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[–]Breeze 16 insightful - 1 fun16 insightful - 0 fun17 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The world punishes you for valuing learning. I have 15 years experience and when I was looking for a job a few years ago, they would ask me what my college GPA was. I took harder classes about challenging subjects that interested me. My GPA wasn't bad, but I could have taken easy classes and have a 4.0 or cheated and got a 4.0.

[–]1352 10 insightful - 1 fun10 insightful - 0 fun11 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

Students don't value their learning. They value their degree.

[–]takeyourjoyjohn 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Do you think that has anything to do with how it just feels like every exam is just a way to jerk off the school by showing off how great their scores are?

I've always felt like alot of those tests do just that, but I also understand that certain subjects, such as calculus /trigonometry simply trains your brain to think critically and logically instead of it being all about teaching you that sinx2+cosx2=1. Obviously those skills won't get you far unless you are in a specific career which uses formulas in their everyday jobs.

[–]decentralizeIt 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I guess it depends on what you study, but with that attitude you will be a pretty poor programmer, and will be exposed in an interview.

[–]philosopher 7 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 0 fun8 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

Richard Feynman said enough amazing stuff that he could have an entire sub dedicated to him on here.

[–]FormosaOolong 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

So true. Have you read "Surely You're Joking Mr Feynman?" He was a brilliant prankster as well.

[–]BillionDollarEgg3 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Have one of his books, should get around to reading it sometime soon

[–]jamesK_3rd 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

College isn't about learning. It's a credentialing and signaling system

[–]bobbobbybob 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Let's see. My experience of high ranking learning intuitions is that knowledge and learning comes in second place to managing egos and funding.

[–]whereswhat 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This is a fucking fantastic quote. Thanks for sharing OP.

[–]discountmeat 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Students will put more value on learning when they are learning more valuable things.