YOU ARE NOT A HISTORIAN
YOU ARE NOT A HISTORIAN
You did not go to university to study history. The word “historiography” is a word you thought I made up. Chicago Manual/Turabian/Rampolla citation method is a foreign concept to you. You haven’t even spent a whole year studying a specific topic. You aren’t published either. You’ve read the wikipedia entry on the Dark Ages and you think you’ve got it all sorted out. So yeah, tell me how you’re a “historian” compared to me? (You are an English major. I am a History major.)
I think that if someone thinks going to college and studying something automatically makes them something special and also automatically makes them more qualified than someone else, I think that they are fucking clueless about life.
Since you’re a history major, perhaps you should look into how people became experts before universities. Most people studied under specialists or read manuscripts or what I like to call analog wikipedia texts.
There’s nothing I hate more than someone who thinks going to college makes them more qualified than those that didn’t. The shit they teach you in school is also found on the internet. Thank you very much.
While I don’t think college is inherently a bad idea, much less a scam, I agree wholeheartedly. Nothing gets me more on my nerves than a functional imbecile who holds a piece of paper in higher regard than effort and experience.
If you believe you’re more qualified to talk about a certain subject just because you spent X years taking classes on it, then I’m sorry, you’re nothing more than a despicable dolt. While college can give you valuable experience and knowledge I have no guarantee you actually had enough capacity to comprehend the full curriculum. Thousands of students graduate by cheating or memorising. They’re still college graduates. How do those pieces of shit compare to the ones who work hard or the people without a college education who have dedicated years of their life to the study of what they’re passionate about?
Oh, and by the way, you major doesn’t define your career. You can major in English and be a historian. You can major in physics and be a sociologist. You can major in absolutely nothing and still have a career. Not only applies to business. Fucking Frank Lloyd Wright was a dropout and we all know his legacy.
Right. I don’t discount the fact that college does have some merit and I certainly have never discounted the value of education, regardless of how it’s obtained.
I just think the assumption of “college = knowledgeable in that subject” is a ridiculous theory.
Bill Gates and Steve Jobs didn’t graduate college, I’d like to meet two random Computer Science majors that have more credibility than them. Heck, Jobs can school almost all marketing MBAs and the man spent a total of 6 months in a university, mostly studying calligraphy.
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