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Old 12-03-2018, 10:24 AM   #81
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I knew my youngest was never going to be a STEM major.

They're now at a private university paid for via an AROTC scholarship.

Our oldest started at uni also via the above, then re-applied and moved on to their service academy.

After doing this with both kids its clear there's lots of money courtesy of Uncle Sam (ROTC scholarships, GI Bill, Guard/Reserve educational benefits) out there to help pay for college.
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Old 12-03-2018, 04:53 PM   #82
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Twenty years from now I expect my son to be working in an occupation/industry/specialty that does not even exist today.
That is quite likely. I started out as a police patrol officer and finished up as a computer forensic examiner, a job that of course did not exist, and few could have foreseen, in 1973.
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Not everyone loves math and science. I think you need a balance between do what you love and the money will follow and doing something you hate. My engineer DH with a BA always made more money than I did with 2 masters and a PhD all in human services. When I worked helping people with disabilities return to work they would ask why we wouldn’t pay for any type of degree. Because you have to have a reasonable expectation of finding a job. We can’t waste the taxpayers money. We would try to help them find a balance.
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Old 12-05-2018, 09:14 AM   #84
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It's a new world and not necessarily a better one in my opinion. And I often marvel at how there is always money for the "dole," but Social Security is going into the red. I won't paint all young people with the same brush though. I know several who are serious investors, good solid citizens, and genuinely good people. Which starts another discussion...is this sense of entitlement instilled by bad parenting, idiot college professors, government?
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Old 12-05-2018, 09:33 AM   #85
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Takers have always been out there, but before social media, they could only sound off to their immediate family and acquaintances.

Social media allow those kinds of people to feel like they are part of a huge affinity group, and therefore must have right on their side.


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Which starts another discussion...is this sense of entitlement instilled by bad parenting, idiot college professors, government?
Bad parents and government have always been around, but now university students think it's okay to be a victim and to silence differing opinions rather than debate as was welcome in the past.
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I often marvel at how there is always money for the "dole," but Social Security is going into the red.
You are confused. Social Security is not "going into the red".
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And generally give me a rash...
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A classmate of my then 17 year old niece, told her I'm picking that school because they have a sport media/journalism degree and I want to be an anchor for ESPN...good luck with that one buddy...
Oddly enough, I have a cousin that is a well known, national sports anchor who is living the dream life. He knew what he wanted to do from an early age and made it happen. I also have a HS classmate that went for the same thing and has made it up through a regional level so far. Both knew what they wanted to do before college and went for it.

Of the only 2 people I've ever known pursue this field, both seem to have made it work so I'd say that it might not be that far fetched.
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