Short Essay – College is NOT Always the Answer

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No jobs and $100,000 in debt. Let’s celebrate!

Today, most parents invest so much of themselves in directing, promoting and pursuing the perceived “success” of their 2.1 children in their efforts to get them into college, that they become blind to their kids abilities and interests, sending them off to college whether they want to go, or not.

This is especially true for daughters born during the last 30 years. These young women are forced to spend their innocent lives responding to the destructive and overbearing drumbeat of radical, second-wave feminism’s irrational goal of “independence”, through career and cash. Girls now spend most of their lives preparing for college and a life devoted to “career” and nothing else. No marriage, no husband, no children and no home! This is a ridiculous scam!

Despite what you’ve been led to believe by the twisted sisterhood, just because your daughter’s “book smart” does not mean that college should be the next step after high school. Nor does it mean that

I'm a college co-ed and Mom is so proud.

I’m a college co-ed and Mom is so proud.

a “career” should be the only star on her horizon. No one seems to care where the girls hearts lie. Is this all they want out of life? A 9 to 5 grind with no one to come home to? I doubt it.

For some, going away to college can be a terrifying thought. And considering the liberated, debauched and raunchy environment most universities provide for their female students, their fears are justified.

Unfortunately in today’s academic acquisition melee, no one, especially the kid’s mothers, are addressing their kids needs anymore. And so, the drone of the college rat race whirls on, denying another generation of young women the pleasure of home town, marriage, and family uncompromised by demanding, draining and damaging “careers”.

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Off to a good start! Yeah!

Unfortunately, thanks to second-wave feminism, most of today’s parents can’t accept the idea that their daughter may not want to go away to college. The collegiate concept has become so ingrained in our society that it leaves little room for discussion. Parents spend their lives in pursuit of a college degree for their children, in the false hope that it will somehow make them successful and happy, when in fact, it guarantees no such thing!

two children familyParents invest all of their dreams in so few children today that the pressure to excel can become overwhelmingly stressful for their 2.1 children. One, or both, may not be up to the college career challenge, either emotionally or academically. But with so few children on whom to hang all of their dreams, these kids almost become “targets”, as their parents pursue their college-based ambitions, through them.

These too few children are forced to cope with the pressure inflicted upon them by their parents as they are pushed to doparents with 2 children everything well – school work, sports, clubs, summer jobs, volunteering and dating, in hopes of getting into a “good” college. Whatever that means? Even adults couldn’t handle these kinds of overlapping and complicated commitments.

And this is just a camp schedule! Looks like fun?

And this is just a camp schedule! Looks like fun?

No wonder kids are developing a shorter and shorter attention span!! They are constantly barraged with college-bound activities, without any down-time. Kids don’t even have time to use their own imaginations because someone is always telling them what to do, where to go or what to think.

They grow up under a microscope, with their time hysterically scheduled down to the minute, all in the hopes of acquiring enough gold stars to shine on their college applications. It’s no wonder so many college kids drink and party til they collapse. They don’t know how to handle the freedom they find away at school.

Where am I? Oh yeah! College!

Where am I? Oh yeah! College!

Parents take the issue of college acceptance, for their too few children, very personally because second-wave feminism has put tremendous pressure on women to attend college themselves and then to send their kids, especially daughters, to college as well. The subliminal underpinnings of this psychological obsession is very strong. Unless you are becoming a doctor, lawyer, accountant, nurse, scientist or teacher, college is a waste of money. And today, even the lawyers are running out of jobs and with Obamacare, the new doctors will never be able to make enough money to pay off their $350,000 in student loans.

And despite all of the mounting evidence against a college education, mothers persist because they are especially sensitive to the reactions of their equally brainwashed, feminist friends to the fact that their daughter may not want to go away to college. They feel personal shame and guilt, as though somehow they have failed. They shouldn’t! What’s wrong with staying home and helping improve their own communities with their talents? Why do they have to be wasted on a faceless corporation or firm?

And, this “rush to college” also belies the fact that there are still many well-paying jobs that do not require a college education, including jobs that pay up to $100,000 per year. These include, court stenographers, radiation therapists, and real estate brokers, among others.

No one knows what’s best for your children better than you and your husband do. Your friend’s opinions shouldn’t be considered in this decision at all! Only you, your husband and your child are capable of considering all of the circumstances – finances, temperament, academics, sociability, worldliness, interests, maturity, confidence, etc. – in order to make the right decision. And any “friend” who would sneer at your final decision is better left at the curb.

And yet, many mothers will not let up. So, instead of graciously accepting their children for who they are and encouraging them to follow their bliss, they put them on a pathologically perverted, Pied Piper path instead, pursuing acceptance at any college, rather than acknowledging their child’s preferences and/or limitations.

College Course? What do you think?

My daughter is learning SO much at college.

This is why we have so many third-rate colleges in America that teach basket-weaving, just so every mother can tell her feminist friends that her daughter got into college. It’s an expensive and disingenuous joke!

The End.

It’s the Women, Not the Men!

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6 thoughts on “Short Essay – College is NOT Always the Answer

  1. At this point in time, college has now become a high cost low yield enedeavour. Please note that at most major universities, you will be taught by grad students for the first two years. Their grasp of the material and how to convey it may not be very good. As someone who has a 2 year degree in Chemistry and a 4 year degree in Mathematics I can tell you that in most of my classes the professors were not terribly lucid. I did master the material but only by using my own tetxbooks which were invariably english translations of German or Russian math books. The Americans, alas, are very bad at math.

    I would like to point young women toward a very rewarding and intellectually stimulating avocation that would be beneficial to their families and also a source of income: sewing. I consider it to be one of the necessary life skills such as reading, writing, being able to drive and cooking. Although the feminists traduce home economics the truth is that those skills will greatly help you to save money and make great looking clothes. Knowing how to make things, as opposed to just managing or cataloging, gives a person an enourmous advantage in life.

    I had the very great luck to be trained by a master seamstress. She was a former instructor at the elite Parsons, the New School for Design. It’s one thing to get sewing instruction; it’s quite another to be guided by the sure instincts of a great master. How many people get gifted with that?

    Here are the books she suggested to me and they have been very good:

    “Bishop Method of Clothing Construction” by Edna Bryte Bishop
    this is a good survey of how to true grain fabric, stay stitching and installing zippers.

    “The Complete Book Of Sewing Shortcuts” by Claire Shaeffer
    Excellent survey of techiniques. The illustrations for the basic hand stitches: back stitch, fell stitch, catch stitch, b;anket stitch are excellent. Also the section on how to set your sewing machines thread tension is invaluable. She also covers the basic seams: French seam, Fell seam and Hong Kong finish.

    “Sew Any Fabric: A Quick Reference to Fabrics from A to Z” by Claire Shaeffer
    An abridged version of Ms. Shaeffer’s ” Fabric Sewing Guide”. Excellent advice on when to use a roller foot or satin foot, etc.

    “Make Your Own Dress Patterns” by Adele P. Margolis
    This is not really a pattern drafting book but shows you how to modify existingcommercial patterns. Nevertheless it helped me immensely when I was taking classes on draping.

    “Fit for Real People: Sew Great Clothes Using any Pattern” by Pati Palmer & Marta Alto
    Pati Palmer was a pattern designer at McCalls pattern company. Her methods are very good.

    “Shirtmaking: Developing Skills For Fine Sewing” by David Page Coffin
    David Page Coffin is *the* book to get if you are going to make mens shirts. He was formerly the editor of Threads magazine, a publication devoted to couture sewing.

    For those interested in Fabric Stenciling I recommend:
    Stenciling Techniques on Fabric DVD by Diane Ericson

    For reviews on sewing machines, sergers and cover stitch machines, as well as patterns and fabric stores:
    http://sewing.patternreview.com/

    Finally, an excellent resource: The American Sewing Guild:
    http://www.asg.org/

    I’ll close by telling you that you can make better clothes than you can buy. You will also save your family money by altering used clothes. Once I learned sewing, I never pay full price for blue jeans. I get them at Goodwill and then take the hems up.

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    • I couldn’t agree with you more. Believe it or not, I actually have a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics with a minor in secondary education. And my love of sewing was the main reason I chose Home Ec. I LOVE to sew and I kept track of my savings from sewing our clothes, draperies, upholstery, tablecloths,etc., for many, many years. I could have bought a Mercedes with the savings. Rather than teaching I chose to enter the retail industry and eventually became a buyer for a large Chicago retailer. My domestic talents eventually developed into residential design for my family and I fine-tuned my skills, especially 2-point perspective drawing Parson’s School of Design’s 2-year program before opening a design/build, residential/commercial construction company which I ran for nearly 25 years. And I still browse the Salvation Army stores on occasion too. It is like being on a treasure hunt. We must be cut from the same cloth. And I agree, the loss of those enriching, engrossing and rewarding domestic skills have truly denied women, and their families, some of the greatest pleasures, memories and experiences of their lives. The enormous amount of domestic talent lost to feminism’s promotion of the pursuit of pointless “careers”, rather than home life, is very sad.

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      • For the edification of you and your readers, I offer this brilliant method of lining a sleeveless dress:

        stitchywitch.wordpress.com/2010/06/21/tutorial-lining-a-sleeveless-dress

        This, to me, is quite counter intuitive. It also shows that stay at home mothers are not the one lunged imbeciles that feminists characterized them as.

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