It isn’t “a career”, it is “their career”. Believe what you want, but the facts show otherwise. You can choose belief or facts, not both. Indeed, that you choose to believe means you don’t have evidence of your claim — hence it is belief. If people were mostly getting degress relevant to their career, then this would be reflected by people mostly working in fields related to their degree. But when only 27% are, they are clearly not doing so.
Bitten by autocorrect, alas.
Bill Anderson

Hi Bill,

I was not contesting the fact that 27% of degree holders are working in fields unrelated to their degree. As well, I agree that there is a gap between college education and employment. These are facts, which I do believe in.

Additionally, I only chose to write “I don’t believe that students are getting degrees irrelevant to having a career” due to your original comment where you claimed “that isn’t people figuring out how their “passions fit into traditional careers”, it is people getting degrees that are irrelevant to having a career.” I responded based on the statement that you made.

However, I do not believe that degree holders working in fields that are unrelated to their studies is central to the problems that Rick and I were discussing in regards to college education and cost. What you are currently discussing is a separate issue that is important, yet unrelated to the original discussion.

That being said, I choose to only engage with individuals in a respectful and open-minded manner, and will only do so with those who will approach conversation in the same way. Being condescensing and patronizing is not a productive way to share ideas and opinions. I appreciate your perspective and thank you for sharing your comments, but I do not think we need to continue this discussion.

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