Sunday, March 3, 2013

Make Your Own Future

     One of the most daunting decisions young people have to make is trying to figure out what type of career they want to follow and how do they get there.  Back in July of 2012, I posted a book review of Aaron Clarey's Worthless.  I found the book to be quite thought provoking and I wish I had read it 46 years ago when I was floundering in college.  My problem with "higher" education is that the material I was studying was doing absolutely nothing to increase my marketable skills.  I was learning nothing more than the same old useless claptrap: evolution, communism, and socialism.  These are not the type of subject matter that improves a person's skills that can be marketed to businesses.
     And recently, the disgusting wretch of a newspaper The New York Times, now states that the college degree is the new high school diploma that is required to get even the most menial jobs such as a file clerk in an office.  How does a young person justify a $100,000.00 loan for a job that pays $10-$12.00 per hour?  That doesn't make any sense to me and I suspect the reason for this article is to help pump up enrollment at these failed universities and colleges.

If college grads are so smart then.........

If the country is being threatened with an economic collapse, then let's go to the source of the problem.  Since most govtards (government workers, corporations, and political leaders) have college educations, you would think that since they are so smart, the economy would run smoothly and we would have fewer problems.  However, that is not the case because the economic and political system is structurally dysfunctional.  The reason for this is because the economic and political principles taught in universities and colleges don't work.  No matter how many degrees a person has will not help him in making practical decisions that benefit everyone.  He will only make decisions that profit the state and the people who run it.  By the state, I mean the whole collection of govtards, education, and corporate types.  To be a part of the government, one has to be a thug, and this is why communism and socialism are promoted in colleges.  They can't call it Thug University, so they pass off communism and socialism as some kind of enlightened economic principles.  These are then pushed off on the rest of the population with the resulting effect of having a slave state.  But it must be okay because these are smart people, they have degrees.  Yet, their failures are indisputable and the wreckage of these misadventures is self-evident.  And so the New York Times thinks we need more college grads?  Consider the source, the New York Times is a dinosaur of the past.  And I believe that modern "education" is also a failed dinosaur of the past, and that a true education is that of developing ones skills to the best of their ability.

If it doesn't work, let's do it some more!

In order to understand this properly, we have to understand that the whole structure of our system is built upon evil.  As a result, the fruit of the evil tree is evil and it is also stupid.  But you see, that's the whole point of it.  In their minds, it is supposed to be evil and it is supposed to be stupid and the rest of the people are supposed to enjoy the failures.  So, let me ask you young people, are these failures going to be the foundation of your life?  Are you really going to go to college, incur lots of debt for a job you probably wouldn't want regardless of your education?  Are you really wanting to go to college only to come out dumber than you are already? Remember, dumb and stupid is the intent of the school system as it is structured today.  The only exception is if you're actually learning some marketable skills.

The market rules an economy

Regardless of what the govtards say, it is the market that rules an economy.  The government is nothing but an extortion racket with a badge and the air of authority.  If anything, the government ruins good businesses and eliminates competition which is the whole purpose of communism, socialism, or fascism.  The market is the place where people sell their goods or services at hopefully a profit.  Here, I'll give you the only economic lesson you'll ever need:  buy low; sell high.  Of course, you'll need a product or service that people want.  The rest is just style and technique.  Whatever you have to do to get that accomplished, that's what you do to start securing your future career.  There are all kinds of opportunities for young people to make money if they would just use the time they don't spend in school, but rather develop marketable skills that they can sell to other people.

Example of a success

I met some newlyweds (don't see many of those anymore) in town, and they were just getting started putting their lives together and trying to get ahead.  The young man told me that he didn't have much of a formal education but did have some college.  However, he has lots of computer skills in graphics, html, Joomla, web design, and various computer languages.  He spent a lot of time learning these skills for over five years, hanging around people who knew how to do the work.  He came by my place and told me that he had secured a very high paying job from one of the companies that develops software for mobile phones.  This is just one of many instances that I know about where young people can get good jobs without a college degree, but their skills must be relevant to the marketplace.

My suggestion is to take some truthful inventory about your skills and ability. At about 30 years old I looked in the mirror and asked myself : "Do I want to be doing this kind of work for the rest of my life?"  I was a musician at the time, and I couldn't see myself doing that as an old man.  But that didn't bother me so much as I just didn't have the ability nor the desire to be really good.  But I was good at other things, so rather than continue in music, I simply changed careers, and became quite good at sales and marketing.  I had virtually no training in sales and marketing yet I could do it.  So, the idea here is to take inventory of yourself, and then set a realistic course of what you think you can achieve, keeping in mind that if you need any kind of formal training to do that, then a college or university may be needed.

Examine the marketplace

Look at what people and businesses want and then develop the skills to put yourself into a position of either getting a job, or being hired as a consultant or contract labor.  Working for yourself eliminates the dire consequences of being laid off.  In a "bad" economy, self-employed people won't be laying themselves off, but may not make as much money as they had in a "good" economy.  Your skills and ability adjusted to the marketplace is they way you keep your financial future secure.  In examining the marketplace, try to figure out a good fit between your own interests and ability and the careers that are available.  If you do work for a corporation, then make sure you have all the skills necessary to do a great job.

If you plan to work in offices, then it is important to have the skills to do the work.  This is what I would do if I was starting over:
  • Learn to type a 50-75 words per minute
  • Master Microsoft Office, Windows, and related programs
  • Take some speech and communication courses
  • Learn some practical math
  • Master the English language, if you have a second language that's even better as companies will always hire people who can speak several languages.  
  • Develop some sales and marketing skills as you will need them to find some work.  Those skills blend in with the speech and communication courses.
These are just basic skills, but you will be a lot farther along than sitting around feeling sorry for yourself wondering why the world is passing you by.  The skills pay the bills.  If you can't afford formal training, there are a lot of websites and YouTube videos to teach you what you need to know.
And there are a lot of colleges and universities that have YouTube courses which can be taken for credits.  When I want to learn something I look on the websites and then on YouTube.  There, I can get basic information and I can learn from a variety of perspectives.  I like to learn about programming websites, so I find what I need to learn online.  I don't have time to go to a college or university when I can just as easily learn what I need to know on the internet.  Almost every subject matter is covered by someone good online, so there's no need to languish in ignorance.  
Avoiding the menial mindset
There's nothing wrong with holding a menial job.  If it is honest work and it gets the bills paid, then that's what you have to do.  However, use those menial jobs as a stepping-stone to something better.  And I believe that it is the skills that are important and how you develop your own skills to the marketplace, that will make a successful and drama free career.
It is my opinion that a college degree is useful in limited areas, but the problem is that they are expensive for the quality of the education received.  They impart little practical skills that people need and they waste a tremendous amount of time when the student could be developing marketable skills.  I personally could not stand to listen to the crap I was being taught and found the college experience worthless, with a few exceptions.  I really didn't appreciate having my mind twisted into the socialist-evolutionary claptrap that is still being spewed to this day.  My reason for going to college was to learn something useful, not the drivel that I heard in classes. I really felt less intelligent after going to college and I had to leave in order to salvage my mind.  When I need to learn something, then I use other sources rather than formal education, unless I'm learning something technical.  When I wanted to learn to fly an airplane, I went to flight school.  See, that's relevant education.


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1 comment:

  1. Dear Al, you are correct that college degrees have de-evolved into mere work passes. The majority of subjects and wasted tuition paid for useless diplomas should be a scandal of national emergency. Economics as taught leaves graduates less qualified upon leaving the university than when they entered it. However your understanding of economics is just as flawed and based upon the fraudulent dogmas of the Austrians. "Buy cheap and sell dear" was the actual philosophy of the East India Company. Hopefully you know that the American Revolution was a rebellion against it. (There are many shill websites that vilify and cherry pick history) You are dead wrong and dangerously ignorant if that is all we need to know about economics.

    True economics was based upon the philosophies of Leibniz, (not Adam Smith, Mandeville or the satanic Bentham) that is creating those physical goods required for the well being of humanity by creating more essential goods with less effort. Therefore if we had a real economy, our #1 priority is to create new and higher order energy sources, such as fusion.

    So how are we to rely upon private enterprise to raise the economy? Should we allow private companies to build our infrastructure? Well perhaps you recall how the removal of regulations of energy production nearly bankrupted California? Lincoln said it right: that labor creates capital and capital does not create labor. Therefore how do we fund labor to create capital? The answer is how Lincoln saved the world from loosing rule by the people and for the people.

    Alexander Hamilton created the National Bank, it was a bank for the people and by the people. It lent money at low interest to ONLY physically productive enterprises and infrastructure projects. This is how the Erie Canal was funded, which opened the Ohio Valley to settlement. This is how Lincoln won the Civil war and emerged as the world's greatest power; and only 5 years prior we were a hopelessly bankrupt nation. Thus, not money, but CREDIT funded labor which created the capital of 1000's of new farms and businesses.

    Hamilton and the the Adams' understood this, they understood the difference between Leibniz and the British free traders. Adam Smith was a laughing stock and if you don't educate yourself about economics you will fare little better.

    Here is one for starters: