I am once again going on my soap-box. Imagine that.
The person who this post refers to, has hurt someone in my life very badly. Someone that I am close to and love dearly. Honestly, I am shocked and appalled at this person’s thoughts and actions. I am surprised there are people who are so close-minded in this world. I can honestly say I have never come into contact with someone who thought so highly of him or herself.
You see, this person, looks down on others who do not have an education. I’m sure they have learned it from their snotty, close-minded family. If you don’t have a degree, then you aren’t contributing to society.
Can you believe someone would openly say that? I mean, I guess it takes all kinds of people to live on this earth, therefore I should not be shocked at this person’s actions and words.
You don’t think that janitor is contributing to society? The one who empties the trash in your classroom.
What about that person who serves your french fries? That you seem to enjoy….
What about that mechanic who fixed the brakes on your car? That’s important.. right? You do not want to have your brakes fail in heavy traffic.
The stay at home mom who guides her children to be good human beings? (and I am not saying all SAHMs are uneducated, but some choose to focus on being a mom as their life path, me included, at the moment.) One of the most satisfying jobs, if I say so myself.
Or the military personnel who are defending your country? Protecting your borders and making sure we can sleep soundly at night? The ones who give you the freedom to talk crap about others.
Are you that close-minded, sheltered, or immature to think that everyone in this world has to have a college education?! Can you not understand how insulting that is? You make generalized statements that uneducated women only chose rich or educated guys because of their money, that they have no life goals. It just makes me want to punch someone, and 2-3 people are at the top of my list.
Have you ever thought about the following scenarios?
My husband is a smart man, but has learning disabilities that hold him back. He gets frustrated easily when it comes to book learning. Instead, he can fix an engine or motor without having to consult a book. He can work on nearly everything in our household. I respect him greatly. His dream is to go to motorcycle trade school (I’m not sure of the actual term) and open up his own shop or work at one. Right now he is serving our country, making a difference in this world. I am so happy to hear that some ignorant people think my husband does not contribute to society because he doesn’t have a diploma on the wall.
Or how about others who are broke, they don’t have the financial freedom to go back to school. Sure, there are scholarships, grants, LOANS, but some people also have to make a LIVING. They don’t have mommy and daddy to fall back on and pay for everything. They can’t afford to go into more debt. Yes, it can be done, I’ve seen it done. Life happens. How can you judge someone, when you do not know their story.
And have you seen the news lately? An education does not guarantee a career. The only thing it shows is that you have a piece of paper showing you went to school for 4+ years. There are students drowning in thousands of dollars in debt because they are forced to get student loans, high-interest credit cards. So they have tens of thousands dollars in debt, and no money or job to help pay for it. (Feel free to click on the links at the bottom of this post, this is a huge problem in our country right now)
College does NOT equal money. I guess in this person’s eyes, a degree means a higher status?
Don’t get me wrong. I think a college education is great. I’m pursuing a bachelor’s degree myself. I am looking forward to the day I get my diploma. However, I do not need a diploma to contribute to this world. I am raising two wonderful kids. I am teaching them every single minute of every single day. I am supporting my husband, whose career can be very demanding. I am making a difference. I am contributing to society. I am going to school to better myself, to support my family if needed. I am not going because I want others to think I am more important or smarter than anyone.
You might have a college degree, but at least I have respect for people in all walks of life.
You do not know their story.
They could be working at a strip joint to put themselves through college or to provide money for their children the best way they know how.
That person in McDonald’s might be fresh out of college, but can’t find anything else to pay off his loans.
The person that has been stuck in a dead-end job for years might have tons of personal, financial, physical stuff to sort through. They feel they are barely keeping their head above water. That’s life. It is not all unicorns and rainbows.
Repeating myself, you do not know their story!
Every person makes a difference in this world. Some contribute more than others, but NO ONE is more important than the other. Shame on you for thinking that way. You are an ignorant, immature idiot who needs to a little more living and less talking out of your ass.