Why or why not?
Do you look down on people who have less of an education than you?
Why or why not?
I look at their drive and passion. That person working retail might be the best at what they do- they may own the store, they may be a very important part of the store, or they may have a goal of moving higher in the company.
I have friends who are stagnating at the moment, some are getting college degrees, some are not but are still finding a niche and running with it, others are just working jobs they aren't thrilled with but they do it for money. Its not the lack of education I frown upon, its the not doing what you love I look down on. There simply isn't an excuse for finding what it is that you love and going for it- even if its just volunteering. You like to cook and are good at it? Get into catering, work your way up to owning a business. Good at dressing people and fashion? Work with companies and practice it, move your way up the ladder.
In terms of a significant other, I want someone driven and passionate about what they do- bottom line. They do gotta be able to support themselves though.
Not at all. First of all, educations are expensive-- its not an option for everyone. Getting an education is also not very practical when you can do just as well in the work force just out of college or with a vocational degree and things. And again, high levels of education isn't always an option for everyone. Without scholarships, its not an option for me.
Retail is hard work, so is being a janitor, and a maid. All of these require a lot of work and I admire anyone who has that sort of strength.
Yes and No. I don't look down on people for it. Do I want to be with someone who is working in retail at 30 making $10 an hour? No I don't I am going to school to have a successful career I would want to be with someone who shares the same ambition as me. The idea that college is not an option for some is far fetched in my opinion. I know plenty of people who have gone to college while not making any money between themselves and their parents. School loans are designed to be accommodating for everyone. So majority of the time college not being an "option" is bs. There's too many ways to pay for college to make excuses not to go. If somehow you can't get a loan then community college is always an option put some money away to pay for tuition.
Also meant to say if you have a job you enjoy and you can support yourself then don't go to college. There are plenty of good paying jobs that don't require school if you happened to get one great. I don't think you are smarter just because you went to college.
lol thanks I see that.
I do not look down upon people who didn't go to college, but I can't help myself but look down a bit on people who did not finish high school in some situations. I believe that anybody can get a high school diploma/ged as long as they put the work in. If they chose to stop going to high school to pursue a well paying career that is an admirable decision that I have no problem with. But if the did not finish high school and don't really have a job or plans for a successful career I can't understand that at all. I am frustrated with people who don't make the most of situations they are in, because they are frequently the first ones to complain about their unemployment later.
In reply to confused614 - Totally disagree. I know a lot of people who do really well with no formal education, not just huge time billionares, there is more to life than a certificate or degree! There is also spiritual wisdom, heart, life experience, passion, people skills, leadership, persistance, getting through challenges, thinking outside the box, risks and many many things those do not teach!
Your perception is limited. That is the old way that is confined to a box. I would rather be open minded and free not be told or feel that people can only be something with a certificate -in some cases yes its necessary like for specialty trades like a doctor or electrician - but don't judge or limit people with those concepts as your also limiting your own life to some rules some old guy in the old ages claimed is the way you have to live life and your following it, are you a sheep or a free spirit! COME ON!
lol you could of just posted a comment. Like I said in my answer if you are able to find a job that you you enjoy and make enough money to support yourself then don't go to college. But these jobs are limited there is no argument to that. I don't agree with the way the education system is set up at all. The idea that education trumps experience is a joke imo. But I can't change it so I am willing to play the game so to speak. If a successful career in something I want to do requires a college de
-gree then I'm going to do it whether or not I agree or believe in that. Everyone should do what the enjoy and the requirements or lack thereof shouldn't be of concern.
These are the situations I can think of off the top of my head where I wouldn't look down on someone.
- If someone TRULY couldn't afford it.
- If they're in a situation where there is GUARANTEED success if they choose not to continue their education (i.e. they're a successful actor or an athlete who has the opportunity to turn pro).
- If their family situation was such that it just wasn't in the cards (like working to help out their parents monetarily or if they become a parent and have to take care of their kid).
I don't look down on them, especially because I had almost decided not to go to college myself. But I do wonder what their reasoning is.
College isn't for everyone though, I completely understand that. As long as they're happy with what they're doing and they can support their lifestyle, I see no reason to judge.
I need very little money to get by and be happy, to me, spending thousands of dollars and maybe 8 years for a master's just wasn't worth it. I chose a trade career that would make me much happier in the long run.
I don't think it would bother me to date someone who wasn't going to college, as long as they weren't stuck in some crappy job that they hated. If that was the case, I would urge them to try and find something better.
NO - AS YOU CAN BE SUCCESFUL WITHOUT ANY FORMAL EDUCATION ! SOME OF THE BEST ENTREPENURERS I KNOW HAVE NONE -THAT IS JUDEMENTAL AND REALLY LIMITS A PERSON! TOO MANY PEOPLE IN SOCIETY DO THAT BASED ON YOUR MONEY OR CREER EDUCATION BUT MISS HTS INSIDE SOMEONE.
I totally agree with you. I have an uncle who doesn't even have a high school diploma or a GED and he's actually the top 3rd guy of one of the biggest computer anti virus companies in the country.
Yes but these are exceptions. This generally doesn't happening using this reasoning makes no sense. Hey Steve Jobs never finished college and became a billionaire so I won't go to college and I will be a billionaire. Cmon really? Everybody knows somebody who is doing really well with no college education. But be honest you probably know 10 people who aren't doing well with no college education to that one successful person.
I remember my first day of college, my first class started at 8:00am. I remember feeling so proud and a hint of arrogance. When the professor gave the lecture and called on the students to speak, I remember thinking everyone is so smart and opinionated. When I finished my classes for that day I went to the library to study for a few hours, I had to be on top of my game. When I finished I went to shower and change, then I headed out the door to punch the clock at a retail store. When I graduated I felt that I had accomplished something big. The next day I headed back to that same retail store to punch the time clock again, my education didn't make me better than anyone. No I don't look down on people that doesn't have a college education and /or work retail, If I did I would be looking down on my past.
No, because it's not ALWAYS their choice to not continue school. Some people just aren't that lucky to continue their education. I also feel that academic education doesn't always reflect on someone's intellect. Even if it was their choice to not continue, I wouldn't judge them based on that. There's so much more to a person than their educational history, I feel.
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I wouldn't say look down on everyone but I do look down on someone who was just too lazy to go to college and had the opportunity and nothing else to do.
I am graduating college this year and going to law school so yes my partner must at least have a college degree, preferably higher. Education is obviously something important to me and I look for somebody with similar values so I won't end up with somebody who doesn't have them.
Then I won't look down on them as people. I only hate people who can easily afford it in fact have parents who will pay for it and choose to sit on their lazy asses and bum around instead. It shows something about a person's character when he/she does that.
Most people you meet, you aren't gonna know the full story; you aren't gonna know whether it was financially driven or if school just wasn't for them, so why judge based on that one decision?
School isn't for everyone and it's better they just not go than to waste money and end up dropping out with debt...
I wouldn't judge a story that I didn't fully know. And college is definitely not for everyone, but if you aren't going you should at least be trying to get a decent job and not just sitting in mom's house at age 25 bumming around trying to hit on younger girls and doing nothing with your life while expecting people to fall all over you. I know people like that and that's what pisses me off...absolute laziness and expectations of servitude by others.
That is fine! I just believe that once people are past high school they should start taking responsibility for themselves and their futures. This means either further education, or trying to build a career or some sort of job elsewhere. Just the idea of taking initiative and responsibility, and trying to support oneself.
Intellect and a college degree don't really correlate very well. I know several people that are pretty smart and didn't go to college. I also met a lot of people in college that should never have been allowed to graduate high school.
Honestly, college is a joke these days. They'll take anyone that can get the money, and anyone who can show up to a class on time can get a college degree. If I had the to make the choice today I would not go to college. It's not worth the cost anymore.
No I don't. A great education is great but not everyone has access to it, though I am still young, so far I have a high school diploma and I work retail. I am in college but I won't think down about a guy that has a lower education than me, I would rather him be a man with no education that can care for himself as opposed to a man with an education that can't do sh*t. It's all about performance not the abilities he has.
Not really but coming from a third world country my parents had to pay for my education at a young age. Seeing Americans not take advantage of free education (pre-college) is sad and I don't understand why most of them would stop at an early age or just not go period. Even now I can't get financial aid and have to pay my way through college.
Well I have the lowest education, GED. And I have noticed that people with higher education do look down on me, and it makes me feel uncomfortable. But if they keep being with that attitude, neither all their degrees or anything are going to take them very far.
heck no! I don't judge like that
i do look down on people who act dumb in their behavior though like those spoiled rotten junior high or high school kids that are on the streets after school and act like they have ADHD and beat each other up and talk retarded or get into drugs or something illegal...thats when I'm like ugh why are people so stupid?
no because some people I know who go to college with me don't know you can't divide by zero... just because some one didn't have that oportunity in their life doesn't make them an idiot
not at all. I admire educated individuals, but wise people even more so. school can't teach you that, only life.
in a s/o I would def rather he be on my level education wise. but it's not a make or break issue.
He doesn't need to have a college degree.
He should at least have work-goals And isn't lazy And is trying to acheive something good and legal And isn't a drug dealer.
I definitely do not. No matter what level of education you have you can always learn something new from some one else. Knowledge is power.
Not at all, but when people don't know the difference between "your" and "you're" and "lose" and "loose" I immediately take off 50 IQ points.
I can't believe my clever post on shorts and showers was removed :(
Yesh.. I look down on little kids all the time.. so annoying..
No. They make it how they can. So long as their trying hard enough and making their way I'm fine with it. Just don't complain to me about how I have it better then you when I sacrificed the time and invested the money and energy to get ahead.
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I look down on people who have less of an education than me because they're stupid to not take advantage of free education. There are millions of people around the world who are being deprived of an education or are unable to AFFORD education and it's saddening when an American refuses to acknowledge how good they have it and the opportunities which are presented to them. It's extremely immature of them to not pursue a higher level of education and to have a lifelong career which they enjoy.
I also look down on people who get plastic surgery and wear makeup. C'mon, NO girl who wears makeup or gets surgery is EVER able to find true love and happiness. They're too caught up in their false sense of happiness to experience it. plus, guys ONLY like natural girls; they HATE makeup and surgery. No girl who ever gets either is able to find happiness.
I look down on potheads too. They're futureless and ignorant. Smoking causes cancer and is a waste of money and life. I don't need weed to have fun. I'm ABOVE the influence unlike some of you, with no future and no life. People who do drugs are so pathetic and such losers. LOSERS.
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I just summed up the attitudes of girlsaskguys :)
No, I don't look down on people who have less of an education than me.
Lol wow you had me.
I plan on continuing my education, so it's more than likely inevitable that I'd find a partner with the same education level.
I DO have a strong preference for my partner having the same education as I, or higher.
Reason being is I would want them to have a stable career and possible fallbacks, especially in this day and age where an education no longer guarantees a career/job.
Plus, those with higher educations tend to make more. I already know where I wanna live lmao we're gonna need $$$$
You know, you'll probably get downvotes and angry responses from people who can't/won't read the whole thing... lol
Yes! Of course I will :)
I guess we'll know who didn't master the art of READING. Most won't continue reading after the first couple of lines, cause I sound like a complete twat with a cucumber up my nose
Uh, education is not free in America. In fact it's free in third world countries.
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