Monday, June 19, 2017

Your Parents Don't Know Jack Shit About College

Language warning in this video, that if there was any justice in this world, would go viral:


Anonymous said...

What I like about recent events that happened globally is that people can not hide their feelings of hatred forever, because then those feelings will explode. Really explode. So even though many tragedies happened, I like that now we can see who we are. There is a lot to talk about it, I'm not a psychologist.

Jim Scrummy said...

I feel some empathy for some of the young people today getting crappy advice. I didn't get good advice when starting my college career from my parents. "Go to college, you'll figure out what you want to do when you get there," was their advice. Not the best advice for me or anyone. I should've taken a gap year to figure out the real world. I only wish you had been around 30+ years ago when I was starting college. "Reconnaissance Man" would've been a must read for me at that time of my life. I don't blame my parents, I blame myself for my mistakes. I was able to make a mid-course correction my mistakes, but that cost me valuable time and money. Things have turned out pretty good for me in life.

So, if any rising high school seniors need some good summer reading, follow Cappy's advice and spend some cashish and buy Recon Man and Worthless. After reading the books take stock in your life. Nobody gives an excrement about you if you start college at 20, 22, 24 or never start. Start you're own bidness, if you can. It's better than working in a cubicle farm. Just don't go to college without a plan, because you'll just be spinning your wheels in mud, going nowhere.

Biff Tannen said...

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Tucanae Services said...

First, Yep I see what you offered in the video. Fact I have a case today of a kid who for the THIRD time is asked for re-admittance even though they are on academic suspension. He is a prime case of the results of the Helicopter Parent. 'Mommy' in this case has hovered over the kid all his life to the point that the kid can't make a decision so he has pretty much shutdown any drive or ambition. Sad.

Second. I think you miss some nuance in you vid. I suspect in many cases the parents know EXACTLY what their little Johnny or Joanie is headed for. Warehousing at a party school for 4-5 years acquiring a BS in BS. The point was not to educate the spawn but get him/her out of the house. That mentality of parenting is fostered in the K-12 system and then is carried forward.