- Jul 26, 2020
Bachelor's in History. Yep I pushed all the chips in a useless degree but i got to study what I liked. I actually liked school and would have stayed to pick up a bunch more religion, and philosophy classes.
Nicely stated! Education is opportunity. Our circumstances aren't equal, so schooling isn't the same as intelligence. Agreed, character: compassion, curiosity, perceptiveness etc are more meaningful to me than a high education level, per se.IMO it would make the world a better place if education systems were focused on reducing ignorance, intolerance and encouraged people to empathise, and question everything rather than memorise facts and figures and blindly believe whatever they're told. But that of course would be disadvantageous to any government.
I don't believe in judging people by their academic intelligence or their career, it's more about character for me.
Wow, I would have thought that training would give you a lot of insight. I guess it's one thing to know what can mess a body up, and another to know how to end things cleanly.I am in college working on my bachelor's in nursing. I currently work as an EMT. All this medical knowledge and yet I still can't successfully ctb haha
I think better understanding the possible medical consequences and damages of a failed attempt have scared me a bit too much. It's a blessing and a curseWow, I would have thought that training would give you a lot of insight. I guess it's one thing to know what can mess a body up, and another to know how to end things cleanly.
I sooo get that. I've worked in hospital med/surg and cardiac/renal as a tech. And, yeah. You see some things, and it is scary.I think better understanding the possible medical consequences and damages of a failed attempt have scared me a bit too much. It's a blessing and a curse
Are you ure you have low intelligence? Your writing here suggests to me tht you have a higher IQ. You may want to be tested or to even accept that if you have a low IQ mit doesn't mean there aren't places for you. i have talked to many people who say they aren't smart because they didn't get a good education yet they are carpenters , painters, etc. Intelligence measured just because you have an education is a myth. Many so called intelligent people cant use a screwdriver. Please look into your strengths not your weaknesses.I have very low intelligence, I failed education as I was not capable of any of that. I do not know any languages apart from English. I have always struggled to concentrate. I have no future, there is nothing that I want to do. The only option for me is death. I am not meant for this world.
Someone pointed out a while ago that psychologists and psychiatrists might not want to be identified out of fear of losing their license.You are probably right. Very interesting. I always was interested to communicate with a suicidal psychiatrist/psychologist. I even asked about one some time ago. Noone answered though.
Definitely true that poverty is violence. It takes so much more energy just to be a breathing, functioning adult.I’m a non-native English speaker from Europe, graduated with an honors degree in Business, IT, Tourism, and Accounting.
I work side jobs cause of an expired visa.
Always been suicidal and depressed, but my economical situation made it a million times worse.
IQ tests don't measure a person's full intelligence. Curiosity, for one thing. Being inquisitive can make people seem more intelligent than their test score, because they naturally seek out information to educate themselves.I have very low intelligence, I failed education as I was not capable of any of that. I do not know any languages apart from English. I have always struggled to concentrate. I have no future, there is nothing that I want to do. The only option for me is death. I am not meant for this world.
Honestly I did not have the question "are intelligent people more prone to suicide" in mind. As far as I know there is no empirical evidence for that. But there are many anecdotes about (mentally) ill geniuses.I like your question, very interesting.
Personally I'm a high school graduate who luckily succeed with a poor GPA. If I found classes uninteresting I didn't bother giving any effort, resulting in zero grades. On the flip side of that I took honors classes is Literature, History, and Psychology/Sociology and did outstanding. I enjoy learning and fill most of my free time studying various things.
In my adolescence I grew up very poor and found out how much of a scam higher education is (United States).
Had no intention to ever put myself in that type of debt for a sub-par paying profession. Ultimately I ended up going into factory work where in a few years time I climbed my way up to an operations manager position where I'm making very good money.
I've taken a few IQ tests just for shits and giggles and I'm scored around 125.
Take that as you, tests are silly.
Either way I believe you might be searching for the old question of intelligent people being more prone to suicide. That's a possible reality, although I think if anyone actually sits and ponders about society, modern politics, world struggles, economics, etc. they'll conclude how miserable life can be for many.
Life is a struggle for everyone, some people just have it better than others.
Thought about a poll too. But in my other threads which were polls noone told more details. And I think the details are very interesting.Maybe it would have been better if this thread would have been in the shape of a poll?
Bachelor's degree in finance. Wasn't really a choice of mine, as I had no clue what to do at the time, but I had to choose something so...
Same. If you don't mind me asking, why?Interesting question. I've got a master's, but working in a relatively unskilled field at the moment.