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  1. Blijo

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    1. Not much, I didn't watch it when I was younger
    2. No
    3. Ehm...
    It depends on the country. It is not for everyone and should not be for everyone. I used to study at a theoretical university and I came to the conclusion that (certain parts of) the style and teaching was not something for me. This is university-specific but not something that doesn't happen.
    We have an alternative here called HBO or vocational/applied university.

    I think that higher education is important to learn certain skills. Those skills should be valued.
    But everyone is different and they should be able to follow the education they want and the education that suits them the best.

    TLDR: do what you like.
     
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  2. davidinark

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    I remember taking a video editing class for my job back in the late 90's. We had a week of Premiere Pro 5. The very first thing we were shown was how to make the "Brady Bunch" style multi-shot video, even before we knew what we were doing. The dude just walked us through all the steps and at the end of that lesson, we had the video. I was hooked. The rest of the week, we learned what we were doing and how to do all kinds of other things.

    As a slight aside, I think somewhere in our heads (or in society, maybe), we get the idea that certain activities are only for the young. Heck, Tony Hawk is still doing amazing things on a skateboard. I hope the younger folks who are creating, playing, and having fun keep doing those things. Just because we get older and our life responsibilities may change and evolve doesn't mean we should stop having fun and stop doing the things we enjoy doing. Yes, this is my "old man advice," so bear with me. For the record, I am not a Boomer, I'm an Xer, but this will be very "Boomer-sounding." Haha!

    To the younger majority here:
    Keep having fun. Life will try desperately to suck the youth out of you. Don't let it. If at all possible, find a way to keep doing what you enjoy. It may not be to the same level as when you're younger, but find a way to keep that part of you active and alive. A lot folks say that if you can find a job where you get paid to do your favorite activity or hobby, jump on it. I agree partly, but if that job starts to suck the fun out of what you once loved to do, do your best to get the heck out of that job. Do what's fun because it's fun. It may be playing games, it may be making mods for games or other applications, it might be graphic design... It could be whatever (say, skateboarding). Whatever it is, keep a part of you in that scene. Keep your youth throughout all your life. Look around. A lot of people you know have given it up. That's a shame. Don't let that happen to you.

    Thanks for reading.
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    I wish someone would invent the opposite: a rewind remote. I have a few companies I'd like to go back and invest in... ;-)
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    I have a patreon account that I use and have three patrons so far! They are fantastic supporters. I also support a couple folks through it. Bob is definitely one of them. his stuff is awesome and he and I chat a lot personally. I don't have a lot to offer in my Patreon, though. I can't do "sneak peek" at upcoming videos. I publish them as soon as I edit them because I don't have time to make videos ahead of time between work and my stupidly slow internet (drawback to rural living in America - no choice of internet provider). So, I definitely appreciate my patrons. All I can offer is putting their names in videos and in the description of each vid. But, as one of mine said to me, "Dude, it's five bucks a month. That's less than one lunch. I enjoy your videos and I'll never miss that five bucks." So, ya never know. Go for it! :)
     
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  3. Cutlass

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    Everyone is saying @karzrkool is beaned? To my knowledge it does not say on his profile? What happened.
     
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  4. Nathan24™

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    Hey @Grind86, I have a question for you. Why did you choose the name "Grind86"? Not saying it's bad or anything, just curious. :)
     
  5. fivedollarlamp

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    bonzibuddy and clippy are kinda boring, but peedy hits different
     
  6. Grind86

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    1. Oh, okay then.
    2. Alright then.
    3. I 100% agree. Uni is for specialized fields and is great for people who want to be teachers, engineers, lawyers, doctors, nurses, surgeons, etc.
    Yeah, you make a good point. Tbh, there are starving artists and I don't wanna starve, so I should have a backup plan.
    Yeah, I better have a backup plan in case my passion doesn't work out.
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    I guess it's because of grindcore.
     
  7. Phym

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    and
    ?
     
  8. Grind86

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    Is that song death metal or grindcore?
     
  9. Phym

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    Nope eurobeat, Toyota ae86 meme
     
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  10. Grind86

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  11. Phym

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  13. SubaruSTI07™

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  14. Copunit12

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    It's not my call but if you do don't be surprised by negative comments and just ignore the "obvious" fighting ones.
     
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  15. Kasir

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    The Sunburst was updated in like 0.17 or 0.18, long after DPMP became outdated beyond repair and Djdoppler just made a new pack. That being said, no it doesn't work :\
     
  16. SubaruSTI07™

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  17. Grind86

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    Cool.
    So if anybody fights with me, I just ignore them?

    @SubaruSTI07™, How you are today?
     
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  18. SubaruSTI07™

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    Im doing fine.
     
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  19. Grind86

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    Alright, everyone on here. (This includes @Phym, @appesh1, @Nathan24™, @Harkin Labs Gaming, etc) I would love to hear your thoughts on these college comments. You don't have to share your thoughts if you don't want to, though. Anyways, let's get this rotting trainwreck started.

    Sadly, we need people who use their hands. Who's gonna fix your plumbing, electricity, fix your car, or build stuff? We need tradesman. From I've heard, the US has a massive shortage on trades. Look, I get it. We need smart people who go to college to do stuff like engineering, law, medical, teaching, etc. However, forcing everyone in university could cause a bunch of mental health issues and suicides. Not to mention that not every college grad can get a good job. I'm sure the majority of them can, but not everyone. Yes, it's true that on average, Uni and college grads make more money then people with just a high school diploma. It could hurt people in the long run mentally. Physically? I don't think so, but you never know what could happen.
    Oh, for goodness sake. Copunit12 could spell college better then you. He at least didn't put a d. Look, I don't wanna sound like a grammar nazi, but this guy needs more education on stuff. Look, it's true that college opens doors and provides more opportunity, but you could get a job without a degree. You may not get a good paying one, but you could get one. Just because you don't have a friggin' Bachelor's degree doesn't mean you'll be broke with no job at all. Even someone with just a high school diploma could get a job at a fast food place. It wouldn't be a good job, but it would be much better then being unemployed. Look, a YouTuber called THE EUROPEAN said that a lot of people without degrees are unemployed, but you could probably find a job without a degree. It may not be a good one in terms of pay, but it would be a job none of the less. Heck, YouTube could be technically considered a job even though it probably doesn't pay well. Heck, even high school dropouts could find a job.
    Look, just because college grads make more then high schoolers doesn't mean university should be mandatory. Look, not everyone can do university and some people may have learning disabilities so bad that they can't even get through high school. Yes, university does provide more opportunity but there is a percentage, it's a very small percentage of college grads that are unemployed. It's between 1.6 and 2.4% I think. Correct me if I'm wrong on that. Anyways, I'm not denying the benefits of higher ed. However, I think mandatory university is completely stupid.
    Oh, for goodness sake. You don't even have to graduate preschool to get lunch. Look, even if you just have a GED or a high school diploma. You could probably still make enough money to get buy and put food on the table. Yes, college grads make more then high schoolers. However, you could live without college. Yes, college can be wonderful for many careers and it opens doors. However, people can survive in life without a friggin' Bachleor's degree.
    You can be successful, be a good worker, and build life skills without university. Yes, college grads (on average) do make more money then high school grads and maybe even trade school grads. However, uni is not and should not be mandatory to survive in life. So many of these comments are radical and extremist. Look, going on to attain further skills after high school is great, but it doesn't have to be done through university.
    Are you really telling the truth here? Do you really need a degree to advance in a company?
    On average, college grads earn more, but it depends on what career you're going into. No amount of college should be mandatory. The saying "college isn't for everyone" is not an excuse. It's true. Some people can't afford it, some people having learning disabilities that prevent them from doing well in school, some people can't focus, and some people just don't have the time to do it. Yes, higher ed can definitely lead to better pay and will probably help you become smarter. However, it's true that higher ed isn't for everyone.
    Well, I'm sure a lot of good paying jobs require a Bachleor's degree, but how do you know it's most? Also, you don't need higher ed to be successful.
    I doubt mandatory college is needed to keep the US competitive. Also, mandatory college could ruin people's mental health. Yes, college grads earn more on average, but it's on average for a reason. There are exceptions I'm sure. On another, is college mandatory over in Germany? Also, about the tax thing. Some people would lose more money paying higher taxes for mandatory college. This could prevent them from getting food on the table and paying their bills.
    Alright guys, now it's time for the YouTube comments.
    Well, that's a good point. The internet won't get you a job in medicine, law, or engineering. It probably won't get you a job at all, unless it does. If that's the case, then great.
    Actually, I think you can get 6 figures without a degree. I heard of an electrician who made 6 figures a year doing a trade program in high school. I could wrong, though. Anyways, I'm not sure what @MrAnnoyingDude will think of this, but hopefully. He will understand what I'm saying. In conclusion, I'm not denying the benefits of higher ed. However, I think the debate.org comments are just radical.
     
  20. Nathan24™

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    I don't really know how to respond to this, as I'm not in college yet. Sorry. :(

    Speaking of school, June 4 (which was yesterday) was my last day of school this year. :D
     
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