I can proudly proclaim that I am not a believer in sending my kids to college or universities, and I myself haven't gone and want to keep it that way. Americans are programmed to pursue college and careers and to train our kids in that kind of thinking too. We're taught to believe that without college or universities, we are nobody as people and will never get anywhere in life. I beg to differ. Don't get me wrong, going to one of those institutions to learn a skill or trade or even be what you feel you really want to be is absolutely fine. But when you're going just because you've been taught that you need a career to get somewhere in life and be secure financially, you're already on the wrong track.
I personally hate the college thing and have been glad not to get caught up in it. More than being conditioned to be another rat in the race, another follower, another cog in the gear, I hate the brainwash that colleges and "uni" teach people. There is a kind of evil in even these institutions, yes. Forget about the drugs and sexual lifestyles of students on campus, it's how their brains are owned by the spirit of these places that is most negative to me. Professors teach them to see the world through "studies," statistics, and research, not the way the world really is. And at the risk of sounding like a Conservative, universities also have created gray areas where even morals are subjective and should be whatever we want them to be. And of course any belief in religion is seen as foolish. There tends to be TOO much of a liberal mindset.
And it makes our kids think they're more intelligent than anyone else, when they're not, and forget that their parents were the ones who paid for them to get in to school. That's why we hear kids out of uni whining about misogyny here, racism there, intolerance everywhere, wanting to sound so smart and socially enlightened, when all they've been is conditioned to see things the way some professor told them. I'm black and even I get annoyed with that. No doubt that misogyny and racism are still rampant, but when our kids are being taught that calling men sissies is "misogynist," or only wanting to acknowledge sexism against men if we can blame men for it, or shouting racism for talking about particular foods that an ethnic demographic mostly eats, then we know we have a problem and an agenda on the part of "forward thinking" professors who think they are breeding a better tomorrow. Young women who are insecure about being female need bullshit feminist studies to make them feel like strong, confident women. Our own black people are fine hearing classes on how the white structure is still oppressing us - and is true - but we won't talk about what WE need to do to fix ourselves. And gays need to hear social studies about intolerance and even how the Bible hates them so that they can call everyone intolerant to feel good about being gay. Uni programs our kids to think anyone else who doesn't think like them or see it the way they've been taught are just wrong and they're ultimately right. We see it all the time on YouTube. Students who consider themselves great debaters, but are ready to walk away from the argument and dismiss the other person as ignorant just because they don't agree, or even because the kid got proven wrong.
So, yeah. I refuse to get caught up in the uni-bologna, and I don't want my kids in it either. I believe in practical intelligence and not getting caught up in the career game. And you really don't even need to spend the money on college for something you can study for free at your library and reading online. But if it's credentials you want or what you feel will validate you as a person, then suit yourself