Education … to What Degree?

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 Why do many people equate most of those who have a college degree as being more knowledgeable about stuff compared to learning on the internet, books, etc? The main benefit of having a degree is to have a career that pays well while still enjoyable.

Of course “the main benefit of having a degree is to have a career that pays well while still enjoyable”. What’s the justification/benefit of “learning on the internet, books, etc.”? (pause … eyeroll)

A main differences between those two techniques is that

… by other inquiring minds

Those are some – but not all – of the reasons why a college degree is generally perceived as having more value than one-dimensional self-tutoring.

I do not dismiss self-education.

Not by a long shot. Both have value and each has its own advantages. I find that – as I self-educate later in my career – I constantly reference the lessons and inspiration gained during my college education.

Imo, ‘socio-educational’ environments (like Quora) are a great way to supplement my ability to continue learning online.

 

 

Published on Quora 02/24/2018

 

 

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