exhaustgases wrote:And how come so far most I seem to come in contact with a degree, really don't know much? I really expect better for all that time spent striving for that degree.
Most of the people I hear saying stuff like this are either 1) Only citing very non-technical degrees 2) Dismissing the very foundational technical knowledge gained by a degree as not being "common sense" or unnecessary. 3) Comparing a careers worth of hands on experience with 4 years of learning abstract theory.
Yes, you can graduate with a 4-year degree in liberal arts. You will not have learned much, if any, knowledge you can immediately put to use in a practical sense. You will pass the "did you goto college" first level screen that seems to be a thing with many employers these days (which I think is crap for a lot of jobs, tbh).
Lastly, if you can't handle considering someone else's viewpoints and trying to open your mind to learning, you don't belong in college anyway. Some people don't. My brother couldn't stand the idea of one person claiming themselves to be an absolute authority teaching to everyone. It drove him crazy. He didn't finish. He is very VERY smart, and when we were younger scored higher than me in all the standard achievement tests (ACT/SAT). I had plenty of people in my time that I could tell were self-absorbed tools. But I tell you one thing, there wasn't a single class where I didn't learn at least something.