Both college graduates. . Sad, but true


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#45 to #10 - anon (03/16/2013) [-]
I don't think a husband and wife is a funny picture.
In fact, it would be unfunny without that explanation.

#63 to #57 - anon (03/16/2013) [-]
Just wait for your first pubic hair. You'll start to understand sarcasm.
#67 to #45 - beep (03/16/2013) [-]
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#37 - deezknuts (03/16/2013) [-]
OP's Thought Process:

>this picture is sad but true
>better make sure everyone else gets the joke too
User avatar #13 - katinka (03/16/2013) [-]
Implying people who are capable of temporarily memorizing and repeating information are intelligent. Most college graduates have more ambition than anything least from what I have observed.
#39 - Harjyot (03/16/2013) [-]

That caption made the content much more funnier.
#56 to #39 - anon (03/16/2013) [-]
...'much more funnier'?

1) much funnier
2) (much) more funny

Choose one.
User avatar #61 to #56 - HonkIfIDriveWell (03/16/2013) [-]
It's okay because nobody said that.
#64 to #56 - anon (03/16/2013) [-]
But if he chooses one, he's still wrong.
#66 to #14 - dawdawdwa (03/16/2013) [-]
Metallica gifs!!!
Metallica gifs!!!
#25 to #14 - threedogification (03/16/2013) [-]
I'm your dream, make you real
I'm your eyes when you must steal
I'm your pain when you can't feel
Sad but true

I'm your dream, mind astray
I'm your eyes while you're away
I'm your pain while you repay
You know it's sad but true

User avatar #30 to #29 - threedogification (03/16/2013) [-]
Thank you, I will use this!
User avatar #32 - mrgoodlove (03/16/2013) [-]
Have you seen that freakin show "are you smarter than a 5th grader"?! I don't remember learning any of that **** !!
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#15 to #5 - whateveridontneed (03/16/2013) [-]
How can you forget, considering you are studying math...
User avatar #28 to #5 - hawaiianhappysauce (03/16/2013) [-]
Studying college math yet you can't figure out simpler math? Math isn't about memorizing formulas, it's all logical. If you can't figure out high school math then you probably shouldn't be studying college math.
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#47 to #28 - dandyhandy **User deleted account** (03/16/2013) [-]
I agree, except most high school mathematical methods don't follow logic. They're ridiculous, really. That said, it should only take a few minutes of looking at the notes to understand the method they use.
User avatar #6 to #5 - morkoelorko (03/15/2013) [-]
i can help my brother but the internet is more important
#9 to #6 - senorfrog (03/16/2013) [-]
You sir got your priorities right.
#95 - SonofChuck ONLINE (03/16/2013) [-]
User avatar #108 - plainarcane **User deleted account** (03/16/2013) [-]
People don't remember **** they learned 30 years ago unless they still use it, and nobody still uses everything they learned in school. Grade school is just to give you a platform off of which you can build a real education in college.
User avatar #99 - Trrave (03/16/2013) [-]
In the case of my parents, I would like to see how well you remember things you learned but never used thirty or forty years on down the road.
#42 - Bad Man (03/16/2013) [-]
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I'm a freshman in college, just graduated over a year ago, and most of what I learned in Calculus I don't even remember now.

Honestly, I've always wondered what was the point in teaching us math skills that we can't use practically, or even remember for the most part.
#44 to #42 - anon (03/16/2013) [-]
Bweh. Depends on your major. Calculus is important, I use it.
User avatar #79 to #42 - muchasmarcos (03/16/2013) [-]
Someone needs to be able to pass on the knowledge.
User avatar #58 to #42 - thegrayknights (03/16/2013) [-]
The thing is, some people will move on to careers where they will need these math skills and it will be to late to learn the basics then. The education system does not know who they will be, so they require everyone to know them.
User avatar #59 to #42 - dengekisushi (03/16/2013) [-]
Apparently math classes are more for teaching you about problem-solving and increasing your ability to do so. It's more of a brian exercise class than anything productive, unless you're going into **** like engineering.
User avatar #34 - Schadenfreude (03/16/2013) [-]
My father is an engineer, and he always said that the problem wasn't that he didn't know the answer - he could always check my answers in a second - he couldn't remember the steps so I could show my work.

Now that I'm in college I understand completely. I can solve complex integrals for electrodynamics, but It all starts from formulas that I no longer remember the simple proofs for...
User avatar #78 - nustix (03/16/2013) [-]
I have a question for the americans:
Is it true you just need money to get into college?
Because to me that seems ******** .

I live in the Netherlands and here our Highschools are divided into different levels of education. If you are smart you go to a higher level if you're not so smart you go to lower levels. The things you learn are based on how smart you are.
And only if you belong to the highest level basicly the top 20% you are allowed to go to a university.
User avatar #80 to #78 - demonicchimera (03/16/2013) [-]
Yes, the US, as well as other countries, have to pay for a college education.
Just because a country has a different system to yours doesn't mean it's ******** .
That's like saying you think that consoles having controllers is ******** because you play video games using a computer.
User avatar #87 to #80 - nustix (03/16/2013) [-]
Like the person below me said I'm not complaining about money because the university here costs money aswell. My problem is that people who might earn it can't go to college but people who just have rich parents can even when their kid is a kind of stupid.
User avatar #88 to #87 - demonicchimera (03/16/2013) [-]
I know it's a rip-off. Though the rich ones still have to be somewhat smart to be accepted and the really smart but poor ones can earn a scholarship and there are always student loans (but apparently those are **** ).
Sorry for misunderstanding you, I hope I cleared this up a bit.
User avatar #89 to #88 - nustix (03/16/2013) [-]
Ah thank you for the answer, I thought that someone really stupid could get into college when they pay enough. Like I said above here the smart and the not so smart get seperated so that not everybody get's the same education I think it's great because I get in a class with a lot of smarter kids. And the people who end up in university are the people who deserve it because of hard work.
User avatar #91 to #89 - demonicchimera (03/16/2013) [-]
In America and Britain you have high class universities which only accept the smartest of students. So we still have our students separated but you also have to pay.
User avatar #103 to #87 - neutralgray (03/16/2013) [-]
Well, there are scholarships you can earn an in some places these are offered by the state, the high school itself, the college you plan to attend, some other third body, etc. I mean scholarships are, in the most technical form, just money but it's money you earned by being smart that pays for your college when you don't have to and higher scholarships pay for more stuff so it's very possible to earn a free ride into college. At least for a few years. You just need the motivation.
User avatar #83 to #80 - happypancake (03/16/2013) [-]
I think they're asking if you JUST need money to get into college. From what I gather this isn't the case, but I'm not really sure, I don't live in the US.
User avatar #85 to #83 - demonicchimera (03/16/2013) [-]
I'm pretty sure that they need to go through an interview to see if the college will accept them. Then the college may give them a scholarship so they don't have to pay (or at least not as much) or they just have to pay in full.
I don't know either as I don't live in the US but I believe it has pretty much the same system as in Britain.
User avatar #98 to #85 - Trrave (03/16/2013) [-]
The more expensive colleges do have an interview process that one must go through, however we also have community colleges, some of which, all they basically do is look to see if you graduated High school with a C or above average. We also have more intermediate colleges like University of New Hampshire where I am going, where they do check your grades and do have an interview but they are less demanding. One thing I am interested to hear about your colleges is if they are as exorbitantly overpriced as ours are. I currently earn $24,000 a year as a custodian, which is twice minimum wage. UNH charges $22,000 a year, and while there are ways to get financial aide, up until this year I haven't qualified for any because I was still living in my parent's home, now I qualify for around $12,000.
User avatar #110 to #98 - demonicchimera (03/16/2013) [-]
They are starting to get more expensive but they aren't as costly as American universities.
User avatar #96 to #78 - Trrave (03/16/2013) [-]
Our colleges have differing admissions requirements, as well as different ways that you can pay for college, scholarships or paying yourself. What it sounds like you are saying your schools do, and ours don't do is take someone who is less intelligent and tell that that they will not progress beyond a certain level. If that isn't what you are saying, sorry. As someone who plans on teaching in the future, I will be the first to admit that our school system has some serious issues that need to be fixed, but we go a long way (perhaps a little to far) to not put artificial limits on our students.
User avatar #106 to #96 - nustix (03/16/2013) [-]
Our schools don't put limits on the students. If you for example are in the lowest level you get thaught what is usefull for you. If you decide you think you can do more you can finish the study and go on to the next level. But you have a lot of people who hate school and want to work choose for the lowest level so they finish it quickly.
So let's say your are on the lowest:
You finish it in 4 years, you can go to the 4th year of the middle and see if you can still keep up. If you can't you know that's your limit. Or you can go to the MBO which is basicly the study comparable to university but with less choice.

Note: The higher levels will take more time.
The lowest costs 4
the middle 5
and the highest 6
User avatar #114 to #106 - Trrave (03/16/2013) [-]
Alright, cool. I can see how it would solve some of the problems our system faces, but it would raise other problems obviously. I am sure that I would be for it just as much as I am our system had I grown up with it and gone through it though. Would be interesting to take bits and pieces from each system and see how it works. Unfortunately it would never fly here, because of the whole "Political Correctness" craze we are going through, there is no way in heck that parents would allow it. They would insist that their precious dunderhead of a child be in the higher tier.
User avatar #115 to #114 - nustix (03/16/2013) [-]
The funny thing is most adults blame the kids instead of the system. For example:
My parents never got far when they could. So they want me to do it right and support me a lot. Maybe I'm just for this system because I grew up with it but it just seems fairer to me. But that's coming from a person living in quite a socialist country, America has trouble with Obama care already.
User avatar #116 to #115 - Trrave (03/17/2013) [-]
lol that we do. And I wish more parents here would be willing to admit that their children are to blame occasionally. We have a major problem with parents who are only willing to blame the system, and the teachers, and the itemsistration. There was actually a lawsuit in my town when I was in middle school where the parents of this child sued the school for giving their child a three day Out of School Suspension for punching another child in the eye. I don't remember exactly what the outcome was, but I know the school's decision was upheld.
User avatar #104 to #78 - plainarcane **User deleted account** (03/16/2013) [-]
Yes but you can get student loans to pay your way through school, and then you pay off the loans after you graduate. And schools will give you scholarships if your grades are good enough and you stand out.
User avatar #81 to #78 - durkadurka ONLINE (03/16/2013) [-]
The concept isn't ******** : You're trying to further educate yourself, the responsibility for funding that is yours.

What IS ******** is the societal pressure for everyone to go to college. It creates an artificial demand and drives up tuition costs.
User avatar #86 to #81 - nustix (03/16/2013) [-]
No I mean is it true that a person who has a IQ which is below average can go to college even if there are way smarter people who can't?
User avatar #113 to #86 - durkadurka ONLINE (03/16/2013) [-]
Well colleges have different standards and entrance requirements. For each college you wish to apply to you fill out an application, send transcripts and test scores, and anything else the college wants (like essays). The college then determines if they wish to offer you acceptance.

If you're smart you'll have little trouble getting into all but the very best schools. If you're not as smart, you'll find it harder to get accepted into some places.

If you're talking about financial ability to pay for college:

There are two types of aid; need-based and merit-based. Need is simply based on your family's financial status. The less you/your family is able to contribute towards tuition, the more you're considered for need based aid.

Merit based aid (aka merit scholarships) are awarded based on your academic ability (how smart you are). So smarter students will receive more money than their less intelligent counterparts.
#90 to #78 - mugigs (03/16/2013) [-]
thats a messed up way of dividing people i used to fail at school but now im mostly A's i dont think everyoene stays at the same level of smartness all life.
#109 to #90 - nustix (03/16/2013) [-]
Note: VMBO is the lowest and VWO the highest.
User avatar #111 to #109 - nustix (03/16/2013) [-]
Note on a note: WO is university.
User avatar #107 to #90 - nustix (03/16/2013) [-]
Look at the message above. Even if you get divided into levels you are free to go up and down levels and if you finished one study you can still go up a level if you want to.
User avatar #18 - pocketstooheavy (03/16/2013) [-]
Is College a big thing in the states?

College is lower than University in Canada.
User avatar #19 to #18 - infinitereaper (03/16/2013) [-]
Shame **** , everything else is pedigree. I think certain degree rules apply for different places though.
User avatar #20 to #19 - pocketstooheavy (03/16/2013) [-]
Same thing in USA?
User avatar #21 to #20 - infinitereaper (03/16/2013) [-]
Pretty much. But like I said, it's pretty much the same. Most people go to community college then transfer to uni.
#23 to #18 - lordaurion (03/16/2013) [-]
It's the same here.
User avatar #27 to #18 - KayRed (03/16/2013) [-]
Now, I may be talking out of my ass here, but college is misused as a general term for a post high-school accredited education. A college is (at least where I go) a subdivision in a university. For example, I got to Temple University, but I'm the college of Science and Technology. Again, I may be talking about of my ass.
User avatar #36 to #18 - rafeky (03/16/2013) [-]
That's a common misconception, its not that College is lower than University, it just provides people with a different set of skills for different jobs.
#43 to #36 - tranminh (03/16/2013) [-]
Universities are more academically prestigious, but in the real world if you're aiming for a job that requires skills, college is the way to go. I hate people who go to university for ******** courses, waste of money and time and in the end it just hurts the economy.
#24 to #18 - sloot (03/16/2013) [-]
It's ******** at the more prestigious ones in the U.S. They make some classes impossible on purpose. The top universities need to have a certain number of drop outs to appear like they are a difficult university. I have had some upper level math and physics classes were everyone in the class failed the course except like two brilliant Asian students and the class was then graded on a curve. It really all depends on your degree. I am in Design Tech so I take several math related courses every year. I assume parent's like this probably got some b.s sociology or social work degree where you don't have many difficult classes at all. College is one of the biggest fallacies in the US. Basically unless you challenge yourself with something like an Engineering Degree or equivalent it is a ton of memorizing BS and forgetting it by the next semester to memorize more BS for another class. Then you Graduate and collect your golden ticket that allows you to make more money than others. So basically you just have to pay for your piece of paper regardless of how you had to earn (even though certain fields definitely have a chance of earning you a lot more money.)
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#35 to #18 - thebeatlesfan (03/16/2013) [-]
It's technically the same thing here, but people refer to university as college.
User avatar #60 to #18 - dengekisushi (03/16/2013) [-]
Technically, college is lower than university in the States, but everybody calls any education post-high school "college."
"College" is also a term used for a sub-division of a university, or, basically, your field of study. Like "College of [such and such]"

Typically, "college" refers to community colleges to get a diploma in general education, and universities are the four-year, more concentrated education facilities in the States.
#94 - yutakenusername (03/16/2013) [-]
I actually laughed at the fact that the black border around this picture was so pointless that it was pathetic.
#62 - anon (03/16/2013) [-]
Well, it would help if they weren't constantly changing the standards and how things are taught.
#49 - pyrusd (03/16/2013) [-]
Remember that moment when your teacher told you you're going to need this stuff later in life? Haven't needed it yet.

Side note, in college I learned "finite math" where you deal with Matrices. I went to school for business and asked the professor, sir, when will we need a Matrix in Business? Response; well these are used to figure out trajectory and telemetry in submarines. Sir....Hypothetically I never find myself on a submarine....when in my life will I ever use it? Well if you are a programmer they often use it to program algorhythms for gaming and things like that. Sir....Sir....maybe I'm asking this wrong....WHY DO I NEED TO KNOW THIS FOR BUSINESS AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

User avatar #40 - critique (03/16/2013) [-]
Just because they graduated from college doesn't mean they majored in math.
And after 20 years they probably won't remember what little college level math they DID have to take.
User avatar #41 to #40 - Bad Man (03/16/2013) [-]
Right, because who can really be arsed to remember how exponents work, or how to work out a log equation?
User avatar #46 to #41 - critique (03/16/2013) [-]
or how to graph exponential functions and use the one-to-one property to solve for x?

You can't expect anyone to remember EVERYTHING. Sure you can remember the basics, but you aren't going to remember every single rule and equation.
User avatar #48 to #46 - Bad Man (03/16/2013) [-]
Point being, that isn't learned at least until junior high, so there's no reason why certain things shouldn't be common knowledge. I may forget what the Pythagorean theorem is, but I'll always know that a^2 + b^2 = c^2
User avatar #51 to #48 - critique (03/16/2013) [-]
But it ISN'T common knowledge. There are a lot of things that people forget once they're no longer in school. While the Pythagorean Theorem may be useful in class, in a setting where it can be applied, the average person doesn't use higher level math unless they are in a work setting where it is used frequently (like engineering or architecture).
Somebody who works in social services, journalism, or the culinary arts isn't going to remember everything they learned in their college calculus classes. The only way you retain that sort of information is if you regularly use it.
User avatar #31 - pepemex (03/16/2013) [-]
College is one of the great scams of our time.
User avatar #22 - infinitereaper (03/16/2013) [-]
Honestly be thankful your parents went to college and are probably middle middle class citizens.
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