Originally Posted by Redsfaithful
Honestly not trying to offend you, but this is what I would have said about your earlier posts on this subject.
All the non-wage benefits of a university education can be accomplished via self study, both the academic and socialization aspects. Possibly an argument could be made for the networking, which I would accept for the kids who get into Harvard, Stanford, etc.
What I would say is that you are building a strawman at best, as well as begging the question. I'm glad you have found a path that does not involve higher education and succeeding in your current situation.
However, it is arrogant to devalue an entire path because it is not the one you chose and you're thriving. Your argument as presented thus far assumes (begging the question) you have exhausted the cash and non-cash benefits of a college degree, compared it to your earnings, and declared a college education to add no value, with "compared to my current lifetime earnings, I'm ahead and I don't have a college degree."
Perhaps you would not have used this flawed logic.............with more education!