Black Money Business Jobs : The illusions of a college degree

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  1. Shikamaru

    Shikamaru Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    What is a degree? From my perspective ....

    A degree is a deed conveying an academic rank, title, or award to a grantee.

    What is a given purpose for a degree?

    An academic degree admits a person into a society, in this case, a guild.
    A guild can be a type of monopoly.
     
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    What are some illusions of a college degree?

    How many people, particularly African-Americans, have degrees and are unable to obtain a job with those degrees?
    How many people have degrees and are saddled with student debt that they may be unable to service?

    I'm not advocating not obtaining a degree. I'm only pointing out some issues to weigh.

    In my opinion, the eye on the prize should be property that one possesses and uses as well as institutions created and maintained which one controls. Always jealously guard one's interests.
     
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    a degree is nothing more than possible freedom papers for black people...
    a degree might give u economic freedom and it may not...
    but for black people ...if u don't have these papers
    u will generally not be as successful as white people with no degree...
    notice i said generally because every situation is different...

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    You know... There are some careers that you need to have certain degrees for. It's no illusion. But your physician, dentist, pharmacist and chiropractor all have degrees that are not illusions.....
     
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    My definition of economic freedom is different in that I define economic freedom as being economically self-sufficient.

    Working for another is no economic self-sufficiency, in my opinion.

    Acquiring the paper does provide access. That I cannot deny.
     
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    Those professionals have access to a level of lifestyle, yes.
    I would contend there is still an illusion, however.

    Those professionals tend to have school debt far above others.
    Those professions are also highly regulated by license and insurance (or bonding) as well.

    If said professional lost their license, where would they be?
    Would they be able to sustain their lifestyle?

    That is the crux: working for lifestyle instead of property and self-sufficiency, IMHO.
     
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    Yes
     
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    I'm saying get your degree as cheaply and quickly as possible, but have a more complete game plan than just access, status, and lifestyle.

    Let's be practical: we have to work with the system and its institutions in its current form to some degree in order to maneuver ourselves where we desire to be.

    Focusing solely on lifestyle is one of the surest avenues to financial ruin, IMO.
     
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