Goddamnit...I wanna go back.
OMG Kalua Pork in Waimea was one of my favorites. Although my first trip we did stay at North Shore Oahu, which was pretty sweet too. There was a little shack up there called Killer Tacos and they made Kalua Pork tacos and burritos. They were so fuckin good. I plan on going back sometime soon. I have never felt more relaxed then the time spent in Hawaii.
So, to sum it all up, Chris Martin and Win Butler were talking about what it means to be agnostic then started personally attacking each other and went to Hawaii? I love this thread.
(Randy and BlackSwan, I'm actually interested in your banter. Proceed.)
Water is the last thing I think about drinking while on vacation.
I have never been to Mexico. My ex was from Ixtapa and he always promised to take me there but we never made it. I would like to go sometime though. But Hawaii will always hold a special place in my heart. I also am a huge fan of NYC but for completely different reasons.
"i don't need 'book-smarts', i have real-world knowledge"
"you won't learn _______ at your fancy college..."
There was a comic once that said something about spending thousands of dollars to send their kid to a university and he came back only knowing how to bounce a quarter in a glass. I know people with four year degrees who can't get jobs and when they do make less money then I do. It just depends on the person and the motivation.
"What do you mean you're not going to school? You need college"
"You won't be successful without some form of education"
"I graduated from ______ university which means I know more than you"
That's all I'm saying
you guys seem pretty . . . true to your schools.
the anti-college positions i pointed out are terrible because they come from a position of ignorance, since the person hasn't been to college and cannot judge, and secondly because they seem very defensive, like the person actually feels inferior for not completing higher education, so they turn it around on those who actually made the effort and achieved it.
I do not feel inferior by any means, although it seems you feel a little superior in your arguement. Some people don't have the option of going to a 4 year college and do the best they can with what they have. Someone with such a high education should probably recognize that.
And I don't know how you can defend the 3rd statement. I can find someone who didn't go to college who is smarter a lot of college graduates. It isn't some crazy Matt Damon janitor success story either I'm talking regular people. The statement "I went to college and am smarter than you because of it" is just as ignorant as "I didn't go to college and I'm smarter than you because of it"
And you seem more defensive as if you think your diploma makes you smarter and someone saying it doesn't takes away from your college experience.
i imagine there are legit circumstances that make it difficult for people to go to college... but if it's a matter of income, i do not understand, because grants, loans and scholarships are always available. if it's a matter of poor grades in high school, i really can't sympathize.
Its like the Infinite Monkey Theorem, if you put X amount of monkeys in a room with a typewriter and ask them to give you Shakespeare 99% of them will fling their shit at you while the other 1% will masturbate in the corner.
i personally don't feel like anyone is 'taking away from my college experience'. that is one thing that no one can take away. i just really wanted to offer a protest against this common attitude of putting down college. perhaps i should not speculate that it comes from 'inferiority' like i said, maybe that is unfair. but either way, i think it's just bad advice to discourage people in their educational aspirations.