On Lindsay Shepherd

My honest thoughts on college is this: we have the Internet now. All you do for college now is spend upwards of thousands of dollars to learn somewhat outdated shit that you could have learned on the Internet for free (well—the monthly cost of your ISP anyway). What’s the difference? Why do people still do it if it’s obsolete? Because they get a piece of paper in two or four years that they can give to companies that says, “You can trust me.”

It’s asinine. Anyone who thinks college is necessary is a brainwashed retard. College will not provide you experience in the work force, which is what most companies are looking for. Don’t get me wrong. I’m sure some of them are impressed by your ability to regurgitate bullshit in a serialized fashion to your professors. But unless the job you’re looking for will be to spend ridiculous sums of money on information that is plentiful, I can’t see you falling into that job smoothly, having never worked a day in your damn life.

There are people that never go to college (or at least never finish), yet end up billionaires. There are people that have spent every waking moment of their lives with their faces firmly thrust into the asshole of academics—who are homeless, hungry, looking for work. Being educated is only part of the puzzle that is life. What the snowflakes don’t seem to grasp nowadays is that college isn’t the “end”. Most of these people aren’t in college of their own volition. They’re in college because somebody told them they should be. They don’t understand why though. They don’t realize there’s going to be much more to life after college, yet it’s all going to happen faster than their first 20 years of life, and by the time they realize it, they’ll be 60.

Yes, it’s stupid that Lindsay has gotten all the shit she’s gotten over the past month or whatever. But frankly, it’s not in her interest—anyone’s interest really—to be in college, so. I can’t exactly find myself on either “side” of this issue, for I’m not a person that likes to entertain college as meaningful, necessary, or even something that works. It may have had its use when our economy was more like, gee I dunno, one of capitalism. Another huge factor undoubtedly though was the Internet. Still—even before the Internet, in theory you could still understand much of a concept, a philosophy, STEM fields and what not, by use of a library. 

Libraries have been around for—fuck if I know, a while. Pretty much since we developed writing, although until we developed a means of mass production, books weren’t as plentiful. Never the less, they’ve in a sense always been around. The important thing to note about this is that with most libraries, there is no such thing as loitering. You can go into a library, read as many books as you want, and come out of the library having checked none of them out. You can continue doing this every day with almost every library in the world. They won’t care. You will be enriched with information and they may profit off of you when you eventually want to go home, but feel so attached to a book that you must check it out first.

Nowadays, you don’t even need to do that though. Just type in the name of whatever book you’re looking to read on Google, and type “.pdf” after it. The first page should give you a link to the whole book. You can get smarter and smarter and smarter, with ease, by sitting on your ass, researching for books, and then finding their text dumps online now. To say it could make you “smarter than college could make you” is an understatement. College takes a very select few books out there in the zeitgeist and presents them to you, as though they’re infallible. They think they know everything (at least—everything that “matters”). But what they really know is merely what they want to know. You’ll be going down their same sheeply path if you “learn” from them. Oh, you can’t get this kind of “experience” on the “Internet”, in a “library”, don’t be so absurd. No, unless you have some forty something year old, ideologue meandering on about things you already know and things you could have learned a myriad of places elsewhere, for—free—well, you’re just going to get left in the dust, mang.

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