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Old Yesterday, 08:47 PM   #7771
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no I didn't work full time, usually only 14-20 hours per week near the end when shit got harder. during my AA I worked about 25-30 hours per week. i got enough grants + scholarships to pay for school and most living expenses and with work only took $1000 in loans during my AA, but during the last two years i took out max loans since I worked less plus tuition was about 2x the amount as community college. so my grants + scholarships basically paid for tuition and not much more during the second half of my BA. and now I owe like 30k in loans... lol?

the american dream, working and in school and getting a 4.0 and still owing 30k in loans and that's only two fuckin years, 4 years of that I would have owed 60k for a fucking BA

speaking of, my loans are coming due but i am doing income based repayment and i think i'll not owe anything yet. regular plan i owe like $331/mo which i absolutely can't pay

i tried to have school and work on different days, not always possible but i'd rather have a bunch of 8 hour days, even if i don't get days off, than 8am-midnight kinda days. but that's just me
yeah I'm trying to get through community college with no loans

I'd like to plan it where I go to school on my days off but wends and thurs are my days off, classes are usually MW or TT, seems unavoidable that I'll have to rush to a night class directly following a 10hr shift

and then my days off will be all study

$331/mon sounds super painful to me

 
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Old Yesterday, 09:10 PM   #7772
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yeah I'm trying to get through community college with no loans

I'd like to plan it where I go to school on my days off but wends and thurs are my days off, classes are usually MW or TT, seems unavoidable that I'll have to rush to a night class directly following a 10hr shift

and then my days off will be all study

$331/mon sounds super painful to me
sounds harsh man. i knew people who worked overnight and then did early morning classes. takes dedication. and yeah i can't afford 331/mo. i think when they recalculate it will be $20 or less for now

 
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Old Yesterday, 11:05 PM   #7773
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forgot to share this funny story:

when i was in serbia i passed by two little gypsy girls on the street. the first girl said to the other: "is that a man or a woman?"

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Old Today, 02:02 AM   #7774
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When I was in my first year at uni, my algebra and geometry lecturer was talking about proofs and hypotheses, and he said “For example, my hypothesis is, if you have a part time job, you will not get an A in this class.”

I was like, ouch. You mean old bastard.

 
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Old Today, 02:18 AM   #7775
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I had a prof for a philosophy course who began the first day going on a lecture about how you should only take her class if you're really invested in it, how much hard work the class supposedly is, how difficult the material is, how you shouldn't take it if you're taking a full course load, how it may be too difficult for those working full time, etc.

She was just full of herself. Some people just have to convince themselves that what they teach is incredibly complex in order to justify devoting their entire professional lives to it. I mean, philosophy is incredibly complex, but this was literally an introductory-level course, not some grad seminar or anything. And it was continental philosophy, not analytic, so the whole attitude was probably her way of getting across how much "deeper" continental shit is compared to analytic philosophy.

She did not like that I spent the rest of the semester poking holes in a lot of the philosophers she taught's writings. The funny thing is, in philosophy courses in the analytic tradition, students are encouraged to assess the arguments in the material and point out shortcomings if we find any, or articulate why we agree if we find no faults with them. In this conty course, none of the assignments had any critical components, and we were just supposed to regurgitate the writers' thoughts and meditate on how "deep" and "profound" they are. Any criticism would be met with "you just don't understand what the philosopher is saying," or the prof straight up making shit up on the spot to defend the work, stuff that could easily be disconfirmed by a quick Google search.

Seriously, fuck Derrida.

 
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Old Today, 06:58 AM   #7776
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First thing my phil prof did when he became prof (only 1 prof, who is head of dept., and maybe a couple of associate profs per dept. in NZ, everyone else is just a lecturer - that's beside the point, but anyway, that's the way it is) was shorten the compulsory Kant class for honours students from full year to half year. And that half year was seriously bad enough.

This same prof said, in our first year epistemology class, something about "and then you just end up like those French existentialists, who are in my opinion, a bunch of obfuscatory ratbags." Hard to forget something like that.

It wasn't until I was forced to read Habermas while I was forming an honours topic, because my supervisor was recruiting minions in his flame war against him, that I began to see the value of continental philosophy. I think by then I was beginning to tire of the contemporary analytic tradition, something like

"I have here for you, limited and qualified premises A-D, including conditional B which as you can see has been satisfied. Therefore conclusion E is inevitable. I await your response, in this same academic journal, in a month's time."

The gripe I had with continental philosophy was how so much effort had to be invested to comprehend something that was basically nonsense. I sort of reached a point where the same seemed to be true of a lot of philosophy authored in the analytic tradition. I guess maybe I was coming to terms with the general uselessness of philosophy, in many contexts.

 
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I almost did my vestibular for philosophy, but ultimately I went "fuck thinking" and chose film school instead.

 
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i smoked a lot of weed.

 
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