video.
        • [ – ] wolfalexzemla parent reply He copied that story line from Peter the great who thought his country RUSSIA needed to be modernized so he hired college professors from Europe. or simply Thomas jefferson who read the great political theories of Europe and picked the best for our constitution. Jefferson said "I can not live without books" Ben Franklyn, a book printer was also involved in putting together the constitution. Moore is a idiot.
          • wolfalexzemla parent reply Moore wants to bring socialism and islam to the usa. omg does anyone under 30 understand the horrors of those two systems. Look it up.
        • [ – ] danielamann parent reply Wow that is pretty interesting. It would be really weird to see how what works in a lot of European countries would actually work here in the states...One day we might even find out. Who knows where we are headed to be honest.
  • [ – ] CrazyRocky reply I personally would love to see a QnA every couple weeks
    • danielamann parent reply As you wish ;D It has been decided! Will be announcing that in the next video! I'll have to keep them short probably, and need to decide on what day they would be best to do
  • [ – ] MutantPixel reply Yes, a Q&A every two weeks or so would be fantastic. College is a bloated animal here in the US and needs to have the outrageous fees cut out, but that's a whole conversation in itself. I'm going to go back to get my Electricians Cert so I can have a good, steady income. Also, congratulations on your scholarship there you are truly blessed in that regard but you earned it. Golfing is something I love but am horrible at! And you know, keep being awesome! P.S. I'm at a loss as to what to do for your 1000 sub special lol.
    • danielamann parent reply Awesome! I'll be including information about the Q&A in the video that comes out tomorrow. I think every two weeks is far enough apart to not be boring, but often enough to answer some questions people are going to have about me and want to know more. It's insane how much college can cost, and even the fees I pay, for everything here at GU (tech fee, sustainability fee, wifi fee, gym fee, lab fee, etc etc etc) are their way of taking even more mandatory money from us. I am extremely fortunate to be going to school for free, and I don't take it for granted. It's why I'm taking advantage of the time and Majoring in Journalism and minoring in History, Philosophy and Comm... It's a lot but its taking advantage of what I have. Also, golf is a blast, and I love it. It's a hard sport, though, and a lot of people don't like it because of that! Glad to hear you're on the other side of that fence! I'll do my best to stay as awesome as I can ;D P.S. - I don't know what you'll do for it, but...more I'm confident whatever you choose to do and contribute to the collaboration will be incredible and will be a great addition to everything the rest of the community brings to the table. I can't wait to see what you send over
  • [ – ] KeiserHTTC reply Here in Scotland School 🏫 and colleagues are free to attend if u have the grades in the fields you want to study. When u attend university they make u apply for a student loan up to 25k you only have to pay it back if you find a job after university paying more than 35k a year. Most university graduates get jobs paying well more than 35k a year
    • [ – ] danielamann parent reply That's not how it works in the United States at all. Everything here is paid out of pocket and tuition can be ridiculously expensive, and that doesn't include the hundreds or thousands of dollars that get paid for books, lab fees, gym fees, technology fees, etc..My university has a fee for everything and it isn't optional. I pay fees for things I never have or will use. Also, my university has a high employment rate, but that doesn't mean they are jobs that pay well enough to pay off debt well into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. It's a broken system right now, and has been for a long long time
      • wolfalexzemla parent reply I went to a expensive private school and easily paid back my debt but that was before the system was broken. I can tell you who broke it but thats another story
  • [ – ] Techmike23 reply Love that idea! Your so lucky! I'm paying for everything out of pocket 🙁 but still lucky I get to go! Great advice and ideas as well!
    • [ – ] danielamann parent reply I'm extremely lucky...I try not to take it for granted (which is why I'm maximizing my time, getting a major and three minors, etc.) and I can't imagine being a student who is looking forward in life and facing all the debt when they get their degree. It's scary stuff man
      • [ – ] Techmike23 parent reply Oh yes I would never take loans. I would suggest to anyone to just take it slower if they have to. School is hard and very time consuming as well.
  • [ – ] SinglePlayer reply As someone on my second tour de college (grad school), I can affirm that not much changes in the even higher ed opportunities. It remains to be an experience that's worth relies solely on the individual's involvement in the experience. I found way more worth from my extracurricular opportunities in undergrad than any of the actual practical classes.
    • danielamann parent reply I think you just hit the nail on the head man. My extracurriculars are what I really pursue, and where I have found the most enjoyment of my college experience as well. The actual format of the institution, however, has left me disappointed with my education as a whole. Have I learned? Yes. Did I learn something that should cost well into the tens of thousands of dollars a semester? Ummm...probably not
  • [ – ] BrianAiya reply I think education is very important but I also think that the education system in the US is scary. I can't imagine going to college and then all my life being in debt. The education in Europe is cheaper and most of the time free but I pay because I go to a American college. I agree with what you said. Unlike our parents, getting a degree doesn't guarantee a job anymore.
    • danielamann parent reply Exactly dude! Education is super important, but is it worth not being able to afford it for decades? And it doesn't guarantee the opportunities that are necessary to justify the cost as it is. I'm not necessarily saying that it needs to be made free, but it at least needs to get to a point that isn't going to put people, the majority of whom are just entering adult life, behind and set up for failure right out the door. It's scary stuff!
  • SeanShadowBlood reply I honestly see college/university as good and bad depending on the situation, I'm graduating soon but not too glad about it, why? Because of the $3k I have to pay in loans now and I don't even know if I could land a job, the most possible answer is no. All those hours in a class, the money on fuel to get there and now a dept to pay off without even having a job and yes I've looked for jobs, all I hear is "no vacants available" on the other hand, I do feel like I've learned a lot and could do well in a job related to my degree, also met some good people there. So if I'm asked, it all comes to what you want to work as and what is actually worth the effort but especially, how much demand for such job is there. so it's just plan for the future and choose wisely because you'll likely end up with a loan to pay off if you chose something the doesn't work out. Again, these are just my thoughts about this subject, good work on the video.
  • Calibri_Funtimes reply A Q & A sounds like fun! I appreciate your dedication to staying involved and continue to interact with your followers. Also, I could spend HOURS about education versus "real world" experience versus technical skills, styles of teaching, the corporation which is the American education system...but I won't do that here. Instead, I'll just applaud you on another great vlog. LOVE THESE!!!!
  • TimThebodeau reply I couldn't agree more with the first part of the video. I went to college and got the whole experience, but I don't feel like I got too much out of it rather than a degree. Granted it definitely helps to have, but my four years just didn't have that passion factor.
  • [ – ] AntonioKowatsch reply I studied physics in Germany. It didn't cost me a penny (over here you don't have to pay tuition fees)
    • danielamann parent reply The entirety of the student population here in the United States envy's you. Over here tuition is incredibly expensive. A quick google search shows over 1.4 trillion dollars of student loan debt out there...It is really quite incredible, and very sad
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