Originally Posted by traderumor
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!
Arrogant, possibly, I'm not seeing the flawed logic, and you're not proving it with your post. Just saying it is so, does not make it so. Crying strawman and saying I'm begging the question is so incredibly lazy unless you're going to specifically point it out. You didn't refute anything I said, surely you see that? I'm discussing it all in good faith, but you're just devolving into name calling and lazy arguments.
It's very possible I haven't "exhausted" the benefits and non-benefits of a college education, but you're not showing me any of which I'm unaware, so I guess I'll just stay ignorant.
You seem really touchy about your education and it's merits. I know it probably sucks sending in that student loan check every month (of course, I wouldn't know!), but it's still possible to consider it all rationally.
Originally Posted by bucksfan2
I was in college during the end of the Cooper years with Bellisari at the helm. I was also there in 2002 and 2003 when the team won a National Championship as well as were in the hunt for a second up until the last game of the season. Regardless of the team there weren't any empty seats in any of the games I attended and there sure weren't a shortage of OSU jerseys.
I was at Ohio State for Bellisari also (I didn't graduate so wasn't there anymore in 2002, but was still in Columbus) and I saw a difference. I saw empty seats too. They were officially sell outs though. But 1999 was after a pretty good decade, give me 4-5 1999's in a row and things would change, and it's guys like Braxton Miller who ensure that doesn't happen.