Over two years ago I warned Don’t Destory Your Sex Rank By Stupid Educational Choices. That message still stands as is. The TL/DR version being, “Don’t get in debt for a college degree you don’t use and end up working at Starbucks. Chicks don’t dig guys like that.”
However there’s some interesting stats in a recent Huffington Post article…
The number of PhD recipients on food stamps and other forms of welfare more than tripled between 2007 and 2010 to 33,655, according to an Urban Institute analysis cited by the Chronicle of Higher Education. The number of master’s degree holders on food stamps and other forms of welfare nearly tripled during that same time period to 293,029, according to the same analysis.
All of these factors, plus a less-than-stellar job market, have forced many PhDs to work in menial jobs. There are 5,057 janitors with PhDs, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data cited by the Houston Chronicle.
Adding in another Huffing Post link…
Of all those who have graduated college since 2006, only 51 percent have a full-time job, according to a Rutgers University study released Thursday. Eleven percent are unemployed or not working at all.
The situation is even more dire for those who have graduated since 2009. Fewer than half of college graduates from those years found their first job within 12 months of graduating, much less than the 73 percent of those who graduated from 2006 to 2008. Those who graduated since 2009 are three times more likely to not have found a full-time job than those from the classes of 2006 through 2008.
Adding to that dissatisfaction, 55 percent graduate with student loan debt averaging $20,000, according to the study. One in four recent graduates with student loan debt have made no progress paying it off.
So while I’m not saying never go to college, and yes indeed it is a down economy with jobs harder to come by, but if you are young you have to disabuse yourself of the notion that getting a college degree is as cool as finding one of Willy Wonka’s Golden Tickets. Or maybe that’s a bad example seeing actually finding a Golden Ticket led to near fatal results for 4 of the 5 “lucky” children.
In short, if you botch your educational choice, it creates a huge structural problem in your life that takes years, or decades to work through and resolve. Right in your most fertile and spouse seeking years. The Red Pill understanding being that the educational institutions are in the business of marketing and selling education, and you as a student are a consumer of that educational product. So caveat emptor.
Anyway, it’s not quite this bad…
I’m just saying you don’t want to be a M.Something or a Ph.D on food stamps is all. You can trade your food stamps for other things of value of course, but Top Shelf Vagina (TM) isn’t one of them.
Oh yeah. If you get in a relationship with a woman that happens to have a degree in Under-Water Basket Weaving, you can bet your food stamps she’s going to be interested in getting pregnant and staying home with the kids just as quick as she can. Which may suit you just fine of course. Just throwing it out there.