Karl Gallagher (selenite) wrote,
Karl Gallagher
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A discussion on Transterrestrial Musings wandered on the subject of people who've had successful careers without ever getting degrees. Someone suggested forming an association to explore how common that is. Jay Manifold commented:
the anthropology of such a group would presumably be a hilarious inversion of the usual credentialism, where the college dropouts are ranked above the graduates, the people who never went to college at all are higher up, the ones with GEDs are still higher, and so on until some guy suckled by wolves is running the thing.
The original discussion, on recent graduates surprised to find out that NGOs promoting political activism in the third world don't offer lots of well-paying jobs, is also worth reading.
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